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today's brain garbage: "Romeo had Joliet," a Lou Reed song about cdrom filesystems

Considering a random act of (passive-aggressive) kindness and ordering a pair of good quality headphones for delivery to the teenager two doors down listening to loud music with the window open. I want to encourage their enjoyment of music but also reduce the impact on the rest of us...

@axfelix Huh, thanks for the tip. I associate them with DNS resolution but not DNS zone hosting: will take a look.

Any recommendations for a privacy-respecting managed DNS service suitable for the hobbyist user? Ideally should support ALIAS/ANAME pseudo-records and not cost more than about £5/month for 1m+ resolutions. Turns out when you run a matrix server your DNS records get hit *a lot*.

I've finally worked out what right-wingers are describing when they talk about "virtue signaling". It's compassion, interpreted by someone completely lacking in empathy.

Looks like @anj has been a busy little bee, data-mining data, using tools, for the openVirus project set up by

Read all about it on the blog:

It's time for @zoom_us to stop messing around with minor things like security, privacy and end-to-end encryption and give us the feature that we really need: non-greenscreen virtual backgrounds on Linux!

@clerie Nice! My old laptop is about to contribute its SSD to a better lockdown PC for my wife.

"... No normal human trying to communicate 2020 would choose this ridiculous format"

Are UK museums and heritage sites accessible enough? Take the Museum and Heritage Access Survey 2020 and tell us about your experience

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> This is a wretched state of affairs. Entering a URL does not represent consent to install software. Imagine an app store where even examining an app meant you had already installed it. Would you want to use that app store? I wouldn't. So how in heck have we arrived at that pattern for browsing the internet?

> The profitability of surveillance has coalesced into a present where sites shame us for blocking the execution of JavaScript, or for executing it selectively to avoid ads and malware. They believe that a refusal to be surveilled threatens their livelihoods.

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This tree is named Hyperion. Standing at a height of 115.61 metres, it is Earth's tallest known living tree.

Hyperion is a coast redwood (sequoia sempervirens) and it lives somewhere in Redwood National Park in California. The exact location is remote, and is being kept secret to avoid any potential ecological damage or vandalism which too many visitors might bring.

Excellent explainer on why you're seeing so many wildly different predictions about coronavirus right now, and why that doesn't make those predictions useless for experts. From and Zach Wienersmith of SMBC.

@welshpixie Missing Wales a lot right now even though it's only a few hundred miles away. First chance we get we'll be packing the boots and swimming kit and off to Snowdonia. 🏊⛰️🧗‍♀️🚶‍♂️

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