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Elite Dangerous (including the Horizons DLC which is pretty core to the current galaxy) is FREE from the Epic Games store for the next week ...

epicgames.com/store/en-US/prod

The game is completely free-to-play once you have it - there is no mechanism for players to pay money and get better resources, only cosmetics. This means that if you end up competing with other players (which isn't necessary anyway, and you can exclude this by settings) you are on an equal footing with only time/skills invested.

Elite Dangerous is a beautiful and immense, absorbing game. It's almost a "space simulator" with a 1:1 model of our galaxy and for the populated regions a well-balanced economic model.

Seriously, to search for screenshots and videos. If you don't already have a copy of this game, get one while its free!!

#elite #elitedangerous

I've setup a twice weekly "drip-drip" tweet to remind people that we don't have to use corporate social media and I suggest the and the as alternatives.

What do you think?

📺️ : Russian Doll

I know, I know - everyone already watched this last year, but I only just got around to it. And youse were right - it's great.

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Paying for a load of online services where your data is parked?

Save some money and regain control over your data by replacing some with Nextcloud Hub! 💙

youtube.com/watch?v=I8GtygCoNc

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This is amazing - a #search engine for personal websites that also implements #IndieAuth.

Just added myself on here. 😀

searchmysite.net/

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What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture.

― Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

https://pauho.net/2020/10/16/22838/

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Would a new Adam Curtis documentary be exactly what I need right now, or would it just send me over the edge?

https://pauho.net/2020/10/16/22836/

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Another photo from an autumnal walk around Bois de la Cambre a few weeks ago (also an opportunity to try and get WordPress, Post Kinds, ActivityPub and Twitter (via Bridgy) to all sync up).

https://pauho.net/2020/10/07/%f0%9f%90%ae%ef%b8%8f%f0%9f%90%b1%ef%b8%8f/

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I passed this lad when I was on a bit of a wander through Brussels city centre at the weekend.

Although it’s pretty heavy on the tartan, I couldn’t find any further scottish-ness about the place – not the drinks nor the food.

I’d still like to give it a go once we’re approaching normality again.

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So I that, thanks to the excellent WordPress plugin designed by @pfefferle, my website should now directly piped in to the fediverse – woo!

I’ll be playing with this over the next few days, especially to explore the possibilities of using this solution for photos.

https://pauho.net/2020/10/06/22686/

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Here’s the thing: we’re pretty much the only major browser that chooses not to collect or track your data to make a profit, because we’re backed by the non-profit @Mozilla.

Choices matter. Even the little ones.

#UnfckTheInternet with Firefox: mzl.la/3jh1VgZ

Original tweet : twitter.com/firefox/status/131

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pixelfed meta 

I thought about helping out with a new pixelfed app but I have a strong feeling that pixelfed is dead (or almost dead).

Someone said it's trying too hard to copy instagram and I think this might be true. Also, development is very slow and federation is still broken.

I think we do need a federated image sharing thingy but #pixelfed might not be the solution. And a working accessible simple beautiful mobile app is essential for image sharing.

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