Such a fascinating idea! I found this person's page because they studied herpetology in Bangor, Wales, and I was browsing pages related to the Welsh language. They are now living back in their native country, Russia.
Looking for work
I'm a UI/UX designer and I'm really in need of a job, someone suggested I post something about it here, so I'm doing it.
I can also do general graphic design, like logos and whatnot, but I do specialize in UI and UX.
I have a portfolio at https://hazelnot.xyz and I'd really appreciate if someone could help me with this, since I don't really have an income at the moment and I'm dependent on my parents who are... not great.
Cancer has announced it has been cured of Rush Limbaugh.
A group of friends and I have been trying to help this woman in New Orleans keep her home. If you can spare any $ I would super appreciate it. The only thing we have is each other. #mutualaid
But what is money? Modern money - money over the past 50 years - is "a promise to pay." When you borrow £1k from the bank, you promise to pay it back. The bank opens a loan account and credits your savings account £1k - a promise to give you that money on demand.
"Two promises. Two accounts. And as a result we get new money. That is how all money is created. It is as simple as that. There is no one else’s money involved in this process. The bank does not lend out the money saved with them."
It's a masterclass in the real world of money creation and taxation, beyond simplistic - and ahistorical - stories about money emerging from barter, followed by confiscation of our money by governments.
The reality is obviously that money comes from government spending. That's how money gets into the economy, because only governments are allowed to create money, so all money starts with government spending.
Accounting prof and GND cofounder Richard Murphy wrote an astounding thread over the weekend explaining where money comes from and what purpose taxation serves.
He's since published an edited version under the title "Macroeconomics, money and post-Brexit recovery, all in one Twitter thread," saying it "took four hours and 40 years of thinking to write."
Went out to feed the dogs and the neighbour (who I helped with computer issues last week) came over and asked if I have bunny ears, raising her hands up to her head making bunny ears gesture. I said no, and she said her husband (who was the one at home when I fixed computer stuff) said to ask me. I was like, that's weird, do I somehow give the impression that I have bunny ears at home?
Came back in and told Jaco, who started cracking up and said she meant a TV aerial. 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂
Digital Game Development, looking for advice
Really wondering what to fool around with.
I have a a license for Clickteam Fusion.
Godot seems appealing, they're design philosophy is concrete.
Gamemaker Studio looks to be the it game
Any advice folks? I'm likely going to be making turn-based and/or dialogue stuff.
I'm going to have to relearn python for school too.
We're committed to make a sad 2020 for the open web less sad: While Mozilla has reduced its workforce by one third this year, we plan to increase ours even further. If you are on the #MozillaLifeboat, contact us! With our passion for #privacy & #opensource we build a better & Google-free web! 😀💪👇
Planned obsolescence can undermine privacy - and our pocketbook. For example, Apple computers, that get phased out of new software updates, may force us to make unnecessary choices.
This could force us to purchase new computers (when they are still viable) and to use hardware and software that may be outside our needs.
Try to install Linux before you opt for a new device. POP_OS performs wonderfully on outdated iMacs. Many distros can take a slow Windows PC and give it new life.
Bush used the State of the Union address to straight up name a hit-list of four countries (Iran, Syria, Iraq, and North Korea) that the US intended to invade.
Just dead ass announced causus belli on four different sovereign states on live prime time TV.
He’s remembered as being kind of dumb and hapless, and that mostly comes from the last three years of his administration after his failure with Hurricane Katrina turned the public against him. But from 9/11 through about 2005 the dude was fucking horrifying and nobody powerful tried to oppose him in any meaningful way. It was a very scary time in politics.