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Something a bit different today...

There's a really nice Fediverse admin on here called @stux who provides lots of free decentralised public services (public instances of Mastodon, PeerTube, Pixelfed, Matrix, Nitter, Invidious, Searx etc).

Stux is spending hundreds of euros a month so that these services remain free and operational.

Apparently Stux has had a tough time finding work recently, but has their own small business which provides web hosting.

If you're looking for a small indie hosting provider, this might be a really good choice as the money raised will help keep the Fedi going too:

➡️ stuxhost.com

(I'm sorry to embarass you Stux, but I think you deserve a shout-out for the good work you do!)

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#cyclingtour I force myself to simplify and it works but it’s also challenging and stressful. But the results are worth it!

Today I used my laptop as a laptop instead of being docked and hooked up to an external monitor as usual, a few remarks

- Battery life is still amazing 7+ hours on a 6 yo laptop with the original battery is fantastic
- BT is extremely iffy on battery power, could be related to the power profiles, but this takes me to the next point, since my mouse kept disconnecting.
- The gesture implementation in Gnome is brilliant to the point where I actually preferred using the trackpad

Tumbleweed I love you, but you clog up my bandwidth. The joys of using a rolling release distro

Yes, Portugal is cheap for most westerners because most portuguese people take home between 600 and 800€ at the end of the month, now imagine paying that super cheap 1 beedroom apartment you're renting for 1200€ with a 600€ salary. As a rich (by our standards) legal immigrant you even have massive tax breaks, while more than half my salary goes directly into the government pocket. Everyone is welcome, but please don't portray us as a "paradise on earth"

cnbc.com/2022/06/14/a-cool-des

Don't ask me how I got to this study, but it seems that in healthy people the normal brain temperature can be over 40ºC (104º f) and varies depending on the time of day, age and brain region. Brain temperature can be a useful indicator for doctors, but I'm just stunned and bit terrified about how hot it's inside my skull :ablobeyes:

academic.oup.com/brain/advance

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Your router, your rights:

1\. you have the right to use your own router

2\. you have the right to reconfigure your router & install software of your choice

3\. you have the right to require support from providers, even if you don't use their router

Assert your rights! Get your Router Freedom stickers (free if you live in Europe).

fsfe.org/contribute/spreadthew

- Careful selection of packages, it gives you the necessary, like a firewall or YAY, but little to no bloat out of the box
- No GUI package manager out of the box, but it's extremely easy to install one if needed
- It's Arch with YAY out of the box, there's no shenanigans, like on Manjaro
- Good and helpful community
- There are lots of specific guides
-I've said this a lot of times, but their wallpapers are absolutely stunning

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I'm a happy Tumbleweed user, but I'm a huge fan of Endeavour OS, here's why
- Just one ISO
- The installer is fantastic, it's calamares, but gives the flexibility to choose which packages to install, has a wide arrange of DE and WM to chose from, both official and community maintained, it's possible to remove EndeavourOS specific tools and basically do a vanilla arch install

Bird site algorithm is a thing of beauty, I've made a tweet criticising our health minister (it's a big topic at the moment, ER's are closing for lack of resources, a child died for lack of care, among other horrible things), algorithm proceeded to flood my TL with tweets of people supporting her, blaming doctors, the people and everyone and everything else, it's like, I don't know, it thrives on drama and confrontation

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The thing is that science fiction has primed us to frame AI as a specific type of human rights issue, because AI is great as a METAPHOR in science fiction for various types of dehumanization—labour alienation, neurodivergence, race, gender, to name a few examples.

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Welcome traveler!

You have arrived at the tavern, take a little rest and have a look around.

social.as/fediverse

Just seen Everything Everywhere All at Once and wow, was not expecting this, don't want spoil anything, but what an amazing movie, haven't been this blow away at the movies in a long time

m.imdb.com/title/tt6710474/?re

theme-switcher is one of the best and most useful Gnome extensions, but why does it has to have the same icon as the night light indicator ?
github.com/fthx/theme-switcher

It's been ages since I've last heard this album and it's bringing back some great memories, the mid to late 00's where a strange time in my life and I guess that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs where a part of it
youtu.be/KbXeXkrnPsA

Personal Portugal negative future 

I'm perfectly aware that globally we are extremely privileged, but damn being ruled by incompetent, allegedly, corrupt and criminal politicians for decades, seeing the younger generations struggling way more than my generation had to just destroys hope

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Personal Portugal negative future 

This is a global thing, but never felt so negative about the future, my countries government is a dumpster fire, health and education are degrading at an alarming rate, real salaries are falling fast, we have an average net salary of ~800€ in a country where renting an old 1 bedroom apartment, where you freeze to death (literally), costs around 600 - 800€, filling up a gas tank costs over 100€ and public transportation is non existing out of big cities

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"In this company we have a strict dress code"

The dress code:

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