Oh good. Facebook gives advertisers your two factor authentication phone number.

<< They found that when a user gives Facebook a phone number for two-factor authentication or in order to receive alerts about new log-ins to a userโ€™s account, that phone number became targetable by an advertiser within a couple of weeks. >>

gizmodo.com.au/2018/09/faceboo

This is from last year. Taken with FujiFilm XT2 camera I no longer have. The Golden Bridge Ba Na Hills Da Nang Vietnam. #photography

On Earth, there are roughly 35000 golf courses, 50% of which are in the USA. That's 2.6 million hectares of land.

Globally, Earth's forests have an average density of 317 trees per hectare (rough estimate), meaning those golf courses could be home to 824.2 million trees. ๐ŸŒณ

me at 19: why would someone with a cool stem degree want to sell kombucha at the farmers market or run a yarn store?

me at 30: ohhhhhhhh

The sheer number of people on Facebook with their real names, photos, locations and workplaces on their profile who are happy to throw abuse at other people kinda disproves the argument that itโ€™s online anonymity that causes abusive behaviour

have you ever noticed that someone post a screenshot of text without providing an image description, preventing you from being able to read it? or maybe they posted a huge amount of text that just can't possibly be described with the image description feature?

simply tag @OCRbot in a direct reply to the image. it will download the image and scan it using tesseract OCR to output the text contained in the image!

because OCRbot runs on fedi.lynnesbian.space, it has a character limit of 65535, so even the longest images should work OK!

check the reply to this image to see it parsing the attached screenshot!

You: The Nintendo Switch is the best console of all time

Me, an intellectual:

Tea (camellia sinensis) shares thousands of years of history with humans, and is deeply rooted in East Asian culture. Most tea grows as small shrubs, but it can live for a long time โ€“ and it can grow up to be a very large tree!

The tree in this photo was the oldest known tea tree in the world, estimated to be 3200 years old. Before the tree died in 2012, its leaves were used to make pu-erh, a kind of fermented black tea which can be aged for many years before being drunk.

DDR5 is coming soon, development of DDR6 has started and I still have only DDR3 with an older i5 in my desktop machine.

But you know what? My work laptop has modern and powerful hardware and everything is still slow as hell. Honestly, I donโ€™t really care about hardware upgrades anymore, because it just doesnโ€™t matter.

Somehow we managed to slow software way faster down than we could accelerate the hardware. Great job ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘Œ
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