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a Christian sleight of hand?

The oldest surviving religious texts are written on early bronze age slabs and are of polytheistic faiths but I notice that Christian websites will specify "oldest book" when talking about age of scripture. Was this meant to mislead people based on the fact codexes came into use around the time Christianity first emerged and those older texts weren't in books? If they really consulted experts on this I can't imagine they left out that there were religious texts written before 1,000BC.

The faulty answers of

#covid #Ivermectin #coronavirus

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Text-only posts are now opt-in!

You can enable them by going to Settings -> Timeline and checking "Show text-only posts". #pixelfed

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wow, you really have some features w/ PixelFed. Is there a mobile app available?

Debian 10.8 Released With Dozens Of Fixes, Switches To More Parallel Build Process

Debian 10.8 as the Linux distribution's latest quarterly update is now available ahead of Debian 11 expected later in the year...

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Low-key annoyed that XKCD and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal are still using their #webcomics image alternative text to add additional jokes instead of describing their drawing. #accessibility #a11y

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#coronavirus #covid-19
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Funkwhale 1.0 is out ?

As usual, the full changelog is available at,. New features include:

- A brand new search page
- It's now possible to launch a scan from the UI
- Themes and language are now persisted accross sessions
- A new plugin system, with a scrobbler plugin that works with and MusicBrainz

We're thankful to the contributors to this release, as well as all our supporters, backers and members of the community who have been with us for five years!

We wish you a happy upgrade!

#LogisimEvolution is a continuation of #Logisim.

Logisim Evolution is a #digital #circuit #simulator based on Logisim. Evolution adds many new components, including numerous 74 series chips, lots of new IO, a VHDL component, and many other complex components. Evolution also adds numerous UI improvements and the ability to put the circuit on an FPGA for real world testing.

Website ?️:

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #electronics
An adder/subtractor circuit in Logisim Evolution consisting of a 74 series four bit full adder, 74 series quad XOR gate, 74 series quad D flip flop, and several IO components.

#Tig is a textual interface for #Git.

Tig is a #terminal interface for viewing the history and changes of a Git repository. By default Tig shows the entire history of a repository, with the differences displayed once a commit is selected. Tig can display diffs, blames, history, and many other features of Git in an easy to browse manner.

Website ?️:

apt ?️: tig

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #programming
Tig browsing the Tig Git repository.

#FractalWorldGenerator is a #fractal based #fantasy world #map #generator.

Fractal Worldmap Generator generates random planets by bisecting and raising sections of a sphere. The generator supports having a percentage of water and ice on the world, as well as a customizable level of detail. The generator supports CGI operation and multiple projections.

Website ?️: (fixes segmentation fault)

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #worldbuilding

#Manuskript is a #writing assistant.

Manuskript organizes characters, plots, and various parts of a fictional world. Manuskript splits a project into nested sections that are easier to finish, like books, chapters, and sections. Manuskript has many prompts to help creativity, and an omnipresent cheatsheet for reference. Manuskript supports several markup languages and can compile to many formats.

Website ?️:

apt ?️: manuskript

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations
Manuskript showing an example character sheet filled out.

#Minetest ContentDB now supports reviews!

Head to your favourite (or least) content and review it. The better reviews a package receives, the higher it'll appear in the content list.

#gamedev #freesoftware #opensource

#Mednafen is a multi system #emulator.

Mednafen is a video #game emulator that is based on code from several other open source emulators. Mednafen provides a simple, consistent interface for playing games from many #Nintendo and #Sega systems as well as the Apple II, #Atari Lynx, and many others. Mednafen supports graphical effects, controllers, and can be finely tuned using configuration files.

Website ?️:

apt ?️: mednafen

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations

#µCity is a #city #simulator for the #GameBoyColor.

#uCity (Micro City) is a Sim City like city simulator that runs on the #Nintendo #GameBoy Color. uCity features a variety of zoning options, city buildings, power stations, transportation systems, as well as disasters and a variety of graphs and city management tools. µCity's code and theory of operation is well documented.

Website ?️:

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #game
A small starter city near a fire in µCity.

J.K. Rowling deletes tweet praising author Stephen King after he says “trans women are women” / LGBTQ Nation

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling deleted a tweet she sent expressing praise for famed horror author Stephen King because she thought he agreed with her attacks on transgender people.
#JKRowling #transphobia #StephenKing #TransWomenAreWomen #trans #transgender

#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

? @jett1oeil - Relaxing landscape photos

? @Minetest - FLOSS alternative to Minecraft

? @codeberg - Non-profit git hosting for free open source projects

? @manyver_se - Serverless social network (in beta)

? @disseminOA - Helping researchers get papers out of paywalls and onto free open repositories

? @Blender - Official account for the libre 3D graphics suite

? @blender - Official PeerTube instance for Blender (now fixed!)

Trump administration sued for letting healthcare workers discriminate against trans patients / LGBTQ Nation

A coalition of LGBTQ organizations has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for rolling back Obamacare protections that ban health care providers from discriminating against transgender people, saying that it should be nullified by a recent LGBTQ win at the Supreme Court.
#healthcare #trumpistan #HHS #trans #transgender

# # # # #hhs

Minetest is a free open source alternative to Minecraft. The official account is:


You can also follow a Minetest world building project called Illuna:


There's also an unofficial Minetest video channel:


The actual Minetest app is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD from the official site at

#MineTest #Minecraft #FLOSS #FOSS #Games #Gaming #Sandbox #OpenWorld
Screenshot of Minetest showing sun rising over a sea and landscape
Screenshot from Minetest showing a massive palace-like fortress filled with palm trees

Quote of note:

"I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning, my position, to which I was appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. I will step down when a presidentially appointed nominee is confirmed by the Senate. Until then, our investigations will move forward without delay or interruption."

Via Powerful US attorney who investigated Trump associates refuses to step down after Barr pushes him out

#Trump #GOP #DoJ #corruption

# #corruption # #doj

#HomeBank is an easy to use #accounting and #budgeting program.

HomeBank helps keep track of one's finances. Transactions can be added to HomeBank quickly with category and account information. Past and future transactions can be viewed using various graphs which provide useful insight. HomeBank supports an easy category based budgeting system for keeping spending in check.

Website ?️:

apt ?️: homebank

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #finance #budget
The main screen of an example HomeBank book, displaying the accounts and a spending doughnut chart.

#Splint is a static code analyzer for #C.

Splint (Secure Programming Lint) reads C source code and performs checks. Splint can detect possible NULL dereferencing, type mismatches, buffer overflows, memory management issues, and many more errors without ever running the program. Splint also supports annotation assistance, naming scheme conformance, and custom checks.

Website ?️:

apt ?️: splint

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #programming

Funkwhale brings music and audio to the Fediverse:


It lets you discover, store and share music or other audio.

The official website has more:

Funkwhale is a federated, decentralised platform running on open software, and uses ActivityPub so it is also compatible with Mastodon and other Fediverse networks.

#Funkwhale #Fediverse #ActivityPub #Alternatives #Music #Audio #Podcasts
Screenshot of the Funkwhale interface showing albums by a particular artist, with links to other options including radios, playlists etc.

#Easystroke is a mouse gesture recognizer.

Easystroke binds arbitrary actions to drawn mouse/pen gestures. When matched Easystroke can run a command/program, simulate keypresses, scroll, enter text, etc. Easystroke recognizes fuzzy patterns, allowing for very quick gestures. Easystroke only recognizes gestures when a specific mouse/pen button is held.

Website ?️:

apt ?️: easystroke

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #usability #accessibility

Thank you, Roger Goodell, for giving Donald Trump the middle finger.



Evangelical group wants gays removed from anti-lynching bill
Liberty Counsel Chairman Mat Staver opposes including the words "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" in a federal anti-lynching bill.
#lgbt #lgbtqia #ChristianHatred
Tags: #dandelíon

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De-escalation Keeps Protesters And Police Safer. Departments Respond With Force Anyway.

#PoliceViolence #Amerika

I thought that it was called "Freedom Juice".

Yes, shameless #manipulators! 😀

Quote of note:

"Richmond is no longer the capital of the confederacy."

Via Northam announces Robert E. Lee statue, Confederate monuments in Richmond will be removed

#Virginia #racism

'If You Want to End Unrest, End the Conditions that Create It,' Declares Ocasio-Cortez Amid Nationwide Protests

Jon Queally, staff writer

Instead of calls for things to simply calm down and "go back to normal," said New York Congresswoman, "let's create a new world—one where all people are held to the same standard of the rule of law.

Ronald Scott, a central neighborhood resident for more than 10 years, takes a photo of the memorial mural over flowers and banners laid in the memory of George Floyd outside of Cup Foods on May 29, 2020, during the fourth day of protests over his death in Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States. Floyd, 46, a black man, was killed Monday when a white officer kneeled on his neck, despite Floyd's repeated pleas of "I can't breathe." (Photo: Steel Brooks/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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Keith Ellison: White Supremacists May Be Sabotaging George Floyd Protests With Violence And Arson

"During this morning’s press conference, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey all said that the criminal actors in this week’s protests seem to be from outside the community. Walz is now consulting with the Department of Homeland Security about the possibility of foreign intervention."

#Amerika #racism #inequality

#Gnumeric is a spreadsheet editor.

Gnumeric can handle very large spreadsheet files with ease and starts up quickly. Gnumeric supports several formats, including open document format, custom XML, and Microsoft #Excel. Gnumeric features graphical widgets, many graph formats, random simulation, as well as all the usual features of a spreadsheet editor like quick summation and extrapolation.

Website ?️:

apt ?️: gnumeric

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #office
Gnumeric editing a spreadsheet with charts of the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation.

#Mesecons adds logic to #Minetest.

Mesecons is a Minetest mod that adds many new blocks that can be chained and programmed to do complex binary operations. Mesecon blocks can be connected using insulated or uninsulated wires and activated using various sensors. Advanced logic can be created using Lua controllers, gate arrays, and microcontrollers, or in large scale using discrete gates.

Website ?️:

apt ?️: minetest-mod-mesecons

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations
Several flip flops and latches created in large scale using individual Mesecons logic gates.