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Wait why does this work so well?

I can actually focus on it rather than having g to reread like 3 times.

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I like bikes so much that I put my bike in a bike, so that I can bike after I bike!

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i am still on the hunt for artists for my vending machine artist residency programme based in norwich, UK. if you make works on paper, small multiples, have big ideas about public works and how lots of small pieces can make a whole, or just think this sounds cool, please get in touch!

i am currently seeking residents for july 2022 onwards. the residencies are monthly, and can be completed from anywhere in the world where you can post things that reach the uk.

more info:

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linux, boots appreciated 

Does anyone know of a tutorial on how to set up a shell script to automatically FTP the updated files to your web server whenever you build a page? Copying and pasting by hand is tedious

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The EU Commission is planning automatic CSAM scanning of your private communication – or total surveillance in the name of child protection. This would be the worst surveillance apparatus outside of China:
#Fight4Privacy #No2Backdoors

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AI, visual arts, textocentrism 

Tools like DALL-E 2* make me think that writing is becoming, paradoxically, the main medium of visual art. The input is text, the output is an image – and then more text is needed to make sense of such image, which functions as interface between texts. The image processing also happens via text, namely, code.


(I automatically posted this to birdsite and regretted it, as I don't want to post 'original' thoughts there, hence the pseudo-repost here)

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I'm starting a small call for entries for a yet-to-exist 'zine on tech for resting, being lazy, letting be, and having a break. Share wide and far.


For the first Fallow Zine, la Jachère is interested in contributions about the following topics, but not limited to them.

- Lazy tech or tech for the lazies
- Tech that falls into place, fits, is just enough
- Tech for rest, pause, have a break, take a breath
- Tech for preservation, of the status quo, of energy, of a moment, of equilibrium

More on

- Deadline: 21. June 2022 (more or less… deadlines are thresholds to play with)

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Worse: immunocompromised people take longer to recover from covid, meaning they have a higher chance of incubating new strains, and when those new strains emerge, they rip through immunocompromised, unvaccinated populations.

Just in case you've encountered the racist lie that poor brown people in the global south are too primitive to make their own vaccines, waivers or no, here's a debunking of that particular pile of bigoted garbage:


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1. Buy expired NPM maintainer email domains.
2. Re-create maintainer emails
3. Take over packages
4. Submit legitimate security patches that include package.json version bumps to malicious dependency you pushed
5. Enjoy world domination.

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the home office tried to raid a restaurant in edinburgh, but edinburgh anti-raids showed them what for

everyone detained was de-arrested or released. people are still hanging around to make sure the vans leave empty


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@az Totally. I'd say that a "platform" is basically a system for managing and policing people.

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It's kinda crazy how much we have all been trained to adapt our needs and desires to the current conventions of technology and not the other way around.

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@az I feel you. I "grew up" with IRC and handles. During that time being myself afk wasn't that easy. Not having to be myself online was fantastic. Clearname/photo practices enforced by larger platforms are a terrible thing.

On the other hand, I experience the fediverse at times as very safe spaces. And I was wondering if for some of us, it actually is the other way around. That for once, being able to be oneself is actually a very nice thing.

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Please don't spam this channel with newbie questions about "help im drowning" and "gblrblgrlb" before reading the quickstart documentation, thanks

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if you're on mastodon you probably possess the sicko urge to run janky community tools yourself, so i present for your consideration: our small-scale self-hosted streaming platform:

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uk pol 

Yesterday, the UK government has criminalised the culture and practices of Gypsy Roma Traveller people living in this country.

All of us who are members of groups that have faced past or present attempts at government annihilation should stand together as allies. An attack on the GRT community is an attack on all of us.

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If you have a broken payphone in your neighborhood, why not turn it into a li’l zine library? I used a magazine rack from the thrift store, attached with twine and a paperclip.

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