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Remembered out of nowhere that there is an entire TLD called .frogans, which is reserved for “Frogans sites”

What are Frogans sites? From what I can tell, Frogans is a doomed / cursed project that has been labouring for a decade to pointlessly redesign every web technology, up to and including URLs, so that when you view a Frogans site in the official (still-unreleased) Frogans Player, it will look exactly the same on every device, down to the pixel.

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Polish university student Wojciech Kosior shares his story of how he managed to graduate without being forced to use Zoom, Skype, or other nonfree programs:

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8"x10" on mixed media wood panel. I used tattoo paper to transfer my digital work on to a wooden board and painted over some parts. Here are the results! #MastoArt #CreativeToots #artwork #art

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I'm in the process of changing ISP. The new provider is cheaper and faster, but they don't provide a real IP. What would be the best way to redirect traffic from a real IP to a server behind NAT?

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👏 Bravo aux activistes de #ExtinctionRebellion La Réunion qui ont mené le week-end dernier une belle action pour dénoncer le chantier actuel de la Nouvelle Route du Littoral / NRL (13 km d'autoroute à construire sur l'océan...) 🚧

😠 Ce projet pharaonique nécessite aussi l'ouverture de nouvelles carrières pour l'approvisionnement en roche massive (17 millions de tonnes nécessaire pour le chantier) soit encore plus de destruction des écosystèmes 😫


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Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on

#privacy #google

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I have setup a ChainLink node. I have deployed an Oracle contract. I have configured "Jobs" in ChainLink. I have deployed a test consumer contract and sent it LINK tokens to use as payment for making requests through my Oracle.

I have made the requests through the Oracle. The tokens were spent. The data was received.

I have no fucking clue what the point of this is other than to *charge people for data that is supposed to be freely available*.

It appears the result of the request is not stored in the blockchain permanently as a value anyone can read for free.

WHAT THE FUCK? Whose idea was this? This is stupid.

I'm really not impressed. I just setup a proof of concept that in the real world would cost like $80 and hundreds of computers just to make an HTTP request to this endpoint:

which returns something like this:


this is progress?

Installing ubuntu server gives a good impression of how good a text based ui can be.

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they used to say "don't believe anything you read on the internet" but pretty much the last 10 years of my life have involved reading some bullshit in some corner of the internet that seems like it's definitely not true or even meaningful, and then 5 years later it's everywhere on the mainstream news and TV and everybody and their aunt is talking about it like it's a normal thing

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Illustration du #colonialisme mondain au lendemain de la défaite française à Ðiện Biên Phủ. Fondé dans la clandestinité en 1943, L'Aurore était détenu depuis 1951 par l'homme le plus riche de France : l'ancien collabo René Boussac. Le journal sera avalé par Le Figaro en 1985.

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Nous sommes aujourd’hui le Nonidi 19 Floréal de l’an CCXXIX (229)
Nous célébrons l’Arroche

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Hey @eboot, could you post the crosspost from twitter as unlisted ? It's too bad that home timeline is filled with half-baked content, as the crossposter's posts aren't native... Thanks!

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"Kids spend all day inside playing video games, they need to get out more"

Kids when they play outside:


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What wellness is marketed as:
-Body lotions
-Fancy juices

What wellness ACTUALLY looks like:
-Health care coverage
-Access to therapy
-Walkable cities
-Green spaces
-Living wages
-Paid time off
-Physical activity
-Close knit communities

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"Cette privatisation déguisée est projetée sans tirer le bilan de l’ouverture à la concurrence pour la fourniture d’électricité aux entreprises, en 1999, puis aux particuliers, en 2007 (3). La baisse des prix promise dans les deux cas n’a pas eu lieu. Bien au contraire : les tarifs ont augmenté de 60 % entre 2006 et 2020 pour les particuliers, quand l’inflation restait inférieure à 20 % durant la même période (4)"

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Decided to add Esperanto to Metatext’s target languages on CrowdIn, if someone actually does translate it I’ll add a switch to set the app to it

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