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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 !
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.

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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.

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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:

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Dear PTIO community: after quite some work in the last few days, we are proud to show you our new browser recommendations! We now list recommendations for desktop Android and iOS!

See for

Greetings, the PTIO team

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roses are red,
violets are blue,
502 Bad Gateway
nginx/1.14.0 (Ubuntu)

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Big chance that our new browser recommendations will be up tonight, can't wait to show what we have been working on!

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Opening Firefox: I'm just going to load up. If you switch focus on your computer to something else, that's ok, I'll be here 💝

Opening Chrome: were you trying to do something else while opening me? I'll keep taking focus repeatedly until you pay attention to me! ‼️🤪

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“More and more of our society is centered on pictures and images, which is a beautiful thing. But some of the most important parts of life are not visible in pictures: ideas, insights, logic, reason, mathematics, intelligence. They can’t be drawn, photographed or pictured. They have to be conveyed in words ….”

-- from A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader, edited by Maria Popova and Claudia Bedrick, from a letter by Kevin Kelly, page 150


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A recent change to YouTube has broken most open source YouTube players. FreeTube will still run as normal if you disable the "Grab Videos Locally" option in your settings.

You can learn more about it over at the issue on GitHub.


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Good news: Liberapay can now better support creators in #Estonia, #Greece, #Latvia, #Lithuania, #Malaysia, #Poland, #Slovakia, and #Slovenia.

If you're from one of those eight countries, go to your “Payment Processors” page and connect a Stripe account:

If your country still isn't supported by #Stripe, you can preregister in

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Facebook: Remember how we promised we weren’t tracking your precise location? Sike, can't believe you fell for that... again

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ACLU: "Should You Buy a Ring Doorbell Camera?"

This article presents a number of good, important issues with these devices. And to be clear on my position: no, you absolutely should not buy a Ring camera.

In my LibrePlanet 2017 talk, I asked surveillance camera owners to make sure that they are only recording their own property, not sidewalks or streets and such. Ring wasn't a thing back then, and it all but ensures that you capture passerbys (unless your doorbell isn't visible from the street). Now I consider it one of our greatest practical privacy threats.
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Why do you think it's so important people pick up their pet shit?

Is it because other folk might step in it?

Not really.

The biggest issue is that when it rains, it washes all that shit into the waterways, affecting local wildlife.

Pick up your pet shit, or else you're contributing to the death of other creatures.

(Also, it really really sucks if I stick my cane in it.)

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Hello, everyone! I just migrated my account from and am excited to be here now!

Cis (he/his/him), white, and (now) 35. I have studied #Latin and #Greek for ages (#Classics Ph.D.). I adore books, music, movies, &c. Retrogamer. Cat lover. Passionate about social justice, progressive causes, and equity of all kinds. Happy to be on #Mastodon and looking forward to the future! Happy to meet new friends and never stop learning. #reintroduction

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Curate your own Fediverse 

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Always donate to your favorite charities general fund.

It allows the org to use the money as they NEED and not be confined.

If you say they /have/ to use it for a certain purpose, they legally cannot use it for anything else, even if there is a /desperate/ need.

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You know, it's okay to just not like someone.

You don't need to justify it, you aren't a bad person.

Some good people just rub in you the wrong way. It doesn't mean they're bad, they just don't gel with you. And that's okay.

Just don't get mad at others for liking them (if it's just a bad mesh of personalities) and let things be.

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Hey there, it's #FollowFriday 🥐 ☕

📰 @wallabag Wallabag: Free open alternative to Pocket

📄 @libreoffice LibreOffice: Official account for the free open office suite

🔍 @Qwant Qwant: Alternative search engine based in France

🔎 @Mojeek Mojeek: Alternative search engine based in the UK

💻 @librelounge Libre Lounge: Podcast about libre software and hardware

Previous Follow Friday posts:

#FF #FFed

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I wrote a post about how online tracking works. I hope even those who aren't that interested in #Privacy will find this useful.

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We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.

Which is your primary browser on your computer?

Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.

Retoot this to get more votes in.

#poll #browser #firefox #chromium

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The healthiest and most virtuous way to use youtube without youtube:

Invidious and Freetube App

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