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A quick PSA:

Thanks to all the engineers, nurses, MDs, PhDs, etc who've taken so much time out of their lives to translate critically important information into common English for their fellow humans.

It's been a bright, shining light that's guiding us safely through.

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#Covid19 minimizers are wrong again.

“When Omicron started flying around the country, people kept saying that’s OK, that will improve people’s immunity,” said Boyton. “What we’re saying is it’s not a good booster of immunity.”

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USpol, DHS 

Supreme Court said this morning that if you live in the red area, DHS can enter your home without a warrant. If you live in the red area, you're legally under martial law.

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The Greek wine Retsina gets its unique flavor from ___________.

If you don’t know take your best guess.

Please boost to get more responses.

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In our little corner of the tech world (the stream and Discord), we have a norm against using the word "just." As in, "Why don't you just..."

"Just" obscures the effort and complexity of challenges, and devalues the work of those solving problems.

Think before you "just."

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If you're posting website links anywhere on Mastodon, including in messages or on your profile, remember to include https:// at the start.

If you don't include https://, the link will not be clickable.

#MastoTIps #Mastodon #FediTips

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A five year old Reddit post just helped me solve a knotty problem.
I hate to think how much useful info is being lost in ephemeral services like Discord, Slack, and IRC.

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I work at a ccTLD (.IS), and lately we are seeing a *lot* of new accounts immediately registering multiple domains that all had been registered in the past. I suspect we're not the only ccTLD that sees this.

We know of at least two instances of this being used to take over social media accounts that had e-mails in expired domains set as backup e-mail addresses.

This seems to be organized and well-resourced.

Please double-check you don't use e-mails in any expired domains anywhere.


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If you have other options, don't buy Starlink. If that's your only viable option, please tell them, as a customer, that you care about keeping Low Earth Orbit safe for use for the future, and that you care about dark night skies.

There is a LOT more that these fantastically talented engineers could be doing to make the satellites darker and to use fewer of them to provide service. But they will only do that if it's a priority for their employer.

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uspol, civilization collapse, climate crisis 

You should be terrified. If you’re not, read this. #climatecrisis #collapse

These Are the Stakes

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“.01% of bitcoin holders hold 27% of all bitcoin! That’s 100x the wealth concentration of the regular economy.”

Next time someone tells you cryptocurrencies and blockchain are about decentralisation, laugh in their faces. Loudly. While pointing at them.

#cryptocurrency #blockchain #decentralisation #web3 #rightLibertarian #bullshit

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Now available! :mastodon:

My in-depth comparative review of eight Mastodon apps for iPhone

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