talking to homeless guy: "So yeah man, like... yeah okay so first get out your phone and- oh wait you, hold on...
@thatguyoverthere I had a phone when I was homeless but like most people's no service so it was just a "public wifi way to try to get jobs" machine
@thatguyoverthere you can really only get those at like walmart and the only people i still know who use flips are drug dealers tbh
@vriska You laugh but do you know how many panhandlers I've gotten to go away by excitedly saying "I'd love to support you on the Blockchain!"
@vriska There are actually programmes dating to the 1980s to get comms to underserved populations --- homelss, veterans, etc.
Not that uptake is all that great. But yes, communications is seen as a fundamental societal need. Occasionally even a right.
@dredmorbius I was homeless for just over 6 months 8 years ago now and man do I know its absolutely fucking vital to do literally anything
the modern world does not work for people who dont have smartphones
@vriska The baselines for rudimentary functionality have been rising across any number of dimensions:
A fixed postal address.
Place to store your own data
Physical storage for all of above
Banking / credit / debit card
Above food, clothing, shelter.
@dredmorbius "go get a job" yeah okay and what number will they call me back on lol
Its so wild, and its only gotten infinitely worse for people since 2014 im sure
Lizards Live! was recorded in front of a live studio audience in Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios Florida.