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There's no point in tagging content as sensitive. Once you tell me it's sensitive, I become curious and tap to see what it is and then I regret it.

@maison_faim go to prefences under followers heading there are several sub headings. One is domain subscriptions. Add it there

#pinebookpro ... This just in and I have to say it is freakin’ gorgeous. I have a feeling that once I get out and about with it, there are going to be inquiring minds that will want to know all about it. @PINE64 , thank you!

They don't need my help. But I have to help them so that I feel good.

Make software lighter so that we can buy “weaker” more affordable computers.

Why do bots on manstadon exist whose sole purpose is tooting porn? Are people making money off this.

What would you do if you could get away with any crime once?

Guy Fawkes, (born 1570, York, England—died January 31, 1606, London), British soldier and best-known participant in the Gunpowder Plot. Its object was to blow up the palace at Westminster during the state opening of Parliament, while James I and his chief ministers met within, in reprisal for increasing oppression of Roman Catholics in England.

Fawkes was a member of a prominent Yorkshire family and a convert to Roman Catholicism. His adventurous spirit, as well as his religious zeal, led him to leave Protestant England (1593) and enlist in the Spanish army in the Netherlands. There he won a reputation for great courage and cool determination. Meanwhile, the instigator of the plot, Robert Catesby, and his small band of Catholics agreed that they needed the help of a military man who would not be as readily recognizable as they were. They dispatched a man to the Netherlands in April 1604 to enlist Fawkes, who, without knowledge of the precise details of the plot, returned to England and joined them.

The plotters rented a cellar extending under the palace, and Fawkes planted 36 (some sources say fewer) barrels of gunpowder there and camouflaged them with coals and fagots. But the plot was discovered, and Fawkes was arrested (the night of November 4–5, 1605). Only after being tortured on the rack did he reveal the names of his accomplices. Tried and found guilty before a special commission (January 27, 1606), Fawkes was to be executed opposite the Parliament building, but he fell or jumped from the gallows ladder and died as a result of having broken his neck. Nevertheless, he was quartered.

The British celebration of Guy Fawkes Day (November 5) includes fireworks, masked children begging “a penny for the guy,” and the burning of little effigies of the conspirator.

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