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Friendica 2021.01 Released

I'm just curious. Did something change in the way a person deletes their own account? I used to see their account in a 7 day waiting period after they deleted, two that deleted after this update seem to have gone instantaneously.

I'm not complaining, and it doesn't effect me because I don't maintain back-ups of the content, so it's all on people to do that themselves if it's important.
There is a special 'deleted' tab on admin/users now. From my experience it works as intended.

Just putting this out there: US Constitution 14th amendment section 3.

One confirmed shot inside the Capitol building, US Capital Police overwhelmed asking for help, Secret Service responding, VA and MD deploying National Guard to aid DC... police said there are three unidentified packages, and it is clear some of the Capitol police are sympathizers who let protestors in without going through metal detectors. Please, do not go to the Capitol right now. Biden plans to address protestors but this will not calm them down. Video and images show protestors all around inside in offices at computers etc but things could turn more violent as the Guard rolls in.
One IED confirmed on Capitol grounds. It sounds like DC curfew in effect at 6 pm to give other people time to get home.

The full call audio some legal experts are saying is a federal crime committed by Trump attempting to strongarm or blackmail the GA Secretary of State into "finding" votes and recalculating results.

Pardon? Did you say he committed another crime?

I definitely can't 'like' this.
It's important people know the impact politics has on the public welfare. The current administration has failed the people with blood on their hands. The next administration will have to do more than undo the previous administration's damage.

Bottom line from this article: To ensure 80 percent of the country's 331 million people get the shots by late June, a little more than 3 million people would have to get the shots each day, the math shows. But let's not forget a significant percentage still reject getting the vaccine. Best case we are in this for at least two years - worst case 10 years or more.

What does that mean politically? Many terms are for two years, some four, and some six - much of those terms are spent campaigning for the next term. Our political system is not designed to be able to handle long term crises whether it be war, pandemic, or famine. The people must remain active as voters and support Democrats (because they are currently the party of the people who follow the science) at the state and federal levels.

When I see what has transpired over these past four years, I am reminded of the many warnings we had. One such warning came from JMS in the much loved B5 storyline. Someone put together a quick synopsis of the playbook Repugs have been using for years...
For those who don't know the series... the corrupt politicians were eventually ousted.

You don't see many performers who refused to buy in to the "do what sells" and instead show us their passion with their voice...
Now thass the blues.

Fun read: The Atlantic, from back in the days, when "computer" was a human job description

Computing Power Used to Be Measured in 'Kilo-Girls' - The earliest computers were human. And, more often than not, female.


It's been a challenge for many deaf people (including myself) to communicate effectively during this pandemic. Why?

1) Because many of us need to read lips occluded by most face coverings.
2) Because sounds are muffled by face coverings.
3) Because sounds attenuate over distance.
4) Because body language associated with smiles and emotions are hidden by face coverings.

Some of these issues apply to those without hearing impairments as well. One solution that can address several of these issues for everyone are clear masks. Most importantly, every medical professional should have clear masks. You can buy them or make your own. Here is a DIY method:

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That's an interesting idea! We've started using google meet because it uses voice recognition to subtitle video meetings for hearing-impaired people.
Skype also has captioning

Fantastic 😀
2020-05-28 17:51:43
Big news!!! I’ve been dying to talk about this for a year and a half!!!

Last year... I did some Motion Capture for @CrystalDynamics’ @PlayAvengers in my wheelchair??‍?

A sneak peek at the character based on my moves! And look, it’s me with real life stunt men!!! In a funny suit!!

A character with special powers in a wheelchair holding some kind of ball of energy. She has blue skin, a pony tail, jeans and cute shoes. Her wheelchair is modern and sleek
Me on a motion capture set with stunt men
Me in motion looking around and holding my arms out
This is so cool. I love the live action suits. I can see them used in VR gaming where you could be a bear or a Klingon.
that is super cool! Looks like a blast!

Don't loose posts from rare posters anymore!

I had a problem with #Friendica, compared to Faceshit. I constantly read posts by only the most frequently posting accounts. And others were just lost on the timeline.

So I made a little script. Idea is to group contacts by posting frequency into couple of groups created just for this purpose, like "rare", "very rare" and "frequent". I run this script from time to time to automatically move contacts between these groups.

Script is written in Red, you can check the language out here:

@Friendica Support #fediverse #facebook

Holy smokes! This is a must watch

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HIV yes. But since these are powerful politicians, somehow different laws will apply.

A mistake with devastating impacts on lives that may be lost soon as a result. It's no wonder confidence in government is declining. Vote Blue in November!

Rock the day with DJ Shelenn's Classic Rock this afternoon from 2-6 pm ET.

#Blender #MeshLab Hello experts! I am looking for a way to easily divide a model into 256mx256mx256m boundary box layers. It would seem to me this could be scripted cuts. Any ideas?

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Alas, I don't know blender anywhere nearly enough to help.
@smellsofbikes Thanks ... slicing a model in 3DSMax is possible via script. Hopefully enough shares will get the word to someone who can help ?

Salute to Little Richard - who influenced him, his music, and who he influenced in his career. Tuesday 5/19/20 1-3 pm pacific time (grid time) in the Rockhouse parcel.

Following the unexpected death from cardiac arrest of Brian Howe, I will be paying tribute to "Bad Company" today livestreaming until 6 pm ET - join us at in the Rockhouse!

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DJ Shelenn at the Rockhouse in the 3rd Rock Grid today! Stream live at

Rasbian XP for the Pi 4 is an excellent Windows XP skin but also has a Win 98 VM that can play old Windows games

Nice thing too is it runs Netflix and Hulu right of the box.

Links to instructions and a demo video at Raspbian XP For The Raspberry Pi 4 Is Amazing! Raspbian 95 Is also Available

#technology #raspberrypi #opensource

In this video, we take a look at a new release for the Raspberry Pi 4 called Raspbian XP Professional. This is a modified version of Raspbian and the creator...

Yes, you will, calm down already.

Nothing better than some discrete optimal control: Adaptive cyclic exit strategies from lockdown to suppress COVID-19 and allow economic activity.
We use mathematical models to show that a cyclic schedule of 4-day work and 10-day lockdown, or similar variants, can, in certain conditions, suppress the epidemic while providing part-time employment. The cycle reduces the reproduction number R by a combination of reduced exposure time and an anti-phasing effect in which those infected during work days reach peak infectiousness during lockdown days. The number of work days can be adapted in response to observations. Throughout, full epidemiological measures need to continue including hygiene, physical distancing, compartmentalization and extensive testing and contact tracing.
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This morning's visitor captured in the house in a GNC cup then relocated outside.

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We used to get crickets, black widows, and pigeons. Now that I planted a garden we see much more variety of life - including peach-faced lovebirds that I enjoy watching as they feed on the sunflowers.
One year, I planted some mystery seeds and a lovely plant with large velvety leaves grew and eventually produced enormous white trumpet flowers with an intoxicating scent. They attracted hawk-moths that geckos would hunt on the patio. Turns out the plant was Sacred Datura, which is far more toxic than I am comfortable having around the children so we took it out. I was sad to see it go, but my wife got some sap on her finger and it went numb, so it was the right thing to do. I do miss that plant though - and those fragrant blossoms!
Yes some of the most beautiful plants are dangerous.

Voter ID repealed in Virginia, polls open longer, vote by mail with no reason required...

Leading the way...

Accessibility Need:

I would like to put a display on the wall that does nothing but show a particular YouTube livestream video 24/7. I don't want it to have any user interaction other than turning it on or off. It cannot require finding the stream every time it is powered on or other use of a remote control for accessibility reasons. From what I have seen so far with YT Apps on so-called smart TVs, there is a constant need to do so every time the app is started which is not acceptable.

Does anyone know how I can obtain such a display?
I'd be interested in what you end up with ?
FYI I don't have physical access to the location atm but will once the visit ban is lifted. So the next consideration that comes to mind is heat and performance. It is not unusual for a TV to be on 24/7. In the use case I have in mind the display would be mounted on the wall next to a TV and on from 8 am to 8 pm. Currently there is a Kindle Fire nearby not being used. I don't know if the Kindle could be used for that purpose.

The right wing tactic that worked so well in 2016 to divide Sanders and Clinton supporters started immediately in social media. I bet they had the memes ready made and just waiting to pull the trigger.

Sharing tunes again today in the Rockhouse at 1 pm pacific/grid/SL time. Come join the folks who make it a great event every Tuesday after the Starfleet Boogie. ?

Hypergrid avatars are welcome! Just put the address below into your world map, find then teleport