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Screenshot and repost everywhere. It’s being deleted as quickly as it is seen.

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Less than 10 days left to collect signatures for the European Citizen's Initiative on Universal Basic Income
eci.ec.europa.eu/014/public/#/

Germany is getting very close to the threshold! Come on!

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Sponsor me for the Clario Write-A-Thon! I'm writing 10,000 words on my prison-tech thriller "Some Men Rob You With a Fountain Pen" and raising scholarship money for the Clarion SF/F workshop, which I graduated from in 1992.

clarionwriteathon.com/members/

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gender stuff, work 

not really out as NB or genderfluid to literally anyone I know because the dysphoria isn't bad enough (nice) and because I don't want to be another "diversity win" for the libs in the workplace (less nice)

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Why did nobody tell me about Consent-O-Matic? It's a browser extension that automatically clicks on GDPR consent dialogs to indicate that you do not consent to your data being shared. Available for all major browsers.

github.com/cavi-au/Consent-O-M

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Oysters are ecosystem engineers. They build reefs made of piles of shells and sediment! Every generation settles on the shells of their ancestors, and the shells act as "baffles", catching sediment that builds up between nooks and crannies like mortar. These reefs slow erosion and reduce storm surge. One study found that they can reduce wave height by up to 50%! This is one reason NYC has been seeding oyster reefs, to protect against the flooding that occurred during Superstorm Sandy. #clamfacts

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ohai there, did you know you can skip all of youtube's fucking bullshit and just download the actual video files to your computer and do whatever the fuck you want with them like, put 'em in a folder! for later! or maybe you hate the youtube algorithm tracking your every interaction!

WHATEVER YOUR REASON, here's a real quick guide to basic usage of the yt-dlp tool, which is a command-line software that can download NOT ONLY from youtube but a whole BUNCH of website type things where videos play

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Related:

> #Ecuador legalized gangs. Murder rates plummeted. A stunningly successful experiment has the potential to upend the mainstream US approach to deviance. vox.com/future-perfect/2019/3/

#crime #HumanCondition

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> A study gave cash and therapy to men at risk of criminal behavior. 10 years later, the results are in. Liberia found a stunningly effective way to reduce violent crimes. Now the US is trying a similar experiment. vox.com/future-perfect/2314140

#crime #HumanCondition

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I absolutely LOVE this Brian Eno quote a friend posted on FB

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"Alpha Male" the early version of a male, before testing and bug fixing. Unstable and not suitable for the public.

School shooting 

American exceptionalism for you…

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Just as you can use Nitter to link to content there without having to expose people to or contribute to funding Twitter,
you can also use Invidious (invidious.io) as a privacy-focused and improved user interface for YouTube.
As with Nitter, as it is open source, you can either run your own Invidious instance or just use a public one from this docs.invidious.io/instances/ list.

Here is an example.
Say you wanna link to the documentary "The Antifascists" on the publisher's official channel youtube.com/watch?v=XYHnd4boUo but prefer to use Invidious, you just take the link's text and replace YouTube with the instance, making it for example yewtu.be/watch?v=XYHnd4boUoM instead.

Super-easy!

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If you feel a need to link to something someone posted on twitter but don't want to link to... twitter,
for reasons like privacy concerns, not providing revenue to a platform you dislike or how incredibly poorly implemented their web-interface is,
there is Nitter.

"Nitter is a free and open source alternative Twitter front-end focused on privacy and performance."
nitter.net

It will rewrite all links to other tweets or twitter-users, so tweet-threads are maintained.
Here's nitter.net/b9AcE/status/146215 and example.
It also redirects YouTube, Reddit and Facebook's Instagram through similar proxying interfaces.

There are also other Nitter-instances, including some via Tor and I2P listed here:
github.com/zedeus/nitter/wiki/

If you feel like it, you can even run your own Nitter, as it is github.com/zedeus/nitter open source.

#MastoTips #FediTips

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