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What if the blue pills of our lives were right in front of us the whole time. :cupofcoffee:

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All parsers are inaccurate.
All data is dirty.
All statistics are lies.
All models are approximate.

If you stop the world to do it right,
the result will often be more wrong.
There is no end to the weird machine.

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brainstorming in public 

What would it take to actually win? I don't mean tread water and hold ground. I mean win. A future-proof free and open net, available to all.

I think OCAP is key. It's the only security model based on what is technically possible not on hype.

I think the IoT stuff that the folks behind the German covid trackers are working on is key, and I should get in touch with them again when I have the bandwidth. They're good at pushing privacy respecting design.

Governments that still have a stake in privacy and rights are key. Meaning not the usa, uk, nz, australia, etc...

Local-first and offline-first are a must; networks overall come and go but the net must in each locale go on. Whether by wires or by USB drives or by Bluetooth fistbumps in the hall.

Likewise old hardware support; obsolescence is for the employed.

A new data model, a new model of what a computer is and does and is for. A computer is for the user. Bring out your Tron memes, they're not ready to go on the cart. We're close to it with this exocortex / second brain talk, but take it a step further. Align in service to that.

Games can do it. Have done it. Remember Ingress? We should have taken that more seriously. But what does it look like in service to the user, end data holder first.

What does it look like when the only data sent is what you choose to send. When you can capability scope that to who needs to have it. When you control what runs on your device. What does that look like. Because it's glorious, and not out of reach.

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Sometimes, let the future self you haven't met yet drive.

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This internet is a fairy realm.

Why did you think you kept losing track of the time.

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EU feedback, brain drain call for evidence, sexism, homophobia, racism 

@humanetech pointed me at this call for evidence for "Brain drain – mitigating challenges associated with population decline (communication)" and I think those of us in the EU particularly in FOSS and NGI need to consider responding to it. There have been 29 responses so far. At least one in English that is truly appalling in it's content and is what the cw is for.

The deadline is the 21st.

ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-r

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I feel like a refresh loop caught in a garbage disposal frying its wires.

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US pol, Uvalde 

This place of stolen land, this "country", if you would call it that, has dedicated itself to the eradication of the Human, the replacement of obligations and responsibilities to our fellow humans with entitlements enshrined as "Rights". I see no reason to be loyal to that ideal. The "Right" or entitlement to say what is hateful without consequence. The "Right" or entitlement to bear death against your neighbor. So on. What use is this paper, this constitutions, this "bill of rights" held sacred by this government of monsters, to me? What protection does it afford me? What kindness does it do me? None. The children are dead.

uspol, guns 

So long as I have a child to protect, I feel the USA as overall closed to me. A nightmare land that emigrants from exchange tales of in hushed tones, recalling how we used to calculate the exits and watch for coat bulges, like some antsy John Wick extra from a society that never realized John Wayne wasn't a role model.

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Since I took this picture three years ago, I'm more and more convinced that I'll never take a better one.

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@erinbee i work in Software, i use Software, i curse software.

at least you still have a light switch, however inadequate.

i cannot fathom why somebody would completely replace a (electro) mechanical solution that's existed and worked for decades, centuries or millennia with a completely software driven one, with no fallback

if your husband ever does that, you should leave him.

alone. in the house.
after you change all passwords.

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Today’s card is the Two of Wands, looking out over the world with a phone full of questions. Don’t let uncertainty paralyse you - if you start making plans you’ll find it all falls into place

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ln's postgres optimization tip 

put "EXPLAIN ANALYZE" in front of your query, paste output to explain.depesz.com/ and look for values in the exclusive column which look way too high. then check in the node column what it is doing and maybe add an appropriate index.

*poof* yer a postgres witch now :3

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@TheGibson I just want to use the internet without it using me 😭😭😭😭

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Gardening tip:

Leave out bowls or plates of water near your gardens at night. A lot of the animals that come by and take a single bite out of a vegetable before moving on are doing so for the water in the plant, not the tasty fruiting body. Leaving water out has ended all incursions by rabbits and I didn't have to use any form of repellent.

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they outpace most of us in software development practices too, see this decade-long thread about a single civilization 5 mod: forums.civfanatics.com/threads

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this 839 post over 6 years thread about a single recipe for a bar of shampoo soap is better process refinement than I've ever seen in science
soapmakingforum.com/threads/sh

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The gender of the day is an encouraging gnome on a unicorn.

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"New York City removed the last public payphone on Monday"

Uhm ok, so how do I exit the Matrix now?

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The @EU_Commission is discovering the #Fediverse where #SocialMedia are truly social. Built by the people, united in #diversity.

It's almost a month since @EDPS launched #EUVoice and #EUVideo. Though we're much smaller than corporate social media there has been a lot of interaction with official accounts.

There was support, like for EU's #StandWithUkraine policies. Also strong opposition to proposed #ChatControl legislation.

Fedi had substantive comments, more than on Twitter with its trolls.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.