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"blocking someone means you're just afraid of what they are saying"

Just cause I put garbage in the dumpster doesn't mean I'm scared of garbage it means its rank and I don't want it in my house.

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I need to stop reading US political news and commentary. My head hurts and for awhile I thought the cause was my desiccated beef liver and caffeine but really it's me slapping my forehead so hard the brain jiggles.

So I was wondering about the use of ‘hermanos’ for ‘siblings’, and it looks like latin languages don't have an equivalent.

And then I wondered why the english word didn't resemble the german word [that I know] - ‘geschwister’.

And then it turned out that ‘siblings’ is that rareſt of rarities: An english word that's actually english:

c1000 Ælfric Genesis xix. 12 Hæfst þu suna oððe dohtra on þisre byrig..oððe ænigne sibling?

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"I'm getting a lot of likes on my posts."
"Yeah, gotta love those kittens!"
"What? I only post political commentary."
"Maybe that's what you post, but we see kittens."
"This is censorship!"
"Didn't you read the T&Cs? Everything controversial becomes kittens here."
"😿😾🙀🐾!"

A brief history of the evolution of grammars, parsers and compilerse from 400 BCE onwards.

jeffreykegler.github.io/person

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Okay, this is kind of creepy.

I took a screenshot and uploaded it to Masto.

The screenshot contains a unique, made up nonsense word.

A google image search for that unique, made-up nonsense word returns my masto post.

Conclusion: Google is doing OCR on images it finds on the internet so it can better index them.

If you toot a link to $othersite which is mostly an image, but you don't want to steal the image, but you also want to add an image description for accessibility… can you?

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Hello fediverse! lib.reviews/ is a free/open/nonprofit alternative to proprietary review sites like #Goodreads, #Yelp, #IMDB.

It plugs into #opendata sources: #Wikidata, #OpenLibrary and #OpenStreetMap (OSM integration is very basic at this point). Still a long way to go but we have a small community and lots of reviews already. On GitHub at: github.com/eloquence/lib.revie - IRC: #lib.reviews on irc.freenode.net - Matrix: matrix.to/#/#lib.reviews:matri

#introductions

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Honestly I don't care if my software doesn't run on iOS because I used a copyleft license, since the only reason that's the case is that iOS is actively user hostile

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Hello dwellers! If you can, I'd love it if you could join me in signing this petition, demanding amnesty for anyone who arrived as a minor in Britain from 1948 to 1971. The generation of Carribean immigrants, invited to settle & solve a UK labour crisis, are now being forced to leave their homes by a racist government desperate to curry favour with the far right.

petition.parliament.uk/petitio

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Hi all! As we're about to finalize our code of conduct development phase, we'd much appreciate it if you could share examples of CoC documents you particularly like with us. Just reply to this toot!

Boosts are very appreciated :)

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Pro tip for all NPCs: if you reply the same thing twice to a player, they will leave you alone.

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Tried some content-aware rescaling on my cat - photoshop filter that tries to preserve the most important pixels as a photo is rescaled

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@quad learning to be a dev makes you a better sysadmin just like learning to be a sysadmin made me a better dev

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What's the plan for archivists and librarians preserving these streaming only DRMed only video exclusives for the future?

Like in ~2118 when Star Trek Discovery's first season falls into the public domain, will Archive.org's holographic storage depend on present day pirates to make it available?

Or have we just admitted as a culture that we won't have a public commons in 100 years and anything that isn't on physical media with weak encryption is lost to time.