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Hello everyone. Today I and my friend @r1k launched our own tilde - hextilde.xyz . It is running on Arch Linux. We provide webpages/gopher/gemini hosting and xmpp accounts. Would be fun to see you there : )

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@eff Even worse, secure private messaging apps (such as @WhatsApp, @signalapp, or i@Apple's Message) are also obliged to ensure that they do not facilitate prohibited information and documents. cc @safenetvoice eff.org/deeplinks/2021/11/indo

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pinafore.social is a nice mastodon client!

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It was a difficult day, but way easier than yesterday. Now I’d like to write something since there is like 15 minutes I have before the class starts.

Will caffeine become the next nicotine? Think about it carefully: it is a well-selling stimulant that has grown very fashionable and popular over the last few decades. It has mild effects, causes dependency and associates strongly with success and productivity, much like smoking cigarettes was advertised as something correlated with wealth.

From the physiological, or rather biochemical point of view, the effects of both coffee and smoking are mild. Nicotine constricts your blood vessels and brings blood pressure up a notch, while caffeine gives some sharpness and speeds the heart rate up. And they are both addictive: nicotine interferes with your breathing and emotion regulation systems, while caffeine screws up the circadian cycle. One could argue that caffeine withdrawal is generally less severe, but it doesn’t mean caffeine is not harmful in the long run.

It is not data but an anecdote, of course: I have recently stopped drinking coffee and noticed how it actually affects me. Spoiler alert, it’s very unpleasant, especially if I haven’t had any protein- or fat-rich food beforehand, and seeing coffee being so heavily marketed lead me to these thoughts.

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masto instance for the tildeverse