Someone said "is that still a thing?" when I announced I was on Mastodon. Is it?
Boost this so we actually get a few votes maybe? How far can it go?

This is so cool!
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What if we could use the cold darkness of outer space to cool buildings on earth? In this mind-blowing talk, physicist Aaswath Raman details the technology he's developing to harness "night-sky cooling"

ted.com/talks/aaswath_raman_ho

Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.

It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:
github.com/freedomofpress/secu

We're happy to be here! #introductions

i don't know who needs to hear this right now but

if you fucked up, instead of trying to make excuses, cover it up or smear and discredit the person you wronged to avoid losing face, why not try: suck it up and apologise, accept the loss of face, and move on

you'll feel better in the long run

If you're a developer and not an english native speaker, which language do you use for your development tools?

Please don't answer if you're a native english speaker, not to bias the results. Boosts appreciated :)

#translation #internationalization #i18n

hello my name is Jessica and i need a job.

i have a PhD in Computer Science specializing in Machine Learning and Computer Vision, but at this point i would take nearly any programming work.

i have experience numerous languages, operating systems, frameworks, and toolkits.

i am also an autistic transgender lesbian so any work i take has to be accommodating.

i'm currently living in east coast USA but willing to relocate nearly anywhere.

résumé available on request, thank you ✨

Last week the Scottish Parliament voted 52:0 to apply military sanctions on the USA.

businessinsider.com.au/scotlan

I hadn't really thought about where all that tear gas comes from.

h/t @luminesce

gofundme for injured protestor, description of injuries from cop violence 

gofundme.com/f/help-aubrey-wit

"Aubrey was at a protest in Seattle, Wa on 6/7/20 when an explosive was thrown directly at her chest by the SPD. The medic team grabbed her immediately and helped treat her. In this time she lost a pulse several times. They were able to get her to the hospital and she is in stable condition but in a lot of pain."

She is out of the hospital and staying with a friend.

$100 for a poem, allyuh. That is definitely worthy of some joy. At least some mirth, or a little glee.

Send your happiest happy to @fiyahlitmag for our JOY issue.
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"A veto-proof majority of the #Minneapolis city council has announced its intent to dismantle the city’s police department and invest in community-led public safety, a move that would mark the first concrete victory in the mounting nationwide movement to defund law enforcement agencies in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd."

theguardian.com/us-news/live/2

uspol 

I hope it's totally obvious that these curfews are to protect the property of businesses.

I started an online cryptography course and soon realized I needed to refresh my memory of how to write code in Python. This example is a try/except statement nested within a while loop. The seemingly simple solution eluded me for quite a while.

Just put a note on my work office door with this note:
"Times fun when you are having flies. At lunch. //0\\"

I just passed my first quiz in an online cryptography course. I learned some things about adding hex values...or did I?

Can anyone recommend a good Mastodon tutorial for newbies who are just arriving in the Fediverse from Facebook? Something that covers the process after account sign-up : using the interface, setting up their homescreen feeds, explaining differences between local and fedi feeds, etc?

I was thinking of writing one and including some screenshots, but I didn't want to re-invent the wheel. I figure there has to be one out there already.

#Mastodon #Fediverse #tutorial

#plzboost
Get in touch if you know about any fitting job opportunity, either as a freelancer or regular employment with up to 25 weekly hours.
I've got experience working with #microcontrollers and #embedded #linux. My background is in engineering (studies touched on both mechanical as well as electrical engineering), but I went down the programmers road later on (mostly #C, basic #bash, #Python and #cmake skills, first acquaintances with #rust).
#yocto #buildroot #zephyr #stm32 #stm8 #atmega

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I installed Debian 10 on my laptop today. I was unsure of how to install the correct WiFi firmware, and the support IRC was so helpful. I purchased this laptop months ago, intending to run primarily Debian or other Linux. Everything is working great now!

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