This is missing a few hundred ml of irony. I don’t even.
I am the last person on this planet to find Höme Improvisåtion, a sandbox game that is totally not affiliated with IKEA at all.
What you get is an unlimited supply of things in flatpacks, zero instructions, insufficient controls (maybe it’s better in VR), and all things connect to each other, even between unrelated flatpacks.
So basically it’s not Lego and not IKEA, either. You can build whatever the game wants you to build, or get more flatpacks and mix and match. Some of them have motors, muhahaha.
A Saturn V Rocket with LEM, 1:110 scale, not quite 2000 pieces and hence about one meter high.
Check it out over at the Brothers Brick.
This article by rw is a good non-technical introduction to GNU.social, Mastodon, and the protocols and ideologies behind it:
The protocol OStatus is shared by a number of implementations, which are all more or less interoperable. One of the implementations is GNU.social, another is the right now hyped Mastodon. Each of the implementations has many instances, some of them large, many of them very small. They all connect to each other and talk to each other, through federation, and together they form the so called Fediverse.
You can subscribe to one or more of the instances, or start to run your own – it’s up to you.
I signed up as Isotopp@octodon.social, and use it mostly for reading. I won’t start posting there any time soon. So, what is it like?
In Switzerland, fixed book prices was not prolonged in May 2007. In the political followup, it came to a public referendum in March 2012, and that did not come through, repealing the agreement permanently.
Since then, book prices fell by 20%, and variances in price mostly have been caused by the price of the swiss franc in relation to the Euro. 30% of the book shows also closed, but that is more likely caused by digitization of reading than by the price agreement going away.
»The numbers for the Science March seem high, but we won’t know until we compare it to the numbers at the placebo march that’s also happening.
I honestly feel bad for the people on the Placebo March, who thought they were at the Science March, but double blind testing is important.
I head the placebo marchers feel like they’re making a difference even after they’re told they’re at the placebo march.«
I am confused – it’s a science march, but in April. And the Placebo thing, that’s a concert, right?