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Happy leap day! I'm Nora and I run a jewelry store that will be CLOSED from MARCH 10 through MAY 1 for surgery. I'm trying to make as many sales as I can before that so I don't have to worry about money during my recovery.

https://nora.jewelry/

Shares appreciated!

#jewelry #handmade #pridejewelry

trans pride blob pendants with stripey middles bubblegum pink trio blob pendant
pendant with white background and rainbow foreground green layered bubble pendant

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OK, we have some really strange sense of product safety here... so we can't have kinder eggs, but we can have intentionally moldy soap? the fuck?

https://shelleyjonesclark.com/2021/11/fuzzy-wuzzy-soap-mystery-solved/

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Valid, but this was my first thought
monkey puppet awkward side-eye meme


Why we're leaving the cloud

The cloud excels at two ends of the spectrum, where only one end was ever relevant for us. The first end is when your application is so simple and low traffic that you really do save on complexity by starting with fully managed services. This is the shining path that Heroku forged, and the one that has since been paved by Render and others. It remains a fabulous way to get started when you have no customers, and it'll carry you quite far even once you start having some. (Then you'll later be faced with a Good Problem once the bills grow into the stratosphere as usage picks up, but that's a reasonable trade-off.)

The second is when your load is highly irregular. When you have wild swings or towering peaks in usage. When the baseline is a sliver of your largest needs. Or when you have no idea whether you need ten servers or a hundred. There's nothing like the cloud when that happens, like we learned when launching HEY, and suddenly 300,000 users signed up to try our service in three weeks instead of our forecast of 30,000 in six months.

But neither of those two conditions apply to us today. They never did for Basecamp. Yet by continuing to operate in the cloud, we're paying an at times almost absurd premium for the possibility that it could. It's like paying a quarter of your house's value for earthquake insurance when you don't live anywhere near a fault line. Yeah, sure, if somehow a quake two states over opens the earth so wide it cracks your foundation, you might be happy to have it, but it doesn't feel proportional, does it?

#cloud #CloudComputing


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Anyone know how I could download photos from a public #Facebook post via a CLI tool? Hoping to avoid using Selenium RC.



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Discord is a cancer, bruh.

Someone asked a question on #Github Discussions and someone else closed the discussion saying "(...) Questions can be asked through Discord 👍🏻".

For the love of god, stop using #Discord as a forum. The questions are undiscoverable.

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I get that this is #Texas, where morals go to die, but how in the [bad word] is this not bullying?

Don't raise children in Texas unless you're comfortable with them becoming monsters.

https://people.com/texas-football-players-peanuts-allergic-teammate-locker-school-says-not-bullying-8601499

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The video games industry is facing the reality that playing games peaked during COVID and that Apple's ATT change screwed mobile gaming from a customer acquisition & revenue perspective.

So costs have to change since the status quo has changed.

The cost to license and build a AAA games can't keep going up if the audience is shrinking due to competition from streaming shows, TikTok and going outside. That's the sad reality.

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/video-game-industry-revenues-by-platform/

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Anyone have feng shui ham radio shack tips?

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I don't have any tips, but I love that this is a question.
@nerfherder basically, I need to clean my desk and rearrange some things to get the ic-7300 going
I think I worked him on 20mtrs last week
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Making roads safer means doing something so, instead, Oregon is thinking about making it illegal for folks under 16 to use e-bikes.

https://oregoncapitalchronicle.com/briefs/oregon-house-passes-ebike-law-after-bend-teens-death/

#Oregon #EBike #BikeTooter #SafeStreetsNow

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this numbers are horrifyingly high tho

https://newsie.social/@russcontreras/112012736788559145


About two-thirds of Americans reject or are skeptical about Christian nationalism despite its rising influence that's shaping education, immigration and health care policies, a new survey finds. #christiannationalism #axios https://www.axios.com/2024/02/28/poll-christian-nationalism-americans-reject

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My wife was negging me because I'm selling my Ninja 1000SX to buy a sportier #motorcycle that matches my skills and what I'm looking for. I've only had the Ninja for two years, but I became more experienced (at least partially by riding the bike) rider over that time. My target bike lists for a little less than what I'm selling the Ninja for, too

She was saying that "you shouldn't get something when you're just going to get rid of it." How in the world had I known that when I bought the thing?! I thought it was going to be a bike I'd have for a lot longer when I bought it! People change as they do something a lot and learn new skills, and their preferences change accordingly.

she would rather you try to modify it, disassemble the engine on the dining room table for several months? Trading up seems a lot more convenient.
I did the same thing. I bought 2 different bikes within 2 years until I figured out the best one for me and the style of riding and the distance I needed to cover. Kept going bigger and bigger to a big cruiser. It is my favorite and I have had it 20 years.

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Wow, after almost a year of deliberation, the Arbitration Committee of #Wikipedia NL has reached a verdict in a landmark case against a transphobic editor.

Basically, the handful of transphobes and the trans people and allies that often got into kerfuffles like editing wars and endless discussions are indefinitely banned from interacting with one another.

Also, the fact that I have not been editing much anymore over the past months is seen as a good thing by the Committee.

So basically, they're fine with trans people getting bullied off the platform, as long as it "keeps the peace". The underlying real problem, transphobia, gets expertly swept under the rug.

Meanwhile, a new transphobic sock puppet, not covered by this interaction ban, has recently popped up and started spreading their #transphobia on all sorts of pages about #gender and gender identity, #queer people, etc.

Yay! 😩

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Arbitragecommissie/Zaken/Overlegbijdragen_Marrakech

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I like the idea of fewer rainy days, but I like the idea of a reasonably reliable water supply more.

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“The US housing market gained $2.4 trillion in value over the last year.

Gained.

Despite mortgage rates going literally vertical.

You would not have guessed this.

Neither would I.

The key to the story was and still is SUPPLY.

There isn't any.”

#JoshBrown #housing #RealEstate https://awealthofcommonsense.com/2024/02/whats-the-bear-case-for-housing-prices/

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The Supreme Court would not be doing this latest bullshit if we had the foresight to pack it with goth girls beforehand.

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I struggle with the notion that tech companies do not understand consent.

IMHO, they do understand consent.

They understand that seeking consent - freely-given, specific, informed consent - won't get them where they want to be.

To my mind, that's not a misunderstanding of consent, but a determination to avoid consent.

That's typically why one sees language of "choice" and "control" and "transparency" to describe an opt-out regime.

They're not confused. It's by design.

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Online trolls are predictably spreading around a fake screenshot, claiming it is from Aaron Bushnell's Reddit account; the fake post states that Palestine will be free only "when all the Jews are dead."

This is a fabrication and a fake. Don't get fooled and don't share.

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#News Ghana parliament passes stringent anti-LGBTQ law https://w.st/qkSnq
#news
Ghana's just following Florida's lead.

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Your parental rights do **NOT** include the right to endanger the life of your child just because you are too uneducated to grasp medical science.

And I don't care what some quack on the Internet told you, you are not more expert than the experts.

https://lawandcrime.com/crime/mother-who-refused-to-let-13-year-old-daughter-have-cancer-surgery-is-headed-to-jail/

@paninid
While your description is apt, if you don't understand that the opinions of 23 medical doctors is more reliable than your own opinion, you are uneducated.

The point of education is not to know everything, but so that you know when to go to others, and who to go to when making decisions.


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While Wendy’s plans to price gouge you with Uber-style surge pricing, it’s simultaneously enriching wealthy shareholders with a $500 million stock buyback program.

That’s the thing about corporate greed: It’s shameless.

They’ll just keep pushing to see how far they can go.

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This Dara Kerr piece on Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's secretive land purchases is WILD. Dara's one hell of a reporter. (h/t Tonya Riley)

https://www.npr.org/2024/02/28/1232564250/billionaire-benioff-buys-hawaii-land-salesforce

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#Wildfire #smoke from Texas was transported all the way to #Toronto in the southwesterly flow ahead of the cold front sweeping across North America.

#onstorm #txwx #txfire #fire

HRRR modeled smoke for 15z Wednesday showing a plume ahead of the cold front with a concentration of smoke around Toronto and Niagara Falls.

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I came here to say that's the eclipse path

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What is #gaslighting for $500, Alex? https://thehill-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/4494543-exxon-ceo-blames-public-for-failure-to-fix-climate-change/amp/

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“It is *absurdly improbable* that you can hoover up the internet, shred it, then talk to the mulch pile and it *talks back*.”

https://interconnected.org/home/2024/02/21/adams via @genmon

#technology #DouglasAdams #ProductManagement #storytelling

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right!

I feel pretty strongly that the term “AI” adds a lot of mystery to what is basically “good computers suddenly”. And also allows people to ascribe autonomy and agency to a bunch of maths… and really it’s them. It prevents us, the public, from debating the tech

So being irreverent has another function which is to puncture the mystery, and bring it into the public discourse like anything else

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@jalcine

Normalize “#AI” in air-quotes: https://www.superversive.co/blog/air-quotes-for-ai

#ai @jacky

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New video up on Nebula! The disastrous impact of income inequality on US cities, and which cities are most and least affected. (Working towards releasing on Nebula a full week ahead. Not on Nebula? You should be. Check the reply!)
Gini Coefficient thumbnail

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Get my videos ad-free, promo-free, AND early so you avoid spoilers. And Nebula is creator-owned, so signing up REALLY helps support the channel. Discount using my code: go.nebula.tv/citynerd
Or use my Nebula lifetime code and never think about it again! go.nebula.tv/lifetime?ref=citynerd
seems a bit of a shame there's no annual gift membership.
It's nice to watch the video without an ad interrupting mid-word.

I had an exchange with someone quite cynical towards walkable cities. The main cynicism comes from the idea, it’s only good for wealthy (and cities nasty places).

It does seem like your SLO video implies that can be true. But generally I think it should not be. Just look at Europe.


Once the car is designed OUT of the equation walking, cycling and mass transit are easier


not for everybody. (e.g. disabled people with various ilk of social-anxiety/agoraphobia/autism in forms making public transport no solution for mobility issues).

hence my advocacy to

leave all options available,

and not force people into any subset of the options (e.g. you have to use cars, or, you have to use anything but cars).

And encouraging those who can use non-driving methods to not drives opens up car-oriented resources for those who need to drive. 👍
yep. balances the load, helps needs met. win win.

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European Parliament bans Amazon from its premises

The European Parliament decided to ban Amazon representatives from accessing its buildings on Tuesday (27 February), due to multiple events where the global retailing giant did not attend meetings requested by members of the European Parliament, the European Parliament press service confirmed Euractiv.

https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/european-parliament-bans-amazon-from-its-premises/

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Anyone have any recommendations on portable tire changers? Portable as in "I can take this down to the garage", not as in "I can take this with me on the bike." #motorcycle

Please RT to increase reach.


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cars are for the weak and dying

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I mean I can hate all I want on the useless fucks who drive 3 miles to work, but the problem is systemic, not based on the choices of individuals. Land development reform and ROW modifications are the only political issues which have any real effect on your day-to-day life

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Incredible.

Boeing is collapsing under regulatory scrutiny due to an incident in which nobody died or was even seriously injured.

Meanwhile, Tesla has been implicated in 17 deaths and is still holding strong at 5x Boeing's market cap.

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Wait a minute... is being a hosting provider just playing devops for randos?

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