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I've downloaded everything from Astronomy Picture of the Day from the start date to the end of 2019 and put it in a torrent.

If you want a load of background pictures, please seed it once you've got a copy.

Please boost and share

github.com/xmakina/apodcrawler

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Hey friendos! Want to quit Facebook as well? I run a hubzilla instance and you're very welcome to have a look around.

hq.teamrocket.space is open to all left leaning folks of all identities. I'm xmakina@hq.teamrocket.space there, feel free to ask any questions, I know initially it can be a bit much of an interface and not enough content, but I'm hoping enough of you good people will come join up for writing longer shitposts and photo sharing perhaps???

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Howdy! Trans women are women, trans men are men, non binary people exist and their pronouns are to be respected, even if you don't like the person.

If you don't agree, please don't follow me

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I'm in my 30's and a communist, with a lean towards Full Automation and Intersectionality.

I did a test a long time ago that called my social media style "curator" and I think that's accurate. I won't often post my own thoughts, choosing instead to boost the words of others. Boosts are definitely endorsements.

I'm cis, white, male, a uni drop-out, and a software developer both by trade and hobby. I also play a lot of video games in my spare time.

eat out to help out was always going to increase transmitions, come the fuck on. the one place you reasonably cannot be told to wear a mask is when inside eating and drinking, you know the thing they wanted people to floor to enclosed fucking spaces to do

ukpol 

@CornishRepublicanArmy 6.1 million signatures for "Revoke Article 50 and Remain in the European Union", Brexit still happened: petition.parliament.uk/archive

4.1 million signatures for 'EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum', no 2nd referendum was triggered petition.parliament.uk/archive

1.8 million signatures for 'Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom.', he still made a state visit petition.parliament.uk/archive

1.7 million signatures for 'Do not prorogue parliament', parliament was still prorogued petition.parliament.uk/archive

what a load a shite

people really do think those parliamentary petitions do shit still. they mean the same as a change.org petition, yes I know they say after 100,000 it has to be debated in parliament ect ect but they can literally just be ignored like straight up they can just say *no*. it don't mean shit! and as always, an online petition is the PEAK of slacktivism

just a note to the programmers on here: if your work involves ai, neural networks, or other expensive algorithms designed to replace human judgement, consider how much it's truly meant to be more equitable and/or efficient and whether it meets that goal. if it doesn't and you're just automating existing judgement at great expense, the purpose of including a neural network is to obfuscate culpability

this is not theoretical

@triz someone on here said a large amount of AI is just "intention laundering" for systemic racism and i'll never forget it

sbnation.com/a/17776-football

This is some amazing weird sci-fi, already known to many on the fedi, but I'm re-reading/experiencing it and can't recommend it highly enough. ...and there's kinda no summarizing it, but its not long, so dive right in I guess?

Imagining explaining "buying a soda can full of Doritos designed to be dispensed from vending machines according to their auction site valuation" to Lenin. worthpoint.com/worthopedia/nac

uwu speak 🤜 hewwo 🤛 elmer fudd impersonators

Americans don't read this. You know you'll get upset 

holy shit the structure of the US government is so fucked. it is so fucking bad in every way. shittest way to structure a democracy since France's 3rd Republic. just so unbelievably nasty

ironman action figure that says 'biden 2020' and 'vote blue no matter who' when you press a button #heroesresist

pretty epic how we make EU migrants pay a large lump sum to use the NHS every year. and by epic I mean really fucked up and anti immigrant because they sure as fuck aren't some huge resource drain and they still fucking pay taxes too

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

you could learn everything about the British Condition by studying the rich semiotics of the Thank U NHS Spitfire

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i remember bein a kid and seeing a big bus advert for "tomb raider ii: starring lara croft". but i didnt know what a tomb raider was and i didnt know what a lara croft was either. so i presumed the lady on the advert was called Tom Raider

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Pi is a new digital currency developed by Stanford PhDs, with over 8 million members worldwide. To claim your Pi, follow this link minepi.com/xmakina and use my username (xmakina) as your invitation code.

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