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Anders Smith
A nerd, but a friendly one. He/him
A nerd, but a friendly one. He/him

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Dear friends,

This is your sporadic reminder that proof beyond a reasonable doubt is an integral part of the justice system because the state has significantly more power than the individual and that makes abuse laughably easy without that check in place.

Therefore, proof beyond a reasonable doubt is not necessary for personal matters. Balance of probabilities (which is used in civil court) is much more reasonable. So if you hear repeated stories of abusive behaviour, you don't need to larp a criminal judge to hold to the ideal of "innocent until proven guilty." "More than 50% likely" is entirely fine.

In related news, it's a great time to support indie designers. Let's do that.

Love to you and yours.

—unattributed by request

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This definitely looks like a game I'd like to try.
Five or So Questions with Anna Kreider and Andrew Medeiros on The Watch
Today I have an interview with Anna Kreider and Andrew Medeiros on their new game, The Watch ! It's now on Kickstarter and Anna and Andrew wanted to tell you all about it. Check out the interview below! -- Tell me a little about The Watch. What excites you ...

If anybody reading this is interested in putting together a quick design for a protest sign, could you let me know? I've got an idea but not the skills or tools to do it well. Paid work, of course.

So today I learned that making radio contact with someone via a signal bounced off of a meteor's trail of dust as it burns up in the atmosphere is a thing.

Amateur radio people are freaking hardcore.

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So, this is my main character in Final Fantasy XIV, the black mage Malms Vovokosi.

Incidentally, @MalmsVovokosi is also the handle I'm using for my private Twitter account - follow me if you want to hear the thoughts about video games and other things I keep off my main Twitter feed for reasons.

Not gonna lie - if Sally Yates announced tomorrow she was running for office, I would be hard-pressed not to just quit my job to join her campaign.

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Relevant read for a lot of us right now, I think.

(CW: suicidal ideation)

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Show me what democracy looks like!
This is what democracy looks like!

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So, you can buy the world's pinkest pink dye and the world's sparkliest glitter from this guy, on the condition you won't give any to Anish Kapoor (because he's being a jerk and not sharing the world's blackest black).

I'm sure there's at least one person in my feeds who needs these right now.

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Let's start making 2017 a better year now.
Hi everyone,

As some of you may already know, some thiefs had broke into my home and studio and stole my equipment. It was a devastating blow at christmas and I am still shaken by this misfortune. But I am not giving up. Now, after I have bolted my doors and secure my home, I feel a bit more calm and am ready to go on. So I have started a GoFundMe campaign here:

After several friends told me I should seek out help, I have decided to ask for your support. If you have enjoyed my work and like to help, you can put a small coin into the campaign.

If you want to help, I would also be greatfull if you could share this post.

Warmth Regards
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