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If you think Wirecard having $2bn on their books without the money being present is a scandal, wait until you hear how fiat money is created in the first place.

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#hardware #cryptocurrency #crypto #log #money #Keybase #Zoom
В честь покупки Keybase компанией Zoom решил на всякий случай вывести свои люмены, которые мне достались в рамках Airdrop.

В результате купил ещё ключиков Solokeys. Среди них взял попробовать новый форм-фактор - Somu.

Так что если у вас есть люмены с Airdrop и вы не знаете куда их девать - можно купить ключиков для двухфакторной аутентификации, SSH и прочего веселья.
Сейчас бесплатная доставка по Европе и США или если купить от трёх ключиков (включительно), то по всему миру.

solokeys.com/

@rf

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The Map Icons Collection is a set of more than 1000 free and customizable icons to use as placemarks for your POI (Point of Interests) locations on your maps: mapicons.mapsmarker.com
CC-BY-SA #mapsmarker #OpenStreetMap

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In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines

mastodon.scy.name/@scy/1044343

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okay so I think this needs to be watched multiple times but it's a really good first dive into how electromechanical telephone switches work. It's amazing to see something like this physically route a call through!!

youtube.com/watch?v=Gsx2ZsYggG

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Как человек с двойным гражданством, я рад, что наконец-то и с российской и с канадской стороны у меня теперь есть и премьер-министр и пожизненный монарх.

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The problem is that marketing terms are used to conceal the true nature of the product, and the manufacturers and retailers are well aware of this, but need to be challenged to stop them getting away with it.
I sent one email to a major supermarket that was selling "HD ready" TVs as "FullHD" when they weren't. Threatening trading standards was enough to stop their misleading advertising.

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How hackers extorted $1.14m from University of California, San Francisco - BBC News bbc.com/news/technology-532147

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This is great news for wearables, but holy deceptive graphs, Qualcomm. How do you make a 85% increase look like it’s twice as big? Just cover up half your bar with a graphic. 😂

androidpolice.com/2020/06/30/q

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FreedomBox version 20.12 has been released to the Unstable branch! Soon, it will migrate to Testing and then to Stable-backports. ⚙️ 🛠️

Highlights:
-Update translations for 9 languages
-13 people contributed

Details:
discuss.freedombox.org/t/freed

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I don't know why people are talking about needing a "decentralised federated code hosting software". Git already does that. Have you ever heard of "git-send-email" and "git-request-pull"? I think you should read the Git manual first before demanding a decentralised and federated code hosting software.
sanctum.geek.nz/why-not-github #deletegithub #git

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"As early as the 2000s, Amazon began tracking the potential for unionization at each of its warehouses, building a heat map in Excel to identify “hot spots” in its fulfillment network" vox.com/recode/2020/6/29/21303

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Playing AAC audio stream from a MP4 video downloaded (without any conversion) with youtube-dl, on #9front.
I haven't done the video track extraction yet because someone needs to port dav1d to 9front first :P

#theWorkshop

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@lanodan @portpupper @sir I think though, the problem is essentially that programmers do not have Taste. Most artists grow up seeing Good Art, and strive to emulate it, and then later on experiment with that and develop their own Style. We don't have that (And if you're asking why I'm comparing to art, it's because ultimately programming is a majorly creative endeavour -- see Knuth's ACM piece for an argument on that).

It's like seeing the pre-Renaissance paintings where literally nobody had any idea of what Perspective is, and the parts of the view are all over the place, but it's still considered "good", because for the time it _was_. That's basically all, programming at the moment.
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As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.

We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:

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  • We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet )
  • We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines: https://relay.mastodon.host

Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.