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Hi everyone, my name is Nick, long time a Linux and opensource enthusiast.
Originally from Greece, living in Scotland.
I love science and fantasy fiction, am a licensed ham operator with call sign 2M0HTP.

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Read about the economic consequences of the black plague... Some historians argue that it was the basis for the American and French revolutions several centuries later, since, following the death of millions of people, the survivors were in a position to get much better wages.

As a reminder, the US COVID-19 toll is now more than one million. That's a serious hit to any workforce.

Companies will accept WFH or they will close their doors. It's that simple.

@rudi

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The @EU_Commission needs to remember to make standards easier to implement as #OpenSource by mandating restriction-free patent terms on standards that would benefit from open source adoption.
blog.opensource.org/osi-to-the

/Cc @EC_OSPO

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Hey Fedi, do you know if there is a federated (perhaps even #ActivityPub-powered) cooking recipe hosting service? If not, let's 👏 make 👏 this 👏 happen!

I hate modern recipe websites. All of them are full with ads and tracking. The leading recipe hosting in my country loads over 30 different trackers, and that's excluding the ads!

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#Bard - a typical wandering tavern bard, doubtless singing songs of melancholy beauty. A paint up of a sketch from a few posts back.
I was particularly pleased with the bag & the shoe, & I liked the colours. Originally designed for a full colour WIP card game (I recall he was named Amos Witt), he now just turns up in sketch form (I still prefer my original #drawing) in my #WeirdDeckOfManyWyrds...

#TtrpgArt #TtRPG #FantasyArt #Tavern #DnD5e #DnD #5e #Character #CharacterArt #Music #bağlama #saz

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AAA game studios are like "we had 100 people working on this game for 5 years and it's not even that good but you need $5000 of hardware to run it", while hackers are there porting Tomb Raider to the gameboy or Portal to the N64 or running Doom on a computer powered only by potatoes, just for fun.

Tech could be better, we just need to pursue the right goals.

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@dctrjack I wouldn't mind seeing more work into the hypothesis that consciousness is just a fundamental part of Existence, like gravity and spacetime and all that

msn.com/en-us/news/technology/

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The @EU_Commission has begun their propaganda with the classic "Won't someone think of the children" tactic.

I won't link to that toot/thread, but @rysiek shared a link to a great Wikipedia article about this BS argument, which I do want to share:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Think_of

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relatable computer experience, frustrating 

🖼

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@cwebber

Oh, yes, they were smoking some powerful stuff at MIT back in the 70s. I myself found it hard to believe, but research papers (the AI Memo you link to, specifically) leave little doubt: things got dangerously close to a hardware #SchemeMachine.

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Design of LISP-based Processors
or, Scheme: A Dielectric LISP
or, Finite Memories Considered Harmful
or, Lambda: The Ultimate Opcode dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handl

Scheme on a chip! The "Project History" section of this paper is hilarious.

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EU folks, the latest @EU_Commission proposal for scanning private communications and undermining end-to-end encryption is an extreme threat to privacy.

It threatens the right to meaningful encryption and would force your communications to be subject to scanning and classification by AI outside of your control. Truly dystopian shit.

This won't become law without the EU parliament's assent, so please follow this closely and speak up. See EDRI's analysis here:

edri.org/our-work/private-and-

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My analysis of the proposed revision of EU law on the rights of long-term resident non-EU citizens (part 1):
eulawanalysis.blogspot.com/202

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Long press on links with #Fedilab to open a contextual menu is something important?
(share / copy / open with another app / check redirects).

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I don't like the new Ubuntu logo.

Do you?

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This small one liner is so much better than the many paragraphs we had before!

I would recommend every #Mastodon admin to make the server & API description with a small sentence that highlights something of your instance :blobcathighfive:

Makes things a lot more clear

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