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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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Hi there, this is my first posting here, so i wanna introduce myself. My Nickname is LinuxTux23 cause i love Linux and its mascott.

In the real world Im a 18 years old boy from Germany, who likes to write in English because i like the language.

So, looking forward to a good time

LinuxTux23

#linux
#first
#whoami

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#WriteFreely v0.12 is just about ready! This upcoming version includes #ActivityPub mentions, OAuth support, and plenty of small improvements.

For anyone interested in helping us test out this new version, we've just put out a release candidate for you to try today, and would love your feedback!

github.com/writeas/writefreely

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Mastodon always 'charges' you 23 characters for every URL you post. It doesn't matter if it is longer or shorter.
There is NO excuse for using URL shorteners which obfuscate your destination if you click - these usually go to fb or twitter, so I Never click them on purpose. They make my browser and I feel dirty.
Please tell your friends.

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A semi-annual reminder about Amazon Prime, boosts appreciated. 

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"Okay, here's the scenario. You are a crew member on a starship."
"Cool."
"Space travel is slow, you'll be stuck with your crewmates a long time."
"So we must get along."
"Yes. Communicate, listen, share limited resources."
"I can do that. What's the starship called?"
"Earth."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Don't forget, Bandcamp are waiving their fees today so that artists get 100% of all sales. Good day to go on a music splurge and clear a good lump of your wishlist

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🎉 Welcome to newcomers! 🎉

A few personal tips:

👌 the Fediverse is NOT twitt*r! enjoy a more relaxed, courteous, benevolent way of interacting! you are part of it!

🤚 introduce yourself! also fill bio and post a couple "toots" before following people to have more chance they'll follow back..

👍 favourite and follow generously! This is how to create link around. No algorithm-god is spying on you, telling you who to follow, what to read! \o/

⚠️ many people care about CW... learn about that

💗

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"We notice you're using an ad blocker," says the website popup window, refusing to let me read anything on the page.

I glance at my ad blocker button which shows the number 174 for the number of blocked ads and trackers.

"Wonder why I'd use one of those," I mumble to myself.

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virus, filtering/meta 

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Are you into Android development, open source software, and doing work that has a positive impact? Then join our fast-growing team and build tools used by millions to protect their online privacy and freedom. #Hiring #skopje #Vilnius #Zurich #geneva #Taipei careers.protonmail.com/o/andro

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Hey #Fediverse #FreeSoftware people, a friend made a great observation: due to #COVID this is a pretty good time to promote #FLOSS teleconferencing / remote work solutions.

So!

Anybody any suggestions for a free software #teleconferencing solution that could handle 10-15 people simultaneously? I had mixed experiences with meet.jit.si. I also know there's @nextcloud Talk app which kinda works, but never got around to testing it more extensively.

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Ignore the spelling mistake in the headline. Alcohol based sanitisers (> 60% alcohol) is necessary. There's no getting around this fact so please don't go believing people who says otherwise (esp. for 'religious reasons') unless that person gives proper references to actual scientific papers.

thestar.com.my/news/nation/202

#Malaysia #Religions #Islam #Hygene #COVID19

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Are #hashtags actually unpopular on fedi or do people forget?
#poll #mastoPoll

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All classes move online. Zoom is unable to handle the server load of every campus in the country, so professors seek out other methods.

One professor announces they are now hosting classes in a Garry's Mod DarkRP server.

Another moves to World of Warcraft.

Someone opens a Minecraft server with a 1:1 recreation of campus.

Chaos ensues.

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#Mastodon question: When one moves the account, can one still delete the toots on their old account?

#followerpower

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** This is just a reminder that this account is not a bot posting things found elsenet, not is it a magazine you can submit stories to.
It is simply the account for one writer (*waves* "Hi, I'm O. Westin!") to post tiny stories and poems I pull out of my brain, gut, or heart. **

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To give you an idea so you don't need to download 900 MB... Swipe right=cycles only through A B C. swipe left=nothing, maybe backspace but no feedback. swipe up/down cycle through alphabet, double-tap to enter. 2 finger swipe=go to numbers and symbols.

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Wow. The Circus master's revenge virtual keyboard design is... Something else. It makes absolutely no sense at all. This is why you don't try reinventing the wheel of basic concepts like this. Any replacements will probably be over engineered and broken.

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Tavis Ormandy found something truly remarkable in the #Avast Antivirus: a custom-made JavaScript interpreter that will attempt to execute arbitrary JavaScript snippets encountered so see what these do. The whole thing is running as SYSTEM (administrator privileges) without any sandboxing. How long until somebody finds a critical vulnerability here?

github.com/taviso/avscript

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apparently april is autism month so, to summarize: Autism Speaks is still a hate group; listen to #ActuallyAutistic people instead cuz we know our own needs best.

the symbolism behind the puzzle piece is insulting, it represents the idea that we're broken or there's a piece missing from us, so don't use it. look up the rainbow infinity symbol instead.

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