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Even if you aren't a scientist, you can still help out in small ways. For example, would you like to help search for black holes, identify wildlife, or save endangered animals? Then you'll love !
zooniverse.org/
Would you like to help out without actually doing anything? That's impossi ... oh right, exists! With it, you can donate unused computing power to projects that investigate diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, etc.
boinc.berkeley.edu/

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Have you guys heard about Code7? In it, you play as a hacker named Alex, solving puzzles, searching for information, making friends and trying to destroy an evil AI. It has an interesting plot, likable characters, excellent voice acting, good humor and a lot of shocking plot twists.
You can play Episode 0 for free. If you decide you like it, there are 3 more episodes released right now, and development is still going on. It is also accessible to blind players.
code7-game.com/#home

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It's unlikely anyone back reads that far, but just in case: All of my toots, except for the few that I choose to keep, are automatically deleted after 6 months. To do this, I use Forget, which you can read more about at:
forget.codl.fr/about/

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#psa You should probably stop using Startpage.com as a search engine.

#Startpage appears to have sold out to a company called "System1" who are a "pay-per-click behavioral ad company"

techrights.org/2019/10/16/star
github.com/privacytoolsIO/priv

Please boost for exposure.

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I'm a bit late, but better now than never. It's time, folks!
What's that? It's an annual competition of , or as the IFComp site puts it, text-driven digital and . Basically games where you either write in text, or select a choice.
It turned out very well this year, with more than 80 entries. If you wish to judge them, you can do so all the way until November 15th. So get to and ! And, of course, have fun!
ifcomp.org/

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is hard. I've seen plenty of comments complaining that a story is "too long" or has "too many words"; and that's on a site!
But what can we do? Sure, if you check the and hashtags, you'll find a lot of great stories. But there's only so much that can be done with so few words. You couldn't, say, write ...
chooseyourstory.com/story/sixt
Oh, you can! So click that link and enjoy. Then go read the rest of Gower's as well, they're all great!

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#WordOfTheDay

whatsoever

/wɒtsəʊˈɛvə/ [wut-so-ever]
adverb
with negative
At all (used for emphasis)
‘I have no doubt whatsoever’

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Let's be frank. I have no need whatsoever for the word "whatsoever".
(If you don't want to be Frank, you can be George or Sally.)
(And, if you are from Bahstun, it's pronounced wut-so-evah!)
Whatever

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"It's so strange to realize..."

"What?"

"I have too many bones in me."

"Did... did you discover some extra bones you didn't previously know about?"

"Technically."

There was a pregnant pause.

"I mean eventually they'll go off and do their own thing, but it'll be a while."

There was another pregnant pause.

"We're going to be parents."

"OH THANK GOD."

"Why what did you think?"

"You ate the neighbor."

"That bitter soul? No way!"

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

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"All humans are misfits," the alien said.
The barman, an Australian, smiled. "Really? Ever been to Earth?"
"Never. But all humans I've met have been."
"Only two kinds of human out here. Those who travel from, and those who travel to."
"Misfits."
"Well, the rest don't travel."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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So startpage is now owned by an advertising company.

Being a former startpage user I'm now considering changing to jivesearch (its on PTio) however I currently can't connect, tell me if you have the same issues.

Anyway I will try to keep you posted on this (sorry I'm 2 days late).

reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/

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#Invidition 0.15.0 is out.

### Added
- [Invidious] [Nitter] Add an option to rewrite links on the webpage.

### Changed
- [Invidious] Update NoScript section in readme.

### Fixed
- Fix state of a service not being save each time, generating bugs when changing parameters via popup menu.
- Fix joinmastodon.org embed.
- Various cleanup and minor fixes.

#Invidious #Nitter #Twitter #YouTube

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I hear rustling as I am about to open my bedroom door. I freeze.
It finally happened, as I was warned it would. I kept them waiting too long, ignored them too long. They have gone feral, wild.
They call for me.
As is their right.
I open the door, and all my unread books swarm me.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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#Servicetoot - #Google has unfortunately blocked many #Invidious instances so that they don't work anymore.I hope they will work again soon.In the meantime please use other instances which still work and do *not* access #Youtube directly because that would show Google that their plan works.I clicked through the instance list on #Github and here are the instances which still work:
- invidious.drycat.fr
- invidiou.sh
- no.invidiou.sh
- invidio.us
- qklhadlycap4cnod.onion
- fz253lmuao3strwbfbmx46yu7acac2
#FuckOffGoogle #Privacy #FuckYoutube

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The salvage starships entered Earth orbit.
"We're sorry to alarm you," they broadcast. "We were led to believe your planet would be in nuclear winter now, with all sentients extinct."
There was a pause.
"Well done, avoiding that."
Another pause.
"We'll check back in fifty years."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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If you haven't tried it out already, #Invidition is a really nice #Firefox extension to redirect all YouTube links and embeds to invidio.us; it also redirects birdsite links to Nitter! codeberg.org/Booteille/Invidit or find it in the FF addons site!

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Ways to help a neighbor in a DV situation? 

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“Writing is a technology that removes the body from the language. That’s its greatest advantage -- it’s easier to transport and store words on paper or in bytes than embodied in an entire living human or hologram of one.”

-- from Because Internet (Understanding the New Rules of Language) by Gretchen McCulloch, page 156

#smallquotes

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I jotted down some of the reasons why I don't use #Facebook. I thought maybe some people may find it useful.

kevq.uk/why-you-shouldnt-use-f

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I'm a bit late, but better now than never. It's time, folks!
What's that? It's an annual competition of , or as the IFComp site puts it, text-driven digital and . Basically games where you either write in text, or select a choice.
It turned out very well this year, with more than 80 entries. If you wish to judge them, you can do so all the way until November 15th. So get to and ! And, of course, have fun!
ifcomp.org/

is hard. I've seen plenty of comments complaining that a story is "too long" or has "too many words"; and that's on a site!
But what can we do? Sure, if you check the and hashtags, you'll find a lot of great stories. But there's only so much that can be done with so few words. You couldn't, say, write ...
chooseyourstory.com/story/sixt
Oh, you can! So click that link and enjoy. Then go read the rest of Gower's as well, they're all great!

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