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Hey fediverse, I go by Dobry. I am Incredibly Online™️ and subsist almost entirely on information.

I'm relatively leftist in my politics, a strong believer in equal opportunities first and freedom second. Be prepared for lots of discussion on that front.

Very interested and excited about open and decentralized web infrastructure, please talk to me about this (and other things, but especially this)!

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I mostly share content and links I find interesting, but also post my photography, analysis of current events, projects i'm working on, and horrible 3am thoughts that should never leave the confines of my id. Sorry not sorry.

Oh, and I crosspost from other silos, and am planning on automating this to some degree. I know some of you don't like that, so, a warning.

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"Prior to the Gregorian calendar, farmers in China and Japan broke each year down into 24 sekki or “small seasons.” These seasons didn't use dates to mark seasons, but instead, they divided up the year by natural phenomena"

smallseasons.guide/

make 👏 your 👏 kids 👏 watch 👏 watership 👏 down 👏

when being installed on a mac, zoom sets up a secret web server that allows them to automatically launch the app when you visit a web page, and even reinstall the app after you remove it, without your consent. this can be abused by malicious parties just by setting up a web page which, when visited, allows them to instantly gain access to your webcam.

medium.com/@jonathan.leitschuh

tldr: a study done by a london-based think tank found that very many Huawei employees either previously worked for the chinese military/intelligence complex, or are simultaneously engaged, the implications being that Huawei's claims about not cooperating with chinese intelligence and cyber warfare efforts are unlikely to be true

telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/0

If you can't make your own gamer girl bath water, store bought is fine

if you think the main problem with socialism is bureaucracy i have some bad news for you about the structure of literally every corporate or government agency

$0.013 per kWh solar plant in California!!!!

That is cheap. Cheaper than any other form of electrical energy generation.

Almost even cheaper than electricity from an EXISTING hydro dam that has been built and paid for, which is generally considered to be around $0.01 per kWh.

We are on our way #Solarpunk s!

pv-magazine-usa.com/2019/06/28

Look at my nb wife's tiny aesthetic kitty and boost her.

In case it isn't clear, Google has now reached, in many sectors, the "extinguish" phase of "embrace, extend, extinguish".

"Google is locking down API access to Gmail data (and later, Drive data) soon, and some of your favorite third-party apps might find themselves locked out of your Google account data. "

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1528361

@taweret
I grew up in a colony of hyperintelligent algae so photosynthesis was very important to us

every single person on single cooking related show ever made:
"i grew up in a (literally any ethnicity) family so food was very important to us"

Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar

Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong

Things we will do:
- Survive
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more

Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
- That

Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you

(Oops:
- I did it again)

❌ : NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard - wants to drive the houseless out
🙅 : YIMBY - Yes In My Back Yard - wants to buy up cheap houses in your neighborhood to charge you rent
🤠 : YEEHA - Yes Everyone Equitably Housed Always - everyone gets a home no matter what

Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.

Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.

Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".

I’m like really good at print making

Like any real survivalist, I know Morse code and all the moves to the Macarena

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