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Shout out to the people at @opensourcegardens for sending me some lovely seeds with open-source license: tomatoes, peppers, wheat and corn. I'm sure it's gonne be a great journey.
Thank you so much, Fediverse, for the opportunity of meeting great people and great projects :blobheart:

About 75 years ago, Herman Göring, testified at the Court in Nürnberg, was asked:

- How did you get the German people to accept all this?

He replied:

- ′′ It was very simple, it has nothing to do with Nazism, it has something to do with Humans. You can do it in a Nazi, socialist, communist regime, in a monarchy and even in a democracy. The only thing that needs to be done to enslave people is to scare them. If you manage to find a way to scare people, you can make them do what you want."

@feditips

gup.pe looks really neat for adding discussion groups (of a sort) to the Fediverse. It really needs to be open source, as otherwise it's just another single point of failure.

@cwpeaden

> (vaccine risks)

Oh, I forgot. It's not an actual risk of the vaccine, but there's an observation that it's a bad idea to widely deploy a vaccine against a disease which is already widely present in the population. It's an analog to why you don't use (well, shouldn't use) antibiotics with abandon--you stress the disease population.

The population will adapt, and put forward viable variations. Consider this when hearing about all those variants.

@Jagahati
On the subject of riots, I was puzzled why the FBI _finally_ prosecuted ONE SINGLE rioter. And the media hassled ONE SINGLE fraudster (from BLM).

Then I realized that they expect the rioting to get much worse, and they plan on using this as their way of showing what a firm stand they take against it all.

foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/insi

opb.org/article/2021/04/06/pro

I removed the paywall to this article so everyone van read how Austin's City Management and Mayor Adler are fucking retarded. l.curry.com/fpQ

@technomancy

I hear you, but you could always buy the mp3's, then send a "tip" to the band.

Seems like an ethical workaround to the highly dysfunctional music industry!

My friend and I were drinking, and has he tipped his drink back, I noted "you're killing your brain cells" 

He answered, "Yes, but only the _weak_ ones".

I am reading an old Sci-Fi book, and at one point, the leader of the Army told the Generals she was going to decimate their troops. She proceeded to tell them to take the worst 10% and send them packing.

So, there is someone who knows what decimate means....

Because Zoom school is quite stupid, my son and I have been going over what we will be discussing next year when we start our homeschooling. Can’t wait for it! 😁

@unspinthespin @bufordk

Thanks, it was a while ago, sometimes I wonder what sort of conversations we'd have eventually had as I grew older.

Programming Language with Only One Command and the Operating System Built on It
esoteric.codes/blog/a-programm

(submitted by weare138)

If you need a good laugh, here's a story by a long-time blogger of what he did when he found all his steak knives had gone missing.

stilldrinking.org/the-steak-kn

@unspinthespin @bufordk

So true! My Dad was a 1st Lieutenant in the USMC. I can't imagine what he'd think of the Dem-sanctioned destruction of cities. But he passed away several years ago, so he got to miss this.

@QTpuff

If Obama didn't touch the credit bureaus after 2008, there's no way Biden's doing it now. I suspect it's a way to apply pressure so they make a few token changes in the name of "fairness" and "openness".

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