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Happy Friday!

I have another packetcat commission to share, this one is a sketch done by @catkaiju

I really love this one, its very cute :3

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Hi, I'm packetcat!

I have been on the fediverse since April 2017 so it feels strange to be writing a introduction post but here we are.

I am a huge nerd who is into video games, competitive Overwatch and computer networking. I have a podcast with my amazing friend @chosafine called Shades of Brown.

I also have a couple blogs, Asinine Tech and Irreverent Space.

Last but not least, I run a IRC network called EntropyNet!

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Alternate article title: Vindictive and petty school district gets clowned on by the US Supreme Court

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"Brandi Levy was 14 in 2017 when she used Snapchat to express her frustration after failing to make the Mahanoy Area High School varsity cheerleading squad. Her Snapchat post contained an image of herself and a friend with middle fingers raised and the caption "Fuck school fuck softball fuck cheer fuck everything.""

...that was the speech she got punished for by the school

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""While public schools may have a special interest in regulating some off-campus student speech, the special interests offered by the school are not sufficient to overcome B.L.'s interest in free expression in this case," the court said in today's 8-1 ruling written by Justice Stephen Breyer. The school "violated B.L.'s First Amendment rights when it suspended her from the junior varsity cheerleading squad," the majority decision also said. Justice Clarence Thomas filed a dissenting opinion."

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NPR Code Switch: Ballers, Shot Callers

"The Supreme Court just ruled on a case that could change the future of college sports, potentially paving the way for NCAA athletes to be paid. But is paying student athletes a good thing? And how would it affect the already fraught racial dynamics of college sports?"

npr.org/2021/06/22/1009245724/

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the shortest episode is episode 8 at 24m23s from January 2016

twoshadesofbrown.com/2016/01/3

( if you listen to this, mind you this is before chosa started actually editing our audio so the quality is pretty rough )

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I went through my local archive of the podcasts and verified that episode 163 is in fact the longest episode of Shades of Brown currently

the second longest episode is 1h40m

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latest episode of Shades of Brown is officially the longest episode of the podcast ever (I'm like 99% sure of this) at 2h10m

so glad to have Mint on for this episode, its a banger

twoshadesofbrown.com/2021/06/2

Apex Legends solves this exact problem by just...putting the lore in the game

like I can read the little comics and audio stuff they put in *in the game*

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honestly its mostly because I forget that the lore exists because its not in the actual game itself

also its hard to keep interest when this stuff gets released at a slow drip feed pace

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speaking of Overwatch lore..I have still yet to finish reading the Tracer comic they released a while back

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