Remember when we watched NASA shoot a robot through space and it landed on another planet by firing retro rockets and we watched it live in TV and the internet? That was some cool shit.

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Hey @reclaimyourface good to see you guys on the #fediverse! Pretty sure the #privacy folk around here will also appreciate.

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So, what are we about? 23 orgas, over 13.000 people and counting.

We're simply worried about the massive deployment of biometric surveillance tech such as facial recognition cams. It's secretive, it's unlawful, it's inhumane.

We are calling for a BAN on biometric mass surveillance. In February 2021 we are launching an ECI (European Citizen Initiative) aimed at the European Commission.

Get involved and #ReclaimYourFace!

reclaimyourface.eu/

I'm so happy that a poet got to be the star of the show yesterday. America doesn't celebrate poets enough.

Catching up on some 99PI episodes from last year. How did I miss this fabulous episode about Geocities!?

99percentinvisible.org/episode

Tomorrows is a Pathfinder game using The Book of Metal! To prepare for the game I've been sampling a lot of different types of metal music. It's not a genre I've gotten into in the past but I'm giving it an open mind and trying to find things to like.

My takeaway: Black Metal isn't for me at all. I resonate best with Power Metal. SABATON is my favorite in that category so far. I also love The HU and their Mongolian folk roots.

I remember hearing Iceland had a good metal scene so I looked it up. Unfortunately almost all of it is black or death metal. I did find one solitary power metal band, though: Power Paladin. Check them out!

youtube.com/watch?v=5skMJbQXvG

@owl did you see two linguistically genderless names on the new approved list this year? Regn and Frost!

Of the things that entered public domain this year, the one I'm most excited about is Star Maker - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Mak

It's one of the great classic scifi works. If you haven't read it, check out the description on wikipedia and if that hooks you then go for it. It's a remarkable work that gets a surprising number of things correct and will lead you down wonderful philosophical paths. Enjoy!

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youtube.com/watch?v=x_P-0I6sAc

Governor Schwarzenegger's Message Following this Week's Attack on the Capitol

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Happy New Year 🥳

We are preparing to release the next version that includes several new features and improvements.

The mobile app is almost ready for primetime, and we'll be shipping the Android version first (via @fdroidorg)!

PS - We have been working on text-only posts support 😉 #pixelfed

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I finished high school in 1998, before Columbine and lots of other domestic shit went down and made schools in the US way more strict than they once were. In my senior year I had a course called World Cultures as my social sciences requirement. I decided to take that class from atop the air conditioner by the window rather than have a desk. Most of the time I lay down on the ledge and stared at the ceiling while lectures happened.

About 3 weeks before the end of the semester I finally cracked it. The pattern on the ceiling tiles didn't flow at right angles to the cut of the tiles nor did it repeat within a single tile. I had to identify macro patterns across mulitple tiles in different orientations and reconstruct it in my head. It took so much focus and pattern juggling and I was absolutely thrilled when I solved it.

I sat up and shouted out that I'd solved it! One would now think, "oh jeez, i bet the teacher didn't like that," but you would be wrong. My teacher stopped class and went and got one of the math teachers to show him. We stood on desks and moved tiles around until everyone could see how the pattern moved, drawing clusters with sharpies to point them out.

No, this story doesn't have a point. I just remembered it and it was a happy memory. Enjoy.

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anybody know what the best tamagotchi version is for hackability?

Kiddo wants to watch the last star wars film. *sigh*

So WW84 was not a good film. That's okay. It kept my attention and carried me along on the journey. It was certainly still one of the better DC movies, just not up to the bar the first one set.

Things that were good: Pedro Pascal's acting! Kristen Wiig's performance. What a transformation she managed! That was also probably the best part of the plot.

What i would give to have a new episode of the good place to watch right now

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