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Neighbor is practicing harmony for the "I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me" section of Bohemian Rhapsody on the piano and it almost sounds... cheerful.

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Life is too short to follow people you dont wanna follow

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whenever I see "aarch64" I read it like AAAAARCH! sixty four

This is not my terminal window. My terminal window was at a command prompt, not running tail -f.

This is not my terminal window. My terminal window was local to my machine, not a remote SSH session.

This is not my terminal window. My terminal window was five levels deep in the project I'm working on, not in my home directory.

My desktop is covered with terminal windows, and none of them is mine!

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Wildfires, property destruction 

Honestly, I don't mind paying for stuff. I donate to free software projects. I contribute to this site's admin patreon. But price points matter, and IFTTT is following the typical (and annoying) pattern for formerly-free services where they squash the free tier down hard and aim the lowest paid tier at people who are going to use a lot more of it than I am.

But that's eventually going to balloon out to $10/month again and I honestly don't see myself using enough features on there for it to be worth it.

I'll have to look for a nextcloud app or something

I guess I need to look through what I'm actually using, clear out what I'm not, see what can be replaced and what I can consolidate. The name-your-own-price deal for the first year might be worth it just to have a cushion.

I don't mind that IFTTT is introducing a Pro subscription for additional capabilities, and if there was something I wanted to do with those features, I'd go for it. But what I use it for isn't worth $10/month.

The problem is that they're limiting the free edition to just THREE applets.

Not cool.

wildfire smoke, amazing photo 

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I’m sure it’s just a delivery, but it looks like they’ve wrapped the entire store in bubble wrap to ship it somewhere.

%&^% Microsoft app store 

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"I’m not sure how to feel about the fact that telling a neural net to pretend it’s a smaller, more-confused neural net is now easier than actually training the smaller neural net."

wow @janellecshane
welcome to the future I guess

Fortunately, Spark is considerate enough to wear a face mask per pandemic recommendations.

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❌ 5g is bad because of [insert conspiracy theory]

✅ 5g is bad because it requires like a billion little base stations and the signal gets stopped by fuckign cardboard

Kid did NOT want to log onto school this morning. He eventually did, but he was really mad about it. I just walked by his room and he's taken the cardboard stand-up of Spark that he & his mom made for Pokemon Go fest and set it up to block the door like he's guarding the entrance.

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"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it"

Great post!

Wait, isn't that backwards?

Actually this whole Spanish lesson has the kind of absurdity I'm used to seeing in the German lessons, with dogs watching movies, birds cleaning the farm, and even a horse cleaning the bathroom.

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Interesting website that lays out the math of why mask wearing is more effective than you think in cutting down #COVID19 transmissions.


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