"Recently, when I logged into the Mastodon instance sunbeam.city—a “Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance”—I found a photo of someone’s blooming spider plant next to a conversation about the consequences of ethical transparency in hierarchical systems. It struck me as the quintessential early-Internet experience."
This is a map of the world during the early iron age 9000 HE (1000 BCE), showing the comparatively small number of state societies on earth at the time.
During the Bronze Age, 2 of the largest and most advanced civilizations (The Minoan and Indus River Valley civilizations) functioned with relative equality, without a centralized state entity of any sort.
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xclip is a nice utility for redirecting the output of commands typed at the command line to the clipboard(where stuff is stored when doing things like cut-and-paste).
On fedora to install:
yum install xclip
dnf install xclip
Be aware there are three clipboards and that the (Shift+Insert) one is usually called clipboard
w | xlipc -i sel clipboard
pipes the output of the w command to the clipboard which can then be pasted(say, to a browser) with the mouse or otherwise.
‘Senseless death must stop’: Five states sue Purdue Pharma for driving opioid crisis
Fives US states have filed lawsuits against OxyContin producer Purdue Pharma for the company’s role in driving the opioid epidemic. They join some 1,600 other lawsuits brought against Purdue in recent years. Read Full Article at RT.com
This is a quick reminder that your are invited to #Funkwhale's first general assembly this sunday!
It's open to anyone, will takes place on a text chat, and we'll vote on several important topics as described in the forum topic.
terrible genie joke Show more
me: *rubs lamp, genie comes out*
genie: you have three wishes
me: I wish all words ended in -ys
geniys: yoys havys threys wisheys
meys: Iys wishys allys wordsys stays wiys li-
liniys: liys livys liys lisheys
liys: Liys lishys lilys lirdsys' liddlys liys -nks-
linksys: linksys linksys linksys linksys linksys linksys
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Ran across this #guide on Adafruit that seems handy if you're trying to decide on a #microcontroller for a project: https://learn.adafruit.com/how-to-choose-a-microcontroller
I decided to create a small survey to ask a few non-personal questions about Fediverse users, their opinions on its various platforms, and their thoughts on non-Fediverse networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.
The survey is oriented at people who currently use the Fediverse, and does not provide any way of saying that you do not currently use it.
If you’d like to participate in the survey, you can do so here. It opens at midnight on the 13th of May at midnight AEST (12th of May, 2pm UTC), and closes one month later on the 13th of June. I’ll be posting the results every now and then until it closes.
Please answer honestly, and send it to your friends if you’d like them to participate too! :mlem:Related
@forktogether Hello! 👋 I’m Alana, a product manager who wants to see communities be the primary decision-makers regarding the things we use.
The #Florence #MastoFork is set up well to continue Eugen’s good work — but, formally disseminate power and control. I hope to see it grow, and serve as a good example for other projects and forks! (:
Say hello to Telephant!
I've written a little Mastodon client for the Desktop - called Telephant - and am currently looking for beta testers!
Want to help out and don't mind compiling the app yourself? (Don't worry it's fairly straight forward and I've added detailed instructions to the README!)
Join me here:
Looking forward to hearing your feedback!
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!
We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators.
Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!