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@aral speaking of which: I would really like to have an option to describe a picture when boosting a toot without image description

Hashicorp Terraform has reached 1.0 so now we can use it for production, right? We've not been doing that for years already, that'd be terrible!

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Too many god damn fonts 

Why are #fonts in word processors and #design #software always just a flat list that you need to scroll through using a hilariously small drop-down list? Every computer I've used since 1995 has had an absolutely stupid amount of fonts installed and I've never wanted to use more than like four of them.

When is someone going to make the UX of font selection a less tedious, bare-bones affair, like maybe first picking between serif and sans-serif, then narrowing down with another feature, or something like that? Can I get an OS-wide exclude list of "I will never use these fonts, never show them to me"?

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The index of the 57th edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics includes the entry Sea water, see Water, sea.

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Hey Mastodon, wanna see something I built in #Rust?

This takes any audio from a running device in Windows, such as Spotify, saves it to a buffer, passes it to PyTorch to predict what's being said, and then displays it on the screen.

This was a pretrained model, and it had no idea what phrenology was, so I think it did pretty well.

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So what's next, first then . What thing we didn't think would implode or have a hostile takeover is about to go boom?

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Apparently just mentioning "libera.chat" in a channel's topic is enough for the new Freenode admins to join, change the topic, and remove your operator status.

They even devoiced the admin, so he can't talk about what's going on in the channel.

Just wow 馃く

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andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned libera.chat in their topic.

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.

archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log: gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5

boost this if you care about foss in any way.

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Well, here it is, a CLA giving Muse Group unilateral authority to relicense Audacity with no strings attached: github.com/audacity/audacity/d

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German Queers right now 

you may find German Queers, especially the trans kind, very irritated or irritating right now

that's because our very Conservative Government, once again refused to pass a self-id law to replace to unconstitutional, and in many parts *illegal* Transsexuellen Gesetz (TSG). because it would be against their "family values", and because <TERF talking points imported from TERF Island>.

please have some patience with us
(or ignore us, like you do with all other Germans lol)

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I love Eurovision. I don鈥檛 care who knows that.

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Angry, Risk, Selfishness, covid 

So to put it bluntly, the woman who sees my mum multiple times a week, sees fit to risk me never seeing my mum ever again because she wants to go to bingo and knitting circles. I am stuck for a month more in another country and haven't been able to see mum for 2 years, but her going to bingo is more fucking important!?

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Angry, Risk, Selfishness, covid 

My grandmother is trying to make out that my convalescing mum (multiple heart attacks in the last month) and immunocompromised dad who has only had one covid jab are trying to control her by saying if she goes out with her friends, they will have to isolate. She's emotionally blackmailing my mum who is off work because of a fucking heart attack into saying it's okay. They live in an area with the Indian variant in high numbers 1/2

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@onepict Bolton has low vaccination levels because they put the vaccination centre at the out-of-town football stadium, which is super easy to drive to in your private car but you need 2-3 bus changes to get there from the high-density poorer neighbourhoods of Bolton

But if you listen to the radio, it's because they're all a bunch of dyed-in-the-wool anti-vaxxers who don't know what's good for them

It's all really yuck

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