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Hi everyone,

I'm guiot, g?rl (pronouns she or they) from Turin, Italy ; @npisanti and @Merristasis took me here ; i live code electronic music with TidalCycles and SuperCollider, and have fun with tech and code as much as i can ; i'm passionate about music, philosophy, computer science, math, game design.

happy to meet all of you merveilles pals

[github in my bio as soon as i figure mastodon out :3]

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thank god I live in the united states where the government doesn't tell me what to think, how to live and what is and is not the behavior of a good citizen, I am very fortunate for them to have subcontracted that out to private firms whose literal business model hinges on my desperation to avoid the literally dire consequences that they arbitrarily set for profit

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Supply Studies Syllabus, a *good* reading list on global logistics and production :)

supplystudies.com/syllabus/

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Apparently Zoom straight up lied about conferences being E2E encrypted, and didn’t tell anyone that they were passing personally identifiable data to Facebook & Google for years.

They have just had their ass handed to them by the FTC, and members of a class action lawsuit will be receiving compensation. Also… maybe don’t use Zoom unless your employer makes you. 😬

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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I havent seen too many gliders (basically small planes without engines) in solarpunk stuff (although its very possible i just missed it)
On good days when the conditions are right you can travel 100km+. You just need to get into the air to start either by tow or winch. And the rest of the journey is riding thermals and mountain winds, all of which is ultimately solar powered.
I just think theyre cool
#solarpunk

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Having a Mastodon flagship instance was a bad idea from the start. (Now there are two (2) of them)

Having an official Mastodon app is an even worse idea.

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An Open Letter Calling for the Resignation of @Gargron from Mastodon Development

seedy.xyz/posts/0005-open-lett

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"The signal-to-noise ratio on the local timeline is too high to make it useful" sir that's only the case on your overly bloated huge instances everywhere else is just fine lmao

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Capitalist: "y'all just lazy and don't want to work anymore"

Me who just spent over 2h improving a single street in my neighbourhood on #OpenStreetMap, painstakingly referencing every building across three different map sets and adding street numbers to each gate, door, garage etc. : "oh really?"

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PSA: if your power is metered based on the total use on the grid, it's always cheaper to crank your AC at night and coast on residual coldness during the day, if your house's insulation is good enough. this is an especially good move if your area is prone to rolling blackouts during heat waves! smart thermostats can be programmed to do this, but you can also just do it manually.

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*exists specifically in the way that pisses off conservatives*

"[free software is] free as in 'free puppies', not 'free beer'. Adopting open source solutions, like adopting a puppy, involves some time spent on care and feeding."

, found this passage yesterday while reading Trevor Owens's "the theory and craft of digital preservation" and I won't stop thinking about it for a while, probably

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buying new electronic devices with a similar commitment of what would be expected when adopting pets, and/or having kids (?)

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stream rn: yaxu, author of tidalcycles, coding as much of tidal as possible from scratch in 2 hours. :)

youtube.com/watch?v=F2-evGtBnq

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activist security / death 

Now that it's been exposed that state level actors (NSO group) are hacking journalists and activists, where in some cases it ended in state murder, will activists start taking digital security seriously? I hope so, but the last decade shows probably not 😕

going to venice on thursday to play a concert, meet other live coders and kiss enbies... life good

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@alex @antanicus non vorrai mica spaventare i moderati, i cattolici, i petrolieri, le guardie, le banche, i renziani, i gatti, gli youtuber

I love going to uni or going to the supermarket in my PJs and... TIL it's a common thing to do in Shanghai, and I feel so seen 🥺
wsj.com/articles/BL-CJB-4986

[guy whose only experience of physics is noita, looking at a thunderstorm] this is just like noita

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Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.