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Did some more lately and got a pair of portal book holders, which are kinda cool

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Shortly before his death, Abraham Lincoln lamented what he saw happening with a resounding prophecy: “Corporations have been enthroned … An era of corruption in high places will follow… until wealth is aggregated in a few hands … and the Republic is destroyed.”


Anyone aware of any security vulnerabilities with this door lock?


I say this to myself all the time. I could ramble on this this forever about what it means or what I think it means. But I think it’s cool none the less.


@verita84 thanks for the info. I really appreciate that you are building this pleroma launcher through docker. I would really like to chat more with you about how you’re doing this and what we can add as a full scope decentralized software download. Would you be interested?

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I have to admit. Apple looks good on the box. Let’s make sure they hold out.

Tim Cook May Have Just Ended Facebook | Inc.com inc.com/justin-bariso/tim-cook

Interesting, the ClubHouse App has a discrete "blocked" feature that shows up when you click on the profile.

It's also based on people you follow and who follow you so its reactive to your local circles and the individual doesn't carry the badge to non-connected circles ruining them on the app eternally.

Well thought.

Not that anyone here needs to hear this but I have to start posting regardless of it’s redundant nature.


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"An employee of the video platform Zoom who is based in China was spying on Chinese dissidents for the Communist Chinese government, according to a federal indictment announced on Friday."


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I bet there are people in China that find the state of their country and their belief system disjointed. They probably ask themselves.. "how did we get here?"


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It should amuse everyone that people completely unfamiliar with the scientific method and science in general are the ones most likely to promote memes of “follow the science” and “believe in science.”

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Paying Lip Service to Science

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A set of brackets is a barrier to understanding between the reader and the writer.
– [slate.com/human-interest/2021/]

The quote in itself is a standalone reminder of presence of friction in writing. Any writing.

The linked story is also interesting, but this quote just jumped out of the text as I was reading it. Probably (am I just being apologetic?) because I tend to (BS! I do it all the time and with passion (whatever that means)) overuse(!) parentheses (and other fancy characters on my keyboard) and such (but I do not do it on purpose - well, it just feels right (sometimes, obviously)).

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