There once was a man named Alcubierre,
Who set up a warp field over there,
He disappeared with a flash,
And displaced lots of grass,
But no one's seen him in a year.

lifehack: whenever public wifi asks you for your email, instead of giving it to them, do this ONE NEAT TRICK

look at the name of the company trying to collect it (it will never be the restaurant or cafe, always some soulless data brokering tech firm) and type in "sales" or "hello"

give them a taste of their own medicine!!

we're going to destroy our skies. more than they have already been destroyed.

i wonder how many of these people have read a single line of Stanislaw Lem's science fiction? He gets "we fucked ourselves over" right in the way only someone who lived under the Iron Curtain can do.

Slides from my small solar project.

And a graph of status taken every half hour for a few weeks. I started out reverse engineering the MODBUS protocol then discovered it was a RENOGY clone. Made this much easier. ;)

Gah I have been absent from here longer than I thought I had been. I have been very busy though setting up this laptop, then setting up a small solar system.

Am I wrong to be bothered by o-called sceptics who don't fact check their quotations? sheesh Mark Twain, Einstein, Benjamin Franklin etc. etc. never said a lot of things people quote him on! People on the bird land and faeces book are the worst at that. ;)

I suppose I really should have an instance on

It's time to stop these two specific companies from tracking us, site loading trackers from no less than 19 domains says.

What to do if you see antisocial benchs that are supposed to don't let people lay down to rest in order to increase gentrification?

Repair them!

The idea that you can solve homelessness by making benches hard to sleep on is stupid, and indicative of the kind of gormless wingnuttery in contemporarty mainstream politics.

@sonicbooming *unsolicited advice incoming*
You could contact a women's shelter & see if they could use any of your old devices. Even some older phones don't need a SIM to call 911. Then you can hope they never get used again (if you catch my meaning).

Feeling better. Not good. But better.

Get your flu shot. I did, and I still got sick. But a whole bunch of kids and >50s in my town are freaking hospitalized. Vaccination can reduce the severity of symptoms.

Kitties seem popular here!! I found this today on another app and now am sharing it with Octodon. Enjoy!! <3

The two big commercial social networks that must never be named are pissing me off.

Remember that story about polio survivors who need iron lungs being left out in the cold by the company responsible for the devices?

There's a good follow-up.

"Armed with scanners and 3D-printers, computer experts, hobbyists and hardware fiddlers are determined to fix the problem."

"Lillard and her cohort might be the last of the Iron Lungs, but they're unlikely to be the last getting vital healthcare support from the maker community."

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