Why is Halloween a whole goddamned month long now?

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okay #brutaldon is back and happy at brutaldon.org/ for all your brutalist fediverse needs.

it's also now living in the cloud again, so the final public facing service in the lab has been relocated.

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Gosh I sure do need a ton of iterations on my SQL queries 😅

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The Big 3 asset managers cast 25% of votes in the board elections of S&P 500 firms. Soon they alone hire & fire leaders of nearly all big companies.

Hayeks idea was that markets are effective because information is decentralised. Is this centralisation not causing inefficiency?

The idea behind index funds was to passively track the market and get the average return for low costs. But not only do these funds actively influence the markets, they soon alone have influence over board elections.

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Framasoft is a brilliant non-profit organisation which promotes free open software and libre decentralised services. You can follow them at:

➡️ @Framasoft (in French and English)

They have been around for years, and developed Fediverse platforms like @peertube and @mobilizon for example.

They depend on donations to keep going, and they're currently doing a fund-raising drive at:

soutenir.framasoft.org/en/

#Framasoft #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Français #Francais #NGO #NGOs

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Linux running on RISC-V on MNT RKX7! A completely* open computer down to the CPU gateware.

* the only wart is that it needs Vivado's synthesize/place+route tools to build the gateware source for Kintex-7

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Modern #webdev at its best. 100% of the site's functionality is provided by that one script domain - brain.fm - none of the others are necessary for the website to do what it's supposed to do (play music).

#surveillancecapitalism

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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy was published 42 years ago today.

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in the rougher parts of dr seuss's neighborhood, sneetches got steetches

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My first attempt at a full day with Moonlander split kbd and the pain in my shoulders and arms is gone.

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My uncle just finished 1.6 kg, 700 pages long dictionary of Northern Sami, a language spoken by around 20,000 speakers.

Sami are an indigenous people who have inhabited large parts of Northern Europe spanning from Russia to Norway for millenniums.

He has dedicated his life to advocate for their rights and preserve their languages and culture. This book is a major contribution in an effort to ensure that this ancient language will be passed on to future generations.

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⚠️REMINDER: Only download Inkscape from trusted sources and be cautious about emails with links, even if they claim to be from the project. If there's any doubt go to the source. The latest, validated release will always be available for free on our website.

Boosts appreciated.

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RT @DanPriceSeattle
New York is canceling late fees for library books.

After Chicago did that:
*83% increase in books returned
*11,000 people got their library card back
*7% growth in books checked out
*Lost $900k in fees - 0.009% of city budget

Amazing what happens when you decriminalize poverty.

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