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Got a new messenger bag, was afraid that good ol' Eastpak Delegates weren't good enough for me anymore, boy was I wrong! Check that capacity!

@cancel Hey dude, I just discovered Ripcord and I absolutely love it! Any chance you're going to expand on custom theming? I'd love to have more spacing in a lot of places.

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Interesting, Chrome's full text search ignores Unicode joins, but Firefox doesn't!
The following script will break full text search in Firefox, with zero (or almost zero) visible changes:

walk=document.createTreeWalker(document.body,NodeFilter.SHOW_TEXT,null,false); while(n=walk.nextNode()) n.textContent =n.textContent.replace(/([^\s])/ig, "\u200c$1");

Here it is, the secret formula to be a jerk:

rtl = x => "\u202e" +x.split("").reverse().join("")

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Due to the recent discussions about Tusky merging their Gab ban, I'm reposting my series "Imagine if _all_ applications were developed the same way as Fedi apps" with slightly improved screenshots and a new one.

Also, I'd like to clarify my stance on this matter since people thought I'd support Gab or that I'd make inaccurate comparisons.

My motivation for posting these screenshots is that I think blocks like this don't belong in software that is completely detached from the stuff it displays.
Kinds of software that belong in this category are web browsers, email clients, music players, text editors, and also Fedi apps such as Tusky or Fedilab. They are merely tools that allow people to use certain contents or services, but they don't host them and therefore aren't responsible for them.
To me, this isn't a matter of free speech or some free software principles. As a user, I simply don't want developers to force their personal/political opinions onto me in that way. And here is why:

Imagine if more software implemented various kinds of blocks against things the developer doesn't want to support. I'm sure many of you now may think "Cool, so they block things for bad people. How is this a problem?"

The problem is that your view of what "bad people" are or how they should be handled by the software doesn't necessarily have to agree with the developers' views.

A good example for this is the file browser screenshot: Among other files, the message lists a Torrent for an Arch Linux image as blocked. Most likely, the imaginary developer thinks that Torrents are used too often to distribute illegal things, so making them harder to use is more beneficial than not doing it. Would you agree with this?

In the long run, this problem may become worse. What if the political climate in our society shifted and over time, some of the opinions you or people you like/follow/... hold were considered harmful by many software developers? What if you were confronted with messages like the ones in the screenshots all the time because of that?

Many people don't expect that measures taken against "bad people" could ever affect them negatively. After all, they are good people.
This is actually very similar to discussions about privacy invasions, where there are people who "have nothing to hide" and therefore don't care about such problems.

That's the situation I was trying to convey with these screenshots in the same way Black Mirror shows how current technological trends could lead to negative impacts on our society.
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"So, for my game messaging I want messages to go to channels.. but then I also want private messaging, and I have to keep track of who's sending what.. and I want bots, because then I can do nice things"
I just realized I'm writing IRC.

Minimum focusing distance is just 1 meter? I guess I'm gonna shoot tons of closeups now

Server announcements (and default follow) has been set to @announcements. Feel free to unfollow me and follow that if you only care about PSAs etc.

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Samsung researchers have released a model that can generate faces in new poses from just a single image/frame (for each of face, pose). Done by building a well-trained landmark model in advance & one-shotting from that.

This gif is my favourite...

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In 2002, the US government spent $250,000,000 running a simulation to determine who would win in a war between the US and probably-Iran. Probably-Iran kicked their asses, so they re-ran the simulation and cheated so the US would win.

250 million dollars.

I got the nifty fifty from 1973 for my camera and I can't stop taking pics with absurd amounts of bokeh!
Crazy how much of a good lens you can get for so little money (I paid 22 eur)!

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Intel's OpenImageDenoise, an open source denoising library (currently CPU based?) is out!

Kinda tempted to try it out on my toy path tracer :)

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Let's give this another try, shall we?
Hello! On this account I will post updates on an unnamed card game simulator for the My Little Pony collectible card game. Working name is "MCG" (MLP Card Game).
Source code for the game, server and tools can be found here:

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Your generic mastodon instance for people who just want to have fun. Rules are pretty simple and moderation is lax, just remember to be a good boi!