@PetraOleum @nihilazo thank you! had no idea discord was added to bitlbee. gotta try that

@nihilazo i feel you. i never was that into discord, but a few years ago i made a go at it. participated in some communities. but never felt at home there..... ah but i have exactly two friends who still uses it and its the only way to contact them, so, im stuck. i log in to the discord web app maybe once a month, respond to their messages, and log out.

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We have a chance to pass antitrust legislation for tech monopolies! Call and email your senators, and tell them to support S.2992 - American Innovation and Choice Online Act.

More info in thread. Please boost. ❤️​

and yeah i know this isn't gonna change things over night. we have so much work to do, to build a better world. but this is easy, ok? seriously low effort.

remember the oblique strategies card: "Don't be afraid of things because they're easy to do."

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Calling and emailing takes all of 10 minutes. But if you're especially lazy, you can also complete the form here (it's not as specific, but gets the idea across.)

antitrustsummer.com/

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Dear Senator,

I'm urging you to support S.2992 - American Innovation and Choice Online Act.

Big tech platforms abuse their monopoly power to to stifle competition, which leaves internet users with less choices for the services they use online. This bill would restore competition by preventing tech monopolies from "self preferencing" on their own products at the expense of competitors.

We need this bill to pass before the August recess. Can you tell Chuck Schumer to bring it to the floor?

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Look up your representatives contact info here: congress.gov/members/find-your

If you call, leave your zip code.

If you email, here's a script you can draw from:

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This bill aims to prevent big tech companies from "self-preferencing" their own products at the expense of competitors. It has bipartisan support and a good chance of passing, but... some senators might chicken out because they don't want to take a risk in an election year. We can help them get the message by flooding their inboxes and voicemail.

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We have a chance to pass antitrust legislation for tech monopolies! Call and email your senators, and tell them to support S.2992 - American Innovation and Choice Online Act.

More info in thread. Please boost. ❤️​

We are halfway through the first track from tildetown jazzband. Nobody but me has heard the combined track so far. It's incredible and I can't wait for the rest of the parts to come in.

tilde.town/~flowercorpse/band.

@bx i love pyramid face! its like a fun and approachable all seeing eye

@nihilazo good find! if i recall, there were movies that Phillips put out for CD-i that were just VCDs (which CD-i could play), as well as others that required a CD-i (presumably because they had some interactive bonus content?)

never owned a CD-i, but i love looking at all the weird titles listed on theworldofcdi.com/

very weird alternate universe of multimedia

@bx that sounds less like small talk and more like big talk lol!

my stand-by's are "weird weather, eh?" and "did you see that new restaurant?"

@bx i too struggle with this question. i like a lot of things? but don't like most things. and the things i like have little in common.

i suppose i could just pick a a song i like? i don't remember what i've answered before. i just try to get out of those conversations. i like small talk, but not the music kind.

worse is "what kind of music do you make?" ... uh, whatever interests me at the time

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