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Role playing fascists 

So in the space shooter first mission is for the Empire. And in this mission you are ordered to find "refugee convoy" and presumably shoot at them.

Playing this was super uncomfortable for me. So I did not manage to finish the first mission.

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Titanfall 2 game "spoilers". 

So the game is: you are a fighter. Fighting for nice revels against bad empire. You get to run on the walls and pilot a big mech. The bad people want to destroy a planet using their weapons. You stop them.

And thats it.

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I subscribed to the Electronic Arts subscription. It costs 1$ for first month, and I plan to cut it off before that runs out.

So far I have played Titanfall which is passable shooter with most generic story i have ever seen in a shooter.

And I tried to play Star wars space shooter. (I already forgot the name.


Zła poezja, Polska, Covid 

Z cyklu złe wiersze Morawieckiego pisane w Excelu:

Mamy odmianę Brytyjska i ta z RPA.
My obiecujemy wam odmianę Polską.



Children of Time not so vague setting spoilers 

One of the males that managed to get some social standing, tries to convince a ruling female to introduce a law against killing males.

And then we have typical discussion: "If they were worthy they would reach your status" vs. "There is no framework to support them, how can they show their worth"

It's like I'm watching left-wing politician in liberal media in Poland.

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Children of Time not so vague setting spoilers 

I really liked the political/social subtexts.

The spider society is strongly matriarchal, and evolved from a species where females usually ate males after coitus.

So life of males was worse.

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Children of Time vague spoilers 

I'm also reading "Childen of Time" (

I like it very much. For the most part the book follows evolution of a species of sentient spiders.

I think we mentioned it on tag, so if you are in for a long read try it out.

Scarlet Odyssey Setting Spoilers (vague) 

There are some books that I *should* like, but somehow they don't stick. I made two attempts to read Scarlet Odyssey, and dropped it in about 1/3 of the book.

I really liked this 'magic is programming idea'.

I bought "Tea Dragon Society" comic on a whim after just looking at a cover.

Technically it's a kid book, I still enjoyed it a lot.

Try it if you like the artwork.

Covid non personal (-) 

So I was trying to revive some arcane accounting software at night (to keep a nice woman calm so she can sleep peacefully). And after 3 hours fixed her setup.

And the setup was done by her husband. So she needed to mention him often.

I'm really sad I couldn't do more (than fix her software).

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I honestly believe that current mainstream media is major reason for bad political situation in Poland. For the last two decades they gave voice only to established politicians + the "novelty of the season party". And that made starting real change very hard.

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Also I wouldn't have noticed the strike if my family did not tell me.

I really hope that between governmental right wing propaganda and neoliberal right wing propaganda there will be a third option.

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Apparently there is a big media strike, where almost all non public media stopped broadcasting their contents and just display a black banner. This is due to some tax that will limit advert income.

I know on intellectual level that situation where only broadcaster is governmentally controlled is bad. But I emotionally i don't care for liberal as ridden media. The sheer amount of lies and reactionary propaganda there is disgusting.

Covid (-) non personal 

First let me state that I'm safe, and my covid risks are ultimately low.

However I feel like COVID is striking closer and closer to my home.

Some students of my wide have parents that are struggling for life. My neighbour died recently. Someon well known activist in my city died.

So covid is striking very close. I hope it wont strike somebody really close to me.

In the meantime I have also read: "Across a Green Grass Fields" by Seanan McGuire.

And I really liked it! It is a part of "Wayward Girls" series, that was recently on a Tor Giveaway.

I also did checked other books by the author, and all are, at the very least decent. So I'll probably read more of her.

I have just read "Uprooted" by Naomi Novik (it's translated to Polish as "Wybrana").

It's a great story. Kinda reminds me of Ursula K. Le Guin in terms of how the characters deal with the adversity. (won't say more not to spoil it).

We read Spinning Silver by the same author on .

Me: using Mastodon to run from Polish politics.

Also me: following first member of Parliament that created an acount on Fediverse.


I hope tommorow is safe for you all. Good luck!

C++ shitposting 

I'm now pretty sure that for every CPU cycle saved during runtime by using C++ instead of Python, i spend one cycle compiling and one cycle for IDE.


Good luck to everybody in USA! Stay safe!

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