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tokensane

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Married, software dev, geek, science fiction fan, Linux user. searchable.

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tokensane, to random
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GottaLaff, to Canada
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Ugh, totally wasted open house. Lookee-loo City. I'm so glad this was our last one before we leave. The rest will be after, and the house will be vacant.

Sigh.

So, with that, I'll perk myself up (and hopefully you) with another dopey gif.

I can't believe it'll be a week from tomorrow!

Have a good evening, everyone!
🇨🇦

video/mp4

tokensane,
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@GottaLaff
> Apparently people are buying houses with pools.

If I had a pool, I'd definitely use it to buy a house. 😉

Just keep hanging in there.

tokensane, to random
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Latest underworld role: the Data Mule.

Ms Chapman, 49, allegedly ran a "laptop farm" from her home, where she would log into laptops issued by the companies so that it appeared the North Korean workers from other countries were physically in the US.

BBC News - US woman accused of stealing identities to give North Koreans jobs
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-69024813

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tokensane,
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@driftini Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo - Andy Finkel.

GottaLaff, to animals
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Some-bodee got his pre-Big Moving Day haircut today!

tokensane,
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@GottaLaff Well, no point in shipping all that hair.

tokensane, to random
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Facts are a good antidote to moral panic.

BBC News - Internet use linked to higher wellbeing, global study suggests - BBC News
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c89z2v0pjl3o

paninid, to random
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Blunders that lead to per

tokensane,
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@publictorsten @paninid

The Wikipedia article has the full history, including a link to a newspaper clipping about the sermon (ref 3).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Social_Sins

tokensane, to random
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Had to turn off #aurora alerts on my tablet last night to get some sleep.

tokensane, (edited ) to random
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I live on the south coast of the UK. Drove out to a reasonably dark spot with a good view of the north. There were several cars already there. In between headlights I managed to get some decent pics:

tokensane, to random
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#Trump told a meeting of oil company executives that if they gave him a billion $ he would repeal all of Biden's environmental laws.

How is this not solicitation of a bribe? https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/bribery says that this is a crime even if no bribe is paid. Normally campaign contributions aren't bribes because there is no explicit quid quo pro (whatever tacit ones might exist). But this one was a straighforward offer said out loud and recorded.

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tokensane,
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@sandlapper37 Sadly it seems they just decide that their circumstances make them a special case. https://www.thedailybeast.comthe-women-who-leave-anti-abortion-picket-lines-to-get-abortions

“All of us who do abortions see patients quite regularly who tell us, ‘I’m not pro-choice, but I just can’t continue this pregnancy,’” said [a Dr.] “We’ve even seen people coming into the clinic off the protester lines to get their abortion, then return to protesting outside the clinic.”

SoftwareTheron, to random

Solar panels question:
How resilient are they in the face of a Carrington Event?

tokensane,
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@SoftwareTheron Broadly, not an issue. Geomagnetic storms induce DC currents in very long cables, which is a problem for AC circuits. The Carrington event induced voltages were ~4v/km, so a single solar panel won't have a problem. A very large station might have a few volts in the cables running across it, but even then I can't see it being an issue in a system designed for variable DC votages anyway.

CausesEffects, to animals
tokensane,
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@CausesEffects The clue is in the name!

tokensane, to random
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@georgetakei This might be of interest.

BBC News - The Amache National Historic Site: How an abandoned confinement site became the newest US national park - BBC Travel
https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20240506-the-amache-national-historic-site-how-an-abandoned-prison-became-the-newest-us-national-park

Intaglio_Dragon, to random
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Anyone else in the fediverse take language lessons on ? I achieved a 2000-day streak there this past Saturday, which is the longest contiguous streak I've ever managed.

It would have been even higher than this, if not for one holiday (Christmas Day?) years ago where I forgot to complete at least one lesson, and I didn't have any Streak Freezes equipped. I've had to use a few Streak Freezes in order to preserve this streak, but for the most part I'm diligent about completing at least two lessons every day.

tokensane,
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@Intaglio_Dragon Yup. I'm doing German.

ChrisMayLA6, to cooperatives
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When I was assembling my last book (Corporations: A research agenda), I became quite interested in Mondragon in Spain as an alternative way of organising businesses (and featured them in the book).

Somehow I missed this recent profile on the Spanish Cooperative conglomerate. It make for an interesting read when we are told there is no other way of running firms in capitalism.... because clearly there is!


https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2024/apr/24/in-the-us-they-think-were-communists-the-70000-workers-showing-the-world-another-way-to-earn-a-living

tokensane,
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@Cirdan @ChrisMayLA6 Banks generally want loans to be backed by an asset they can sell. A limited claim on future profits sounds to them like the worst of both worlds.

Having said that, you might look at Islamic finance for ideas. Simple interest-bearing loans are haram (forbidden), so they have a lot of alternative structures.

tokensane,
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@Cirdan @ChrisMayLA6
What's in it for the guarantor?

tokensane,
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@Cirdan @ChrisMayLA6 So where does it get its capital from?

tokensane,
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@Cirdan @ChrisMayLA6 Yes, but the guarantor is going to need something similar to a bank. I'm getting the feeling that there is a big money-shaped hole in all this.

tokensane,
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@Cirdan @ChrisMayLA6 Which gets its money from where?

tokensane,
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@Cirdan @ChrisMayLA6 Hmmm. Maybe.

tokensane,
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@Cirdan @ChrisMayLA6 Like I said, I'd be interested to read your paper.

tokensane,
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@Cirdan @ChrisMayLA6 Now reading Ostrom.

Cirdan, to Economics
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A primer on how Commons Capitalism (CC) works to replace traditional capitalism, i.e., corporations or other entities owned directly or indirectly by individuals. 1/8

tokensane,
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@Cirdan @GhostOnTheHalfShell But you said it was for their benefit. Someone administering an asset for the benefit of someone else is a trustee by definition.

tokensane,
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@Cirdan @GhostOnTheHalfShell I think you need to read up on Trust law. I'm more familiar with UK law on this. Over here if it looks like a trust and quacks like a trust, it's a trust regardless of what the paperwork says. I think the US is broadly similar.

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