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We went from the Turing Test, where a computer tries to convince a human that it is not a computer but a real person, to Captchas, where humans try to convince a computer they're a real person, not a computer.

My #jolla1 died yesterday 😢️.
My involvement in #SailfishOS apps development is quite stopped now...
My condolences. Mine did 2 years ago. I miss it. I've gone to the #fairphone #FP3 and had to go back to Android…
I'm currently using the old Wiko Jerry that was using my wife. Going back to Android from #SailfishOS is soooo difficult...
I put my hopes in the pinephone, that one day not too far will be usable as a daily phone :)

Anyone on fediverse knows if #pentabarf xml can declare a timezone in which talks times are? I can't find anything about that on the net...

Penguins on a Plane

questa è vecchia, recuperata grazie alla wayback machine. L'originale è del 2007. Purtroppo mancano le immagini di contorno

Un'agente dell'FBI porta a bordo di un aereo dei pinguini, senza sapere che il personaggio seduto a fianco a lui è un dirigente microsoft.
Quando, per una turbolenza, i pinguini scappano dalla stiva facendo irruzione tra i passeggeri, il dirigente entra in panico e dirotta l'aereo, minacciando i piloti e le hostess con una copia di windows vista premium, urlando "developers! developers! developers!"
Sarà compito di un ornitologo in pensione (S.L. Jackson) riportare la situazione alla calma, ritornando a un mestiere che aveva lasciato per colpa di una tragica vicenda.

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DOOM, running on an IKEA lamp:


PeerTube Italia - Video Sharing Free & Open: Etico, Libero, Decentralizzato: The stupidest way to compile a python script into a static binary (Fabrixxm's things)

Appena ho cominciato a mangiare sono stato circondato da una banda di piccoli dinosauri piumati senza paura.
Mi sentivo a metà tra un film disney e jurassic park...
no, ero in centro a Como.

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Online i video delle sessioni tematiche di MERGE-it 2021.


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sembra che so quello che sto facendo, ma per fortuna pare che le taccole lo sanno meglio di me...

standup work station #diy. keyboard is still a little to low...

Uhmmm...what I can see at the middle-left border? Seems to be a mithical keyboard...
It is. Unfortunately is not working

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Mr. Bond found some time to eat at local restaurant by the lake #amphicar #lakecomo #shotonpinephone

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"What gives people feelings of power"

Via @kagato
Chart: What gives people feeling of power:<br><br>Money: short bar<br><br>Status: longer bar<br><br>Using the terminal in front of non-programmers: very long bar

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Best description of BFTs I've seen so far.

There is also the italian version, if you like :D

The name is inspired.

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Friendica 2021.04 Released

With a slight delay, we are happy to announce the availability of the new stable version of the Friendica communications server: Friendica Siberian Iris 2021.04.

Photo of a Siberian Iris by Kristine TannePhoto of a Siberian Iris by Kristine Tanne

This is mostly a bug fixing release, stabilizing the new features we introduced over the Red Hot Poker cycle, but also finishing some long time restructuring work on the database structure, which results in a greatly improved performance of Friendica. This release bundles 196 pull requests fixing 53 filed issues. For a detailed overview of the changes, please have a look at the CHANGELOG, some of the highlights
  • The reworking of how items are stored in the database was finished, which results in a great improvement of Friendicas performance. Please note that the needed upgrade might take hours depending of your database size.
  • Admins can now block tags from the trending tag widget.
  • We removed the Flash based addons from the addon repository.

And a heads up for developers, we moved some endpoints in the API to normalize the endpoints.

How to Update

Updating from old Friendica versions

If you are updating from an older version than the 2020.03 release, please first update your Friendica instance to that version.

In that version we introduced views to the database and some node admins reported that they had to adjust their MariaDB configuration (table_definition_cache). Also setting pdo_emulate_prepares to true in the Friendica configuration might be necessary.

Pre-Update Procedures

Ensure that the last backup of your Friendica installation was done recently. Despite the long duration of the database upgrade we had no reports of unaddressed problems during the RC phase.

Please make sure to use Barracuda as MySQL DB file format for your Friendica database. Change your database settings before you proceed with the Friendica update. This change will take some time depending on the size of your database.

Using Git

Important: We removed the master branch and are using the stable branch instead.

Updating from the git repositories should only involve a pull from the Friendica core repository and addons repository, regardless of the branch (stable or develop) you are using. Remember to update the dependencies with composer as well.
cd friendica
git fetch
git checkout stable
git pull
bin/composer.phar install --no-dev
cd addon
git fetch
git checkout stable
git pull
Pulling in the dependencies with composer will show some deprecation warning, we will be working on that in the upcoming release.

Using the Archive Files

If you had downloaded the source files in an archive file (tar.gz) please download the current version of the archive (friendica-full-2021.04.tar.gz and friendica-addons 2021.04.tar.gz) and unpack it on your local computer.

As many files got deleted or moved around, please upload the unpacked files to a new directory on your server (say friendica_new) and copy over your existing configuration (config/local.config.php and config/addon.config.php) and .htaccess files. Afterwards rename your current Friendica directory (e.g. friendica) to friendica_old and friendica_new to friendica.

The files of the dependencies are included in the archive (make sure you are using the friendica-full-2021.01 archive), so you don’t have to worry about them.

Post Update Tasks

The database update should be applied automatically, but sometimes it gets stuck. If you encounter this, please initiate the DB update manually from the command line by running the script
bin/console dbstructure update
from the base of your Friendica installation. If the output contains any error message, please let us know using the channels mentioned below.

Please note, that some of the changes to the database structure will take some time to be applied, depending on the size of your Friendica database.

Known Issues

Please note, that one of the dependencies of Friendica is currently incompatible with PHP 7.0. If you are still running that version of PHP, please have a look at this forum thread for a workaround.

How to Contribute

If you want to contribute to the project, you don’t need to have coding experience. There are a number of tasks listed in the issue tracker with the label “Junior Jobs” we think are good for new contributors. But you are by no means limited to these – if you find a solution to a problem (even a new one) please make a pull request at github or let us know in the development forum.

Contribution to Friendica is also not limited to coding. Any contribution to the documentation, the translation or advertisement materials is welcome or reporting a problem. You don’t need to deal with Git(Hub) or Transifex if you don’t like to. Just get in touch with us and we will get the materials to the appropriate places.

Thanks everyone who helped making this release possible and have fun!
@Roland Häder I don't think that the PRs to development so far have destabilized the version compared to the stable release.

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@Tobias Done the upgrade. So far no issues. :-)

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720p vs. 1080p vs. 1080i vs. 4k
Thank god its not 3K
@Jordan Petridis @LittleAlex Good heavens that took me a few hours to catch.

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Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.

Quote from the linked article:<br><br>Today, Google launched an “origin trial” of Federated Learning of Cohorts (aka FLoC), its experimental new technology for targeting ads. A switch has silently been flipped in millions of instances of Google Chrome: those browsers will begin sorting their users into groups based on behavior, then sharing group labels with third-party trackers and advertisers around the web. A random set of users have been selected for the trial, and they can currently only opt out by disabling third-party cookies.
My daily driver browser is now Falkon, part of the KDE project. It has a Chromium core underneath, now you have me wondering about how much G-evil will bleed through.

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#Bitcoin runs on green energy, they said ;)

#Bitcoin is decentralised and globally distributed, they said.

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well, why do you believe currency does or should exist?
@hex @Jan 😷 Wildeboer @Hyolobrika @Steven Roose

> well, why do you believe currency does or should exist?

Isn't several thousand years of existence a sufficient proof?
No it is not. As humans we’ve killed each other over trifles for thousands of years and it still isn’t a good look.

You’ll have to do better than “this is how we’ve always done”.
@Hypolite Petovan @Jan 😷 Wildeboer @Hyolobrika @Steven Roose @hex Ok, strictly speaking you are right - if the question is "should we ...". We should not kill each other. Will we do it? Definitely yes. For another "trifles for thousands of years" :)
You are most probably right, but it still isn't a sufficient proof we should do it. There are good arguments in favor of currency but "it's been there for thousands of years" isn't necessary nor sufficient.
@Hypolite Petovan @Jan 😷 Wildeboer @Hyolobrika @Steven Roose @hex You can't prove you "should" do something. It's a value proposition/statement, unprovable.
You first used "suffcient proof", do you want to retract your earlier words?
slavery was considered a good idea for thousands of years. No, thousands of years of people agreeing with an idea is not sufficient proof that it should continue to exist.

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Clicca per aprire/chiudere#tiramisu della casa
apperò! icomplimenti! :-D
purtroppamente è finito.

time to upgrade the home server...

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Lago calmissimo, come uno specchio #Lecco #Lake
vista del lago di lecco

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Sarebbe fico fare un bot con i valori delle altezze idrometriche del lago
E chi lo sa fare? Io no... Magari @valhalla oppure qualcun altro
esiste un RSS di queste altezze da qualche parte?
troppo facile :)
va bene, ma se dovessi scrivere un bot da dove prenderei i dati?
di cosa?
boh, forse? ma raise TooManyProjectsError, sorry

però sì, sarebbe figo se qualcun'altro lo facesse :)

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17. Friendica - A Trade-Free Social Network

Have you ever heard of the trade-free social network Friendica? I guess not, that's why I want to show it to you. It is one of the coolest social networks out there. Why? I will explain in this video :) You can watch the "The Social Dilemma" here: The Fediverse: The Beginner's guide to Friendica: The social ad-networks, the Fediverse, and my Live is back: The Fedilab App for the Phone: Check out our work at: What we do is: We do it with: Support us: Follow us on: Music: Music by Chillhop Music j'san - Movie Scene Blue Wednesday, Shopan - Murmuration Philanthrope, Moods, The Field Tapes - New Day junior state - Nice and Easy Nymano - night walk Sitting Duck, Otaam - Nights At The Beach Yasper, Louk - Nightwatch
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So today I took my time to read SQLite docs about window functions and changed 3 queries (written copy&past-ing without really understand) which took almost 3 seconds to run, to one query which runs in 0.1 seconds.. nice :)

"Lazy afternoon"
Result of an afternoon of playing with Blender.
Models by me following techniques from Ian Hubert's Lazy Tutorials, except the two plants and pots, which I found on Blend Swap
Textures from Ikea catalog, except for the floor, which comes from an image search, and the two comics (by Leo Ortolani)

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Let's keep the #GNOME40 celebration going with a brand new release video!

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Another great video @freehive. 👏
Nothing like MATE + Compiz. Thank you guys for building such an awesome desktop

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ChromaCam test

ChromaCam is a Python/Gtk/Gstreamer experiment to show a chroma-keyed webcam stream on desktop. Could be useful for screen-casts and screen sharing in video conferences.
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GNOME: releases 40.0
the internet:

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