In U.S. English why is the machine that washes your dishes a "dish washer" but the machine that washes your cloths a "washing machine"? Both should be "washing machine" or one should be a "cloths washer".

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This internet radio station which streams "the hidden activity of a freshwater pond" using DIY hydrophones (underwater microphones) attached to a floating solar-power system seems pretty Merveilles! zachpoff.com/artwork/pondstati I haven't been able to listen live yet due to time differences, but the archives are really interesting.

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Looks like there will be no #XMPP Office Hours tomorrow unless someone wants to sign up at the last minute? Demos, talks, round table discussions, or anything else you think it would be useful for the community to know are welcome!

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Today's (2021-05-04) #XMPP Office Hours are a preview of the new UI and features in Gajim 1.4 by Philipp Hörist! They have been bumped back to 1700 UTC, so don't show up early! We hope to see you there! wiki.xmpp.org/web/XMPP_Office_

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Someone fixed the xkcd "Types of Scientific Paper" meme.

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💌 I like email. There is no expectation that it is answered quickly, so I can check it once a day, and only on workdays. It's good both for short answers and long-form discussions, with one person or many. It's federated and at least partially decentralised. There's a client serving all kinds of needs, from phones to the command line.

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Tomorrow's (2021-04-27) #XMPP Office Hours is not actually XMPP related! It's an intro to the #JMAP protocol by Daniel Gultsch. Hopefully this will help us in our future protocol development work! wiki.xmpp.org/web/XMPP_Office_

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about 4 days ago i had this incredibly stupid musical idea and it keep hearing it in my head. it won't go away

so i've had to actually create it

i present to you: the
ELEANOR RIGBY BATTLE THEME

Taking a friend for their first trip. They're nervous so I'm thinking something relatively easy, 2 nights only, preferably a loop (unless it's in NE GA where I know enough people to get a ride). Good trail suggestions?

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in a parallel dimension, they're called zunecasts

Today was a good step in the right direction, but keep in mind that the fight is far from over. Breath as sigh of relief that today turned out differently from so many other times, but let's keep up the good fight and make sure this never happens to another family ever again.

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police brutality 

Friendly reminder, breonna Taylor’s murders are being offered book deals. This fight has yet to start.

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A lot of people in the Bitcoin space make the case that it's good for the environment because high energy consumption incentivizes improvements in energy efficiency.

Are cigarettes good for public health because they incentivize improvements in cancer treatments?

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Join us tomorrow at XMPP Office Hours 📢 for the "Intro to #XMPP presentation" by Sam Whited (@sam) at 16:00 UTC (Tue, 20th of April '21)

Join here: socialcoop.meet.coop/sam-pku-d

You also would like to give a talk? Info:
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#jabber #standards #decentralization #federated #interoperability

Tomorrow (April 20th) at 16:00 UTC I'm giving an Intro to presentation. This will be a technical intro that discusses the protocol and various aspects of using it. I hope to see you there! wiki.xmpp.org/web/XMPP_Office_

uspol 

I keep seeing "Joe Biden has been president for X days but <insert big problem> is still a thing" and I'm getting rather sick of it. I'm no Biden fan, but what does that even mean? Yes, there is still a crisis at the border (or pick your crisis) but children are not being separated from their families and on day 1 there were executive orders to start addressing it. Push for change where it's needed, but people ostensibly on the left need to stop the "both sides are just as bad" nonsense.

Talking shop: Go and XML 

Just separating out the tokenization, validation, and marshaling/unmarshaling parts into three different layers would make it more testable and readable, making issues easier to spot. It would also make it possible to encode a struct to a stream of tokens instead of bytes, which would greatly increase the speed of things that need to do that right now, and we could make the input/output stable across multiple encode/decodes, which would prevent downstream security issues.

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