UKpol, BBC, bad puns 

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I like to clarify why we don’t have a verification system like the #birdsite with the blue thingy next to your name.

On the #fediverse or at least #Mastodon we all are equal. No person is ‘higher in ranks’ or better than everyone else, our point is exactly the opposite. We want equality right?

We have plenty of methods to prove who you are on other platforms, we don’t need a badge for that 😉 Ofcourse you can use it however you like but this would be the reason, I’ll hope you’ll understand

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Met a bloke tonight with a belt-drive bicycle (a BMC Hybrid). Had a bunch of funky tech. features, including a carbon fork with a pronounced J-turn, and a split seat-stay (for fitting the drivebelt). Every time I dip back in to the world of bicycle design, there is so much cool and surprising new stuff! If the "woah, this is all new" feeling is this pronounced for bicycle design - how on Earth must it feel for folks who periodically dip in and out of computing?

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It's great that Jimmy Wales is launching a non-advertising news-focused social media.

I can't help feeling a bit sad that he didn't look at ActivityPub first though. Even nonprofits suffer from the Not Invented Here syndrome?

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<< One of our excellent developers, Hank, found this world-class review of "Ducks: and How to Make Them Pay" (1894) that I think completely captures the depths of disappointment a book can provide, 125 years later. >>

archive.org/details/cu31924003

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If you've literally never done reverse engineering before, I'll tell you the cardinal rule:

-> Follow The Strings <-

By searching for phrases that appear, you can trace back who uses that string, and from there start figuring logic out

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Did you know, you can narrow down the suggestions from the firefox address bar using the following characters :

^ to search for matches in your browsing history.
* to search for matches in your bookmarks.
+ to search for matches in pages you’ve tagged.
% to search for matches in your currently open tabs.
# to search for matches in page titles.
$ to search for matches in web addresses (URLs).
? to search for matches in suggestions.

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"I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score… Little-known companies are amassing your data — like food orders and Airbnb messages — and selling the analysis to clients"

"a company called Sift, whose proprietary scoring system tracks 16,000 factors… I got my file, and I found it shocking: More than 400 pages long, it contained all the messages I’d ever sent to hosts on Airbnb; years of Yelp delivery orders; a log of every time I’d opened the Coinbase app on my iPhone…"

nytimes.com/2019/11/04/busines

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(explaining kpop to an old person) ok so you know George? he would've been the maknae. yes. Paul was the visual. John was the face of the group. i don't know what Ringo would've been. they don't have Ringos in kpop

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Did our human researchers leave the lost colony to their grim fate, as scientific objectivity might have demanded? NO!

"After our previous study (Czechowski et al. 2016), we started to contemplate on possible means to help the imprisoned ants to find their way out of the bunker."

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just referred to an outlet as a "phone charger socket" in my head. I've become Too Online.

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Anyone who says that a system built on suffering must continue because they also suffered and turned out fine did not, in fact, "turn out fine".

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No YOU'RE making a filterable spreadsheet of Really Useful Box options.

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always felt weird halting neural nets, subjecting them to the garbage collector. all those little neurons. all those extremely fragmented and rudimentary notions of what is and is not a picture containing a dog

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i am unwilling to classify all law enforcement officers as bastards, but there sure are a lot of them and most police departments don't do anything to disincentivize officers from being bastards

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Anybody want a shortwave reciever? Don't really want to make money out of it, mainly just want it to go to a good home.

It's an Icom IC-R70 and it's in London, if that helps!

universal-radio.com/catalog/co

@vfrmedia
@diodelass

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feeding the ducks at the park in hopes that they’ll one day aid me in my time of need

Oh, wow, Masto folks have (perhaps not unpredictably) bloody loads of good ideas for Anarchist Linux Box names! Thanks v. much indeed, @steko, @BunnyHearted, @kazuma, @jeroenpraat, and @amsomniac!

(But, @Bobo_PK, I'm not quite convinced hostnamectl would accept a fork bomb as valid hostname syntax..)

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