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In addition to the #PerseidMeteorShower there’s a brand new bright object in the sky!

Novae AT 2022rbl was *just* discovered on August 8 in the Cygnus constellation and is likely still brightening.

Take a look! 🔭

RA 20h20m06.35s
Dec +39°50’05.86’’

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Next time I’m experiencing suicidal ideation and at my wit’s end because I’m terrified to reach out to anyone to confide in, I must remember to screen my content with content warnings so as to not upset some bitch-made motherfuckers who couldn’t care less about me and my predicament.

I should also remember to hold for the feelings of people and watch what I say when expressing my despondency even though that’s not possible when I’m racked with pain.

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Thank you to all the new backers! We've now crossed the 50% mark! Still a long way to go with only 2 days left, but I know we can make it happen together! Please boost and tell everyone you know who could help! ❤️ 🙏
indiegogo.com/projects/rpg-in-
#gamedev #indiedev #indiegame #indiegames

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@stux it sucks that we are forced to vote for one of two corrupt parties both of which are now putting up candidates mentally unfit for office.

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Thoughts on the #GitLab situation:

Self-hosting code while providing read-only mirrors on hosted services (like #GitHub or GitLab) is attractive for a myriad of reasons, some being:

GitHub doesn't support IPv6.
GitHub doesn't support Tor Onion Services.
GitHub doesn't have any sort of human rights endeavors/
We maintain strict control over every aspect of our project, retaining the concept of "source of truth".

We at #HardenedBSD are able to do some pretty unique things by virtue of being self-hosted. We're able to expose the entirety of our ecosystem through Tor Onion Services, enabling users to go from zero, to development, to production, and everything in between, completely via Tor. 100% anonymity and privacy. That's simply not at all possible with centralized/hosted services like GitLab and GitHub.

Indeed, I've found that centralization inherently incentivizes monocultures and concentrates power and authority, stifling technical innovation.

Self-hosted solutions open the door to true innovations, pushing the envelope in unique ways.

With all that said, though, there is one really good thing about centralization: it makes it really hard to to place a blockade against a service without significant repercussions. As a nation state, if I wanted to block contributions to random_project_X on GitHub, my first thought would be "let's just block GitHub", but then I would realize "oh, crap, that means everything else, even things we rely on, get blocked."

That's part of how the concept of domain fronting came into play with bypassing censorship regimes: in order to block domain fronting, the nation state would have to block an entire cloud service (Google and AWS in the case I'm referring to.)

So there's pros and cons to both decentralized and centralized infrastructures. I believe the cons to centralization outweigh the pros, though.

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For a system with finitely many states we can take the limit where β→+∞; then the system will only occupy its lowest-energy state or states.

We can also take the limit β→-∞; then the system will only occupy its highest-energy state or states.

(5/n)

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@cb so you change the keyboard by a keyboard I see 🤣

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Only 7 days remaining for the Beyond 1.0 campaign: let's hit that 50% mark soon and get some more momentum going! Please tell everyone you can. ❤️🙏 There are so many people out there waiting to discover RPG in a Box and have fun making games! 🙌
indiegogo.com/projects/rpg-in-
#gamedev #indiedev

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Ok, I now have permission to talk about this project in full and in public. I'm working with Alan Kay to build six replicas* of a Xerox PARC Alto display for use in a museum exhibit**. Visitors will see a real Alto and then walk over to one of the replicas to futz with Smalltalk '78***.
Here's a nice writeup of a different project that rejuvenated an actual Alto.
arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/0

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gameboy custom build 

just finished this custom DMG with an aftermarket IPS LCD, shell and buttons! I love how it came out but it was a surprisingly tough build. I accidentally zapped the original motherboard I was going to use (the DMG's design makes it too easy to send -30v straight to the CPU) and killed the first fancy LCD I tried to install (which the vendor kindly replaced). and THEN I discovered the speaker didn't work, so I had to reopen to diagnose. but it's all fixed now and works great!

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FYI: I'll be away two days next week, my first actual real holiday in many many many years. So no articles or videos from me on Wed-Thurs.

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