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Here he is all finished! Octopus 🐙 drawn with mixed media on buff sketchbook.
I used pen and ink, colour pencil, Posca paint pens, graphite pencil and gouache.
Pretty much a whole art shop of supplies thrown at it! 😂

#drawing #sketchbook #octopus #seacreature #underthesea #nature #wildlifeart #ScottishArtist

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I wrote an article about the need for low-carbon and #sustainable #computing and the path towards zero-carbon computing.


** The problem:
* By 2040 emissions from computing alone will be close to half the emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2°C. This growth in computing emissions is unsustainable: it would make it virtually impossible to meet the emissions warming limit.
* The emissions from production of computing devices far exceed the emissions from operating them, so even if devices are more energy efficient producing more of them will make the emissions problem worse. Therefore we must extend the useful life of our computing devices.
** The solution:
As a society we need to start treating computational resources as finite and precious, to be utilised only when necessary, and as effectively as possible. We need frugal computing: achieving the same results for less energy.
** The vision: please read the article, I'm out of characters.

TIL the has some activity going on ... I had no idea ... 😌

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Be a #Cyberpunk genre fan, see it slowly manifesting in real life
:blobaww:​ "Haha, this is so cyberpunk!"

Suddenly remembering the genre's a cautionary tale about a near future dystopia
:blobnervous:​ "oh heck"

Mal ne ganz andere Frage: Wer ist eigentlich politisch für das "Parkraum-Management" in verantwortlich?

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Are your #backup’s ready and on external disks? Disconnected from your computer or phone?

If not: Please get them ready.

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Anyone know how to get out of #Ukraine? I hear there are no flights or trains. Perhaps private shuttle buses or something like that?

Specifically interested in getting from Kropyvnytskyi (Кропивни́цький) to the EU (or at least further west) somehow.

Asking for a family member.

Boosts appreciated.

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RT's tv address to the Russian (!) people might be the most moving speech that I've ever seen in my entire life. The whole world needs to see, understand and share this crucial Ukrainian message.
#StandWithUkraine #Ukraine #Україна #Russia #Россия


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Was Afrika zu #Putin sagt...
RT @Gawhary
Der klügste Input in der UN-Sicherheitsratssitzung zur #Ukraine kam von Kenia.

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Liebe Follower: Ein übler Wochenstart ist, wenn morgens der Familiencamper geklaut ist - mit allem was drin ist und dran hängt. Bitt seid so nett und teilt das Sharepic. Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt. Danke.

#Camper #Kastenwagen #KaWa #Diebstahl #Hamburg #Pössl #2Win #Aufstelldach

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Wir suchen eine Medizinische Fachangestelle/einen Medizinischen Fachangestellten (w/m/d) für unsere Hausarztpraxis in Hamburg Ottensen

please boost!

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I am trying to argue Unix/Linux course back to computer science curriculum in my university even as an optional course. ”Jimi really thinks or wants so” isn’t a good argument, what pedagogic reasons are there, or anything else which I could use to convince my university? For me Linux is so obvious, that I’m having a hard time finding objective reasons.

I would really appreciate any help, if you don’t know, I would really appreciate if you decided to boost this

#linux #unix #uef

"Windows 11 takes important steps in the wrong direction when it comes to user freedom [...] Windows 11 will now require a Microsoft account to be connected to every user account [...]"

I really wonder how this is acceptable for serious businesses ...

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Facebook, Instagram, etc. are down right now due to massive DNS failures.

And nothing of value was lost.

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Just saw this:

"A pizza is basically a real-time pie chart of how much pizza is left..."

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