In the event Omicron is a mild disease and it does replace all other SARS-2 -- vaccines weren't useless they saved lives but we are complicit in killing those in 3rd world countries who could have been saved...

"Judith Flanders: All sorting systems have biases. Dewey’s has more biases than most. And in the modern world, it is particularly troublesome. It is entirely Anglo-centric. It is almost, comically, Christian-centric.
Daniel Semo: So Christianity was given all the numbers between 200 and 289. Whereas Islam is given only a single number: 297."
99percentinvisible.org/episode

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One thing good about the first very light snowfall of the winter. It hides all the face masks lying on the ground.

Bookfunnel wanst to know which genre I write in.

Oh, my sweet summer child... :flan_XD::flan_piteous:

Stack Overflow logic 

Q: How do I screw in a light bulb?

A1: Why do you want to do that? It would be so much quicker to use a torch. It you have a wind-up one you don't even have to buy batteries!

A2: I can't believe you don't know how to do that. You're such a noob.

A3: Have you considered just living in darkness? It's more possible than you think ;)

A4: I wrote a blog post about this four years ago. Check it out: link-that-does-not-work .com

A5: This is duplicate thread. Closing

"There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" or TANSTAAFL is applicable to any energy system we would want to use. Wind kills birds, Water causes methane out gasing, Nuclear waste, Solar; all need mining. Every single one has drawbacks and advantages.

Dark Patterns darkpatterns.org/

“Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you do things that you didn't mean to, like buying or signing up for something. The purpose of this site is to spread awareness and to shame companies that use them.”

#ux

Hat tip to @rebutte

arghhh because the birdy network has no edit function and I complained 'Grammarly' responded with helpful advice about it's add on. fsck off just fsck right off.

One thing I despise about the bird network are the corporate bots that listen to any mention of their brand then replying with fake concern.

No matter which social network you're on, following a diverse group of people helps you taking a peek at the other side of your personal filter bubble.

You don't have to agree with everything and everyone, but please, at least try to listen to people and their opinions.

It will help you appreciate your own life, and may just make you a little wiser.

I guess the CAD software I'm looking for just doesn't exist yet. Designing a case should really be just a couple of mouse clicks:

new case -> adjust size -> pick closing mechanism -> pick device from database -> automatically place screw holes

In other words: I don't want to invent my own designs here, I just need to combine a bunch of existing building blocks like Legos.

Anything like that?

guess which all-powerful tech monopoly is breaking ublock origin (and umatrix, and likely many other similar add-ons, such as noscript) in their browser, which happens to be the most popular browser in the world?

bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/i

who could have foreseen this? who would ever think that an advertising company's web browser would end up breaking compatibility with an ad blocker? frankly i'm shocked

Seems a lot of you don't know I am on the bsd.network version of mastodon Well. I am . Look for DianeBruce. That is all!

Your house is overloaded with books. What do you do?

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" @companyname.website

give them a taste of their own medicine!!

Slides from my small solar project. oarc.net/presentations/solar_p

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.

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