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So for those who don't know yet, Freenode had a hostile takeover and the volunteer staff has resigned. Most (if not all staff) have created a new network:

##yamahasynths has moved to There is heavy load, so things like registering or even connecting may take a while. Point your client to, port 6667 (6697 if using TLS).

There is a relay provided for now for both channels, so both the Libera and Freenode channels receive all msgs.

Oxford-AstraZeneca, the Sinclair ZX81 of COVID vaccines

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GTA, every version, has a far more progressive #healthcare system than the #UnitedStates.

GTA: Get too hurt, they scrape you off the street, load you in an ambulance, take 5% of your net worth, release you in full health.

US: Scrape you off the street, load you in an ambulance, get you addicted to opioids, then sue you for every last dollar of what you're worth.


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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

did you ever print out some documents on your real life print icon

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Discord alternatives 

If you're going to recommend folks get off of Discord you need to have an offramp that is as easy to migrate to as Discord is to onramp. Period. Saying "don't use this thing" and then expecting folks to navigate server installation, client set-up, and god-knows-what-else is the equivalent of telling folks to not use shoes and then have them walk up the side of a volcano: nobody will enjoy it, it will be painful, and why are shoes bad anyway?

(Foreach offramp: provide onramp)

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All those Lisp programmers looking down at us, not from an ivory tower but a numeric one

Bill Gates's house has a Wikipedia article and the name of the article is just "Bill Gates's house" and for some reason I find this really funny

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