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Offer of random Star Trek books 

Anyone interested in some hardcovers? Figured I'd offer 'em to the Fediverse before checking the local used bookstores' covid policies. Happy to give them away for the cost of shipping.

Spock's World, Diane Duane
All Good Things..., Michael Jan Friedman.
Generations, J.M. Dillard
First Contact, "
Federation, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
The Return, William Shatner
The Ashes of Eden, "
Q-Squared, Peter David
New Frontier, "

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The kind of privacy policy I like: "We do not collect your data. Any data you enter in the app that needs to be stored is stored in the app on your device. … The app does not have in-app analytics."
icatcher.app/Home/privacypolic
And it manages to explain what other services it uses, and how that affects your privacy.
Thanks, Joe.

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Time for another biased poll.

Do you know what CC and BCC stand for in eMail without having to look it up?

I would appreciate it if you boosted this toot. :-)

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i want to validate this concept (and will again in the future): do you want a linux pocket computer that is not primarily a smartphone, but could be an alternative/substitute for a smartphone? i.e. not focused on the telephone aspect, but on text/writing/CLI/web.

one idea (librem 5 has this already): pluggable cell modem if you want. alternatively wifi or tether to dumbphone/other smartphone.

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It's interesting that just three decades after Pripyat was abandoned because of the Chernobyl disaster, the forest has already reclaimed the city.

Don't let anyone convince you that reforestation is difficult. It'll happen all by itself, if people allow it to.

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“Over the past several months, everyone in the industry who provides any kind of free CPU resources has been dealing with a massive outbreak of abuse for cryptocurrency mining. The industry has been setting up informal working groups … cumulatively wasting thousands of hours of engineering time implementing measures to deal with this abuse, and responding as attackers find new ways to circumvent them.”
drewdevault.com/2021/04/26/Cry

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oh you're a human? name every picture with a boat in it

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I'm collecting anecdotes on why people like #gemini for a persuasive mini-essay on why to use Gemini, anyone have anything they wouldn't mind me quoting them on?

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"So how much ram are we talking, on a scale from going to the moon to displaying a web page"

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I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.

#FOSS #Linux #KDE #a11y #accessibility #Windows #comunism #capitalism #software #developers

Considering setting up a Pixelfed account dedicated to photos of birds spotted in my neighborhood and on hikes. Should I call it...

Heh. Yeah, the wandering trader in Minecraft is basically a lead generator.

"Is that a *bowl of frosting?*"

"I didn't fill it all the way!"

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"In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes", Mr. Warhol you are like little baby with your adorable toy 20th century notion of fame, we all get 48 hours where a billion people love or despise you and tell all their friends about you at once and it will be like doing an arm-long line of coke while shanking yourself in the spine with an epipen while the Sauron's Eye of global celebrity reduces you to a Vice article, a knowyourmeme page and a smoking crater where your identity was.

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