@ralpharama Hi ralph, good to see you here again. It might have been this one shop.fairphone.com/en/ . This is also interesting if you want a device with a real keyboard. indiegogo.com/projects/gemini- . I am feeling a bit more hopeful about things at the moment. It would be good to see more of you here if you want to stay. There are people writing micro stories under the hashtags tootfic and smallstories if that interests you?

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A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. - Dwight D. Eisenhower #famous #quotes

@strypey I feel like doing this sometimes. Have a good break.

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Also from the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory Baker-Nunn telescope. By combining a series of images taken over the lunar eclipse, a picture of the Earth's shadow. #astrophoto

@strypey I think there are also some federated wikis built around Git as a base layer.

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can't believe developers are pandering to the SJWs yet again. i mean look at this, half the characters are black! and the woman is the strongest character in the game! my immersion is totally ruined, god.

@strypey I was interested in the Smallest Federated Wiki at one point. I think it's an interesting idea.

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An interesting look back at the early days of social media & how conventions of blogs, likes, comments, followers etc. evolved. It's a round table discussion with people who built and ran LiveJournal, Diaryland and Open Diary in the late 1990s.

glitch.com/culture/function-ep

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M51 is a galaxy in Canes Venatici, though it's easily found just off the last star in the handle of the Big Dipper. It is a grand design spiral that is interacting with a nearby smaller galaxy. #astrophoto

@evilscientistca is it true that even though galaxies sometimes collide, individual stars rarely do because they are so far apart?

Does anyone else have a thing where you have a favourite metaphor that you like, but you know that very few people will understand it so you can't use it in general conversation?

I sometimes think of difficulties in communication as an 'impedance matching problem', but nobody without a physics or electronic engineering degree is going to know what I am talking about if I use that metaphor. (See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impedanc if you're curious)

This makes me (a little bit) sad. ☹️

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