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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

60's music today!



 
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....



 

Millions of Books Are Secretly in the Public Domain. You Can Download Them Free | Motherboard

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.

#copyright #PublicDomain #books #library



 



 

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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Jul 28
DJ Shelenn at UFS Astraios Beach Party
Sun 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002:Starfleet Astraios

landing coordinates = 225, 95, 22 for East Beach

hop://grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002/Starfleet Astraios/225/95/22
Shelenn Ayres
United Federation Starfleet Astraios (Role Play Group) Beach Party - out of uniform beach attire allowed ;) Come join us for special Star Trek themed 80's dance music!

This is a special Star Trek themed show (mixed by DJ Shelenn) that will make you feel like your favorite Star Trek characters are with us at the party ;)



 
Jul 25
IMA Thirsty Thursday
Thu 6:00 PM - Thu 9:00 PM grid.metaversedepot.com:8002:ima outpost alpha
Shelenn Ayres
It's that time again! Thirsty Thursday in the Party Zone of IMA Outpost Alpha to celebrate virtual world arts of all kinds and the contributions of creative commons on the HyperGrid. The content in the region is always evolving so feel free to drop by, explore, and make a landmark!

Step through the gate to see the art exhibit then hang a left to join us for the party! Why is it called Thirsty Thursday? Because that is the Friday of overachievers ;) DJ Rosa Alekseev will kick it off followed by Singer Southern Redwine. I will round out the three hour party with some great tunes and will take requests for your favorites :) See you there!
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Jul 24
DJ Shelenn at Club Chocolate
Wed 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM hg.kengcity.net:8002:Keng City
Shelenn Ayres
Two hour event at Club Chocolate in Keng City. Join us for Club/R&B/Funk! When you get to the region, click Club Chocolate on the teleport board. See you there!

http://72.196.213.241:8000



 
Jul 23
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



 
Favorite Jurassic quote:


Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.

Dr. Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.



 
This is a fairly comprehensive post explaining what "the fediverse" is. It does a good job explaining the grey area between the ActivityPub protocol, the different platforms, and the communities.

https://blog.diogo.site/posts/what-is-the-fediverse

Written by @diogo



 



 
Very, very cool.

"Mojave Desert. Moonlight strikes 107,000+ solar mirrors, creating a portrait of Apollo 11 programmer Margaret Hamilton. Bigger than Central Park, Google made this tribute to honor her contributions to Apollo and software engineering."



 
Boosting the signal...

Okay, I've tried everything else, let's see what happens here. I'm a 56yo IT professional currently facing age discrimination in the job market. My skills are proven and broad. I can do operations, project management, service delivery; am versed in multiple OSs, monitoring systems, ticketing platforms. I'm a technical writer and published author. I'm willing to relocate pretty much anywhere for a job that pays enough to cover my mortgage. I need employment by Sept 30. CV on request. #job #dayjob




 
On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 launched...



 
Jul 17
DJ Shelenn at Club Chocolate
Wed 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM hg.kengcity.net:8002:Keng City
Shelenn Ayres
Two hour event at Club Chocolate in Keng City. Join us for Club/R&B/Funk! When you get to the region, click Club Chocolate on the teleport board. See you there!

http://72.196.213.241:8000