Fun way to find random documents. Go to Google search, and search for
Feel free to replace the word "the" with any other innocuous word. You'll get a bunch of random PDFs.
Another fun constraint:
filetype:pdf site:org the
This will return PDFs by ".org" domains (mostly nonprofits) so you get a bunch of random reports.
filetype:pdf "internal use only"
I'm going to stop buying #spaghetti. It's hard to eat, messy, tastes exactly the same as any other pasta, and you're supposed to feel ashamed for making it easier to eat by cutting it. There is no upside.
I wanted to buy an album online, and the flac version was available is several European countries, but not Sweden… I contacted the customer service who confirmed that they were not allowed to sell it by the label. I love the absurdity of #copyright.
A #neurotoxin that specifically targets #Anopheles mosquitoes | #malaria https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-10732-w
Mozilla is developping a new version of Firefox for Android, faster, more secured... The new version, in Bêta-test, is avalaible : Firefox Preview. Read more in MOZILLA news at https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2019/06/27/reinventing-firefox-for-android-a-preview/
See also the presentation by someone from the same team at #eaglobal London 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHERJ1cr17I&t=1781
By the way, the #vegan #crêpes recipe I am using now:
300 g flour
15 g pea protein (should work with any protein that coagulates with heat)
900 ml soy milk
Some oil (maybe 10 ml?)
Something for taste like orange flower water, vanilla, beer, rum, etc.
Cook at high temperature (I use an induction plate at 1.6 kW) in a large flat non-stick pan.
There are also *lots* of apps.
Maybe the most important thing is that an app supports OMEMO privacy:
Some recommended OMEMO-compatible apps:
#rga: #ripgrep, but also search in PDFs, E-Books, Office documents, zip, tar.gz, etc. | #rg https://phiresky.github.io/blog/2019/rga--ripgrep-for-zip-targz-docx-odt-epub-jpg/
Matrix goes 1.0! Let's see an #OpenSource future for instant messaging!
Open letter to fediverse about purism
is fine, but remember their prime motive is not to be a social media giant. They intent was to provide libre hardware and software (gnu/linux) to the masses. Something that is missing right now with Android and iOS oligarchy. Let them do that and do not undermine their progress. As for #libremone, Give their code of conduct a chance, and don't get enraged before something actually happens.
Wow, I am a bit overwhelmed by the current reactions in my timeline about the recent #Firefox disaster.
Yes, it sucks. Yes, this shall not happen. Never. There is no good excuse.
But, hey changing now towards a browser developed by the largest advertiser and tracker on the planet is not the right solution. They already dominate large parts of the web so helping them by leaving the last Browser bastion is not a smart idea!
Jonathan Leighton writes it much better than I could: we must base our ethics on reducing suffering for all sentient beings, and in particular extreme suffering.
In particular, switching from eating beef to chickens, fish or even insects because it helps with climate change is fundamentally speciesist, it's torturing sentient beings because it helps humans.
We need compassion for sentient beings, not for abstract systems that are not themselves sentient.
Sorry for the medium link, but I think this is worth a read.
thought experiment: a cat is in a box containing decaying nuclear material and poison gas. the box is on some trolley tracks. as the trolley approaches the box, it has all its parts systematically replaced so that no original part remains by the time it strikes the box. inside the trolley is a man receiving instructions on levers to pull in Chinese. do you take the money?
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