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RT @shaunking@twitter.com: A white man in Florence, South Carolina just shot 5 police officers. One just died.

Police then peacefully negotiated his surrender.

2 points:

1. White men continue to be the deadliest threat to American police.

2. Police almost always skillfully bring them in alive.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/shaunking/status/1

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I'm not heartless, but the guy had outlived his expectancy by at least two years. I knew better than to get attached. Now he's gone and there is SO MUCH NOISE downstairs. Mech-ing up and reanimating a creature might seem like a fitting midnight tribute on a work night, but I was hoping to watch some drama. No way to enjoy it over the sound of grinding metal, breaking glass, and the dropping and rolling of small weighted spheres.

The hermit crab died sometime over the past two days. In the bath tonight, I received a text from my husband: he had a "dead crab situation, take your time". He texted later that he'd now be resigned to eating raspberries alone; I had already totally forgotten that he could be in any way referring to the hermit crab being his berry-eating pal. He's been drilling and soldering for the last thirty minutes. I'm betting the kids and I will wake up to the metallic click of roboclaws. Hermit Munster.

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**Noam Chomsky: Facebook and Google Pose a Manifest Danger**

"Chomsky explored this topic and more in an exhaustive interview with The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill. In “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media”(1988), authors Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky identified what they called the “five filters of editorial bias”: Size, Ownership and Profit Orientation; the Advertising License to …"

feeds.feedblitz.com/~/57258010

#bot

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Judge Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America

The network architecture built in Gamergate helped propel Trump to the presidency and fuel conspiracies like Pizzagate and QAnon. Now, it’s backing Brett Kavanaugh.

wired.com/story/information-te

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presidential alert: plesae help im stuck in the bathroom wit no toilet paper

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From birdsite 

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8x8x8 LED CUBE WITH ARDUINO UNO

Source code and schematic can be found on my GitHub github.com/VectStudio/LED_CUBE PART LIST: 5mm diffused blue LEDs x 512 20 AWG tinned copper wire ...

youtu.be/T5Aq7cRc-mU

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Saw this and thought it perfectly represented what is all about. Love it!

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Since there's a lot of new people, here's a primer:

This is mastodon.social, hosted by me. We have a code of conduct:

mastodon.social/about/more

mastodon.social isn't the only Mastodon server. There are interest and region-specific servers with varying rules. Browse all servers:

joinmastodon.org/#getting-star

To learn more about how that works:

docs.joinmastodon.org/usage/de

First steps with Mastodon:

docs.joinmastodon.org/usage/ba

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"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."






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"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.""To help some of the newcomers"















Just heard @matzekult explain mastodon on @podfeet Allison Sheridan's tech show podfeet.com/blog/2018/09/ccatp - sounds like an excellent alternative to other social media platforms.

After poking around and checking out some of the instances, seems like the place to be. Thanks for having me!

QOTO Mastodon

QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves. A STEM-oriented instance.

No hate, No censorship. Be kind, be respectful

We federate with all servers: we don't block any servers.