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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 Fediverse 👋

what do you think of this new landing page design? ✨

pages.codeberg.org/swiso-en/in

Feel free to leave your feedback here 🙂

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The best gift I ever gave my grandpa was a metallic, oval-shaped keychain adornment with "#1 Grandpa" on it. The next time I saw him he told me it was his favorite because:

- he could easily tell he had his keys with a touch of his pocket.
- when he needed a flathead, it was just the right size.
- when he needed to pry something, it was the right length and strong enough not to bend.
- whenever he brought it out, he got to talk about his grandkids.

#SmallStories

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"I wish to return this time machine."
"Why?"
"It is not accurate!"
"The circuits are calibrated to-"
"I mean what it shows is not accurate!"
"How?"
"Women warriors wielding swords!"
"Yes? Documented in-"
"Black people in Europe!"
"Yes, there has always-"
"Not accurate!"
"It is."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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After a bit of a false start yesterday, join us in about an hour to explore some fleshy dungeons! youtu.be/T_CJzyGW8Bg #fb

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OK time to learn this very easy and definitely humanly playable piano piece! :D
invidio.us/watch?v=l_SmlZ3Cwn0

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Hi Fediverse 👋

as a little christmas present, let me tell you that we successfully migrated all content to the new beta version of the website 🎁

pages.codeberg.org/swiso-en/in

Feel free to have a look around and leave some feedback, thoughts and ideas 💬

Next steps will be to improve the start page and thinking about where to host the new site. 🆕

Furthermore, we wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas. Have a peaceful time🎄

Yours
switching.software

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@switchingsoftware Any good alternatives to google translate? Particularly for translating an entire web page?

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If you visited our site recently and found it lacking, be sure to visit it again. Now featuring a new media player, and all the missing content like highlights restored! pg13lp.com #fb

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After way too long, the PG13 site is back up! Completely rebuilt! It's still not 100%, but we'll get it there over the next few days!

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Confident in my riddle-solving I greeted the sphinx.
"Tell me," it said, "what's the point, really?"
"Um," I said. "Are you okay?"
Its face was unreadable.
I repeated my question. It answered. We had a long talk. Well, I mostly listened.
"You're right," it said at last. "Thanks."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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#WordOfTheDay

limpid

/ˈlɪmpɪd/ [lim-pid]
adjective
1 (of a liquid) completely clear and transparent.
1.1 (of a person's eyes) unclouded; clear.
1.2 (especially of writing or music) clear and accessible or melodious.

Origin
Late Middle English from Latin limpidus; perhaps related to lymph.

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The sun is rising in a limpid sky
Though soon thick clouds will be coming by
Filling most with a sense of dread
For the forecast of a big storm ahead.

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“Do not be daunted
by the enormity
of the world’s grief.
Do justly, now.
Love mercy, now.
Walk humbly, now.
You are not obligated
to complete the work,
but neither are you free
to abandon it.”

The Talmud

(Stolen from: john-shirley.com/blog/?p=4159)

(Something to keep in mind)

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Everyone please, please sign the save .ORG petition.

SaveDotOrg.org

.ORG seems to be the worst tld to sell. The people who want to use it are orgs that probably need it. ICANN has not given good reasons for why they are selling except for "we trust them" and pretty much just "we want the money."

m.slashdot.org/story/364024

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meta, bad moderation, mastodon.art 

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“You truly expect me to believe they didn’t notice our invasion?”

“They think they control us. Claim the noisy one for yourself and see.”

Henry smiled as the fluffiest of the new cats bumped his legs once more while he petted her.

"Ma! Please, you have to let us keep all of them!"

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing

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"We should just hit them now!" said Elmoq, loudly smacking the meeting surface with two of her bare tentacles. "We've already spent 40 cycles orbiting their pitiful star, we know they're unlikely to coordinate a meaningful defence. But their tech is getting better and they've already excavated most of what we need. It's time!"

The rest of the mercenaries shimmied and undulated their agreement. They weren't getting any bonuses snoozing on the dark side of the moon, that's for sure.

"Patience," burbled the captain. She was a lifer, with shares. She had already mated and could afford to take the long view.

The captain gestured to the ship AI. "Ship, show them what you showed me earlier."

The surface lit up with a recording of a human hitting an angular, primitive looking vehicle with a large hammer.

"What does this have to do with anything?" asked Elmoq, twitching with frustration.

The captain took a long, drawn out suck on her standard issue "social beverage" before responding.

"That ridiculous man is filling their sky with satellites. Thousands of satellites. Blinding their telescopes. If we just wait a few years more they won't even be able to see us coming. And see that vehicle he is pummelling? The plan to make millions of them. Each containing a primitive computer and crappy battery that just happen to concentrate exactly the minerals we came looking for. Finally, he's building rockets. Big ones. We won't even have to lift the goods ourselves, we'll commandeer their own ships for that. That human is literally doing our work for us."

Elmoq lowered her tentacles in defeat. The comical, gangly human was now firing projectiles at his vehicle. The entire crew stared in disbelief.

When it became clear their unwitting benefactor wasn't going to get hit and killed by a ricochet, Elmoq quietly retreated to her sleeper pod. The other malcontents silently followed her lead.

The ship would wake them up when it was time.

#microfiction #cybertruck #spacelink
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If you have a .org domain name: go renew it now. For the full 10 years.

Registration rights for .org were just bought by a private equity firm. And as part of that contract, the price caps were removed.

Anything in .org will get much more expensive, soon.

A ten year renewal will cost you a bit over a hundred bucks. Which is probably less than one year will cost you in the very near future.

theregister.co.uk/2019/11/20/o

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There's a petition to Save the .org top level domain. Apparently, ICANN could still stop it from being sold.
savedotorg.org
I know, petitions rarely work, but I also know that _sometimes_ they do.
Please consider signing if you _run_ anything there, or if you _use_ or _care about_ anything that's on a .org domain. Also, boosting this to others who follow you, would be very much appreciated.
#SaveDotOrg

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