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Just a PSA: you can jump into my mentions, include me on replies to my Boosts, scrape and index my toots, print my photos and hang them in your restaurant I don’t care this is a void I am shouting into as a gift you can do as you please with that

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[ woman swiping endlessly through a series of headshots ] why can’t I find a man who is emotionally available

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"ooh, big stretch!" i say as my cat makes incorrect inferences

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hey rust people: what can i do, as a random end user of software that happens to be written in rust (i.e. any linux distribution), to encourage rust to move i586-unknown-linux-gnu to "Tier 2 with Host Tools" so that i can use linux on my computers again

or, alternately, to make the i686-unknown-linux-gnu target not require SSE2 (since i686 never had SSE2...)

alpine linux already uses i586-unknown-linux-musl, which is tier 2 without host tools, for its 32-bit x86 port

debian already patches i686-unknown-linux-gnu to target pentium pro instead of pentium4 as baseline, since otherwise there's abi mismatch and things break

i want to continue running gentoo on my computer, which is a pentium 3 machine, but i can't feasibly do that if i can't have a bootstrap rustc on it

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Someone on fedi called advertising "pollution" and that's a perfect descriptor.

transport choice most likely to be used by a serial killer?

Friend's house or airbnb or family has a proprietary EV charger and you can't charge your car with the standard port? There's an adapter from Lectron, I paid $159 for it, seems to work so far.

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snatcher appreciation post!!!

in 1988 hideo kojima wrote and directed a cyberpunk visual novel called "snatcher"

i'm currently playing the english sega cd port on my 3DS via an emulator and it's just ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

it literally opens up with a dedication in the intro that says "this story is dedicated to all those cyberpunks who fight against injustice and corruption every day of their lives"

the graphics are gorgeous, the world-building is top-notch, i can't wait to see where it goes next

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Facebook messages used to prosecute teen for having an abortion 

Couple things about this:

1. It is a risk with any text communications system that isn't end-to-end encrypted
2. At least they had to get a warrant. Some companies, in particular telcos, don't even ask for a warrant in all cases.

So, don't use Facebook, not because they did what they were legally required to and turned over this person's messages, but because they don't have end-to-end encryption.

forbes.com/sites/emilybaker-wh

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Fellow geeks: the U.S. based telecom I work for is looking for a Sr. Python Engineer to join the SDN Orchestration team. It's a 100% work from home position. DM for more details if interested. This position is not on my team, but of the same org in the company.

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What I'm listening to today: Unused song, Maniac Mansion

If you dump the ROM of the NES version of Maniac Mansion, there's an entire completed song on the cart the game never uses. According to game composer George Sanger, it was originally supposed to be the theme for Dr. Fred (I'm not sure it really fits him). I'm really captivated by this song, it's weird and rocking and it has a really particular emotion to it I'm not sure I can identify in any other piece of music.

youtube.com/watch?v=R7eVjYJl4n

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"Free" centralized platforms are revealing a bit of their cost, now. Despite the disruption this will cause, I can't help but see this as a healthy development. They were never free or sustainable, but the illusion of that was preventing the development of alternatives.

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Japan installed tunnels in the middle of railway tracks in order to allow turtles to cross the rails safely. The underpasses,which eventually lead to a pond, have not only saved numerous turtles, but have also prevented major disruptions to the train se...
independent.co.uk/news/world/a

Original tweet : twitter.com/tilbots/status/155

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Idea: a domestic version of those police gunshot-spotting microphone networks, only programmed to detect and triangulate the positions of cat vomiting sounds

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fact: Most roots don't grow very deep into the soil, but instead grow very far outward. Most small, grassy plants have deeper roots in proportion to their above ground height than trees. The exact depth of roots depend on the amount of water in the topsoil, trees close to a stream or in areas with heavy rainfall have shallower roots.

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so, write software that has values that are incompatible with capitalism. That is way more "free" than slapping a license on it and then collecting money from tech companies who use it to prop up their global surveillance network.

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