Tried the save and restore functionality of . Rescued my install (over SSH!) after locked up overnight. 🎉

I may be moving to western Massachusetts (Springfield area) - I'm wondering if I reach anybody from that area on the fediverse?

It would be great to have a contact to ask some questions and get advice. The move would be in earlyish summer.

Mission Update. Tune in Feb. 22 at 11am PT (2pm ET/1900 GMT) to hear how @NASAPersevere’s first couple of days on Mars have gone and to see what’s next for the smartest rover on the Red Planet. #CountdownToMars

INTERPLANETARY TOUCHDOWN! After the hardest landing in Mars history, @NASAPersevere & the Ingenuity helicopter are safe on the surface. It may look flat, but this hazardous terrain is full of rich geology and perhaps signs of ancient life #CountdownToMars

USPol - Ted Cruz 

Senator Ted Cruz of TX flew to Cancun while his state is in shambles.

What would he have to do for Texans to vote his ass out?

It’s the final #CountdownToMars! Watch mission control live as @NASAPersevere lands. ETA 12:55pm PT (3:55 pm ET, 23:55 pm GMT) Live:… 360: Español: Toolkit:…

Don't Mess with Texas

or half our population will freeze to death.

Please remember: functional cookies (login session, shopping carts) do not need user consent. So every time you see one of this oversized cookie banners someone is trying (often through dark patterns) to make you accept the whole tracking and spying as well. Don't be mad at the legislative for creating the need for tracking consent. Be mad at the websites that are trying to stir you up against that law by annoying you with those banners.

So I see the proprietary repo snuck onto my . I hope the sponsorship from Microsoft was worth it, Raspberry Pi Foundation. You could have otherwise just put on there instead.

I should qualify: I am intimately familiar with Vim/nVim (and as familiar as I want to be with emacs). Looking for GUIs...

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Got a taste for full IDEs with VSCode, but I'm tired of both Micro$oft and electron.

Is there anything with features even close to vscode with a native Linux interface?

Did you know that let's you borrow some books for 1 hour or 14 days? encrypted Adobe PDF which requires Adobe Digital Editions. Of course only Win & Mac compatible. 😬

Our copyright law is in shambles IMO. Want to read some Phillip K Dick, who has been gone for nearly 40 years now. His work won't be public domain for 30 more years - around 2050! I will be 60 years old, if any of us make it that long.


Defund military.

TLDR: defund military.

Something that drives me screaming up the wall is when people are talking about a thing they did or made out of stuff then they tag on "I got it/them from amazon" at the end of what they're saying.

People need to stop that shit *immediately* yes I get you ordered it on the internet and thats groovy but amazon is not the marketplace of the internet it's a direct, pointed threat to the world and on top of that, a terrible option for obtaining things from the internet. Don't goddamn recommend it?


It's insane what has been allowed to happen all across North America - killing every plant and insect to protect a few mono-crops, and then either feeding the plants to cattle or manufacturing them into 'food' that is destitute of anything except flavour and energy, producing an over-weight, malnourished population.that is heir to chronic disease from an early age.

Monarchs are just the canary in the coal-mine. Chemical farming is killing everything, including their customers!

Google has suspended Element (@matrix) from the Play Store for "Sexual Content and Profanity". Basically same story as with Subway Tooter a while back. Element is to Matrix as Chrome is to the web. Curiously, Chrome is still on the Play Store.

This random software is a small and simple, yet very useful example of .

(Not an endorsement for the software or the systems it interfaces with)

On today's #DataPrivacyDay I would like to remind everyone that decentralized is better than centralized for #privacy, but distributed is better still.

Of course, Baran was concerned with redundancy, i.e. with when network nodes are incapacitated.

But distributed networks, especially when coupled with at-rest encryption, also mean that data does not accumulate at centralized locations. It becomes less available for mass surveillance.

This is why a human centric internet must be distributed.

You can corrupt an election, fire 12,000 people, poison a whole city, abuse workers, evaporate a generation's finances, kick thousands out on the streets, keep the costs of lifesaving drugs artificially high and destroy the environment, but if you interrupt the upward flow of money from working people to non-workers, your ass is grass.

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@softinio I didn't expect an email every day from ACM. 😳

At least the content seems meaningful. They send a lot of news that you wouldn't find on the likes of reddit, maybe even hacker news.

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