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If you're in the EU and leaked your data, you're eligible to join Digital Rights Ireland in suing the fuckers. DRI have a phone-number checker for you to see if you were affected:
digitalrights.ie/facebook/

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OK, I've moved my old account over here, so if you're seeing this unfamiliar name and profile, it's because you used to follow me under a different name. 😁

If you need me to jog your memory by all means send me a DM and ask.

Don't panic! You followed me for sound, defensible reasons, that you won't regret. :bloblight:

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== I am ==
* Irish, Husband, Dad to 3
* Highly driven to learn, adapt, and improve.
* Possessed of an atypical neurology.
* Buried in nearly-finished projects and neglected hobbies

== I Believe ==
* People will do their best if given the conditions to thrive.
* Individuals need communities to thrive.
* Good Individuals owe something to good communities.
* Money and Power self-accumulate. Unchecked, they kill communities.
* The Natural Environment gives abiding wealth to communities.
* It is possible to have a fair, technologically advanced world that is ecologically sound.

== I am Interested In ==
* Programming, Data,
* , Computational Neuroscience
* Genetics, Cell Biology, Metabolics, Nutrition
* Permaculture, , Composting
* Forests, Fungi, Evidence-Based Herbalism
* , , Resilience
* , Amateur Biotech
* Decentralisation, Mesh Networks, Sneakernets, Rogue Archives
* , Reflection, Creativity
* Celtic Languages - !
* Music, Singing,

Wondering if I should be the kind of democratic anarchist who goes and studies law so I can "tank the state"

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RT @jonnymorris1973@twitter.com:

20 years ago Douglas Adams died. This made a lot of people very upset and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

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Open hardware laptop MNT Reform now available in both DIY (starting at €899!) and assembled + many customization options in our store: shop.mntmn.com/products/mnt-re

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The Israeli/Palestinean conflict and the word "apartheid" 

I've felt unsure whether "apartheid" is a term that applies to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict/occupation, but Human Rights Watch wrote a detailed, thoughtful, convincing report saying that threshold has been definitively crossed hrw.org/report/2021/04/27/thre

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I'm still trying to get people to sign the petition change.org/p/president-hillman

The Alumni Association asked me to write the letter, but I asked Charles Amirkhanian of Other Minds to write it instead. He got a lot of help from composer Maggi Payne (who you can hear on radio 3 tonight at 10) and then sent it to me.

I gave it to my spouse, who is a professional writer and editor, who did some work on it. Then an experienced campaigner had a go at it, then a member of music faculty, then the coalition had to vote on whether it would come from them. This may be the most complicated project I've managed. Anyway, please sign it.

A big, apparently ready-to-move-in ecocommune is for sale in Vermont if any of ye want to follow through on all that blather about wanting to just retire offgrid with a bunch of lefty nerds and live off your own kale
skymeadowretreat.com/

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And nothing epitomizes the hollowness of the eco-luxury market like Tesla, a company that is only profitable because it sells carbon offsets that keep the SUV market alive - a company whose longterm stability involves bitcoin holdings with the carbon footprint of 1.8m cars.

news.yahoo.com/tesla-bitcoin-e

Still, I would happily eat some Brood 17 I-can't-believe-its-not-foie-gras.

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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

snakes 

I wonder how many of those Russia figures are actually just KGB stabbing people with poison though

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snakes 

I am now appreciating why "Saint" "Patrick" is celebrated for driving the snakes out of Ireland (nb there were never snakes in Ireland), because apparently the rest of the world is just overrun with venomous noodles.
For the record we also don't have venomous spiders or any native stinging flora worse than a common nettle.
We have cows though and they'll fuck you up if you make a wrong move near a calf. You don't wanna see that map

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snakes 

Gonna start doing a bit where I warn anyone travelling anywhere but Greenland, Iceland, or Antarctica to watch out for venomous snakes and caution them to wear tough shoes and beat the ground with a stick when walking outside
Especially Russia. Frequency may be low but with the land area the opportunities for snakes are huge

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Hard to come up with a better example of bitcoin’s disgusting environmental impact than this entire power plant that’s been converted to exclusively power bitcoin mining. arstechnica.com/?p=1763789

snakes 

Found on Wikipedia, gotta say I found this very surprising. I guess if you don't like snakes or frostbite, come to Ireland :blobthumbsup:

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do you have opinions about

*whispers*: negative zero

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@cwebber

> When an arithmetic operation has an input with an exponent of -128, the result will be nan. Applications are free to use the coefficient as they wish when the exponent is -128, since in that case the coefficient has no arithmetic significance. One possible use is to store object pointers in the coefficient.

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RT @OmarBaddar@twitter.com

1) Status quo: occupation/apartheid is violence against Palestinians

2) Then Israel escalates through evictions/beatings/shootings

3) Then some Palestinians respond w/violence

4) Then Israel "responds" w/massacres

If u start reporting at #3, you're misleading your audience.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/OmarBaddar/status/

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ukpol, voter ID, ERS petition 

The Electoral Reform Society is administering a petition against the UK government's plans to require photo ID (your responsibility and cost) for all voters.

As in the US, there's no justification for this other than disenfranchisement of people less likely to vote Conservative.

action.electoral-reform.org.uk

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I love all the responses so far

Maybe we need an online mini-conference of mixed lightening talks about anything

We can call it The Dump

"Oh yeah I'm going to The Dump"

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Last week's EU deal on #chatcontrol will result in the automatic searching of all your personal electronic mail and messages for presumed suspect content using error-prone #AI algorithms that will report you to the police, guilty or not. And more to come.
chatcontrol.eu

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hackers.town

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