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I wonder how many projects evangelising about decentralization are on github

Google no longer indexing decade old articles (that means 2008!)

boingboing.net/2018/01/16/try-

Time to duck duck go, if you haven't already.

Ive just been informed via facebook that im apparently not allowed to call the terf who firebombed sex shops, publicly confessed to it and threatened violence against trans women a terrorist. Go figure.

"Is your fear of irrational?
Radioactivity stirs primal fears in many people, but Geoff Watts argues that an undue sense of its risks can cause real harm."

mosaicscience.com/story/your-f

social.coop/media/Ag3T67ofn5op

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@brennen @cypnk @eduardomorais When I got my first job as a developer, it was because I was talking to a dude about how I grew up using hand me down computers (along with all the things that meant.)

He made the comment that that was really the only way anyone from my generation (C.1990) was going to have peaked behind the curtain so to speak.

Even folks 5 years younger (at my highly technical company) don't have those fundementals.

@cypnk @eduardomorais a while ago, i saw someone making the point (maybe on here, maybe elsewhere) that my age cohort (roughly: born in late 70s - mid 80s, basically aware of the world pre-internet / pre-mobile-device) might have experienced peak technical literacy in the general population, and it's all downhill from here.

it really resonated, and i haven't encountered any evidence to the contrary.

TIL that #QuadrilateralCowboy is a #GPL licensed game! :blobwoah:

I might actually buy it, coz it'd be a good base for one of my own projects.

#gameing

It's only a murder of crows if there's probable caws.

Pet hate: Git repositories with really interesting descriptions, and no actual code. Keep your placeholder repositories offline, dammit..

we've had to fix so many things that people idly sprayed WD-40 into without thinking about what it really does.

Don't DO THAT.

you're probably not looking for WD-40 when you use it.

WD-40 removes lubricant that is already there, cutting it with a lighter petroleum compound.

use the right stuff for the job, we're not going to explain what these are because there are 10,000,000 different things for everything here and it would take days to explain them all.

[hint: it's probably not WD-40]

I kinda knew this in some ways beforehand, but there seems to be a demand for more and more videos of people simply doing nothing, or walking, or otherwise engaging in their world without saying a word

You see this a lot in nature videos too and in the popularity of "Slow TV" where a mundane activity takes place over hours or days

I wonder what this says about the pace of today's society

Golden Rice has been approved in Australia and New Zealand #positivenews

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has conducted a thorough safety assessment and has determined there are no public health or safety concerns.

The International Rice Research Institute is seeking to grow the rice in developing countries to address severe vitamin A deficiency that can lead to blindness and other health issues.

foodstandards.gov.au/media/Pag

Barcelona migrates to Free Software. The plan is to start with the applications until the last remaining proprietary software is the operating system which will then be replaced by GNU/Linux. itsfoss.com/barcelona-open-sou #pmpc