In case you weren’t aware, here’s one of the many ways unregulated electronics bought online can be dangerous. A regulation Australian IEC cable must have 3x 0.75mm²+ double-insulated stranded copper conductors. This cable appears to meet that requirement at first glance — it’s marked that way on the outside, and cutting in, the PVC colours are wrong but otherwise appear okay.
But then, scrape some of the copper, and it suddenly turns silver. It’s CCA, or Copper-Clad Aluminium. A sneaky and cheap but worse conductor. The aluminium holds up much worse to corrosion and bending, and will crumble to powder inside the cables over time. Through this process it will increase its resistance, turning into a fire-starter. Very dangerous and invisible without destroying the cable to examine it. #safety #psa
I don't quite understand the hate Eugen is getting. It seems like people disagree with how he is running his instance... And yeah, he responds to way too many negative/insulting comments with negative insults/digs of his own.
His behavior is not very "presidential", but he's also, like, not our president? I've never seen any other admin getting called out with such anger for making an app that people don't like, or linking to patreons, or not moderating enough.
They should call the Delta variant the “capitalism working as designed” variant.
The US government currently has nine bounce houses for sale.
Here's one: https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucitdsc/?sl=7MQSCI21011024
It's often assumed that because Twitter has a larger userbase than the Fediverse, that accounts would automatically get more followers there.
However, many accounts (especially FOSS projects) have more followers here on the Fediverse.
Some examples (as of 26th July 2021):
@fdroidorg has 10.8k vs 7.33k on Twitter
@k9mail has 1.57k vs 680 on Twitter
@Minetest has 1.39k vs 785 on Twitter
If you know any Libre projects that are yet to join the Fedi, please ask them to give it a go!
On energy transition: "known reserves of many materials are less than the expected demand up until 2050." https://15-15-15.org/webzine/2021/07/23/some-inconvenient-questions-open-letter-to-the-politicians-responsible-for-the-ecological-transition-in-spain-and-in-europe Somebody should tell the politicians...
EU: Would you feel comfortable if your child was in a relationship with ___? 2015
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