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TIL that there's "gamer" mice with 8kHz sampling rate which means moving your mouse takes up tons of CPU time


"JustEat and other App couriers are to join a national strike / day of action on Tuesday 17th May, the day of Greggs AGM. In the mean time they have suspended their lunch time strikes to increase the impact of the day of action." - Darlington TUC


The curb cut effect: for example, media descriptions right here on Mastodon help people who use screen readers, but they are also useful for explaining the joke for people who don’t get it, for translations of text, and for copy-pasting what would otherwise be just an image of text.

Staying with a friend in Sheffield, went out for a morning walk and my goodness it's pretty around here

Thinking about when the wall of the salt warehouse collapsed and it turned out to just be full of loose salt, like a child might imagine

@FirstProgenitor @Thomas The original Pacific Rim should've come with a collectable branded neck brack to protect theatergoers from pogging so hard they get whiplash

Food / meat / Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith 

If the queen dies I'm going to break my vow of vegetarianism and eat a swan raw

but if sex workers need to accept crypto to earn their money, then cool, i'm not gonna blame them for its existence. that'd be like blaming sex workers for all the evil shit fiat currency does

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i re-shelled my switch and joycons because the old translucent purple shells had some pretty big cracks in them. i filled in the embossing on the buttons with liquid white-out to give them some contrast

i also replaced the faceplate on my dock with a soft touch wood patterned plate because i thought it looked cool. i could have gone with another translucent purple faceplate for it but there aren't many electronics behind that plate so there wasn't much to show off

But criticism and peer pressure are certainly a strong force. So we need to start by talking about it. We need to discuss the absurdity of lawns with those around us and get them excited about the alternatives.

If you are renting, this might be even harder or even impossible. But you can try.

Or you could try seed bombs or guerrilla gardening instead. 😏


Why do people here refer to Twitter as "birdsite"? /afterthought about toxic algorythms 

Just to flesh out the case here a little bit: I firmly believe that the way that corporate "social" networks use algorythms is toxic. The algorythms are used to encourage "engagement". They make you angry so you have to post more, they hide what you want to see to make you scroll more. They make you talk about people not with people. They make you crave voyeuristic entertainment, not conversation.

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Not been on here in a very long time but figure this is the best place to ask;

My partner's mastodon instance has gone down and no idea when it will come back up. Is there any way they can get some kind of backup from a different instance, or do they have to start from scratch again?

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