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Right now, you can get away from urban light pollution, but if SpaceX and other private companies have their way, 1 in 15 stars in the night sky will actually be a satellite, worldwide, anytime within 2 hours of sunrise and sunset. It's really crappy that we are losing this.

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Last night, just as the Moon was totally eclipsed, the International Space Station flew over! I had a whole array of emotions - at first I was angry "fucking satellites are EVERYWHERE ARG" - then I realized it was the ISS, and remembered how I used to always look up when it would fly over and be excited. So then I was sad - we're totally losing access to this beautiful night sky.

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Confession:

Even if Elon doesn't end up buying Tw*tter I am staying here.

I love it here. It feels like home. I have found a family 💚

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Imagine #libraries don't exist, but there's this person who thought of them and is trying to convince everyone else about them.

-Borrow books for free? People are going to steal them!
-You can just come in to use a computer? Well that's just going to be abused by freeloaders.
-Staff? Who is going to pay them? Why should my taxes be wasted subsidising access to books for people who haven't saved and bought their own?

How many amazing things do we dismiss? What is our society missing out on?

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We need a green revolution for the whole world!
Be a giga chad and start growing your own plants.
:akko_fingerguns:

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EU Commission’s latest attempt to backdoor your privacy tries the Trump era William Barr justice department “think of the children” playbook.

No one thinks we shouldn’t do everything in our power to combat child sexual abuse. Some of us just don’t want to destroy the fundamental human right to privacy (and every other human right that’s based on it) in the process.

mastodon.ar.al/web/@EU_Commiss

#privacy #humanRights #eu #encryption

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@EU_Commission these proposals will put journalists, abuse victims, and whistleblowers in danger. It is unacceptable and shameful to hide behind abused children to push such draconian laws.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Think_of

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In coming days, we are going to work on #NewFedilab for #Friendica.
If you are a Friendica user, we will need your help. If you have already an account on #Codeberg that will help for sharing issues.
codeberg.org/tom79/Fedilab

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@raph @Shinra

Offrez-vous une oeuvre honnête car la seule récompense de l'artiste, c'est son oeuvre.

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If you're currently on a massive server like mastodon.social, you might want to consider moving your account to a smaller server.

You can keep your followers when you change servers, here's how to do it: mstdn.social/@feditips/1079394

You can find reliable servers at joinmastodon.org/communities (all the servers listed there agree to the covenant at joinmastodon.org/covenant). Try to pick one with fewer people.

There are lots of good things about smaller servers:

-Better moderation, because there are more staff per member.

-Smaller servers tend to have more personality, with a village feel.

-The local timeline on smaller servers is much more readable.

-Smaller servers protect the Fediverse as a whole from being taken over, because lots of smaller servers are harder to buy than a few big servers.

-It's easier to make a difference on smaller servers. It's easier to discuss things with the admin and other members.

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චන්දන ඇල්ල වගේ ආල සිනා පාලා..
නැළවෙන්න මිහිර දීලා...
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Unbiased poll for color schemes

Might have to add a filter for 'coffee' due to the recent increase of coffee related content :P

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