Travis Skaalgard

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One time, in the 2000s, I was at Gamestop with some friends. There was a recruitment center right next to it, which is already really predatory. A recruiter approached us and said “Hey! You guys like Call of Duty?” We laughed in his face.




I use a little wireless USB remote control designed for controlling TV interfaces. It works beautifully.


Someone else posted both of these, separately, but I’m going to put them together, as they are my solution of choice:

  1. Don’t let the TV itself connect to the internet. If it can’t connect, it can’t do anything to you.
  2. Get a Raspberry Pi, and put LibreELEC with Kodi on it, for a fully FOSS smart TV interface. This is what I do and with addons you have access to Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Crunchyroll, Jellyfin, Pandora, etc etc, anything you could use on a Smart TV, but also with a great interface for watching your own videos etc. I swear by Kodi.

Wouldn’t it show 0 then? If it had 3 comments and then subtracted 3


Just Alphabet/Google all over again. It’s the first step in becoming an even bigger giant conglomerate. It’s just growth of the corporate cancer.


Yeah, I hate when they’re so tall they become unwieldy to eat.


no it’s a sub




From the article you sent me:

The Thanksgiving holiday’s history in North America is rooted in English traditions dating from the Protestant Reformation.

Maybe know something and/or be able to read before being an ass? “Anglosphere” isn’t an uncommon term either.


Halloween and Thanksgiving are celebrated in most of the anglosphere (though they no longer celebrate thanksgiving in Britain) so this objectively isn’t true. Also, cut the very few Jesus things out of Christmas and you’ve got Yule, which is almost the same festival. There’s very little pagan signficance to the beginning of the Gregorian year.


The right answer is that it’s okay to say “humans have two arms.” Platonic ideals are fine. If you’re going to draw an example of a human for someone, it’s okay to draw it with two arms. It doesn’t somehow invalidate or dehumanize people with different numbers of arms. Thinking that it does is magical thinking, frankly, and has no real basis in material reality.


An excellent reminder about how these things work. Another question for thought: how many arms do humans have?


largely because they were born in Germany I imagine


They may not be downvoting the actual leftist content of the article or meme, but something else, especially the plethora unrelated subjects that have been tied to leftist ideologies.


Lol I know, it was just the first hypothetical situation I could think of that could change the answer to this question.


Generally yes but it depends on several factors. If there were only one piece of food left in the world and you took it from someone else who also needed it, this would be a different question than lifting something from a multinational corporate-run store that is insured out the ass.






I discovered this excellent performance of Silly Wizard’s “The Queen of Argyll” today and figured I’d share!..


I have created a new community as I recently saw there isn’t an existing community for go, the ancient Chinese board game of strategy. …


How to cope with lack of IRL friends/acquaintances on the Fediverse?

So, I completely switched to FOSS federated social networks toward the middle of 2020. I love the Fediverse, but nobody I know IRL seems to care at all about it in any capacity, so I’m basically just screaming into a void full of other FOSSheads. How do I reconcile this? How do we get our IRL peeps …


Spotted on Diaspora today…



What are these cats I'm seeing everywhere as avatars? [SOLVED]

I feel like every third person has that same cat as their avatar. Some are like different colors and some just have an overlay or whatever but it’s the same cat. What is it??? …


Best Places to Meet New People Online?

Hello everyone. So this year has me feeling very isolated and I’m thinking about how easy it used to be to meet people online and how difficult it’s become to do so. There used to be tons of good places to meet people but internet culture has changed so much that now it’s virtually impossible. Even …



Is there a way to block Roku adds and tracking with my router?

Hey everyone, I’ve recently been wondering if there were any good ways to block ads and tracking on my Roku on the router level. I can’t really set up a pihole or anything like that (which would be perfect for this, I know) right now. …


Hey everyone, if you use Pidgin, the wonderful multi-protocol free and libre instant messaging client, come join me over at c/pidgin.




How to only see subscribed communities on front page?

PLEASE is there a way to ONLY see SUBSCRIBED communities on my front page? I’m CONSTANTLY seeing stuff from communities I’d actually rather like to block and I’d just like it to not be included by default…


Best diaspora instances?

Hey everyone, what are some of the best instances, in your opinion, to run diaspora?..


Hey everyone! Check out my profile and add me if you feel so inclined…