In Roman times, sometimes the roads were often strewn with white stones (so-called “Cat’s Eyes”), also known as "Tiger Eyes", which reflected the moonlight and thus acted as modern road reflectors, helping people to walk/ride after dark.

📷 : Ruins of 2nd Century BC, Street from Pompeii.


YouTube deleted this comment within minutes, then I substituted "white people" for trans in another comment which has remained for over 24 hours and counting:

Disallowed comment: "I'm so tired of trans people. I'm done with them.

Allowed comment: "I'm so tired of white people. I'm done with them.

I know, nothing new here, but still.

How's the Internet of Things era going? As a #privacy and #freesoftware nut I always found the barrier to entry not worth the cost,

It sounds like Home Assistant is maturing nicely - but are you still paying a lot for hardware? Like I couldn't even find a lightbulb on Amazon that I could tell is compatible

#floss #Foss #iot #Internetofthings #smarthome #homeassistant #selfhosted #technology #myhome #ownyourhome #antigoogle #antiamazon #opensource #oss #freeculture #Alexa #googlehome

The Future Of Humanity:


Are you ready for this? 🤣

🔊 … this seems so likely to be what happens the way things are going in society.

Compute Module 4 is back in stock at full strength!
You can buy a CM4 and a Piunora Pro right now on with free worldwide shipping!
Piunora is an ultra compact Arduino UNO form-factor carrier for the CM4 with M.2 PCI-e, HDMI, Camera connector, ADC and much more!
And it's open hardware!
#oshw #raspberrypi #hardware #electronics

They take your retirement, then buy your house.

They take your retirement, then mandate ESG.

They take your retirement, then squander it, and need a bailout.

Fuuck these guys

When you look back…

They forced us to stay home for “2 weeks to flatten the curve”. Then 2 months. Then 2 years.
They forced us to “social distance”. Outside.
They chained up swings in parks. Tied off outdoor basketball nets. Locked up outdoor dog parks.
They shut down churches and AA meetings, while leaving open Walmart and liquor stores.
They forced us to wear masks outdoors. At anti-lockdown protests. Which were outlawed in some jurisdictions. While justifying BLM protests because “racism is a public health crisis”.
They forced us to celebrate holidays alone. To die alone. To grieve alone.
They restricted who we could have in our own homes.
They forced us - or tried to force us - to quarantine our healthy kids for mere exposure. Only to claim it was a “communications mistake”.
They forced us to “contact trace”.
They forced us and our kids to wear potentially toxic masks for the better part of the day.
They demonized, censored, issued crippling financial penalties, and even jailed those who protested.
They forced us to take an experimental medication after having immunized the pharmaceutical companies from all liability.
They lied to us about safety, efficacy, and quality control.
They ignored those who were killed by their experimental drug.
They vilified the grieving parents of deceased children for speaking out.
They destroyed our economy, transferred our wealth to their already-wealthy political friends, increased their power, while straddling the working class with unbearable debt.

This was not an accident. It was not incompetence. It was not innocent.

It was by design.

It wasn’t a test. It was the first step. And if it passes with no political and legal repercussions, we will have learned nothing, they will have won, and there will be no going back.

I will never forgive. I will never forget. And I will always scream into the abyss until those responsible get their legal and/or political comeuppance.

- Viva Frei (@thevivafrei)

.. #covid19 #covid1984 #pfizer #flattenthecurve #bigpharma #liberal ..

Link rot is so very, very real.

I just visited a site that 'archives' articles from 2015. The majority of links no longer works.

What to do? You could archive pages, and link to the archived pages (I've seen many people do this). But how durable is that? Will those archival sites exist still in 10 years time?

I'm used to consult books that are centuries old. That we're unable now to archive digital stuff for longer than a couple of years is terrifying. #archives #digitalhumanities

Just a reminder, if a light is bright enough it will cause you to explode.. though it takes the light of a nuclear blast to do it :)

For years scientists couldnt figure out why things they painted black near a nuclear blast would blow up before the explosion reached it. It was refereed to as the "rope trick" because it was first observed from dark colored ropes spontaneously exploding in the light of the explosion.

@adam @Johncdvorak I've gotten about 4 hours sleep since Friday and I'm trying HARD to get the generator up and running before the show, but it's going to be down to the wire.

Use the temp page below.

I promise the return will be glorious.

In the meantime, artists, continue to submit here (share the word in the troll room) and I'll be updating that temp page - be SURE to tag me when you submit.

Please Boost. TYFYC.

Now back into the pits.

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