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BRB, getting myself a green laser!

Thus is an amazing video of the protestors in Chile bringing down a with friggin lasers!

But the problem is, how do you, or the crowd/mob distinguish between police drones (bad), reporting drones (might be good), and protestors drones (might be essential to the safety of the protestors themselves some day (see short stories by Cory Doctorow)?

interestingengineering.com/chi

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Wow, y'all have blown up the tag for #pinephone... it's not too far off the mark for the "trending now"s for the entire Mastodon network!

"This is not a drill. We really just won a major case in Alaska that could eventually lead to the nationwide end to Super PACs."

Lawrence Lessig and equalcitizens.us is truly doing some of theost important work in the world right now. You should go give them a dollar if you can.

medium.com/equal-citizens/we-j

Hey, is there an community here that I can ask questions to help me do a better job?

If I add a construction site area on top of a road, will the road automatically be marked as unusable, so that navigation applications routes around it, or do I have to do something else in addition?
@openstreetmap

Never trust Facebook. Delete all official Facebook apps, use unofficial ones if you really need it on your phone.

thenextweb.com/apps/2019/11/12

But for the federation-system to work perfectly as a way to make sure you'll not be censored there needs to be more than just federation, though:

1. A way to export all data, including followers/followings
2. A way to import this data in a new instance
3. A setting to automate frequent downloads of this data, so that you won't forget and lose a lot of data if you get booted.

Not sure where is on all of this at the moment.

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"Notwithstanding the veracity of these claims, many Indian Twitter users have decided to shift to the suddenly popular Mastodon, even if on a pilot basis."

When there's only one owner of your publishing platform, they can do what they want, or what they're told.

That's why federation is so important. Happy to see so many new Indian users of Mastodon, even though the circumstance is not so happy. qz.com/india/1746734/angry-twi

When you start watching The Leftovers you might think to yourself that this doesn't make any fucking sense.

Then, while you progress trough the three seasons you will probably think to yourself, many, many times that oh, this still doesn't make any fucking sense.

But then, when you come to the end, you will realize that this whole thing did not make any fucking sense.

Hey all amazing -ists! 1.0 is getting close, and they're having a contest for creating the about screen image. I hope you will all join! inkscape.org/community/about-s

TIL that SVG images can contain links and searchable and selectable text. That is preeeety sweet! upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia

Commercial/proprietary operations and free and open source communities can help each other out.

Tesla gets a great map from the community, but it's not perfect. So the Tesla owners has an incentive to go and make better. Some might just fix their street, others might really enjoy it and become an important part of the community. No matter what: Everyone wins.

teslamotorsclub.com/blog/2019/

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one's laughing at God
When they're starving or freezing or so very poor

I'm really opposed to what I feel like is the message of Regina Spektors song Laughing With. It seems too similar to the tired, old trope of "there's no atheists in foxholes".

There are ffrf.org/outreach/atheists-in-

Still, I'm quite drawn to the song. I guess it's the melancholy.

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