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Regular reminder that my spouse searches for missing people and attempts to identify the unidentified. She focuses on minorities and those usually ignored by the police. Mainly in the USA. Currently she's learning to be a forensic geneaologist. Feel free to reach out.

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25 Years ago I majored in Political Science and Comparative Culture. I never finished that study. But it did open my eyes to the pervasiveness of politics. My posts here tend to focus on developing software, securing information, making music, and my family. I strongly believe that those unaware (or ignorant) of politics and history wind up making software that hurts lots of people.

Oh my. can run a script file. But if you do that, you no longer can redirect stdout and stderr. Why? Because the file parameter needs to receive the last argument in the command... and stdout redirects also need to be the last argument in the command... so those get ignored.

Solution: invoke powershell twice:

powershell -command "powershell -file myscript.ps1" 1>>stdout.log 2>>stderr.log

And thanks, Microsoft.

Carl Sagan credited cannabis with inspiring his scientific insight. In an essay he wrote under the pseudonym "Mr. X", Sagan provided an example of once taking a shower with his wife while high and having an epiphany that required writing Gaussian distri...

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trans people should be allowed to wear a sword everywhere imo

Are you ready for a new old game, friends? It's suicide watch due to meds time! I need you to pay attention to me for the next month and make sure I'm not going to off myself due to some meds I'm on. Really need your help on this one. I should notice, but I might not.

asking for money help, boosts needed :boost_ok: 


i need $50 for groceries and $80 for medical weed, as well as $30 to renew the domain for my video editing portfolio website ($160 total)

i didn't get the 2nd and 3rd stimulus checks because my abusive parents claimed me as a dependent to steal them. i tried doing my taxes but that got rejected, so i need to call the IRS when i have the energy and stamina

i've been trying to do freelance video editing and/or find a job as a video editor, i can't work anywhere facing the public because i have asthma and catching covid is a major health risk for me




thank you so much for saving my life multiple times and continuing to keep me alive, fediverse!!! :black_sparkles: :blacker_heart:

#MutualAid #TransCrowdFund

Decades from now, when your great-grandchildren ask you of the greatest time of your life, will you look them in the eye most gravely and respond, ``I was at the Troy Debauch. It changed my life.'' ?

Don't wuss out! Troy Debauch! Mutants of the Church of the Subgenius unite! Join your brethren! Party like this is the REAL X-Day and not some sham!

30 July through 1 August

132 Canton ST
Troy, PA 16947

Plenty of tent space! Keg of lager! Meals provided!

Couple of thoughts here. From the perspective of a physician who has taken care of a lot of Covid patients and has a pretty good understanding of the realities here. First there is a vaccine. We all have access to the vaccine in the US. Variants will occur and we will create new vaccines but the more variants out there and the quicker they arrive, there's a danger a variant can get ahead of us.

A lot of publicity about the right and vaccine resistance is correct but remember prior to Covid, a lot of the anti-vaxx false connection stuff was coming from some distinctly not red state areas. Hopefully, they stop, too.

Covid is here. Mitigation efforts for before vaccines aren't as useful now. The vaccines are the way to cope.These are the realities. From someone who actually has been in the trenches from the beginning. Covid is worse than a vaccine. If you want to say it's experimental, ok, but so are all the covid treatments. You'd rather have the vaccine.

It clearly was a sham. We knew it at the time.

There’s not much recourse now. TFG has created a right-wing court in his image. In 2021, lifetime appointments really shouldn’t be a thing.

Don’t forget that elections matter. This stuff is hard to just undo once it happens and everyone needs to remember that.

@Nebula Let's hear it for vaccination rates in our bubbles, and raise the rates in the rest of the country and world! @TonyStark

okay Internet, I need your suggestions:

I have a static website that I can't modify, and I want to host it on some platform that I can tie to an arbitrary OpenID Connect provider so that only certain people can access it.

What's the easiest way to do this?

For example, my area is also thought of as a Democratic bubble. The government in the area believes in investing in things like roads and sidewalks and schools through taxes. We have a variety of things you can do either car-free or with public transportation. The local government cares about things like the environment and clean water.

A county over, a town of a decent size has a downtown full of crumbling sidewalks, almost no public transportation, unwalkable and almost undriveable roads (especially in bad weather), and schools that don't rank well. It's not diverse. But they have a low tax rate.

It makes more sense to live where people who believe in the same things I do are.

It’s been an epic week in Matrix with announcing adopting Matrix, work starting on native Matrix video/voip conferencing (at last!) & now the Royal Navy experimenting with low bandwidth Matrix. One can only imagine what next week will bring ;) 🚀

The German armed forces have the concept “inner guidance”, which obliges every citizen-soldier to think for themselves. Soldiers may disobey orders against their conscience and it officially traditionalizes the actions of the July-plot conspirators, lik...

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Indigenous groups have protested the name and mascot for years outside Cleveland's stadium to the racist jeers of white Cleveland fans. For many Indigenous groups like the National Congress of American Indians, the rebranding is entirely welcome.


sometimes I encounter people from the Fedi outside of the Fedi, or otherwise encounter people who are nearby on the social graph to people I know from the Fedi, and I assume this is the universe simulation saving cycles

@aeveltstra people also tend to panic when they see a mutable object in the arguments and replace it with the None dance described in the article, forgetting that if the function doesn't modify this argument, it may actually be okay.

@aeveltstra it's actually one of the most widely known gotchas, judging by my own experience mentoring people.

@aeveltstra Yeah, that's bitten a few people I know, especially when they're first learning the language. :/

Holy snakes, ! That's some gotcha. Did you expect this behavior? Why?

TL;DR: if you create an object (an array or a class instance) in the declaration of a function as a default argument parameter, python creates it as it creates the function and then reuses it for subsequent calls.

That's great for atomic counters, but terrible for suppliers.

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