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Didn't know that it's etiquette on Mastodon to post long threads as unlisted so that they show on followers' timelines but not the local/federated ones. I wonder if it would work for the first post to be listed and the rest unlisted?

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@ultramagnus_tcv @mos_8502 update: It seems that Mastodon uses the privacy mode of your last post in a thread as the default for subsequent posts. That's pretty convenient.

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What blows my mind about Mastodon is not so much its design or tech.

It's that people there read content that interests them and click links. I'm so used to the complete passivity, even apathy, of Twitter users, that what people do on Mastodon never ceases to amaze me.

#mastodon #fediverse

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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover begins key journey to find life

Nasa's Perseverance rover has reached a big moment in its mission to find evidence of life on Mars.

The robot will begin to climb up an ancient delta feature in the crater where it landed, stopping to examine rocks that could possibly retain evidence of life.

On its way back down, Perseverance will collect some of these rocks, placing the samples at the base of the delta to be retrieved by later missions.

The goal is to bring this material back to Earth in the 2030s for detailed inspection.

The BBC’s Science editor Rebecca Morelle reports.

#Perseverance #Mars #NASA

youtube.com/watch?v=coZ83RM1jb

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It's called "medium.com", cause the articles are neither rare nor well done.

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Well I don't hate how that looks. This is a 3D render of the ÆSIR CPU board -- that big assed PLCC-84 socket holds a W65C265S microprocessor/microcontroller by Western Design Centre, a 65816 compatible with a bunch of useful stuff baked in. We're hoping to clock it at 14MHz.

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surveillance, techbros, meme 

You know it's true.

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Despite the fact that I have no fucking clue how to use SolidWorks, I managed to finagle the online trial into exporting an 80 pin card edge connector model that at least resembles the one I want to use.

Now, I'm not sure *anyone* will want to pay what an 8-slot backplane would cost, so I'll also be doing a 4-slot version, which is enough room for the CPU, RAM/ROM, and Freya GPU cards, plus one extra for the user. Could probably do a 6-slot version too.

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The RAM/ROM card will be offered in customizable capacities, from 512KB up to 8MB RAM, and 512KB up to 4MB of Flash ROM.

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It's friday!

Time to enjoy some RETRO goodness and TELNET to

"RC-BOX" BBS - the world's first and (currently) only based bulletin board system on the net.

>> rc2014.ddns.net:2014 <<

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People say it's different here, but what if "here" is your metaphorical Mosaic, and pretty soon you've got your Netscape, and then your IE. There is a weird part of me that wants this to play out, because late in the IE game there was Web 2.0, and gosh darn it would I love to work with stripey gradients, picturesque icons, stack -free tech, and fixed widths again, if just for a while. Oh and I guess in Mastodon. Metaphorically.

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Call Apogee say.... SNAPPITY? 🤔

The "Snappity" variant of the Call Apogee sign only appears in the shareware version 1.1 (either entire package, or patched from shareware 1.0). In later versions, including original registered release 1.1, it's changed into the more famous Aardwolf one. Until its removal in v1.4

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@misty Also, unlike birdsite: DMs go to ~everyone~ mentioned, even in the body, not just the list of users at the start of your toot. So if you want to complain about @user@annoying.server, don’t mention them in full or they’ll get a copy too.

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Since there’s a lot of new people trying out Mastodon, something to be cautious about: your DMs can be read by admins of your instance and the instance of the recipient, and when your toots cross an instance boundary, it’s possible for your private toots to get boosted. Some of the privacy guards in place on platforms you’ve used before don’t work the same here.

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