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Quick question for Swiss folks... I bought a Power Supply Unit for a PC here and it came with a type C plug. I have no type C, just type J in house. I tend to think of the type C plug as a high voltage plug when I see it. Do i just need to buy the right cable with a J end for my PSU, or do PCs need a high voltage line in the house?

Swiss COVID Reopening 

"4 out of 5 of our metrics are red and failing. Time to reopen."

I can't e-file this year because the IRS made a big whoopsie and is rejecting legitimate e-filed forms. Great, I always wanted to mail a processed tree carcass to the government.

"Little known fact: half of the work year of Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish wildlife ranger's is spent finding heavy metal and rock bands lost in the wilderness, the other half is parental leave."

Wardruna - Lyfjaberg (Healing-mountain)

Only in EvE can you get into a cheap frigate and travel down to lawless space and duel another space ship piloted by a German human player who has been leading a band of pirates for 10 real life years.

Monday evenings for ya.

Seriously contemplating returning to the US sometime next month to get vaccinated.

During this pandemic, a friend has occasionally used their movie-and-restaurant budget to instead branch out and try different beauty products. From places like Lush or a half dozen other brands I dont really know. If she doesn't like them, rather than toss them she gives them to my wife to try. & if my wife doesn't like it, but it is something I can use -- soap, shampoo -- she gives it to yours truly

Anyway, that's why I smell like a rainbow unicorn bouquet desperate teenage romance these days

Abolish five star ratings, go full ebay:






Also, the mashup has the best comment of 2021:

"Huey! Huey, itโ€™s Marvin. Your cousin! Marvin Lewis. You know that new sound youโ€™re looking for? Well, listen to this!"

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My man Rรธmer used 39% ABV wine as his liquid when building his thermometer and temperature scale. WTF.

You could definitely get drunk off of his thermometer -- modern ones have a more bucket-y kind of kick.

I was wondering why a bunch of tech folks were suddenly quoting the witty phrases of Bertrand Russel, and it's because there was a massive Orange Site thread about his quip on being the Pope.

If only there was a quote that went like: something-something about quotations being a substitute for wit. Then I'd really show off my ironic wit and wow the crowd.

So all we know is copying an API is fair use if one is reimplementing an API for a new smartphone OS one is supporting.

Everything else is still unknown, like what other things are fair use and even whether APIs are copyrightable to begin with.

Vaccine politics (Europe) 

Apparently the EU has a strict new regulation requiring a license to export any COVID vaccine from its borders. That means Switzerland is impacted and will be a hurdle to procuring more. Also, the regime to get am export license is progressive: it is harder to get an export license if a destination country's relative vaccination level is better than the EU. So Switzerland has to do as poorly as or as worse as the EU whole, to get a delivery licensed.


Fรผr's Fest kauf schnell drei Fรคsser Bier,
Wenn CJ kommt, doch besser vier!

Dear #fediverse and especially #foss and #activitypub tech enthusiasts amongst you ..

At #SocialHub we're preparing a great event in the form of two webinars and a workshop in April, for representatives of the European Commission.

The topics are #ActivityPub #Interoperability and #FediverseFutures within the EU.

Interest for the event came from EC itself, who via @NGIZero - funder of many great AP projects - approached SocialHub to organize.

You can help prepare and certainly join the Event!

I feel like instagram is just one of those electronic billboards in phone form factor.

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