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One thing the fediverse really needs is the ability to authenticate as the same user over multiple services and post as the same user. Eg. if I could use @sam on a Lemmy and PeerTube instance and have it all be the same user that would be great.

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Captain Kirk captured a megalomaniac from an earlier century and stopped him from further conquest by stranding him in a penal colony on a planet.

Years and years later Kirk would believe he was landing on a different planet, but he was actually back on the same planet, his crew got captured and his old enemy wanted to take his ship to resume his conquest.

Talk about a long Khan!
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Actual question: why is everyone randomly talking about crabs and also how does one find out about cultural things because searching is useless and I have no idea why everyone is talking about this?

New Year, COVID 

TFW you wake up to a new year, feel sick, then remember that you didn't go out last night and there's no reason for it so you go schedule a COVID test. Getting 2022 off to a good start already!

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Year progress: β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’β–’ 100.0%

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I just learned about a new piece of malware that is designed to steal NFTs. It's called "cp", and even the name is pretty suspect if you ask me.

Just got email setup on the co-op code forge a few of us are starting! For some reason this is exciting; it feels real now.

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EO Wilson has died. I was just listening to an interview with him on Vox Conversations yesterday ("EO Wilson's Plan to Save the World"), and can't recommend his books enough.

Wow, REI got its employees a Christmas present! Is it a bonus?

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Maybe there should be some sort of campaign to re-popularize RSS

My representative, David Scott (GA-13) just introduced the MAKERS Act, HR6137 that provides funding for creating maker spaces! Check it out and please consider asking your representatives to support it!

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What is an NFT? It stands for "Nice, free treasures!" and it's a celebration of post-scarcity in the online realm. Once a work of digital art has been created (and the artist duly compensated for their labor), it can be reproduced infinitely at negligible cost.

⚠️ Beware of scams: some people are attempting to charge money for NFTs but they are FREE treasures ⚠️

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a software patch, to help users quit software

Log4Shell, talking shop, snark 

Y'all I just had a great idea! What if logging was just printing some characters to STDOUT and stripping newlines with some basic substitutions? It could be like 3 functions or macros so you wouldn't even have to learn a big framework!

@be I forget if I ever reached out, but you might be interested in a cooperative Gitea instance a few of us are starting. We wanted something U.S. based that could be an alternative to Codeberg (they're great of course, but having a diversity of options in various jurisdictions/currencies is good). Discussion is happening on and we're mostly ready to deploy. Nno pressure, just thought you might be interested. More info at the OpenCollective too:

And while we're at it, consider asking them to support S.1736, the Capital for Cooperatives Act on the senate side of things.

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US folks, please call your representatives and ask them to support H.R.4728, the Thirty-Two Hour Workweek Act. In fact, ask them to cosponsor it.

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