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Are you interested in a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon?

because I'm making a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon

github.com/mouse-reeve/fedirea

Someone has stuck big googly eyes on loads of bins in the centre of Brighton. It's great! (Terrible photo though, sorry.)

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Good morning Fediverse. Coffee has been consumed so time to get at it.

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Have you ever sent a fax?

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Brilliant Weatherall quote:

β€œI went from listening to United by Throbbing Gristle to dancing in a field to Josephine by Chris Rea,” he recalled of 1988’s Second Summer of Love, β€œwhich gives you some idea what a powerful drug ecstasy is.”

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Brighton and Hove News Β» Hove superspreader Steve Walsh speaks from hospital bed
brightonandhovenews.org/2020/0 this is mental as he used to be our upstairs neighbour when we had our flat in Brighton!

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The Czech Central Social Institution in Prauge, has 18 blocks of file cabinets 25 high, 20 across, and 3 metres deep, for 9,000 cabinets totalling 27 km in linear storage.

What's that in bytes?

A typewritten page, double-spaced, at 10 cpi, has about 2 KB of characters. You can fit about 150 pages/in (60pages/cm). At a 2/3 fill factor, the entire room is about 210 GB of storage. At capacity, nearer 375 GB.

There are 1 TB microSD cards.

You can hide this building under your pinkie nail.

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Good morning friends. β˜• 🍞 What ground bean & sliced bread combo is your preference? I'm a 3B. A toast and cup lift to you wherever you may be.

Using a cart of 99 smartphones, artist Simon Weckert is able to generate virtual traffic jams in Google Maps. Through this, it is possible to turn a otherwise empty, 'green' street into a 'red' one -- which has an impact in the physical world by navigating cars on another route.

reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck

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Are you a lover? How about ? Check out the power of GNU Recutils for your lightweight database needs.

labs.tomasino.org/gnu-recutils

Especially when it turns out the "fault" is that the party leader is a little shit who has done something without telling anyone.

Trying to help a 10 year old with a tech problem on his xbox is probably THE most frustrating support experience ever.

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