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Tá tionscadal ar fáil ag Crowdin do Mhastodon faoi dheireadh!

Más feidir leat, cabhraigh liom? :)
(Féach ar na aistriúcháin atá deanta agam mar tá cúpla 'gnásanna' chumtha agam... nó, inis dom má gceapann tú go bhfuil siad seafóideach ar fad)

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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,

uspol, gun violence, news 

I see headlines like "Worst School Massacre in 10 Years" and I wonder are USians even aware that this literally doesn't happen in most places.

I can't bring to mind a single school shooting in Ireland in my lifetime, nor do I hear of them in the UK (which has similar social problems to the US but fewer guns), nor in most European countries.

You simply wouldn't see a headline reading "Worst school shooting in X years" in most parts of the world, it's too alien.

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Friends, an easy step toward democratization of the economy is moving your money to a credit union. So let's say July 14th is Fediverse Move your Money Day!

In Japan this has been an important part of the fossil fuels divestment campaign by When you choose a credit union, ask them about their investments (you'll probably be the first one to ask).

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"The innovation of Al/ML is its ability to “do” things without “doing” things because they were “done” without a “doer.” Proxy discrimination (or algorithmic pricing) has the same real effects of discrimination (or collusion) but without any explicit human decision being made. The effect still happens in the world, but nobody is responsible. Nobody did anything. Nobody knows for sure how it happened or who was affected. The designers and users are granted plausible deniability. Al as alibi."


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I've also included a few examples of using videogrep from within python, like this script which makes supercuts from youtube searches:

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Videogrep 2.0 is out!

Here's a tutorial about how you can use it to automatically make supercuts on the command line:

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Heard this morning on a podcast ad: "proprietary zero-knowledge software"

= we have zero-knowledge about how you do zero-knowledge = you might as well have full knowledge

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I mean seriously, what's our countdown clock on years until extremely angry actual fascists succeed in getting 100% control of the Amazon and Microsoft corporate networks, either via the boardroom or via the US Presidency?


And then what, they're just going to sit there and not weaponise the information equivalent of a nuclear weapon? They're going to just go "man we could really get our Dark MAGA pogrom on, but, gentlemen don't read each other's hypervisors"

We really think that?

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Cloud Provider: Zero Trust. Assume breach. Verify explicitly.

Me: Okay, I assume you have been breached by the NSA. Please explicitly verify that you haven't been.

Cloud Provider: Not like that! You're doing it wrong.

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I didn't know you could tape these "no postage necessary" flyers [envelopes] to boxes. This is a game changer.

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"oh nooooo but software with a real, non-corporate identity scares normal people off" well then I guess indie games shouldn't exist either because they're not safe, bland experiences conjured up with the intent to maximize a number in an Excel spreadsheet, and that kind of thinking is ~dangerous~

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Sanitizing all traces of hacker culture and general personality out of a project shouldn't be something we're cheering on and/or expecting of everything. I want to have FUN writing software, not roleplay as Microsoft.

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This gif was missing from the internet very much so I created it.

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"Live out your wildest beekeeping fantasies"

nnnnnnng what r u doing to meeee

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Me: "Sorry $WIFE but I can't come to bed, I have to go buy a game about beekeeping and maybe play it for six straight hours"
$WIFE: "But I need to buy something tomorrow, how much is it?"
Me: "Probably a tenner but I'm buying it even if it's sixty, sorry. Bees"

Rant, world's biggest abuse organisation, religion, schooling, dramas 

In Ireland, most schools are still, unaccountably, controlled by the catholic church. This means that to get your kid into school, you generally have to fake being catholic. And then your kids will have to pray daily unless you/they renege and declare non-religiousness...but make sure you wait til the last sibling is safely in the school first. Otherwise it's OK to do so: in theory nobody is gonna try and force you to be catholic in this day and age.

They also are assumed to want to do communion/confirmation preparations _in schooltime_. FML

So this year's class has one kid who steadfastly didn't want to do it but changed his mind because he felt left out - score one for default religion eh

And my child, who chose to do it despite being clearly told she didn't have to (she mostly did it because kids get showered with cash by family members as "congratulations", FFS) , is now maybe backing off from it because the priest is an evangelical dickhead who insists on doing it in the creepiest and most proxy-sexual way, "receiving on the tongue", which most other parishes have phased out long ago. Well, I hope he succeeds in driving my kid away because that organisation and all its agents should have been forcibly removed from the country decades ago, and a little distance is always welcome.

Literally to hell with the catholic church and every member of its clergy. :akillitwithfire:

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"That’s what aggressively weaning ourselves off fossil fuel would look like.

And that’s what the banks are not doing."

A discomfiting study, again, of the role of how the assets of tech firms, simply by virtue of being held in banks, do much more damage to the environment than all the constructive changes they might make. This one is from longtime campaigner Bill McKibben.

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Auditory sensory posting 

I lost my Flare Calmers after a year. They made a difference in my life, reducing HVAC noises and what not.
I still think they are a good product, many of my friends have gotten them on recommendation
I wanted to try out a different product that my friend told me about that makes earplugs that are very similar called Earasers. They have special ones specific to life music and performance (to handle massive bass without flattening everything). They also have one for "peace & quiet", similar in concept to Calmers. Also have a student discount.
The reduction of the Earasers is drastic compared to Calmers. I can still hear things like my mom talking or cars passing by, but I can't hear ambient windy noises and what not. It is relieving, but my hearing range for hearing people talk is definitely more limited than before (on top of my processing difficulties, tinnitus, and being hard of hearing in my right ear) and it definitely would NOT be possible for me to wear these while also performing, alone or with others. I feel like Calmers were not drastic enough that I could get away with leaving them in still.
Anyway I am glad to have some more peace ✌️

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