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    Mike Says No
    Mike Says No

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    Tualatin, Oregon
    Tualatin, Oregon
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    @cy @tekniklr I just need to recalibrate the sensor, probably, but also I don’t care about CO2 levels enough to actually do so. I have the sensor for more interesting metrics like particulate matter for fire season.

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    Update: I closed the windows

    Graph showing CO2 levels dropping to practically nothing immediately

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    lol, I’m going to assume it’s some kind of sensor error that my indoor air quality meter does this every day I open my windows?

    Screen showing that CO2 levels are “hazardous” at “9999”

    Historical data screen showing nominal CO2 suddenly jumping to hazardous as soon as I got home and opened the windows

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    Dan Gillmor
    Dan Gillmor

    Four reminders, courtesy of this powerful Washington Post story:

    1) Texas is a barbaric state, treating women as state-controlled vessels, not human beings.

    2) The right-wing Supreme Court encourage states to be barbaric.

    3) The Republican Party has made this barbarism a core part of its mission, and wants to make it national policy.

    4) Vote as if your life, or the life of someone you care about, depends on it. Because it may, soon.

    wapo.st/3OSXCdR

    (Paywall-free link...)

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    Katy Rawdon / Katy James
    Katy Rawdon / Katy James

    My kid, a computer science major, said that the way programming is taught is "too capitalist" because it emphasizes efficiency and time saving over everything else, and I haven't stopped thinking about it.

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    Jake Rodkin
    Jake Rodkin

    When you realize you still make Simpsons references despite there being adults 20 years younger than you who basically never watched it.

    “Sure grandma let’s get you to bed” meme template, where grandma is saying “so I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time.”

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    @cy I am definitely not observant enough when reading anything to notice a thing like this, lol

    If I need to nest quotations I usually alternate between single and double quotes (which causes apostrophe problems, admittedly)

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    ezra :neocat_flag_androgyne:
    ezra :neocat_flag_androgyne:
    everything you need to know about fedi dms and privacy. the last post you need.

    just because they're not "private" doesn't mean they're completely public. the only people with "access" to your dms are the head admins of your and the recipient's server. not the regular moderators. they need access to the actual files running the server.there aren't even any tools for them to read your dms. they live deep in a massive human-unreadable file. that's like trying to find an alien needle in an alien haystack without knowing what either of them look like.they have no interest in reading your dms, nowhere near as much as corporate apps like twitter, discord, tumblr, etc, that can probably read them more easily and maybe automatically. this "issue" is as old as email, fedi admins just have no reason to hide it. the dialogue box shows up so that you understand that it's not perfectly secure.if you do need actual secure messaging, federated options include xmpp, which is reliable but very basic*, and matrix which has more features but it breaks all the time and the devs are openly pro-cop. they both suck but it's what we have. signal or telegram are centralized options that support encryption.

    *yes i know xmpp "supports" more features, but that's essentially theoretically. there are 0 (zero) client or server projects that actually implement anything more than the basics.

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    (today's smart quote problem: pasting some html that included an anchor tag only for that link to be rendered as `https://my.domain/path/%E2%80%9Chttps://other.domain/other/path/%E2%80%9D`)

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    seriously though, have so-called "smart quotes" ever improved anything for anyone? all they do is cause hard-to-diagnose problems, right?

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    Jay
    Jay

    People will believe and boost any screenshot of a headline that fits their worldview, even with no attribution or link.

    Why are SCREENSHOTS OF HEADLINES a thing? We are on the World Wide goddamn Web

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    NanoRaptor
    NanoRaptor

    Vantabeige is the colour and texture of an inoffensive object you have in your home that’s past its usefulness, but is still in place and you don’t really care enough one way or the other to remove it. If you look around now you’ll see it, and realise you could discard it or move it on but you won’t. It’ll still be there tomorrow and you just won’t see it.

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    Bo Elder
    Bo Elder

    I'm just a white heterosexual cis dude (I'm the last they'll come after), but you people better wake up and get registered to vote if you care about the girls and women in your life, your gay friends, your trans friends. Every day it's something. Today, with the personhood of embryos. These fuckers will give rights to embryos but take away the rights you have right now (equal access to marriage, healthcare, and more). This is not the time to sit idle. Get registered, get your friends registered.

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    jwz
    jwz

    This whole Signal "user name" thing sounds like absolute incomprehensible chaos. And you still can't use the service without giving them your phone number.

    I still don't trust them at all. Previously jwz.org/b/yjnA previously jwz.org/b/yjFD

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    Mark Pesce
    Mark Pesce

    This (rather long and rather important) article shows how completely the Web has entered its terminal phase of Late Capitalist enshittification.

    Read it.

    ping @pluralistic

    housefresh.com/david-vs-digita

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    Mike McCaffrey :pdx_badge:
    Mike McCaffrey :pdx_badge:

    Belated realized what all the companies stuffing #AI tools into their random products reminded me of.

    #AIs #LLMs #Portlandia

    Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in the classic Put A Bird On It sketch from Portlandia. They are holding a piece of toast, but instead of there being a bird on it, there are the letters AI.

    Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein from the sketch in a wide shot with their arms spread wide and the text PUT AN AI IN IT above them.

    The part of the sketch where Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are attacked by a bird and the whole store gets destroyed. The bird is labeled AI in motion blurred text.

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    @mikemccaffrey it's blockchain all over again

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    Gwen Snyder is uncivil
    Gwen Snyder is uncivil

    Sick of hot take pieces arguing that Twitter alternatives aren't innovative enough.

    Twitter isn't dying of old age like MySpace, it's getting murdered by a billionaire white supremacist because he hates that it gives us plebs power.

    There's a reason we want a replacement.

    wired.com/story/blueskys-futur

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    Abandoned America
    Abandoned America

    The control room in an abandoned power plant

    See the rest: abandonedamerica.us/richmond-p

    A large rectangular panel on a post is on the right, covered with lights and switches. On the floor paper and debris are scattered. In the background there is a table and wall covered with dials and measuring indicators

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    Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Electronic Frontier Foundation

    The authors of the dangerous Kids Online Safety Act (#KOSA) have amended it for 2024, and it remains a censorious and dangerous bill. We are asking everyone to demand that their representatives oppose it—even if they already have. eff.org/deeplinks/2024/02/dont

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    Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Three years later, the Kids Online Safety Act remains a censorship bill that would allow the government to decide what types of information can be shared online. Tell your representatives to oppose it.  eff.org/deeplinks/2024/02/dont

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    StefanThinks
    StefanThinks

    CDC says if you get bitten by a zombie you should not let anyone else in your crew know because you don’t want to be a burden.

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    Cats of Yore
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    Natasha Jay :mastodon: 🇪🇺
    Natasha Jay :mastodon: 🇪🇺

    The fact that some people can't distinguish between etymology and entomology bugs me in ways I can't put into words

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    Tamitha
    Tamitha

    Hello everyone!

    Remember to avoid using Uber, Lyft & DoorDash today (if you can). The drivers are on strike for fair pay.

    reuters.com/world/us/uber-lyft

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    The #GetPlayed podcast just called #SamLake (Remedy Entertainment, e.g., #AlanWake) "the David Lynch of Hideo Kojimas" and it was too delightful to not boost

    headgum.com/get-played/great-p

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    Jake Williams
    Jake Williams

    Management "helping" with the incident response...

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    @burritojustice I really want to know what the correct answer was - was it a Magritte (ceci n'est pas un pipe) "no" or a Dr Who (every image of a Weeping Angel is a Weeping Angel) "yes"

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    Burrito Justice
    Burrito Justice

    there is a lot going on here

    captcha of an ad on the back of a truck with a boy on a bicycle. the boy’s face is blurred out. the captcha challenge is to select all squares with bicycles

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    George Takei :verified: 🏳️‍🌈🖖🏽
    George Takei :verified: 🏳️‍🌈🖖🏽

    The truth is out there 👽

    A sign that says "Anything can be a UFO if you're bad enough at identifying things"

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    Ars Technica
    Ars Technica

    Saturn’s tiny moon Mimas seems to have an ocean, too

    The ocean must have formed relatively recently, but we don't know how.

    arstechnica.com/science/2024/0

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    Evan Rowe :pdx_badge:
    Evan Rowe :pdx_badge:

    Y’all I’ve been on Bluesky already it’s not that cool

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    linus
    linus

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    Alan Francis
    Alan Francis

    discussions.apple.com/thread/2 this just happened to my watch. In my attempts to shut it down I activated a 999 call and sent a message to Jane saying I’d been in a crash and here was my location

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    It’s only free if your time has no value.

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    That new free #SilentHill game is frustrating and tedious and not worth the cost. It’s not even scary, it’s just trial and error running through the same corridors over and over again each time you die.

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    my hobby: leaving my once hot coffee untouched in my cold apartment long enough that it tastes like iced coffee

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    This song/video (spoiler free) from the end of the #Cyberpunk2077 #PhantomLiberty expansion is so extremely my shit. It's like if Radiohead made a James Bond movie opening (it's not actually Radiohead) youtube.com/watch?v=u15tEo0wsQ

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Games

  • Pacific Drive
(PS5)

    2 days ago

    Pacific Drive
    (PS5)

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Demo
(PS5)

    2 days ago

    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Demo
    (PS5)

  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2
(Playstation)

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man

    5 days ago

    (Playstation)

  • Alan Wake 2
(Playstation)

Sisu

    13 days ago

    (Playstation)

  • SILENT HILL: The Short Message
(PS5)

    24 days ago

    SILENT HILL: The Short Message
    (PS5)

  • Atomic Heart
(Playstation)

Return to Utopia

    24 days ago

    (Playstation)

  • Forspoken
(PS5)

    26 days ago

    Forspoken
    (PS5)

  • Cyberpunk 2077
(PS5)

    about 2 months ago

    Cyberpunk 2077
    (PS5)

  • Baldur's Gate 3
(PS5)

    about 2 months ago

    Baldur's Gate 3
    (PS5)

  • The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
(Switch)

    2 months ago

    The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
    (Switch)

Books

  • Uzumaki

    5 months ago

    Uzumaki

    5 months ago

  • Shiver: Selected Stories

    5 months ago

    Shiver: Selected Stories

    5 months ago

  • Gyo

    6 months ago

    Gyo

    6 months ago

  • If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe

    8 months ago

    If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe

    8 months ago

  • The Diamond Age

    8 months ago

    The Diamond Age

    8 months ago

  • John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 2: The Best Version of You

    9 months ago

    John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 2: The Best Version of You

    9 months ago

  • John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 1: Marks of Woe

    9 months ago

    John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 1: Marks of Woe

    9 months ago

  • Scorn: The Art of the Game

    12 months ago

    Scorn: The Art of the Game

    12 months ago

  • Pwning Tomorrow

    over 1 year ago

    Pwning Tomorrow

    over 1 year ago

Music

  • Titan Slayer - Sin

    1 day ago

    Titan Slayer - Sin

    today

  • Nightcore Sped Up Tunes - Xanadu (feat. Ummet Ozcan) - Sped Up Version

    1 day ago

    Nightcore Sped Up Tunes - Xanadu (feat. Ummet Ozcan) - Sped Up Version

    today

  • Dj Zavala - Fuck You Putin (Welcome to Ukraine)

    1 day ago

    Dj Zavala - Fuck You Putin (Welcome to Ukraine)

    today

  • Reiss - Kanta - Original

    1 day ago

    Reiss - Kanta - Original

    today

  • Ummet Ozcan - Xanadu

    1 day ago

    Ummet Ozcan - Xanadu

    today

  • Ethnic Zorigoo - Setgeliin Egshig

    1 day ago

    Ethnic Zorigoo - Setgeliin Egshig

    today

  • Ummet Ozcan - Seesaw

    1 day ago

    Ummet Ozcan - Seesaw

    today

  • tyurgen kam - Grandfathers's Song

    1 day ago

    tyurgen kam - Grandfathers's Song

    today

  • Ummet Ozcan - Baiame

    1 day ago

    Ummet Ozcan - Baiame

    yesterday

  • Dr. Peacock - Trip to Mongolia

    1 day ago

    Dr. Peacock - Trip to Mongolia

    yesterday

  • Schmiddunsk - Zulfia

    1 day ago

    Schmiddunsk - Zulfia

    yesterday

  • Aphex Twin - produk 29 [101]

    1 day ago

    Aphex Twin - produk 29 [101]

    yesterday

  • Otyken - Storm

    1 day ago

    Otyken - Storm

    yesterday

  • Billx - My wing - Rave music edit

    1 day ago

    Billx - My wing - Rave music edit

    yesterday

  • UUTAi - Horse Races

    1 day ago

    UUTAi - Horse Races

    yesterday

  • Pendulum - Different

    1 day ago

    Pendulum - Different

    yesterday