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I turn on my PC.

The local wildlife are immediately sterilised by the excessive output from my four exposed nuclear reactors running at a critically risky heat output.

The sound of 10,000 cooling fans deafens the city’s morning traffic as my warehouse of 500 parallel-chained AMD Razer Threadrippers bursts into life, forming the equivalent processing power of 2015 in one room.

Nearby, my cluster of Nvidia 5090 Test Cards begins to warp the local time continuum as they calculate answers man was never meant to know.

Very gently, I open Microsoft Teams.

Instantly, the already deafening noise of fans increases to a murderous wail as they try to keep my equipment at operating temperatures. A nuclear reactors’ fusion catches up with its cooling and explodes destroying the lives of millions. The floor begins to melt away as my processors over clocked ten-fold reach critical mass and descend directly into hell. My Nvidia cluster collapses into a singularity and begins to devour the planet.

Quickly now, I open a text chat, it’s a bit laggy.

The sheer struggle of loading some text destroys the remaining systems. Me and my equipment are deleted from reality by an unknown overseer.

Humanity is not ready for instant messaging

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.oO two years ago, I lived the saddest day in my life of free software activism. months of pain followed. I'm still shocked anyone who shares our values could think we'd better behead movement, lead org and lead project over free speech, grudges and lies

In case anyone else is wondering (and didn’t check Twitter, which is the only place I can see it’s been posted): @liberachat’s Tor gateway is down. <twitter.com/liberachat/status/>

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We just crossed 100 man-days of accumulated staff on call time. Neat!

On libera, `/stats p` shows the list of staff who are available to support you. It can be a good port of call if you need staff specific help.

The fastest way is usually #libera, but we understand that there are some questions that need an authoritative or privileged response.

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(Writing bone-dry alt-text for stuff like this is a lot of fun.)

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The Palmerston North Linux Users Group will not have its usual monthly meeting for September, due to uncertainty around the timing of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. We hope to see you all in October. plug.org.nz/2021/08/september-

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Alternate timeline where wifi was never widely adopted and you go to a friend's house with your phone, ask to use the internet, and they hand you one of the dozens of cables hanging from the ceiling to plug into your phone

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Learning how to use Ardour (DAW). Since I recommended it in a presentation last month, I thought I should at least get to grips with the basics. So far I really, really like it.

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Treat everyone to my world‐famous flapjacks?

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In my entire life, I've only come up with one good band name, and I've vowed to disclose it only to one who is worthy to be in a band that deserves the name.

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"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko