Anyone tried using one of the public searx hosts as a general purpose search engine? Any issues?

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A little in love with my new entirely silent setup. The Streacom DB4 case with dual heat pipes keeps the Ryzen 5700g GPU chugging along at ~55°C during normal usage and ~75°C is the max I’ve seen it under full load (while compiling stuff with all cores firing at ~100%).

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Players in queue: 200.

FFXIV is getting quite popular

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50 years later and this is still the greatest legal response ever made

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Okay, yeah, this seems to explain a lot of the FSF's toxicity and failure to grow/evolve.


Thread: This tweet got me to thinking: is there a way to show just how broken the FSF is as an organization?

Is there a way to show how their board isn't really a functioning board, but rather an enabling body for RMS?

Turns out, there is! And I will show you in *four* tweets.


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A spaceship landed, and an alien emerged.
"Greetings, Earthlings, we come in peace. Take us to-"
"Do you have a tractor beam?"
"-your... Pardon?"
"A tractor beam. Or some other way of lifting something huge and heavy?"
"Of course, but-"
"Do you know where the Suez channel is?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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I don't like spinach, and I'm glad I don't, because if I liked it I'd eat it, and I just hate it. - Ron Paul

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Google’s dirty secret is that Googlebot gets more access than everybody else and basically gets to scrape the web. This gives Google a huge advantage over any alternative search engine.

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Call or write your Senators again today and demand they pass #S1, the For the People Act. It's the bill that will protect everyone's access to voting nationwide.

If you can afford to contribute, consider Stacey Abrams' Fair Fight. ( I just made another donation "in honor" of the voter suppression bill that Kemp just passed.

There are also a number of other groups working on voting rights need out help in donations or volunteer work.

* Brennan Center for Justice (
* League of Women Voters ( <-- LWV sponsors grassroots voter registration drives and fights for fair, nonpartisan redistricting- many chapters nationwide of Fair Districts.)

Republicans will keep trying to suppress the vote. We'll keep stopping them.

Georgia governor signs into law sweeping voting bill that curtails the use of drop boxes and imposes new ID requirements for mail voting:

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the FSF is a charitable organization whose sole mission is to provide employment to richard stallman

Thank you, everyone, for the book recommendations. I purchased the Kindle edition of every one!

I'll be updating you on my thoughts over the next few weeks!

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In addition to those already mentioned and recommended in this thread, the list now includes:

The Unabomber Manifesto and Other Essays (Theodore Kaczynski)

A Planet for the President (Alistair Beaton)

Keep 'em coming!

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So far the list includes:

The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence (Carl Sagan)

We (Yevgeny Zamyatin)

Anatomy of the State (Murray N. Rothbard)

Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space (Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan)

Cosmos (Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan)

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 (Hunter S. Thompson)

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Bill Bryson)

Any others? I'm loading my kindle up!

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Looking for book recommendations! Wide open, just tell me why you recommend it.

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