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All these people reflecting on The Crown, thinking they somehow know how the royal family really works - le sigh. Gimme season 5 of #TheExpanse. Discussing ancient stuff just isn't my thing. The past is the past. We need to move forward.

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I'd like to introduce the word "dearest" as a gender-neutral word for romantic partner.

It's directly translated from the danish word "kæreste", and it's a good word.

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After several months, @mobilizon is out!

It seems to be a very good fit in these times of protests when people need to self-organize to fight for their rights, away from large companies which can and have already censored them!

Have a look at the guided tour @Framasoft offers in their blog, it’s full of great ideas.

Congrats to them, I’m happy to support you financially, and it was well worth the wait 🎉

framablog.org/2020/10/27/photo

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Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦‍♂️

PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE

And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

Boost if I'm right.

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For those who want to read Cory Doctorow's recent book about surveillance capitalism and don't want to put up with Medium's BS, I created a Wallabag public link.

framabag.org/share/5f4be500bd3

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The Somali elephant shrew was considered extinct but was recently rediscovered in Africa. Please, I’m begging you to look at it.

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I just deleted my #facebook and #messenger accounts. The most difficult part was to convince my friends to join #signal or #telegram. Most of them don't care about privacy and they don't want to hear about anything new...or they don't want to be my friends anymore :blobthinkingeyes:

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"I am an AI skeptic. I am baffled by anyone who isn’t.

I don’t see any path from continuous improvements to the (admittedly impressive) ”machine learning” field that leads to a general AI any more than I can see a path from continuous improvements in horse-breeding that leads to an internal combustion engine.

Not only am I an AI skeptic, I’m an automation-employment-crisis skeptic." We have *plenty* of work to do responding to climate breakdown.

Great introduction there too, can't agree more!

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"Keynes once proposed that we could jump-start an economy by paying half the unemployed people to dig holes and the other half to fill them in.

"No one’s really tried that experiment, but we did just spend 150 years subsidizing our ancestors to dig hydrocarbons out of the ground. Now we’ll spend 200-300 years subsidizing our descendants to put them back in there."

locusmag.com/2020/07/cory-doct

Very good article!

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Solarpunk anthology 

If you don't already have a copy, _Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers_ is on sale for $0.99 right now. I don't have a story in it or anything; I just thought it was a good antho.

worldweaverpress.com/store/p14

#solarpunk #books #writing #anthologies

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you can have your own little "butlerian jihad" by getting drunk and throwing alexa in the trash

😩 ...When the downstairs neighbor vacuums and you are the only one who can hear their ringing phone as well.

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@tty One of my dreams/medium-term plans is setting up a server to host a bunch of simple services for my friends and family.
The kind of thing that they can't/won't do for themselves, and would be just big enough to share but not enough as to be unmanageable.

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I'm funding a small, independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers and designers to fix problems that were born at my company on my watch, that I've allowed to fester uninterrupted for a decade as I flapped about ineffectually and am now refusing to take responsibility for or acknowledge anyone else’s efforts to improve, something something scale.

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