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just a reminder to everyone in these trying times

- coop /kuːp/ a chicken enclosure
- coup /kuː/ a government being overthrown
- co-op /ˈkoʊˌɒp/ a company owned and democratically run by the people it serves or employs

Hey, budget engineers, can I really boost my wifi signal with a beer can? Or is this malarkey?

'Cause the alternative seem to be to plop at least some 50 bucks for some gizmo from Best Buy.

Why go on strike to fight climate change 1/n Show more

The KDE community endorses the Global Climate Strike tomorrow, September 20th. See

"There is no Free Software on a dead planet."

Find your local march on


I am currently reading the Chinese sf collection _Invisible Planets_ (ed. & trans. Ken Liu) and there is a lovely story about this French robot dragon-horse, Long Ma, here battling the giant spider Kumo in Ottawa:

our minecraft server now has its own festival, called Sand Melon Fest, complete with a radio station to which you can listen in our discord:

I'm always happy when I can share work from (like this piece on fact checking)!

#Tusky 9 is out!
Creating polls, improved search, always expand content warnings, and more!
Read the full changelog here:

Need a job?

Currently mostly UK and North America jobs listed but it only just launched.

#jobs #work #work-needed

What's a pirate's favourite letter? Show more

I'm so proud when someone suggests a bug ID and the OP checks it out and says "Thanks but I don't think that's it, your page says it's only found in $COUNTRY but I'm in $DISTANT_COUNTRY."

Like they say, "if you hear hoofbeats, don't look for zebras. Unless you're currently in the Serengeti, in which case they're probably zebras." And "Location, location, location!"

Yes, accidental transplants, invasive species, escaped pets, etc. do happen, but a local species is still more likely! 🐘

Apropos of nothing, I still think this would be a good song, see thread for details

a sprinting bear can run as fast as a galloping horse. in my honest opinion, we made such a massive mistake in focusing so hard on horses.

in this presentation i will explain how we can change the kentucky derby to be more interesting.

techbros who joke about gender studies courses are less useful to society than students of gender studies

If you work at a big company, this will probably tell you how much your CEO makes and compare it to the median of the company. I was pretty shocked my own self.

things I've looked at this morning instead of Twitter home timeline:

- Primer timeline diagram
- video explaining Primer
- my Spider Twitter list timeline (mostly nature/science stuff)
- the library website, to put books on hold
- my cat Wasabi

Israeli politics, shitpost Show more

Pushback against "European heritage" celebrations Show more

Anyway, here are some night creatures I met

1. bee in a hole
2. grasshopper in goldenrod
3. cobweb spider with a parasite - a wasp larva
4. slug on a leaf

I didn't want to take photos of the skunks because I was worried the flash would startle them


Update: it went off AGAIN. The owner apparently returned and was accosted by other angry neighbours (he said he was out of town). I may go by and shame him just to reinforce the message

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