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Trigger Warning Poll 

Hi Fedifolks - the culture here has broadly adopted the widespread use of content warnings, especially to avoid psychological triggers that can cause harm. This is great! I would like to get some idea of the proportions of people who urgently require different common trigger-warnings, for a personal project that might be of interest to them later. Check all that apply.
I'm only allowed add 4 choices. But I am open to more input.
Also, LMK of any other polls?
Please boost! :)

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Every now and then an order reminds me that I have practical and pretty models for sale on Shapeways.. if you've ever wanted a desk model of DNA, or a Phage, or a model Centrifuge Rotor powered by a Dremel, I guess I'm your guy:
I still have my trusty Dremelfuges I used (recklessly) for for years.. I even still have some of the stupid prototypes. :)

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again? :)
I'm into: & evidence-based , I'm either or depending on what we're discussing. Politically fluid but leaning .
I work on & at Scrapinghub. I like , , & .
Trained in (yay !), spent years at & in a home lab. I miss it.
Currently experimenting with invertebrate , , & evidence-based .

If you want to leave GitHub due to their recent bad behavior but still need a presence there, you can absolutely do that.

What FOSS developers provide them is credibility. If you move your cool projects elsewhere and mirror them to Github with a pointer to the real repo, the message is clear: you're only on Github because you have to be.

Boycotting $BIG_COMPANY 95% of the time is almost as effective as boycotting it 100% of the time; this isn't an all-or-nothing deal.

@cathal I'm in the process of doing a very similar migration (XFCE not Gnome) on multiple machines for the same reason. I've got an internal wiki that I'm tracking these issues. Highlights:

Most of it surrounds the polish Ubuntu has put on, eg: qt5-gtk2-platformtheme and setting QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME=gtk2 to make Qt apps match theme.

Packaged Firefox is ESR. If you want Stable you'll have to install from upstream. See

Probably others, YMMV, but still worth it IMHO.

🧒 > Processing triggers for man.db
👨 > Processing triggers for man.db
👴 > Processing triggers for man.db
💀 > Processing triggers for man.db

Me: "I'll just tar-caf foo.tar.gz this whole directory of images and documents"
*Operation takes ages and ends up the same size as the uncompressed directory*
Me: "Oh yea documents are all compressed already these days and lossy JPGs images are poorly compressible and that just wasted time and cycles for nothing"

Screengrab from Bookface of Lee Canning, one of the leads of the Abolish the Welsh Assembly group.

Sums up their attitude towards #Wales #Cymru and just shows why we need #Independence #Annibyniaeth

Flavour background: I am an experienced desktop user and I've previously run Debian, Manjaro, Crunchbang, etcetera, but I have spent the last few years running Ubuntu because I want to just be able to run games and install drivers etcetera without a big adventure each time.
But I also don't want snaps, because FFS who even wants snaps, what was wrong with apt for system and AppImages (hmm, maybe FlatPak, maybe) for applications

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My desktop has gotten unstable, mostly I think because of AMD's drivers and a too-small boot partition that's frozen mid-update.
So, I want to do a wipe/reinstall, but Ubuntu's getting all proprietary-ish again, so I am thinking of trying Debian again. I'm downloading the Nonfree edition of Bullseye/Sid with Gnome.

Is there anything I should know ahead of time? I basically just want a "snap"-free experience similar to , because I'm "too old for this shit" and want Easy Linux.

Dear Free Software and Privacy-loving individual,

If you care the slightest bit about freedom of speech, please take 10 seconds of your time to run the following command into your terminal:

git clone

That's it. You're saving a very important piece of internet history that may be necessary later.

Thank you for your attention. Your effort makes the internet a better place.

#censorship #youtubedl

Note on the #youtubedl DMCA takedown this night.

In a very unusual turn RIAA justifies the takedown request with EU/German law and claim US analogy to EU rules. (the attachment with a copy of the Hamburg court rule they refer to somehow not linked, one can only guess that this links to §95a UrhG).

us / uk pol 

finding it kind of bizarre that the total amount of people (not percentage) who vote in the UK election is 33% of the total amount of people who vote in the US election.

We're such a bizarre compact little island.

every oil worker you convince to make a career change is a wound in the side of this petrochemical tarrasque

besides the regular and expected good crimes, we should be doing what we can to help the people who work rigs and machinery get into other fields so they aren’t left adrift when the whole thing comes crashing and burning down

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Support artists who release their work for free or use DRM-free platforms like Bandcamp.

Do not support artists who lock their work behind DRMed platforms.

Vote with your wallet. Don't give people money who don't deserve it. Foster a culture of support and owning what you pay for.

There's no need to feel down, I said
Get your sand off the ground I said
Cause it's night in the town and there's



It's fun to sleep with the
I close my eyes and find

You could bring me a man!
Cutest I've ever seen!
Let me see him in my best dre-eams!!!

youtube-dl's most recent stable source and (some) binaries:

DMCA'd git repository:

Fuck yourself, RIAA.

Clone, share, and mirror.

You may stop this individual, but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike.

@pfx The English have also done wonderful things that undermine what "the English" have done. Like English trade unionsts organising aid for the poor Irish in 1916 while the English imperialists were in full war against Ireland.

It's important to not throw the masses of Big Nations in with their oppressors.

For example...

Look at Frodo and Sam from LOTR. People love making jokes about how "ohhh, they looooove each other" and... yes. Yes, obviously they do. After everything they go through together, it's one of the best examples of philia I can think of in popular literature. But that fact is devalued because so many people can't even conceive of a form of love which doesn't involve people wanting to get it on.

And we should really expand our definitions to include things like friendships as love.

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