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Since I don’t wanna be left out,

I’m an currently working as a at on modelling and simulation for the - hoping to increase the worlds access to

Free time is a lot of working in and the occasional model. Most up to date info at

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There's a new map style on! The Tracestrack Topo map from @tracestrack.

It's a mix of osm-carto and OpenTopoMap. It has many improvements: more tag support (busway, embankment, cuisine, solar plants, aquaculture, pitch, sea, tree etc.), CJK fonts, etc. There is
also better internationalisation: country specific road shields, peaks
using imperial system in the US, hierarchical place rendering in China, etc.
#OpenStreetMap #OSM #gischat #maps

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I’m very curious about the spatial video capture. What will the files look like? How huge will they be? Are they gonna contain effectively two video tracks and have the client stitch them together or is it just one kinda weird, distorted video with a lot of data baked into it?

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I’ve spent much of this year examining car bloat, the process through which smaller vehicles are being replaced by increasingly massive SUVs and trucks.

What I’ve learned: Huge cars are terrible for society, often in ways that are hidden.

Some basic facts:
◆ >80% of US car sales are now trucks/SUVs.
◆ Models keep expanding. For example, the F-150 is now ~800 lbs heavier and 7 inches taller than in 1991.
◆ EVs can make the problem worse due to huge batteries.

Continued (THREAD)

#cars #climate

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When an app asks for permissions, the OS should not only let you answer yes or no. Every category should havev a "yes, but feed the app fake data" option.

Want my contacts for no reason? Have these generated fake ones! Wanna listen to my microphone? Here's random ambiance sounds! Location? I'm on a tiny 5x5m island!

Hell yeah! Put it all in your databases!

Actively sabotaging and punishing services wins over boycotts any day.

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Seems like a good day for a reminder of how quick studios are to screw over writers. In 1999, NBC moved a series from their regular network to Sci Fi Channel. My pay went from $240,000 to $0. Because my contract paid "per broadcast episode" instead of just "per episode."

The series ran. I just got nothing.

It’s interesting that @brave AI rarely cites the top few search results in its answer

Coming up on 10 years of writing and I still have no clue this to properly install it and manage it. Docker seems overkill but it seems like the easiest way to get the version I want installed and without environments overlapping

My Uber driver is letting his Tesla autopilot take me to my destination. I would be mad but I let an IDE do my job all day every day

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If you drag an emoji family with a string size of 11 into an input with maxlength=10, one of the children will disappear.

Bird site made me remove 2 factor auth from my account because apparently only blue subscribers are eligible for good security practices

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Hey, folks. Big layoffs at DigitalOcean today, and my team and I were hit. In fact, so was my adjacent team, and a good chunk of my department. I don't have much reach here on Mastodon yet, but if anybody wants to discuss opportunities for a technical editor / writer / manager of same, I'm up for it.

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Really disappointed to see the SEC shut down crypto

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On the flip side, time card fraud *is* a felony, and people regularly go to jail for it. Timecard fraud is when an employee:

* Knows that their pay is determined by when they clock in and clock out
* Knowingly clocks in when they are not working, or clocks out significantly after they have stopped working

I don't understand why stealing $1000 in one direction is a felony that DAs give people years for, but in the other it's a civil matter where restitution and a fine are the usual punishments.

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Google used to take pride in minimizing time we spent there, guiding us to relevant pages as quickly as possible. Over time, they tried to answer everything themselves: longer snippets, inline FAQs, search results full of knowledge panels.

Today's Bard announcement feels like their natural evolution: extracting all value out of the internet for themselves, burying pages at the bottom of each GPT-generated essay like footnotes.

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What a lovely shade of orange

wouldn't it be funny if-.. no, it couldn't be

but maybe, let's have a peek...

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I appreciate the intention of fundraisiers to support "kids with outstanding lunch balances" but what kind of country makes kids to go into debt to eat?

If there's any better use for the taxes I pay than feeding hungry kids, I don't know of it. FEED EVERY KID, EVERY TIME, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
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I've been reading "C++ has become a legacy language" a lot recently; I'm curious what you think.

Has or will C++ become a legacy language in the near future? For this poll, "legacy language" means a language that is mostly driven by inertia and enthusiasts and does not or should not be used for new projects.

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#cpp #cplusplus #rust #safety

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