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@whiskers imagine a world were people could actually build off each other's work

Instead of inventing the wheel for the xth time, because all other wheels are copyrighted

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i'd rather live in a world with knock off merch run rampant than the copyright hell we're in

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You say "procrastinating", but I hear "doing side quests".

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So This DevTerm from Clockwork Pi appears to be everything I could have wanted out of a #cybredeck when I was 14.

Design inspired by the Tandy 102, but slightly smaller. Screen the same basic aspect ratio as the HP 200 LX, but with modern connectivity and USB.

It'll run DOSBox, it'll run DVTM and all the various terminal apps I need.

The screen ain't sunlight readable, like my Omnibook, but ... I wonder what the bat life is like.

clockworkpi.com/devterm

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treating trans people nicely PSA / genitalia mention / slur mention 

Creating a new distinct sexual identity purely to explicitly exclude trans people is transphobic. You don't have to like each and every one of us, but do you really have to make a display of trans exclusionism and transphobia from it?

As a pan trans girl I mostly see this from lesbians. terms such as "gold star lesbian" and "real lesbian" seeking to exclude and degrade anyone who wasn't born with the right set of genitals and reduce women to people with the "right" genitals
(extremely feminist /s).

Whatever similar terms are for gay men are bad too. Please don't use these whatever your sexual preferences may be, they are hurtful and a reminder that we are not welcome. It's like if the straight transphobe guy who refers to a trans woman as a "trap" decided to form a sexual identity around avoiding them as well.

Also if you weren't aware these terms were bad, you've probably hurt someone without realizing it, so maybe consider apologizing to any trans people had to overhear you say it/post it, because that means a lot and I know many of us are too scared to speak up. When I hear people say these things it really hurts, and I usually just avoid them from there on out.

If you've read all the way through this post, thank you for listening. You're a wonderful ally :trans_heart: . Oh, and just so y'all know I'm not subposting anyone here, I'm mentioning this because I ran into it irl last night and it made me feel disgusting (for the most part I don't think I've seen anything like this here).

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alcohol, shaggy dog joke 

One of Leonard McCoy's lesser-known vices was his love of chilled rum drinks, but he liked them prepared in a particular way: instead of being shaken, he preferred them to be stirred with a juniper twig, to impart a certain evergreen bitterness to the drink. Every year, he presented the bartender on the Enterprise with a new, fresh-hewn juniper wand, to renew the taste, and the bartender had, after long experience, learned precisely how to make McCoy's preferred daiquiris.

One day, however, the bartender saw to his horror that one of his subordinates had left the juniper wand in the sink, where it had warped and cracked - and the previous year's wand had, as always, been recycled. He looked around desperately for a replacement, but the best he could find was one the Captain offered him - a shaving from one of his hickory lacrosse sticks. The bartender took it, mixed up McCoy's daiquiri, and hoped for the best.

McCoy came into the commissary after a long shift in sickbay and sat down, and the bartender gingerly sat the drink in front of him. McCoy raised the glass in a toast to the barkeep, took a sip, and grimaced. "This doesn't have the aftertaste I was expecting," he said. "You used the juniper twig?"

The bartender sighed. "It broke. I'm so sorry. That's a hickory daiquiri, Doc."

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"Knock knock."
"Who's there?"
"To."
"To who?"
"No, to whom."

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come for the story, stay for the correction that says "actually this story was mistaken, it's 100% a thing that's happening but only to people in africa so it doesn't count" xda-developers.com/google-devi

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If you are a #sysadmin, or have worked in computers at *all*:

This is the funniest thing I've read in weeks, and it has nothing to do with any sort of politics.

twitter.com/athompso99/status/

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Urgent advice needed, Germany, COVID-19, boosts (+++) 

My friend (mentioned in the thread below) had a layover in Frankfurt. During the layover she tested positive for COVID-19. She had to reschedule her flight to Namibia, and was admitted to a hospital for treatment.

She is no longer in need of urgent medical care, and so will be released from the hospital soon. Due to the looming lockdown and her positive test result it doesn't look like she will have anywhere to stay for the remainder of her quarantine period (at least 10 more days).

Are there any facilities in or around Frankfurt set up for patients who test positive for COVID-19? English language searches don't yield much, and advice from someone who knows the local situation better at the moment is urgently needed.

She has already contacted the US embassy, who weren't able to offer much assistance.

Advice from someone who knows the situation better needed urgently! Boosts highly appreciated.

Original Post: todon.nl/@lib/1049895470834508

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clowns used to record their appearances by painting their unique makeup pattern onto an eggshell. by discarding the unnecessary information and focusing on the features that stood out they created one of the first lossy image formats. this is known as a jape egg.

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Normalize talking about how much you're paid with your co-workers.

It is the only way people will truly realize the income disparity between themselves and their just-as-qualified queer and/or BIPoC friends and colleagues.

This should be normal in ever industry. The fact it isn't is actively aiding executives in systemically discriminating against minority groups.

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Untertitel/Closed Captions für #Streaming auf #Twitch mit Unterstützung für Deutsch? Was ist da brauchbar, vertrauenswürdig? Idealerweise #freesoftware #opensource

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Ich bin jedes Mal schockiert, wenn ich wieder darauf stoße, dass sich das Urheberrecht in der DDR nicht grundlegend von dem in Westdeutschland unterschied. Was für'n Sozialismus soll das denn bitte sein?

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larian studios looked up the most selected character creation options in baldur's gate 3 and it yielded such a bog-standard white human male that they thought their analytics were broken. i'm laughing my ass off right now

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"untyped" - n. a creature with unty legs

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