#SFFBookClub May poll
@eldang thanks! This helps me a lot as paper books tend to arrive later, and later due to current circumstances.
Youtube for kids is seriously weird. See this clip that has 33M views and apparently consists of someone unpacking chocolate eggs: https://youtu.be/eLYFUZDgspU .
@deshipu if your pipe is not a pipe, you should have serious talk with your OS maintainer.
I really liked how mechanical information and spiritual world would mix in the book.
Like Mimi transferring to the mecha, or metaphor of Web guardian spiders stinging people that circumvent bitrate restrictions.
Waste Tide // Deus Ex Series
Those fashion prosthesis reminded me of Deus Ex game series that deal with transhumanity.
In one of the games we see a fall, where due to series of events augmented persons would become subhuman nearly overnight. And the fact that their bodies came with maintenance costs exacerbated their problems.
So I'm re-reading "Fiasco" by Lem. Being a teen I read this as a novel about impossibility of first contact.
Right now it's critique of toxic masculinity. Or: their is nothing bunch of machos can't screw up.
ALSO: And who would put a priest on a fuckin starship? Why would first contact starship need an "Vatican envoy" (what a waste of propellant).
Clergy Child Abuse in Poland // GOOD NEWS
First high payout to victim of child sexual abuse by priest was upheld by the highest court.
So victim gets to keep their 1 mln PLN (about 250.000$ depending on the exchange rate).
Finally good news.
#Poland is on lock down apparently. I dont know the exact rules cause our government is so well run, that they did announce lock down before publication of actual law.
Long story short: I'm not sure if walking the dogs on empty streets will be legal starting tomorrow.
Covid Ancillary Polish politics
And national media say: "Everything is great, see for example this high school in Milanówek, the are doing great!". And I'm like: "I know this shool, is a non public shool, with very high bar of entry, that has been using remote learning techniques for the last 5 years. Of course they manage."
Game violence // Dishonored series
I tried to pass Dishonored 2 on high chaos* levels twice. And twice I failed. I just plain dislike playing an asasin on murder spree. Also person that Emily develops to is rather disgusting on high chaos...
Also game is simple even on highest difficulty levels (you can easily clear the level of people).
* in the dishonored series you might kill people or not (it's a stealth game more or less). If you kill too much game enters into grim "high chaos" mode.
In one case I was able to get a side project in Python and I just done it (in hindsight it was somewhat reckless).
In another case I had a client for whom I did webapp developement, they needed an Android app and I done it (learning along the way).
All of these above were done as "true" freelancing --- that is I was doing projects for multiple people at the same time.
I'm really waiting for new #SFFBookClub book. I need to get some physical books, as it turns out that audiobooks are not that great when you stay at home for most of the time.
One man developement team from Poland. Mostly I do python stuff.
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