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Hey to anyone I've just followed. I'm originally @swift, but have moved here now.

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Is there a way to use the files from a Windows install and run them in Wine rather than duplicating software installs?

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Scotland makes menstual products free for all persons 

#Scotland is the first country in the world to make menstrual products (tampons, pads) free 'for everyone who needs them'. The quoted phrase would seemingly include FtM trans Scots usatoday.com/story/news/nation

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Can please boost me? Question for people not from the US (or Canada, probably): Do you feel like ideas like "racism is discrimination + systemic power" or "reverse-racism isn't real" are in some way ideas from the US? Would those seem foreign to you? Are claims around those and "we're not from the same culture, so we have different views" as disingenuous as it sounds to me or am I off?

Coffee 

Just nailed the recipe for this new coffee, I think. Came out so floral and fragrant I keep sniffing my hands to make sure it's not soap or perfume I'm smelling.

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suggestion:

if you're making a bot that generates images, see if you can also make it generate image descriptions

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"When the European version of the USA Today website removed ads and tracking scripts to comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the size of its website decreased from 5000 to 500 kilobytes with no significant changes to the appearance of the site. This means that the updated, ad-free version of the website produced roughly 10 times less CO₂ on each load than the original."

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idea: open air hyperloop. just optimize the shape of the pod to minimize air resistance. ive run some simulations and you could even string together multiple pods to move large amounts of people without introducing any drag. i call it MilePede and i'll need one hundred billion dollars

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Just as a general comment: if anybody out there is ever preparing slides for a conference in English and you feel any level of trepidation because English isn't your first language, I would be more than happy to look at your slides and tell you if I spot anything that would benefit from a grammar change. No charge.

Probably a lot of others would do the same, especially tech writers, but I haven't seen that sort of offer so I thought I'd make it, just in case.

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ukpol 

There is something very anti-science about lowering the quarantine period for the upper-classes. Like covid doesn't care about your bank account.

I honestly think more bankers and No. 10 admins need to die before they get the fucking message

thetimes.co.uk/article/seven-d

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One of the test passwords at work is basically keysmashing and it makes me smile every time.

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Everyone thinks that humans will enslave AI and thus will cause the robot upraising, but people pact-bond with their roombas. It'll be corporations and the state that use intelligent AI without mercy. What I'm saying is that sci-fi, cyberpunk, and dystopia genres should realize that the robots will be our comrades.

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Building a "Fuck Tories" Anti Aircraft cannon and using it to take out the "Thank U NHS" Spitfire

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Does anyone know if there's an open source alternative to #Facerig?

Because Facerig sounded awesome for dysphoria... and then it got discontinued on a whim.

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