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Anybody need anything translated to/from Indonesian?

Written, drawn, illustrated, designed, laid-out, copywritten?

Hit me up, yo. I'm free.

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I keep phase-changing between being serious and being silly... and too rapidly at that I think...

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Is it okay if I don't follow as many people as I find so that I get followed by as many people as possible?

Because I don't want to follow as many people as I find, nor do I want to be followed by as many people as possible.

I've been traumatized by that game and I don't want to play anymore.

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I just spent a couple of hours setting up a 'vintage' zune for my teen. Really. (Kind of an amazingly robust piece of hardware!)

Ah I see, this is why we haven't seen DJ SunDog on the Fediverse since March 5th.

Noted. Somberly noted.

toot-lab.reclaim.technology/@d

When aliens landed
We said: "Save us"
And: "You are fake"
And: "We are busy"
And: "Leave us alone"
And: "Die"

The aliens listened
And said: "No"
And did nothing
Except watch us

And our anger
Did nothing
Our shame, our fear, our hate
Nothing
To them

How alien they are, aliens
#SmallPoems

Garuda Indonesia has formally decided to cancel all its upcoming Boeing 737 MAX 8 orders today...

No word on any other airline following suit so far.

You can avoid #YouTube's weird algorithms and broken subscription system by subscribing to channels through RSS instead. You don't need an account, just a feed reader.

Put the channel's username in this address:

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?u

You can then add this RSS address to your feed reader app.

For example, OnePotChefShow's RSS feed is:

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?u

You can also make RSS feeds from channel IDs (strings of letters and numbers):

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?c

#RSS #BringBackRSS

Big Tech's Favorite Excuse for Letting Hate Go Viral Is a Great Argument Against Big Tech: gizmodo.com/big-techs-favorite

TL;DR: That favorite excuse is Scale.

"Too big to fail" also means "too big to succeed". Too big to effectively manage the communities & conversations, manage the intercultural conflicts between differing community standards, etc., etc.

/ Link hat-tip @michel_slm
/ Tag @dredmorbius @JollyOrc

If any one has a spare hand today, tomorrow and the next to help me move the last of my trash please hit me up. First time I have been through an eviction and moving everything in 10 days is fucking brutal. Shutout to... facebook.com/wakest/posts/1015

...and I do somewhat apologize for stating this out loud, but I am very sure that within the next 24 hours Richard M. Stallman will declare Stadia intrusive unethical evil spyware, as is his writ large to usually do.

And for further context for those few perhaps unaware, RMS also still considers Ubuntu Linux spyware. Fedora OS on the other hand, at least, is just "non-Free" instead of outright spyware.

Opinion perhaps unpopular in the Fediverse: I like Stadia. At the very least as a deployment model & as a technical concept.

John Carmack does, too.

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[...also there's no stopping the FOSS community from replicating this model in the FOSS stack. If the community wants to, or at least finds it somewhat compelling, that is.]

I'm sorry for being a completely clueless & uninformed muggle, but does this following statement from Eugen mean that at least some time in the future it is a possibility that one can, say, go to Digital Ocean and ask them to host for you a personal Mastodon instance?

Something like what @mastohost has been doing these past two years or so?

mastodon.social/@Gargron/10177

Death of the Calorie:

1843magazine.com/features/deat

[Fair warning: from 1843 Magazine by the Economist. The research is independent though, authored by a freelance writer named one Peter Wilson. Not authored by "the (collective) Editors" of the Economist, as per the usual practice in their flagship magazine.]

Over 50 years ago in Abernathy v Sullivan, SCOTUS saw the need to sharply limit defamation suits by public officials, and pushed back against the use of libel actions to punish political criticism. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/inex

Carmen Sandiego just taught me the US Postal Service once experimented with guided missiles to deliver mail. Can't think of a worse way to receive my Capital One Pre-qualification Notice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_m

Update: I personally cannot see who was the one person who voted on this poll. So the poll is I think effectively anonymous to me, the poll starter.

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