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Poisoned water supplies at Ohio protests? 

(Can’t confirm.)

They’re saying that donated water bottles that were handed out by protest medics in Ohio (Columbus?) were poisoned with antifreeze.

Health risks of rinsing your eyes with baking soda solution 

They recommend to just use clean, preferably cool water.

> Tear gas is a chemical that needs to be flushed from the eyes, and the only thing that really does that well without introducing additional risks is water, says Wittman. “There have been studies on water vs. milk vs. baby shampoo, vs. other household items,” he says. “There has never been a study that shows that anything is better than water.”

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Health risks of rinsing your eyes with baking soda solution 

> Wittman is even more emphatic. “The reason why I would be somewhat hesitant to use baking soda or any other compound other than water is that you don’t actually know what reaction the chemical you were sprayed with is going to have with the basic solution,” he says. “You’re essentially doing a chemistry experiment in your own eye, which I would recommend against.”

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Health risks of rinsing your eyes with baking soda solution 

> As for the baking soda recipe popularized by the Hong Kong protests, Bhuyan urges caution. “Using three teaspoons of baking soda mixed with 8 ounces of water does work, and the reason it works is that it’s able to neutralize the tear gas chemical,” she says. “But when people are using baking soda, now they’re using an irritant, and anytime you’re using an irritant, it could potentially scratch the surface of your eyes.” services warning 

Conclusion: My application was rejected because of two rules that they don't properly tell you upfront. They seem to be completely fine with wasting your time and effort and not treating you like a human being.

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If there is text in the source material in [[[triple brackets]]], that means you are not supposed to change the text in between. So I didn't. However, I left out the triple brackets, which according to some "Oliver" is a major flaw.

Further, I put a blank line between each paragraph in my translation as you would in plain-text documents like the one you need to send them (via HTML text area). That was the second "error" in my translation.

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Wanted to try out translating for money. Made an account on They require you to take a test in order to prove that you are able to translate. Did that, spending about 2 hours on translating a sample text. Was rejected for two unbelievable reasons.

Covid-19, physical distancing 



'The coronavirus pandemic forces people to keep a distance to each other. But not a social distance is meant by that, the World Health Organization clarifies. They say that communication be important in these times. The WHO stopped using the term "social distancing" in favor of "physical distancing", and encourages people to stay in contact via social media.'

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Someone asked for "social distancing" to be called "physical distancing" instead, and just now I read that the WHO started endorsing this new term, too.

That was quick

nazi stuff on amazon 

tired: amazon selling nazi books
wired: amazon selling nazi lighters

it says "sold and shipped by amazon", it's not sold by a third party

who needs a website and is gonna pay me for it?

if it's for a good cause i might do it for free.

freeze peach activist khamenei dunks on france (cw holocaust denial) 

Came upon this real gem from Ali Khamenei.

"In his book, , the French philosopher, expressed doubts about the number of victims. The French govt not only banned his book, but also brought Garaudy to trial. These are the claimants of advocating ."

Literatur des post-nationalsozialistischen Deutschlands 

Filme in diesem Fall auch, genau so wie Theaterstücke.

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Literatur des post-nationalsozialistischen Deutschlands 

Ich zähle Lieder zur Literatur dazu.

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Literatur des post-nationalsozialistischen Deutschlands 

Welche nichtjüdischen deutschen Schriftsteller haben überhaupt geschafft über die Nazi-Verbrechen zu schreiben, ohne die Geschichte im Sinne der Deutschen umzuschreiben?

OCR bot thoughts 

On the other... other hand, in many cases creating an adequate image description is the matter of copying and pasting a chunk of text.

Using OCR bot you also get two separate posts which may be clunky to navigate? Or people might not even notice that there is an image description?

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OCR bot thoughts 

I'm unsure if I should like or dislike OCR Bot.

I don't like that the bot often generates extraneous gibberish and I just saw it drop half of the text in the image as if it weren't there.

On the other hand I can imagine that for some people it might be too exhausting to create the image descriptions, and if they had to create them every time themselves they might just not post stuff in the first place?

I dunno.

Tiny Tiny RSS led by nazis, cw nazi quote 

LB: The developers of Tiny Tiny RSS have a category on their forums called "gas chamber" where they put unwanted threads and comment criticism of this with: "if you can’t handle something like that maybe you should go back to <strike>the gas chamber</strike> your safe space"


I want to set up a basic ActivityPub server that I can use to study the ActivityPub protocol in action.

I want to see the ActivityPub JSON objects that you’d get from Mastodon, Pleroma, etc.

I heard the ActivityPub implementations have some differences in how they use the protocol...

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