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One of my neighbors has been singing Sarah McLaclans In The Arms of An Angel loudly in her backyard for at least 30 minutes now and I'm pretty sure this is how the CIA tortures terrorists.

In 'Westworld' they appear to just keep expanding the world as it suits them

Man if I have to send it to Nintendo, I bet I lose my acnh island...

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Switch is stuck on boot logo, won't boot past that.

Well, it was a good quarantine while it lasted...

Animal Crossing 

Loving it so far. What a great game for a lockdown.

The way people arrive sucks. I had 4/5 people show up at once after posting a dodo code, which is great, but it took a 45 second pause for each one...

Also, based on the amount of NAT messing around I had to do to get it to work, I presume the multiplayer is P2P. Bit cheeky of Nintendo to be charging a subscription for this.

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Internet, COVID-related 

Facebook/Instagram will reduce video quality in Europe to take some load off the internet, too (Netflix and youtube already have)

How about everyone shutting down Advertisments and tracking, wouldn't that help, too? :D

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the vote at the beginning of animal crossing is RIGGED

Bought too many turnips at 104.

Selling at 72 today.

Got a house loan to pay off.

Fucking Tom Nook is gonna break my legs

Tricking AI into fucking up is funny and important, I think.

It serves as a good reminder that this shit only works when the data you feed it plays by the rules. That is not how life works.

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in case you were wondering, 3d printing reddit is handling things about as well as can be expected

This might sound like heresy but in these strange times I would like to proffer this advice:

Small dice ratatouille is better than massive chunks.

There were loads everywhere. Not a bad way to go before being shut in my flat for 2 weeks.

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Ben's sort of single user mastodon instance.