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Will it have a fancy terminal like this? 😲


BREAKING: Julian Assange can be extradited to the US, court rules.

Democracy Dies in the Sunlight

Meanwhile the beep with a story on another shortage yet again...

Johnson now impersonating a police officer. That's an imprisonable offence!



I got my browser ready... πŸ‘‡

Ahh... the olden days before plastic packaging.

Yep that was well... and a punt!

Your yearly reminder on how this clock stuff works.

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So I run mysqloptimize and got some minor gains; about 2G reduction.

Interestingly, optimising requires quite some addition space during the process.

Similar situation here:

Hello !Friendica Admins

Today I learned a new German word: "Datensparsamkeit". It means something like data prudence. (Thanks Hoergen!)

The size of my node's database has steadily increased over the last four weeks, with a further sharp rise over the last few days.

The overall increase is about 40 per cent [40%!!] over four weeks. See the two graphs here: πŸ‘‡

There haven't been any major changes to the usage of my system. Friendica configurations as shown below haven't been altered either (although I increased the mysql IB logfile setting). I updated to the 2021.09 release about about four weeks ago.

What's going on? How to interpret this increase in the DB's size?

User/ usage:
1 new users (30d)
7 active users (30d)
11 new statuses (30d)

Lifespan of remote items: 90
Lifespan of unclaimed items: 60
Lifespan of raw conversation data: 30

@Tobias mentioning someone seems to work as expected and keeps it private.

banning mining

Except for those rigs powered by bicycle generators. It will keep you fit. 😲

On which continent is the #fediverse most prominent?

Check it out πŸ‘‡

Courtesy of the as stumbled on by @Tobias.

There are only two sentences on page 52.

Sorry to interrupt gentlemen. I cannot see any comics. I have to click on original post to see them? Would you know what's going on here @Hypolite Petovan ?

Government cuts funding, VCs continue to get massive salaries.

Testing the new scheduled posts feature on #friendica 's current RC.

So far very impressed πŸ‘‹πŸ€—πŸ‘‹

Photo courtesy of donamtykl_

Ah "innovative" design ... πŸ‘†

SchuKo wallbox is that deep, that the plug has lost contact, when it is actually leaving the housing.

Yep, but some protruding systems also achieve a safely disconnected state. UK plugs usually have no live pins outside sockets. As soon as the metal part is exposed it's disconnected.

A major problem with the "Schuko" standard is the reliability of the Ground/ Earth conductor. Unlike (third) pin systems, theses side connectors are considerably more susceptible to failure.

Of course there are local differences between the US and the UK (especially in terms of ownerships of tracks). But it makes sense the tenor of your argument that successful infrastructure can undermine itself through rising land prices.

The key issues here are what legal protection are in place, or better the lack of it.

In Britain, rail tracks were nationalised but smaller lines that didn't generate a lot of profits were gradually closed down and the tracks were sold for scape value! Most of the track land in the North of England was abandoned for decades and only in recent times some municipalities converted sections in into cycling lanes or hiking trails. A small part was used of real estate development, but more or less opportunistically rather the main driver of change.

The lesson IMO is that infrastructure should be protected and seen as a common good.

"Integriert und multimodal", falls das Sinn ergibt.

I'm preparing a talk on The Future of Authoritarian Rule in Southeast Asia.

This gave me excuse to update my figure from a few years ago. Here is the current field of authoritarian regimes in the region:


Thai/harem trouser
What a bizarre term! This is new to me... (I live in Asia).

Here in Thailand people call this something like "Trousers for (Western) Tourists" πŸ˜‚.

Missed the boat, I think I just stay on.

What's going on when the Job Parameters are merely numbers ?

Well you're preserving history. You're the custodian of these long bygone usernames. :-)

Ich freue mich auf das Meilenstein-Special. Ein Bild vorab.

Such a touching scene ! Faculties from varied universities bring foodstuff to their students who are being detained at Insein Prison in Yangon #Myanmar today. More than 200 students were arrested in the junta's crackdown in Tarmwe yesterday.

#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #March4Coup




BTW this is an ecosystem...

A very rare sight, the Acropolis covered with snow


More than 400 people have been detained in #Myanmar since the military seized power in a coup on Feb. 1. @Reuters graphic based on confirmed detentions so far - the true number may be higher - gives a sense of who has been taken.



Some fine pictures in Yoonbinlogy's Twitter thread of today's protest in Myanmar with innovative slogans by younger people!

some protest posters against military coup in myanmar!!!