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That feeling when you forgot the HDMI to VGA adapter, and your presentation starts in 30 minutes, but then you realise that your laptop actually has a VGA port...!

Have you considered contributing to #OpenStreetMaps? It's like Wikipedia but for maps - a map that everybody can edit! Today, the NSW Address Import project added thousands of addresses for West Pennant Hills, Warrawee, and West Pymble.

If you know those areas, check it out and start mapping!

#opensource #gis

"Consider when someone sends a vial of saliva to #23andme. The person may not realize it will be resold to #bigpharma firms..

This is the same sort of #bargain Facebook and Google offer. You pay with your #personaldata, which is used to target you with ads."

What's your favorite generic alternative to "whitelist" and "blacklist"?

(Not interested in arguments about why I shouldn't switch. We moved from motherboard to mainboard to avoid juvenile jokes, this is at *least* as valid. And white folks don't get to tell black folks that the black folks aren't actually annoyed by something. There's a sufficient number of folks annoyed by whitelist/blacklist that I'm respecting it.)

Bust your data out of its silo! Put it into our silo instead! And then we'll shut it down and delete it!

Someone on Twitter mentioned that in some regions of Germany, a common idiom for whenever there's mist in the forest is "The foxes are making coffee", and thought the image was evocative enough for an illustration.

Well, I took the bait! 🦊☕

#MastoArt #CreativeToot #Lineart

🇬🇧 🇺🇸 🇦🇺 So don't forget, on February 22nd, it's the 1 year of data stored in my Mastodon stats (with some few data issues). And you will therefore be able to see that the Fediverse is not very decentralized (not to say not at all), that we have had a fairly huge evolution of many instances and people. And that we still chat a lot on this social network

white leftists remember your leftism doesnt absolve you of your whiteness challenge

@magicalmilly @noelle Atheism is basically it's own organized religion at this point. The loud aggressive atheists wield their beliefs like a club to anyone who disagrees.

I see someone who feels inclined to loudly proclaim they are an atheist as a red flag these days. A lot of the atheists I know don't refer to themselves as such anymore because of that sort of shit.

"In retrospect, it’s unsurprising that a lot of New Atheism devolved into reactionary, antifeminist, and even white supremacist thought, because it was never really about the things it claimed to be about. The dominant affect of New Atheism wasn’t humility, or reflexivity, or curiosity, all the things one truly needs to improve intellectually. It was smugness."

The Magical Thinking of Guys Who Love Logic:

MM 028507 Bi-conical monopole broadband HF antenna and emergency VHF antenna mast. Melbourne Coastal Radio Station, Cape Schanck, Victoria

So, #Mailpile has a Discourse forum now:

Thanks @gwmngilfen for all the help!

Being new, it's of course completely empty.

Suggestions on things I could/should post to make it less empty are welcome. Posts by other people are also welcome.

The Big 1.0. – Riot

Riot, the default and most mature client for #Matrix just hit 1.0, with a huge redesign <3 If you have ever checked Riot before, but didn't like the looks - please give it another try! If you haven't tried it but like things like, dunno, #Slack for example, have a try and you might be pleasantly surprised.

#Opensource #decentralized chat and team tool with a no compromises #UI <3

Breaking: The text of #Article13 and the #EU #Copyright Directive has just been finalised

Please reshare widely and **take action**. This has the potential to endanger the #internet as we know it, making it more and more composed of only large platforms.

This has the possibility of killing #alternative #socialmedia projects and small #startups trying to compete with the big #corporations.

"The purpose was to investigate the history of a #place by using the information provided through #LinkedOpenData #LOD #searchengines and databases. We start with Peripleo, the LOD-based search engine of #Pelagios, which connect several partnered datasets by using #places as the common ground.

Through #Peripleo, we had access to a massive set of #numismatic resources, including #Nomisma. Textual sources were collected through #ToposText, for its focus on locations."


Comunque a #Satana non piace Sanremo.

C'è un motivo se va in Georgia a sfidare contadini in gare di violino.

Satana è folk!

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more