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YOU: so the A in RAID stands for "Array"?
US: Yes.
YOU: doesn't that mean saying "RAID array" is redundant?
US: Of course. That's what the R is for.

#NoGoogle is a #publicdomain #Google domain #blocklist.

No Google is a collection of lists containing domains owned and operated by Google. No Google can be used in domain blocking systems like #PiHole to prevent unwanted Google services from being interacted with.

Website 🔗️: github.com/nickspaargaren/no-g

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #security #surveillance

#postmarketos-tweaks was just merged to edge!

Makes it easy to tweak 🔧 the following:
* Dark/light #gtk theme (#darkmode)
* Date displayed in #phosh
* GTK animations on/off
* Suspend time (e.g. for #pinephone + crust)
* Fonts (which fonts, size, hinting, scaling, ...)

gitlab.com/postmarketOS/postma

Emergent behaviour of agents in early text adventure games (The Hobbit, released 1982): if50.substack.com/p/1982-the-h

Current status: I'm still on my EU-based everyday appliance manufacturing obsession.

Today, I discovered the Bezzera coffee machines. They are 100% designed and built in house in Italy.

Here's a factory tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY14ND7_Exs

Most of the chassis and group manufacturing process seems to be automated, that's pretty sweet. However, most of the boiler and the electric part seem to be manual.

Almost no plastic involved, they seem to heavily use food compliant copper with a also food-compliant stainless steel coating.

The overall system seems to be order of magniture simpler and more robust than my 100% plastic jura coffee machine.

However, at ~1000€/machine, the pricing is still pretty steep. At least too steep for me and my French salary ><

The recent increase in Western focus on pushing out anti-China articles has most to do with:

Perhaps Unix fans wouldn’t espouse simplicity of implementation as much if programming in C didn’t feel like walking on thin ice covered in egg shells and broken glass.

To me, a photograph means the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the meaning of an event on the one hand and the exact arrangement of the visually perceived forms expressing that event on the other - Henri Cartier-Bresson
#photography #quote

"ACLU, a defender of digital privacy, reveals that it shares user data with Facebook"

fortune.com/2021/04/02/aclu-sh

I think the biggest problem is that large non-profits are run exactly like large corps these days and so they 'need' engagement metrics, analytics etc.

That's one thing Anand Giridharadas is right about, that today's 'activists' have been willfully misled by capitalism to believe that they can both, get its spoils, (previously only attainable by commercial tycoons), and do good work

I mean, we are already sharing compute resources between our fediverse instances with little to no accountability as to quotas or resource management between us. if we formalized and generalized the setup, even in small pockets, there could be some very cool knock-on effects I'd suspect.

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there's part of my brain that says that the federated distributed MMO that @cwebber is working toward (and beyond) and the underlying tech will also add some interesting dynamics into the possibilities here - what happens when we start to share secure object capabilities with each other that allow for some subset of arbitrary computation rather than something much more limited in application and scope?

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lmao imagine calling Mail.app "high quality" compared to modern thunderbird

Just spent an hour trying to figure out why Blender stopped rendering. As it turns out, if there is a image sequence in the video editor, the renderer stops rendering anything else. That was NOT obvious at all. [grumbles while kicking a stone down the street]

I'm using raindrop.io to manage my bookmarks since years now, through several browsers and devices, and I'm so happy with it, would recommend!

the "androids are taking our jobs" sci-fi trope is honestly one of the darkest, because the entire point of automation is to make it so that nobody has to work anymore if they don't want to. In literally any non-oligarchical society, the automatically generated resources would be distributed and everyone would be happy.

the idea that a population would be so brainwashed that they want more work and less automation, instead of more automation and much more universal basic income, is so deeply and fundamentally disturbing, yet it's already happening

I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but if you're doing any home rewiring or have the walls open for some reason, might be a good idea to install some Cat6 cable or maybe even terminated optical cable

It's a good opportunity to have data connectivity in a new area and you can even install IP cameras at some point if you have any spare terminals

Wireless is great for a lot of things, but if speed and lack of interference are important, go with wired

There are lots of DIY tutorials too

Last thing I'd say on RMS and this is specifically for people who fancy themselves on any kind of left is that he's at least there on most of the issues, like he agrees with you, seriously check his political notes and writings if you want.

Meanwhile Wikipedia has been getting much praise here yet it;s founder is a libertarian of the free market variety who actively attacks people who think some basics should be off the table on Twitter.

Wiki articles on many issues have a right slant.

instead of introducing new, vaccine passports, how about abolishing all passports

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