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I thought I was gaslighting myself, but now I confirmed it: When I go to the follow page in Friendica (Frio) it follows the target immediately on the GET, instead of just showing me the info and giving me a button for POSTing.

This is from some time the last 10 days, I believe.

Will write github issue when I get around to it.
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Andre mastodon (AP)
maybe this is an implementation from the "world of RESTful thinking" 😉

@heluecht


Frauen leiden mehr unter den Folgen der Klimakrise als Männer!

Woran liegt das?
Durch Extremwettereignisse ist die Versorgung von schwangeren Frauen oft nicht möglich. Auch die Sterberate aufgrund von Nahrungsknappheit ist bei Mädchen und Frauen höher.
Im Durchschnitt sterben mehr Frauen bei Extremwetterereignissen als Männer!

Zu diesen Ergebnissen kam eine Analyse von 130 Studien, die die unterschiedlichen Folgen der Klimakrise für Frauen und Männer untersuchten.
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So… being “PCI Compliant” just means to keep checking your shit? Obviously security best practices apply, what is PCI trying to say?
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@Alex Gleason That security is an ongoing process, not a one-time fix?

This is why we have echo mode. Some fancy shells will turn it off for more fine-grained control (i.e. raw mode); configure them not to over SSH, or don't use them.

@Webcomic Bot otherwise invisible fluorescent tattoos are an amazing idea, are they real?

I've ran over 40km this week. Way to go me!
are you enjoying it ? I am.. I find it gets me going outside regular and I've lost weight. I tend to do two days on then have a day or two off, then another two consecutive days of 10km a day.
pizza_pal mastodon (AP)
Yup, I am enjoying it a lot, it is a bit less stressful than cycling.

I liked this article in the Guardian today about nation states and money. (In particular the UK and Covid relief debt).

I often argue that governments and nation states do not have to "balance the books" like I do with my income and outgoings. But this article explains much more coherently.

# #

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/26/uk-maxed-out-credit-card-bad-economics-pandemic-austerity

I think the Bushmills bottle will be making an appearance tonight. 🥃
dick_turpin mastodon (AP)
Fortunately I only believe in the Pond Gods

Basil mastodon (AP)
My first vague memory of international football is probably Denmark wining the Euros in 92.

My first more concrete memory was England conceding the early goal against San Marino in the Work Cup qualifier.

Then it's various parts of the 94 world cup.

Maradona smacked off his tits. Ray Houghton's goal against Italy. Jack Charlton. Ramario and Bebeto. The snoozefest that was the final and Baggio with his stupid hair fudging his penalty.

Andy C mastodon (AP)
Maradona passed away on the same day as George Best. I know which one affected me more.
Basil mastodon (AP)
he was already a good way through his transition to a washed up fat coke head by the time I started getting seriously into football.

One of my earlier memories of international football was him screaming at the TV cameras in the 94 world cup.

My new hobby: getting rid of as many # from my home dir as possible, by either moving them to XDG base dirs (~/.config, etc.) or just removing them (e.g., conffiles for apps I haven't used in 10+ years). I'm doing 10 at a time. I should be done by 2030.
Mine is currently 91. It contains such gems as .nm-system-connections.tar.xz which I assume I've created as a backup of something a long time ago, timestamp is from before I got this laptop.
@Lars Wirzenius @Stefano Zacchiroli Wow, 108, more than I expected.

Wasn't aware that `find` had a `-ls` option. That's remarkably silly, even for `find`.

I don't know who needs to hear this but.
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The hundredth SpaceX mission lands a stage 1 that was used for the seventh time.

https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-100th-falcon-9-rocket-launch

Awesome!

So, stage 1 reuse, Dragon reuse ... Stage 2 reuse when?
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Yeah, you have to dissipate all the kinetic and potential energy into heat. It's a lot.

I guess they would have to do something similar to the space shuttle, which was covered in ceramic tiles that had to be changed regularly. Once you dissipated most of the energy you could use a balloon or something else. I'm not sure why you would use a balloon specifically.
@Guillaume 🦗 I'm assuming they said balloon because they figured that would be cheapest for their particular combination of factors, I don't know. =)

The Dragon capsule has a "phenolic-impregnated carbon ablator" for shield.

https://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/images/phenolic-impregnated-carbon-ablator-pica-heat-shield-technology-is-used-by-spacex/

I wonder if it's possible to add heat shields to the stage 2 without making it too heavy or oddly-shaped. Perhaps the balloons are intended to slow it down much higher up so it can avoid the friction and shed speed much slower. For the stage 2 it wouldn't matter if it would take several days to come down.
You can't slow down without avoiding friction, it's friction that slows you down!

Maybe you could slow down a little with balloons at high altitude, but if you want to lose a lot of energy you're going to have to heat something up. The energy has to go somewhere. Of course it's the air that absorbs almost all of it, but if you're surrounded by extremely hot air you have to resist to those temperatures. And I don't see how balloons could do a good job there.
You can't slow down while avoiding friction, it's friction that slows you down!

Maybe you could slow down a little with balloons at high altitude, but if you want to lose a lot of energy you're going to have to heat something up. The energy has to go somewhere. Of course it's the air that absorbs almost all of it, but if you're surrounded by extremely hot air you have to resist to those temperatures. And I don't see how balloons could do a good job there.
(Well technically friction is only a small part of it, it's mostly the pressure distribution around the object at those speeds, with very high pressures and temperatures behind a bow shock in the front. And most of the heating occurs through the shock, not at the surface. But the result is the same.)
Hmmm... unless you can spread that energy dissipation over long times, then you can stay at relatively low temperatures. But I don't think it works for atmospheric re-entry: as you lose energy you also lose altitude, so you meet higher air densities that make you lose energy faster. I don't know, I don't have the equations for that in mind, it's an interesting question.
@Guillaume 🦗 Yeah, that's what I was thinking. But I have no idea how it all works out if you try.

Github reminded me of one of my proud contributions to human knowledge, almost 3 years ago:
> I see what you did here! 🤣

> Silliest PR I ever received. LGTM. 😄
https://github.com/kdeldycke/kevin-deldycke-blog/pull/2

The rendered post: https://kevin.deldycke.com/2016/12/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-falsehoods-lists/

It has received more silliness since, and I'd like to think I inspired some of it.
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biased




or based
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Borup mastodon (AP)
both...
Geofrey Sanders diaspora (via DFRN)
bayside

Chiptune dub is stronger than coffee.
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Basil mastodon (AP)
See you lot on the other side of Tier 3.

Andy C mastodon (AP)
Fascinating 40 year old unsolved mystery.Thoroughly enjoyed it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000pqyw/storyville-the-hijacker-who-vanished-the-mystery-of-db-cooper

Even better, David Lynch named 'Agent Dale Bartholomew Cooper' in Twin Peaks after the mysterious hijacker 'DB Cooper'.
Basil mastodon (AP)
I have this on the to-watch list.

Basil mastodon (AP)
Just post a list, ffs 😂
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Basil mastodon (AP)
Use our interactive lookup tool to find the *slaps face*

Basil mastodon (AP)
2020 was always gonna end in tiers.

tip the veal. Etc.

Por si os interesa preparar turrón de chocolate en casa....
La receta.
Turrón de chocolate, arroz inflado y frutos secos

# # # # de chocolate

https://recetasbellas.com/2020/11/23/turron-chocolate-arroz-inflado-frutos-secos/
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I'd like to think of myself as an ethical person, and I want sites like bookshop.org to be successful. However, I'm not going to choose it over Amazon when the book I want to gift costs twice as much and would take a week longer to arrive.

(N.B. non-essential shops are shut here at the moment)
Luke mastodon (AP)
conversely I bought 3 books off bookshop.org this month as gifts as they were quite a bit cheaper than Amazon and the books turned up in 2 days. Swings and roundabouts.
Basil mastodon (AP)
mine was 12 quid with delivery instead of 8 and arrived in 4 days.

But I really hate Amazon so I'm ok with it.
Luke mastodon (AP)
If you're happy to pay it that's fine.
The few local bookshops near me are still open, you just can't go in to browse. So I've emailed and ordered from one then popped down to collect it from their doorstep. Same price as Amazon.
Basil mastodon (AP)
there aren't any near me 😕

Well, there's a Waterstones in Newcastle which is where I used to go, and where I bought from pre covid. But that's pretty much it. We killed the rest.
I used to work in Waterstones (when there were two either side of Gray's monument!) Helped fund my Masters.
Luke mastodon (AP)
but I guess I just wanted to point out Doug's experience isn't the only experience of it and that bookshop.org definitely shouldn't be written off based on one experience.
Basil mastodon (AP)
yup I understood 👍 was adding a third data point.
Basil mastodon (AP)
Oh, yeah. Blackwells.co.uk is a good option for non fiction.

penguin42 mastodon (AP)
I give thanks for most of my meetings being cancelled today.
Luke mastodon (AP)
Hallelujah!

Wow, there is a *lot* of # tie-ins and promotions on #.

Makes sense, Roblox is the closest thing to The Oasis today that people actually use.
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secondlife dodged a bullet there
epoch mastodon (AP)
what bullet?

me: why am i so anti-trend? i can't jump on trends if I'm anti-trend. these are such great opportunities i'm passing up i--

my brain: you're anti-trend
@decompiled You'll just have to hold out hope that being anti-trend becomes trendy. Then you can jump on trends to jump off the anti-trend trend.

An insight into a pizza restaurant in North Korea in a fully scripted setting. What a place to lose hope in. https://youtu.be/kVqmOFMqsCw

But will I regret it?
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Aral Balkan mastodon (AP)
There wouldn’t be a web today if those of us who learned it with View Source had seen this utter shit-show.

(This is the markup for part of my Twitter feed. Web devs at Twitter, please, take a fucking bow.)

*smh*
Screenshot of Twitter source code in the developer panel: dozens of nested generic divs littered with auto-generated class names.
I will probably never understand why they do this. Simply to obfuscate everything, ad scripts included?
@OkBrudiMongoOfficial @Aral Balkan It's just what happens organically when you have tools to generate HTML and nobody tries to prevent this from happening.

It used to come from Word, now it comes from various JavaScript web components.

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Why do so many right-wing nutjob sites have such good, clean, readable themes?

Is there some link between understanding good design and thinking Bill Gates wants to put 5G into fake vaccines to make you wear a mask?
I remember a time it was the exact opposite. I suspect these sites have been setup by someone with money and able to pay decent designers to do the job for them. Also possibly don’t rely on google adds to provide the add content slowly so the site doesn’t reformat itself while you try to read the content.
@Kevin @Mike, First of His Name Yeah, conspiracy sites used to all look like Time Cube, but these days more of them found alt-right money.

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