Me yesterday:
*happily clearing the sidewalk in front of my house*

Me today:
*Finds sidewalk covered by blocks of solid ice*

Did I give up? No! I brought out the trusty old hoe and started hacking away until the path was once again cleared.

You won't beat me, municipal snowplow!

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♻ RT @esaclimate@twitter.com:

Here is the 1st global Sea Surface Salinity dataset (2010-2018) from the @ESA_EO Climate Change Initiative

Get the data --> dx.doi.org/10.5285/9ef0ebf8475

[:tw: tweets.newsbots.eu/esaclimate/#bot]

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In northern Ethiopia, at 130 meters below sea level, in the hottest valley in the world, there exists a series of pools that look more alien than anything that should rightly be found on Earth.

This is the dangerously beautiful Dallol Volcano, and hydrothermal system, found in the Danakil depression. The highest point of the volcano reaches -48 meters above sea level. Brine pools and acidic liquid spout from the ground, building up salt and sulfuric pillars as temporary geysers build them. Here, not two but three tectonic plates move away from each other, causing the land to sink deeper and deeper, and bringing up minerals from deep within the Earth. In the next few million years, the Red Sea will eventually fill the depression.

The word Dallol, in the language of the Afar people, means disintegration. The Disintegration Volcano.

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Why doesn't #Firefox look good on a HiDPI display on Linux in its default config?

After some research, I figured I had to set layout.css.devPixelsPerPx to 1.5 in order to make the UI match the rest of my desktop.

wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/H

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#Accessibility
"Who can use this color combination?" a tool that shows you how different part of the population perceive your color combinations
whocanuse.com/?b=fedc2a&c=5a3b

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pretty inspiring to see the garden that one woman has been able to create in the desert in Jordan. #permaculture youtube.com/watch?v=EFFFt6G6YN

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tech rant 

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Using my house investigation skills, I have now discovered that two rooms in my house have heated floors. You need only climb into a closet to access the valves and the pump. It has been running for a few days now, but I'm a bit worried since the former owner never mentioned anything about any heated floors... suspicious...

According to a study published in Finance and Development, not killing whales is a cost efficient way of reducing co2-concentrations in the atmosphere.

Why?
• Their bodies store large amounts of carbon
• They help fertilize nutrient poor regions, supporting photosynthesizing micro organsims
• When they die, their carcasses sink. The carbon is transferred, to bottom sediments (and deep sea ecosystems)

source: imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd

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Bottom of the future bed is lined with seasoned bigleaf maple logs. This is gonna be a hugel-style bed in that it will use this wood to store carbon for future plant growth. The other advantage of doing this is the wood soaks up water during rainy periods and saves it up for the plants to access during dry spells. Next will come layers of finer-grained compostable materials like twigs, wood chips, leaves, grass clippings and plant trimmings.

Finally got to trying my plan B for sharing Awesome-wm config between devices. Different functions should load based on installed hw. Previous setup was ugly ands resulted in some freezing during start-up. gears to the rescue, true awesomeness achieved :-)

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(person who owns a car voice): despite traffic law being perhaps the only area of law expressly devised to safeguard human life rather than to protect the sanctity of private property, i'm just quickly gonna break it for a moment here, because it's more convenient for me

Just found out about panopticlick.eff.org/ a site which tests your browser's protection against non-consensual Web tracking.

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Well that's worrying.

thehackernews.com/2019/09/simj

Due to the short-sightedness of the consortium back in 2009, pretty much every phone on the planet is vulnerable to this hack. I'm sure people like the NSA and ASIO/ASIS/DSD must have been having a field day.

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GrapheneOS
grapheneos.org/

I used to use copperhead os on my nexus 6p, so grateful to Daniel Micay for his work. Now running grapheneOS on my pixel 2. Up until now was running it stock with no google account signed in getting apps from f-droid and using yalp store to scrape apks for needed apps. So far so good. Perfectly stable. Also found an alternative to yalp store called Aurora Store. If you have a supported phone or are able to contribute check it out.

#grapheneOS

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