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This way, nobody can steal anything of significance from me.

This matches with an important reality, too: what we create is never really ours. We may only add our flavour to stuff that's been created before, and/or combine that stuff in interesting ways.

The creativity and curiosity is all we can really own, together with emotions. All creations, abstract or concrete, then, in most part, belong ultimately to the humanity anyways.

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I really liked that last quote I boosted.

I find it is pretty similar to an ideal I have for myself:

Do not hide ideas, projects, wishes etc. for the fear of someone else "stealing" them.

What defines me should be my potential to find or create cool stuff like I did before, not the ones that I keep a strangle hold over.

Because if you depend on what you have, they you fail when they do. If you depend on your creativity and curiosity instead, you can just the next thing just as effectively.

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Because I am getting too many strange signups in the last 24 hours and most people don't read the Terms of Service, I added a Temporary Notice to Masto.host Pricing page: masto.host/pricing/

"If you are looking for an alternative to Parler, this is not it. Please look elsewhere. Thanks."

I hope that's clear enough :)

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The great thing about using the admin account to state extremely non-controversial things like

"Fuck off, white supremacists" and "we deplatform anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers"

Is that all the bad-faith broslices will tell on themselves by replying to sealion me or whatever

polyglot.city admin meta 

Okay, why bother closing the admin moderation tab at all, because every few minutes I must open it and block another fashy instance.

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Omdat #BIJ1 de enige partij is die radicaal linkse politiek durft te bedrijven! De groenste, de linkste, de meest intersectionele, de enige antikapitalistische en de meest antifascistische! Waar ik mij als anarchist, non-binair en autist 100% welkom voel! #SpreekJeUitBekenKleur

polyglot.city admin meta 

Right, blocked a list of new far-right instances that are apparently popping out en masse at the moment. I'll expect to find a new list of suspicious instances in no time, and then I'll keep blocking.

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Here are all the fediverse/peerhub instances associated with fightbig.tech (far-right hub operating under the guise of being anti-big-tech):

tweety.icu
bwzone.xyz
2ar.xyz
political.icu
censorship.icu
antivaxxer.icu
plandemic.icu
voicenews.icu
thepopulist.icu
thecitizen.icu
projectveritas.icu
freespeech.icu
degooglization.icu
katiehopkinspolitical.icu
theduran.icu
rino.icu
povertypimps.xyz

#fediblock

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Translation as interactive fiction:

"Endure" is an interactive translation of four lines of the #Odyssey from #AncientGreek to modern English. The game responds to the player's choice of #translation strategy as well as to the order of translation; the words you translate first will influence the readings that come afterwards. It written by Emily Short and published in 2016.

https://texturewriter.com/play/emshort/endure/info
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livros, leituras e bicicletas

a[s] bibliotecas comunitárias vão adorar.

#vadebike 🚴‍♀️

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jestas että arabiassa tehdäänkin hyvää musaa

This is my another bike. I started studying in another city last year, commuting there by train, so I bought a cheap-and-dirty second hand bike to ride from the station to the campus.

It is terrible to ride. It certainly won't take me to such long adventures that @pla was doing. But its name is 'Punasiipi', which is Finnish for 'Red Wing'. It's a workhorse all right, and it makes my days so much brighter.

Because that's what cycling really is about.

@mastobikes

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Oooh! Language Transfer (the free audio language course thing languagetransfer.org/) has an app now (android and ios), which is, fittingly, a glorified audio book player. Which happens to be just what I need to actually try a course after having been curious about the project for years.

So far, I am mostly a bit sceptical because like all language learning things, it claims to have found the One True Way to learn a language. But yeah I'm also curious and stuff. It's refreshingly non-duolingo.

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fediblock 

redliberal.com, seems to be a gab-adjacent instance #fediblock

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New to Mastodon, check out my open-source project! Open source offline neural machine translation in Python: github.com/argosopentech/argos

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