Final Reflection on The World Economic Forum 2020 at Davos

(Toot Redux)

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Everything and Nothing: What is Nothing? (Jim Al-Khalili)

Just my lucky day I guess! two good docus :-)

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Just a reminder all of this is sitting in this one little equation: \({Z}^{2}+C\)

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@InvaderXan @anne If you are interested, here's a segment from the documentary, "The Private Life of Plants" by Sir David Attenborough who talks about Nepenthes and includes a segment showing how the pitchers grow from the tips of the leaves.

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We have just went through and upgraded all of the peripheral services to their latest versions. Many new features and some nice performance improvements in a few places. the Discourse forum is loading much quicker for example.

The following is the list of services that have been upgraded.

NextCloud -

GitLab -

GitLab pages (including user hosted pages) - https://*

FunkWhale -

PeerTube -

Discourse -

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One small reminder over the most recent upgrade. Because of changes in 3.0.0 our search index had to be recreated. Because we have one of the largest historical collection of toots in the fediverse going back several years this means it will take quite a while to re-index. It may be a day or two until full text search is fully working again but it will slowly come back online. Thanks for the patience.

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So, this morning (9 hrs ago) I went shopping for needful things: peppers and garlic. Only 5 serrano peppers! :-( The man said I could have them for free and maybe some long chilies would do? How hot are they I asked? He said well, an Indian lady was just in and bit into one to check and kept panting through pursed lips for 10 minutes...
I bought a bag of those :-)
Then it was so close to white-out on the way home. I had to slow down to nothing to find my turns. Still going out there actually.

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"Our analysis of more than two hundred samples of pay data provided by DoorDash workers across the country finds that DoorDash pays the average worker an astonishingly low $1.45/hour, after accounting for the costs of mileage and additional payroll taxes borne by independent contractors. Nearly a third of jobs actually pay less than $0 after accounting for these basic expenses."

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J.S.Bach - Sonatas & Partitas For Lute

Lutenist: Hopkinson Smith

Tony de Sukhanov
1 year ago
“Bach's music is the only argument proving the creation of the Universe cannot be regarded as a complete failure.”
Emil Cioran

Signal Service
2 hours ago
There's a subtle phrase, approx. 20 to 25 minutes in that sounds reminiscent of Aqua's "I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world".

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True tech nerddom utopia is thirty devs in a room all using different linux distros and arguing about which one is best

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@iankenway Isnt that sorta the point, that you use your own ethics to decide the rules and not be beholden to the ethics of the EU?

I'd say this is a good thing and the primary advantage of a Brexit, the fact that each entity can follow their own moral path and attempt their own social experiments internally to figure out what works.

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