It took a very long time to get up to a boil, until I replaced those two spacer bricks at the top with some 1" aluminum rail left over from the old greenhouse teardown. So getting the gap at the top just right is pretty vital; too wide and you lose heat to the surroundings, too narrow and the rocket effect doesn't work as well. I suspect that even a 1" gap is more than enough room, though; I'll try even narrow next time.
Brewing beer on a homemade brick rocket stove.
follow recommendations api, disambiguation Show more
I feel like a lot of people are seeing "follow recommendations" and freaking out, so two thoughts:
1) There's no magic algorithm present. Follow recommendations are literally "hey, you boost and favorite this person's toots a lot but aren't following them". It /can't/ recommend someone you're not already interacting with.
2) It's part of the server API, not the user interface. If it hadn't been in the patch notes you'd never know it was there.
Masto discourse Show more
There's nothing in the 'who-to-follow' API that I can't replicate with a quick-and-dirty Python script that consumes public information.
There's nothing in the 'trending' hashtag API that I can't replicate with a quick-and-dirty Python script that consumes public toots.
There are technological limitations to how much safety you can have when speaking in public. If you really want a perfectly safe forum, you need to find or make a private, invite-only non-federated service.
I need a good shade-providing gardening hat for my oversized noggin. Maybe straw? Maybe a safari hat?
a bot that trolls the fediverse for youtube links, pushes them through youtube-dl, uploads them to a peertube instance, and replies to the original post with the peertube link
There's enough of these they could fill a single-subject tumblr of shame for decades.
In this case, not even a mainstream journalism website; Cory Doctorow's opening paragraphs here: http://locusmag.com/2018/07/cory-doctorow-zucks-empire-of-oily-rags/
That's four different third-party companies that can track my reading of the article: Facebook, Google (thrice), Pinterest, and Wordpress (twice). And this is really tame compared to a newpaper...
>year is 2020
> you run on a raspberry pi in your living-room pleroma 4.8.1 you installed with @yunohost , no command line knowledge needed.
>pleroma is swiss knife of the fediverse, 9 different FE, still running on a Rpi.
>You shitpost using PleromaFE
>You write using PlumeFE
>You vlog using PtubeFE and community driven node helping you with bandwidth.
>You share short video/pics using PFedFE.
>You listen to music using FunkwhaleFE.
>You use ONE account.Keeping your subscribers.
I’m sick to death of people being precious about #GMO produce. Functionally there is no difference between a grape bred to have little or no seed and a grape that has been modified in a lab for the same thing. Y’all are just scared of science.
You wanna talk about #Monsanto charging for “licenses” for their crops, ok. Talk about agribusiness killing the planet, ok. Talk about corporations copyrighting genetic code, ok. These are all valid concerns.
But the science is sound.
DHS is busting a protest in my town. Because protest is a threat to the security of the homeland.
I remember when liberals all got on board with President Bush to start all this stuff and socialists told the libs that they would inevitably turn these weapons of war against our own people and libs said no you’re just a dirty hippie and why do you hate America?
No more liberals. Socialism or bust.
uspol, birdsite, anxiety Show more
I also just listened to This American Life's episode about Jeff Beals yesterday, and while it is sad that the Democratic Party is corrupt and focused entirely on being bland enough for rich supporters to back, that's hardly news. We knew that in 2016, when the DNC did everything it could to ensure Sanders had no shot (if he ever had one). We knew it in 2017, when the DNC voted in an establishment liberal chair over a popular progressive.
None of this is new.
uspol, birdsite, anxiety Show more
Every birdsite user that I know is incredibly anxious right now, as a result of recent events.
It makes me wonder if I'm missing key information by not being there anymore; is there a fact I don't know that explains the non-stop freakout? Or is birdsite just amplifying reactions to a fairly unsurprising set of events?
I legit could be missing something. Progressives lost a bunch of primaries (with notable exceptions), Kennedy's timing is shitty. What'd I miss?
If guaranteed minimum income and universal healthcare were a thing, I think so many of my programmer colleagues would immediately take low-income sabbaticals to write high-quality good-ui users-first free and open source software that it would inspire tedious "how was it possible?!?" medium dot com thinkpieces for years and years
I miss web rings. Yeah, they were clunky and a pretty weird way to discover content, but they were formed by humans, not bots. Humans who had to talk to each other to coordinate adding more nodes or to recover from broken links.
In #GDPRv2, I want a mandate that requires companies to implement a single-click mechanism for stopping all unnecessary tracking* and deleting all existing unnecessary data already collected.
Can you imagine how hard it would be for Google (&c) to implement this? Not only unhiding the several hundred buried privacy options, but they'd also need to spend enormous effort analyzing their own products for everywhere they've been hoarding data for decades.
* this is already defined in #GDPR v1.