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Under marked otherwise, all posts from this account are 4.0. Unless I send a DM, I want all my posts publicly visible, to any web browser, and any other user app or archival/ research system that speaks (and ideally and too). I'm happy for them to be indexed by any search system and included in any relevant search. That's why I publish them on the web with Mastodon. When I want to have private discussion, I use DMs. One day the AP-verse will do this better.

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"Our collective objective should be, to make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offence, or the disadvantage of anyone."
- Buckminster Fuller

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"In addition, much of the discussion regarding the likelihood of the sweet potato being introduced to Polynesia due to human contact as opposed to naturally … is the strong linguistic evidence. The Polynesian word, kumara, is derived from the Quechuan word, cumar …. Such linguistic evidence requires human contact and the authors mention this information but they do not account for it in their argument for natural dispersal."

Could you point me at some resources for using native HTML elements to replace lazy use of JS? Particularly HTML5 elements that avoid the need for page reloads.

I once wrote a satirical piece about native birds taking legal action against anyone claiming copyright on their songs. Good to know wouldn't be a target ;)

"Unless identified as having third party copyright or other licence, the material on this website is Crown Copyright and can be reused under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0) ... Our bird songs can be reused, even commercially, according to our copyright terms."

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The problem with making bogus claims about China is that it really buggers your credibility. Oh wait, that was Trump-era. As you were.

"These contacts [between Americans and Polynesians] were considered as true based on evidence from chickens, humans, and sweet potato. Evidence from chickens and humans is now considered questionable, and thus sweet potato was the remaining biological evidence of these alleged contacts. Therefore, our results refute the dominant theory and call into question the existence of pre-European contacts across the Pacific."

- , 2018

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"Apart from identifying its progenitor, we also discovered that sweet potato originated well before humans, at least 800,000 years ago ... Therefore, it is likely that the edible root already existed when humans first found this plant."

- Scotland, University of Oxford

Worse, a number of the search results linked to web publishers well known for health misinformation. Although about half linked to official sources, so ...

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Something is rotten in the search of . I just searched for "evidence of peaches in pre-european Polynesia". 9 of the search results on the first page were about COVID-19, an entirely unrelated topic.

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Fellow conference speakers! I'm tired of posting my slides on Speakerdeck, I want to host them on my own website.

What awesome tools are there for doing this in a way that looks as close to Speakerdeck as possible? I'm thinking maybe an old-school JS slideshow viewer?
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Just finished watching the third episode of The Book of Boba Fett. Overall I'm enjoying this series. But at the risk of being fussy, the outrun punks and their dayglo speeder scooters didn't really fit the Tatooine aesthetic. Also, the car chase (OK, speeder chase), complete with knocking over of fruit. Really? Yawn.

I've always liked the GMail/ GChat idea of a comms client with a UI for offline messages (incl. email), and a separate UI for realtime chats. But if we had access to unlimited voice and video calling, would live text messaging still be relevant? I notice a lot of people seem to prefer to do live messaging via text.

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If Snikket or Element could integrate the email protocol support from Delta Chat, in a way that supported E2EE with DC users (using Autocrypt), that would be my ideal comms client. Same if Delta Chat could support voice and video calling, over XMPP, matrix, and Jami protocols. Will SMS apps for MobileGNU integrate all this?

# email

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Gonna sell an NFT of the entire sequence of COVID-19. Whoever wins the auction will be held personally responsible for the pandemic and will be tried for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court in Hague.

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Test of the fediverse

I did a #test of the #fediverse. I created a #Diaspora, #Friendica and #Mastodon account. In all 3 accounts I did a post with the tag #annievallotton. Friendica uses the Diaspora protocol and ActivityPub and Mastodon uses Activity pub. The Friendica account was showing posts from the Mastodon and Diaspora instance I joined, so I assume them to be federated to some degree. I expected that when searching for the tag #annievallotton. On Friendica I would see posts from all 3 instances. On Diaspora I would see posts from Diaspora and Friendica and on Mastodon I would see Friendica and Mastodon. However what I fou…

This is, in a nutshell, what happened to the web.

"The sociopaths also hire some of the fanatics as actual service workers. They resent it, but at least they too get to work full-time on the New Thing, which they still love, even in the Lite version. The rest of the fanatics get pushed out, or leave in disgust, broken-hearted."


I really thought they were about to do the Thriller dance at the end of episode 2 though :D

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