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🗓️ A new calendar app is in progress! Beta preview at: cryptpad.fr/calendar/. There are currently no links to it from CryptPad since it is missing features and subject to change. Expect a full version in the next release 4.5.

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How to opt out of Google's FLoC with Nginx:

add_header Permissions-Policy "interest-cohort=()";

Add this inside every server block, and reload Nginx.

More on FLoC and this workaround: spreadprivacy.com/block-floc-w

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#mastoadmin

hi, the bsd.network instance has blocked FLoC on all pages and media that our web servers serve.

We previously, currently, and in the future, will NEVER had ads, and we do not support any efforts to track our users.

Google is an important part of the advertising cabal, and is quite evil thank you very much.

(here is the snippet we use in nginx:
add_header Permissions-Policy "interest-cohort=()";
)

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

#sysadmin #privacy

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World: "just be yourself"

Me: *read books, grow plants, contribute to open source projects, bake bread, question the state*

World: "no, not like that, that's some nerd shit only losers do, can you be yourself in a cooler way?"

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FSF, RMS (---) 

Oh fuck, so the FSF says RMS regrets how "anger toward him personally has negatively impacted the reputation and mission of FSF".

So it's not what he did, it's how people reacted to that!

FUCK. OFF.

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If you want to make ASCII art banners for your #gemini capsule, this page is very useful:
manytools.org/hacker-tools/asc

Do not forget to put a comment at the first line of your preformatted block declaration for accessibility :

``` ascii-art : E
███████╗
██╔════╝
█████╗
██╔══╝
███████╗
╚══════╝
```

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HIV news (vaccine development), European Pharmaceutical Review source 

europeanpharmaceuticalreview.c

"A novel vaccine approach for the prevention of HIV has shown promise in Phase I trials, reported IAVI and Scripps Research. According to the organisations, the vaccine successfully stimulated the production of the rare immune cells needed to generate antibodies against HIV in 97 percent of participants."

"In the Phase I IAVI G001trial, 48 healthy adult volunteers were enrolled to receive either a placebo or two doses of the vaccine compound, eOD-GT8 60mer, along with an adjuvant developed by the GlaxoSmithKline.

One of the lead investigators on the trial, Dr Julie McElrath, senior vice president and director of Fred Hutch’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, said the trial was “a landmark study in the HIV vaccine field,” adding that they had demonstrated “success in the first step of a pathway to induce broad neutralising antibodies against HIV-1.”"

There's more details in the article, but like...

Holy shit, y'all.

HIV has been an ongoing quiet pandemic, under-treated due to assholes associating it with the LGBTQ+ community and moral failings, for as long as I've been alive.

This is such good news I'm crying.

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The fact that the 🥺 on is called :pleading: and not :bottom: should be illegal!

If people hate the UI of GIMP so much, why hasn't it changed?

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Not near the top of my writing queue, but still on my mind:
- Cryptocurrencies are inevitable
- There are non-blockchain cryptocurrencies
- "Blockchain" is the "cloud" of merkle trees
- Bitcoin style blockchains have a role, but scoped
- Smart contracts precede blockchains

The title in my head is "Beyond the shouting match: a future for cryptocurrencies for everyone"

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2nd Semifinal of the 3rd Programming Language World Championships! #plwc2021

C convincingly defeated Elixir, Perl and Bash to make it to this round, whereas Rust beat Typescript, Ruby and C++.

Who will make it to the big final?

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1st Semifinal of the 3rd Programming Language World Championships! #plwc2021

Python advanced to this round with wins over Groovy, Scheme and Lisp, while Go battled it out against Dart, Erlang and Lua.

Who will make it to the big final?

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