alyaza [they/she]

internet gryphon. admin of Beehaw, mostly publicly interacting with people. nonbinary. they/she

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Cake day: Jan 28, 2022


this seems soon-to-be the Embracer cut. this company fucking sucks man. hate this shit

VGC reported earlier this month that Free Radical was at threat of being closed just two years after it was established, as part of huge company-wide cuts at Embracer and its owned publishers.

Although Embracer has yet to publicly confirm Free Radical’s position, sources told VGC that Wingefors has now acknowledged in a company e-mail that the Nottingham, UK-based company could be closed on December 11, following the completion of a consultation process.

this thread is so full of terrible, not-relevant, or just plain rule-breaking discourse across the board that we’ve decided to totally remove it, and that’s very disappointing because this is the first time we’ve had to do this to a thread. let’s please not do this again.

i suspect that two things are going on here: China may either be playing both sides/otherwise have shifting allegiances depending on the situation, and the rebel groups are heterogeneous in terms of who they look to for support (since there are like 50 different ethnic rebel groups fighting the government right now). it’s a very multifaceted situation in general.

And apparently, in the USA there is a whole party devoted to child marriage and other ways to have sex with minors. That might be the better point to start, because they actually have a say regarding laws on that matter.

i’m not sure why we’re acting as if condemning Richard Stallman and the Republican Party for their equally bad takes in this sphere are mutually exclusive of each other.

this is a good way to get banned from the instance. take 2 weeks off

how’s your week going, Beehaw
currently getting over the lingering after-effects of a sinus infection, which was not an enjoyable way to spend last week

very much not looking forward to the next year of climate disasters–as i recall, we’re not even close to peak El Niño and probably won’t be for another six to eight months.

looks like there’s either going to be an unwieldy anti-PVV coalition or new elections forthcoming, as VVD has just ruled out a cabinet with Wilders.

> Consumer societies produce enough plastic waste to power at least 10% of motorized road traffic. Dutch designer Gijs Schalkx grabbed the opportunity and now drives his car on the plastic waste he collects.

grandparent died over the weekend (he was in his 90s so, pretty normal stuff)

we already have an approval voting party here that runs candidates and they’ve done literally nothing useful to advance the voting method (nor do i think it’s a good voting method or RCV “needlessly convoluted and wasteful”–it’s literally just single-winner STV and i’ve never seen anything but in-the-weeds arguments against STV) so i can’t say i’m sympathetic to this argument

this is otherwise cool but for FUCKS SAKE stop!!

all candidates for elective office from the state legislative level on up would run on a single ballot, regardless of their party affiliation. The top four vote-getters would advance to the general election

you don’t need to do this weird blanket primary nonsense!! you don’t need to do that!! just let whatever parties run candidates be ranked by people on a general election ballot!!

how’s your week going, Beehaw
this week is starting off with what i can only assume is a sinus infection, so that's not ideal. i'm also down two grandparents, which likewise is not ideal

looking over the modlogs, i think it’s exceedingly funny to say “it wasn’t misogyny” when your comment ended with the following, something that i’d expect off an incel forum:

Highly doubt Becky from HR who can’t start every morning without complaining out loud his bad the coffee is and how cold it is in the office, will ever be working as a line man in sub freezing temps trying to get power back on when her husband dies from an early heart attack from dealing with her BS all day.

we’re not in the business of bullshitting here: this is misogyny, you’ve already had several comments removed from this thread, continuing to respond in this manner will be a ban from the instance.

this is not super surprising—Sega was rather hostile to the unionization campaign to begin with.

how’s your week going, Beehaw
another slightly late thread but i have been busy for most of today. learning about some [arcane internet drama](, also reading some books. currently on The Storm Is Here--this will be book 41 for the year when i finish it.

[ link]( > Mr. Trump wants to revive his first-term border policies, including banning entry by people from certain Muslim-majority nations and reimposing a Covid 19-era policy of refusing asylum claims — **though this time he would base that refusal on assertions that migrants carry other infectious diseases like tuberculosis.** > > **He plans to scour the country for unauthorized immigrants and deport people by the millions per year.** --- > To help speed mass deportations, **Mr. Trump is preparing an enormous expansion of a form of removal that does not require due process hearings.** To help Immigration and Customs Enforcement carry out sweeping raids, he plans to reassign other federal agents and deputize local police officers and National Guard soldiers voluntarily contributed by Republican-run states. > > **To ease the strain on ICE detention facilities, Mr. Trump wants to build huge camps to detain people while their cases are processed and they await deportation flights.** > In a second Trump presidency, **the visas of foreign students who participated in anti-Israel or pro-Palestinian protests would be canceled. U.S. consular officials abroad will be directed to expand ideological screening of visa applicants to block people the Trump administration considers to have undesirable attitudes.** People who were granted temporary protected status because they are from certain countries deemed unsafe, allowing them to lawfully live and work in the United States, would have that status revoked. > **And Mr. Trump would try to end birthright citizenship for babies born in the United States to undocumented parents — by proclaiming that policy to be the new position of the government and by ordering agencies to cease issuing citizenship-affirming documents like Social Security cards and passports to them.** That policy’s legal legitimacy, like nearly all of Mr. Trump’s plans, would be virtually certain to end up before the Supreme Court. > **Mr. Miller said Mr. Trump would try again to end DACA.** And the 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court that blocked the last attempt no longer exists: A few months after the DACA ruling, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died and Mr. Trump replaced her with a sixth conservative, Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

pretty much every good, significant election result nationally happened today. Democrats have a majority in both the VA House and Senate; their gubernatorial candidate won in KY; abortion rights and legal weed passed in Ohio; they expanded their majorities in NJ; and they kept it competitive in MS. the PA state supreme court is now 5-2 Democratic after they won the seat up this year, and it seems that Dems have won many of the downballot races that manage elections.

congratulations to Democrats for holding the governor’s seat in Kentucky. this was called pretty early all things considered.

Revenant Hill cancelled
> The Glory Society was a worker cooperative that worked on a game called Revenant Hill. > Making anything complex poses challenges along the way. Games take a while to make and usually require a good team working together. We've been lucky to have one such good team. Unfortunately, recent serious health issues have necessitated two key members stepping away from the project indefinitely. We are a small team and we each wear multiple hats. This is a loss of several hard to replace hats in an environment where all hats are needed. Given the realities of schedules, budgets, and the fraught task of reworking the whole project within those parameters, the team has amicably decided to suspend operations. For all intents and purposes, this is the end of the development of Revenant Hill. > > We are a cooperative, and we make decisions as a group. For us, this was the clear path to take for the well-being of the team, which is frankly more important than games. In the future, after the dust has settled, perhaps we'll talk about what we've made and learned together. In the meantime, we want to thank everyone who worked with us, supported us, and believed in us > > Sometimes things happen beyond your control that change the available options and you just have to roll with it together. Glory was a project in and of itself, and it’s one we’re proud to have been part of. Thank you for caring about what we did. Take care of each other, and support the workers doing the labor of making the games you love. We'll see you around. > > <3 The Glory Society

oh god, i hate stupid municipal technicalities like this lol. american municipal borders are so bad at almost every level of government

in my neck of the woods: half of the school board is up–unsurprisingly it’s divided between the cranks who want to “take politics out of schools” (by which they mean queer people) and liberals trying to get the board to not do that. the liberals have historically prevailed since this is the region’s most liberal school board but you can never tell who’s actually going to win day of. we also have a bunch of controversial referendums this year but i’m pretty sure all of them are going to pass.

nationally, i’m tracking about 60 socialists who are up for election or re-election–i’d expect most of them will win their races but this could be an early harbinger of trouble for the left if some of the closer races don’t go socialists’ way. in particular i’m very curious if Israel-Palestine will influence any of them.

Beehaw Election Day 2023
a little megathread for this seems useful. what's on your ballot folks? are you going out to vote today or have you already voted? if you haven't or are interested in what significant elections are taking place today, [Bolts Magazine has its yearly cheat sheet](

it’s funny in a morbid way. after everything Trump fucked up catastrophically—all the wars he nearly started, all the people he killed through inaction, all the things he tried to do to overthrow the government—it would be very poetic if he just won conventionally. all you could really do at that point is laugh about it.

how’s your week going, Beehaw
the headlines have been pretty bad this week, huh?

Trump and allies plot revenge, Justice Department control in a second term
> Donald Trump and his allies have begun mapping out specific plans for using the federal government to punish critics and opponents should he win a second term, with the former president **naming individuals he wants to investigate or prosecute and his associates drafting plans to potentially invoke the Insurrection Act on his first day in office to allow him to deploy the military against civil demonstrations.**

Jordan also just recalled its ambassador like Chile and Colombia, although that’s not the same thing as severing relations

this is advocacy for ethnic cleansing and blatantly not an acceptable comment. don’t do this and take a week off.

how’s your week going, Beehaw
pretty quiet week so far. incidentally, next week is election week in most of the US, so don't forget to vote on November 7th (and vote early if you can--my ballot just has to be dropped off)

this feels so symptomatic of how many people’s politics are just vibes.

Edelman is not a high-profile political donor closely associated with conservative causes. The only major electoral donations attached to his name are a handful of contributions of $50,000 or less to Democrats and Hillary Clinton in 2016 and 2017.

The Edelman Family Foundation, by contrast, which he founded in 2017, has showered six-figure grants on conservative organizations such as the Cato Institute; Foundation for Individual Rights and Free Expression; the anti-critical race theory Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism; Prager University, which markets right-wing videos as teaching material; and UATX, Bari Weiss’ unaccredited anti-cancel culture university.

> [...]why should a few companies — or a few billionaire owners — have the power to decide everything about online spaces that billions of people use? This unaccountable model of governance has led stakeholders of all stripes to criticize platforms’ decisions as arbitrary, corrupt or irresponsible. In the early, pre-web days of the social internet, decisions about the spaces people gathered in online were often made by members of the community. Our examination of the early history of online governance suggests that social media platforms could return — at least in part — to models of community governance in order to address their crisis of legitimacy.

It could also be a lot worse. Ever heard of Hiroshima - or about the carpet firebombing of Dresden?

“it’s bad but worse war crimes have happened in world history so it’s fine actually” is such an incredibly bad and disgusting argument to make for killing hundreds of people–many of which are children–a day who, again, have done nothing but be born in a place that a terrorist group operates and from which they cannot leave because Israel (and to a lesser extent Egypt) will not let them. any further attempt to justify the course of action Israel is taking on these grounds will get you banned from this instance.

the sheer scale here strikes me as unsurprising in Spain given the mount of power it had in the country for most of the 1900s and the authorities governing the country. perfect recipe for incredible amounts of unreported and unprevented sexual abuse.

Those poor poor “palestinian” cinnamon rolls, oh come here lemme help you up, what did those bad Jews do to you now.

this is an incredibly weird thing to say about a bombing campaign that has disproportionately killed people who have literally nothing to do with Hamas. let’s not.

unfortunately most of this thread is off the rails and just not salvageable whatsoever in terms of discussion, so this is going to be a lock and remove. maybe we can try this thread again down the road but for now, no.

Personally I find it difficult to call him a libertarian when there are so many existing liberties that he wants to make illegal (see the parts of his agenda labelled ‘homophobia’ and ‘misogyny’).

well, that’s just most right-libertarians (and especially anarcho-capitalists) if we’re being honest. the practice decidedly does not correspond with their stated principles for most of them–to the point where it might be more dishonest to describe them by their principles than not.

at least 27 now dead according to the Washington Post. i’d assume this will go up substantially since Acapulco is not exactly hurricane resilient and there is catastrophic damage to most of the city

por que no los dos? technically speaking he’s both since he’s an anarcho-capitalist, lol

A lawsuit filed by 33 states in federal court in California, claims that Meta routinely collects data on children under 13 without their parents’ consent, in violation of federal law. In addition, nine attorneys general are filing lawsuits in their respective states, bringing the total number of states taking action to 41 and Washington, D.C.

“Meta has harnessed powerful and unprecedented technologies to entice, engage, and ultimately ensnare youth and teens. Its motive is profit, and in seeking to maximize its financial gains, Meta has repeatedly misled the public about the substantial dangers of its social media platforms,” the complaint says. “It has concealed the ways in which these platforms exploit and manipulate its most vulnerable consumers: teenagers and children.”

The suits seek financial damages and restitution and an end to Meta’s practices that are in violation of the law.

one conspicuous state absent to this lawsuit: Texas, which has otherwise gladly railed against “big tech” for dumb reasons that mostly seem to boil down to “you moderate too much and it’s affecting people’s ability to say heinous things on your platform”

Apparently it built from a tropical storm to a Cat 5 in about 24 hours.

correct, and it did so with very little prior warning. already footage from the area is catastrophic–in the history of Mexico, there’s never been a hurricane this powerful making landfall from the Pacific.

correct. while we could fly under the radar, any DMCA we get for this would be completely inarguable and so we’d probably be obliged to prevent this after it happens the first time.

Maybe take away the ability to upvote a link post and reserve that for the actual discussion parts that take place?

this would probably cause its own problems as a design choice, but it’s also not even possible with Lemmy without changing the underlying code (which is a whole ordeal) so that’s not really on the table.

fyi: if you’d like a vetted cause to donate to, people are fundraising for Palestine Children’s Relief Fund which is one of the best charities i’m aware of that does relief work in Gaza and puts basically all of the money given to them toward actual work and not salaries or overhead.