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Boost @kat - if you can get vaccinated and choose not to, I hold you personally responsible for the fact that the pandemic is still going

another day supporting me in liking computers more than people.๐Ÿ‘

This is an actually good example of blockchain, mining and crypto:

It uses proof-of-coverage rather than proof-of-work, so people can earn a token (HNT) simply by providing low-power network coverage. No planet-destroying crypto lottery!

Dear #fediverse, is there an #ActivityPub server for multiple accounts that can be easily selfhosted on for example a raspberry pi? Like what #conduit does for #matrix? Easy, single binary, no external database preferred.

Is there a Linux DE that supports different scaling factors on different attached screens?

I.e. the internal notebook screen needs a factor 2x and the external one doesn't but I want to use both at the same time.

(I had this problem in 2017 the other way around and kept ignoring it but now it's 2022 and I still don't know a solution for this :()

:boost_ok: ๐Ÿ‘

2566. Decorative Constants 

title text: Arguably, the '1/2' in the drag equation is purely decorative, since drag coefficients are already unitless and could just as easily be half as big. Some derivations give more justification for the extra 1/2 than others, but one textbook just calls it 'a traditional tribute to Euler and Bernoulli.'


The year 2022 has only 2 unique digits, the previous year with 2 unique digits was 2020, and before that 2000.

The next one doesn't come until 2111.

๐Ÿ’ฌ "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943

๐Ÿ’ฌ "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

๐Ÿ’ฌ "I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse."
๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com, 1995

๐Ÿ’ฌ "People donโ€™t want to run their own servers, and never will."
๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Signal messenger, 2022

The last version of #ntfy is a #unifiedpush distributor ! It will soon reach the @fdroidorg store. It is easy to use - just install it - and easy to self-host if you want to.

More info at


After Mozilla recently began accepting donations via BitPay, many people started being vocal about cancelling Mozilla and Firefox and switching to other browsers.

I know crypto sucks, but don't y'all realize that the other browser engines are developed by megacorps that are LEAGUES ahead in terms of ecologic impact, and that are almost entirely built on top of evil business models?

Mozilla's only sin was accepting donations via BitPay. Please let's stop being so toxic about everything, and boycott BitPay and Bitcoin rather than Mozilla, shall we?

I have acheived IPv6 on my personal computer again using tunnels still in 2021!!!!!!!

2562. Formatting Meeting 

title text: Neither group uses iso 8601 because the big-endian enthusiasts were all at the meeting 20 years ago.


@cjd @mono

RIP Semmelweiss

"Despite various publications of results where hand washing reduced mortality to below 1%, Semmelweis's observations conflicted with the established scientific and medical opinions of the time ... In 1865, the increasingly outspoken Semmelweis supposedly suffered a nervous breakdown and was committed to an asylum by his colleagues. In the asylum he was beaten by the guards. He died 14 days later from a gangrenous wound on his right hand ..."

you shouldn't criticize people in the past for using unsafe building materials - they were doing asbestos they could

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