it's KIND OF WEIRD to think that Germans just grow up knowing that there's *literally tons* of explosives buried around the towns they live in that MIGHT blow up at any point especially if disturbed but they probably won't so it's just kind of taken as a fact of life

I'd previously mumbled about how growing up in post-WW2 Germany is a bit weird because construction work keeps turning up unexploded bombs and everyone just kind of goes "oh, okay, another one of those"

there was one found in Nuremberg again yesterday but when searching for news reports about it I'm just finding other articles about one found in February (also in Nuremberg)

here's a screenshot of the "related articles" bit from one of them

#Tusky 9 is out!
Creating polls, improved search, always expand content warnings, and more!
Read the full changelog here: github.com/tuskyapp/Tusky/rele

@federicomena I'm on Firefox 69, but didn't have an issue like that on 68. Perhaps you should review which add-ons you have installed and/or refresh your profile?

A friend suggested today that it's time for a manifesto and I agree. Another friend in another conversation mentioned that "free software" and "open source" are not relevant terms for what we need. I also agree.

It's time for something new. A new, community-centered ecosystem.

I'm increasingly of the opinion that the way forward for us is to build a dual-purpose Commons: one where our communities can freely partake and share and collaborate and learn and build each other up, while those who seek to profit on their own terms put cold hard cash down.

What RMS, Torvalds and the like cost us 

The only part that is surprising about Stallman's resignation is why he was tolerated for such a long time.

geekfeminism.wikia.org/wiki/Ri

People have been bringing this up for years and privileged people chose not to listen.

The fight for diversity, equality and inclusion is the fight for software freedom. Our movement will only be successful if it includes everyone. RMS does not speak for these values.
sfconservancy.org/news/2019/se

@theoutrider I chuckle each and every time I need a tablet for my headache.

Thing you might not know: "aspirin" isn't actually a generic name, burmt the original Bayer brand name; however after WW1 the international trademark was revoked as part of reparations.

Bayer still hold the trademark in Germany, where generics instead go by the actual generic name "Acetylsalicylsäure", or ASS.

No Man’s Sky’s community is really awesome. They share co-ordinates to their farms so that others can use the resources or resell them for units. I was able to scrape together 1 million by myself, but by visiting one community farm I was able to bump that up to 50 million so that I could finally afford to upgrade from my starter ship.

twitter.com/sweekbat/status/11 "My roommate got super stoned a couple weeks back and found out you can order a personalized big toblerone. He immediately forgot about it until it showed up last night"

The computers on the Voyager probes have over 40 years of uptime, and have been patched at distances measured in light-hours. How?

Reliability, redundancy, reconfigurability.

Radiation-hardened parts, cross-connectible backups, all memory is RAM.

They've patched 'em to have better data compression and more efficient forward error correction as distance resulted in reduced bandwidth.

Can cache data when there's no signal. Have turned off instruments to save power.

#StrangeLoop
thestrangeloop.com/2019/uptime

@nolan @codesections There's the "input" event which only fires when the text changes (and still has focus).

Here's a technique that uses it and looks interesting: alistapart.com/article/expandi

(Note: The article is a few years old and the demo doesn't work on my phone in either Firefox or Chrome. Perhaps that's due to ad & tracker blocking here though?)

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of GNOME 3.34, "Thessaloniki"! This release marks six months of intense effort from our developers, designers, and contributors, and we are thrilled to finally make it available to you all 😊

gnome.org/news/2019/09/gnome-3

@cassidyjames What's even sillier are car commercials that announce "the all-new ____".

I really hope the car isn't actually all new. It's much better to iterate and improve upon previous designs than scrapping everything and starting over each year. 🙂

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