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In case you weren’t aware, here’s one of the many ways unregulated electronics bought online can be dangerous. A regulation Australian IEC cable must have 3x 0.75mm²+ double-insulated stranded copper conductors. This cable appears to meet that requirement at first glance — it’s marked that way on the outside, and cutting in, the PVC colours are wrong but otherwise appear okay.

But then, scrape some of the copper, and it suddenly turns silver. It’s CCA, or Copper-Clad Aluminium. A sneaky and cheap but worse conductor. The aluminium holds up much worse to corrosion and bending, and will crumble to powder inside the cables over time. Through this process it will increase its resistance, turning into a fire-starter. Very dangerous and invisible without destroying the cable to examine it. #safety #psa

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Actual conversation my students just had 

"What's Sci-hub?"

"It's like pornhub. But for Science"

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crypto is short for "cryptography"

if you want a shorter word for "cryptocurrency", the word you are looking for is "ponzi"

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It’s Bigger than Cuba

cwc.im/July11Cuba

To explore the causes and implications of the wave of protests that broke out in Cuba on July 11, we present two interviews with Cuban anarchists and a statement from an anarchist initiative in Cuba.

We have heard a wide range of explanations for last week’s protests in Cuba. Right-wing proponents of capitalism blame the Cuban government, charging that the protests stem from the failures of one-party socialism. Self-proclaimed anti-imperialists blame the United States government, alleging that these protests indicate covert US intervention. Others blame US sanctions on Cuba, suggesting that these are chiefly to blame for creating the economic conditions that sparked the protests.

Each of these narratives contains a grain of truth, but all fall short of grasping the whole. If we do not wish to simply project our own assumptions onto the events, the first thing we should do is to ask Cubans how they understand what is happening.

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Please don't spam this channel with newbie questions about "help im drowning" and "gblrblgrlb" before reading the quickstart documentation, thanks

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I don't know if I have any blind followers or not, but if anybody that is blind is reading this.. it would be awesome if you could take a look at our Translation Site #SimplyTranslate and tell us what we can improve to make it more blind-user friendly

Here's The Link:
translate.metalune.xyz

(Boosts Appreciated)

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Have you heard of the new group, Duvet? 

They're a cover band.

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The other day I got caught stealing a boardgame... 

It was a Risk I was willing to take.

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Wildly unsuccessful:

lossy text compression algorithms

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@rysiek

Heavy techbro startup vibes

You know what, that hits me pretty hard.

I mean, I remember the time when GPL was v2 and we all talked about "no vendor lock in" and "give the source to the user" and "anyone can learn from it" and all that fuss...

But now... "Open source" appears to be more like another thing to be bought and carried with its users and what not by those who have the money to take that as theirs.

And that's incredible sad.

I found this a while back. Don't know if you've seen it, but I can't divorce it from any conversation about Lovecraft. Hope you enjoy!

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