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Aug 27
DJ Shelenn at the RockHouse
Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002:melody
Shelenn Ayres
Weekly 1-2 hour event in the RockHouse parcel of the Melody region at 3rd Rock Grid. Come join us! When you get to the region, click RockHouse on the teleport board. See you there!

http://72.196.213.241:8000

Themed show today all over the map. Join us then guess the theme, songs, and artists ;)

Theme Answer: Songs with a Human Rights Political Message



Aug 20
DJ Shelenn at the RockHouse
Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002:melody
Shelenn Ayres
Weekly 1-2 hour event in the RockHouse parcel of the Melody region at 3rd Rock Grid. Come join us! When you get to the region, click RockHouse on the teleport board. See you there!

http://72.196.213.241:8000



Happy 50th! Have a bit of fun with these numbers!




Great for space communications not near suns... horrible for terrestrial. Block the light or even capture the light potentially creates huge security issues. How will it be secured?

It seems to me that the potential security issue is, if anything, less of a problem than it is with W-fi. After all, the latter is broadcast through walls and other barriers whereas Li-fi is intrinsically localised.

This "Li-Fi" idea is literally AGES old ..... and it's early variants, IRDa, are actually getting ripped out of modern systems....

So .... i think it is still some variant of vaporware and we won't see such stuff as actual networking equipment in the next years or decades.....

JUST because the problems @Roy Gardiner already mentioned are intrinsic to the technology....



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A quirk of copyright law means that millions of books are now free for anyone to read, thanks to some work from the New York Public Library.

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All Refrigeration or air conditioning does is remove heat from one place (like your house, or the inside of the fridge) and deposit it outside. And they run on electricity, so the resistance of the motor also deposits more heat into the atmosphere.

It seems to me these can be drone vessels operated remotely.



General Notice:

1) When someone tells you they are not interested in your romantic pursuits in PM, stop.
2) Continuing the same pursuit after being told no is online harassment that may constitute a felony.
3) Further continuing the same pursuit in a bully fashion may constitute felony cyberbullying.
4) Continuing to request contact after being removed from contacts and told to stop making contact may constitute felony stalking.
5) If, after removal from contacts and blocking via user account tools, harassment, cyberbulling, and/or stalking continues, I will not hesitate to report these activities via documentation to federal law enforcement and press charges.

I generally accept contact requests until someone makes it clear to me I do not want them in my contact list because they exhibit the above behaviors. But make no mistake, as trusting as I am to give people an opportunity to engage in useful conversation, I will take action when warranted. Have a great day!

For those out there who do not have these protections, Friendica provides them.
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As an average dude, I don't run into the people who need these remedies. Early on Twitter (like 2007), I started badgering a guy who was stalking a black-empowered-female blogger. She had insightful tweets. I bugged him so often he stopped bugging her. He was threatening me with beatings at first then court. I'm so easy to find in real life that I don't worry much about the law cause I'm the law-abiding type. I told him I would love him to go to court with it so the world could see what he was doing. That was about the end of it.

While you may feel that was noble, and she may have appreciated it, i prefer to be empowered with tools so I can protect myself without help from others. That leaves people like you to be available to those who are not as empowered because they don't have the tools or the strength to handle things by themselves.

In any case, through our actions we need to help others see racism is wrong, see misogyny is wrong, see ableism is wrong, see homophobia is wrong, see xenophobia is wrong, see ageism is wrong, see bullying is wrong, see sexual and non-sexual harassment is wrong, and see stalking is wrong. People who practice any one of these atrocious behaviors that are wrong are also likely to practice some or all of the others.

These core belief systems are carried by extremists who engage in terror rooted in fear and weakness. Neo-Nazis/KKK/White Supremacists/White Nationalists for example justify their acts of hate in the same manner Al Qaeda justifies their acts of hate - through the perversion of religious beliefs designed to oppress others.

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