In-reply-to » Phew, our yearly big flea market this weekend is over. It was cancelled for obvious reasons in the last two years. We got donated a bit more material than usual I'd say. In the end the big multipurpose hall was packed like nothing. Every square centimeter on and below the tables was occupied with things. Residents donate all sorts of stuff they don't need anymore to our local scout group on Saturday and we go through it, sort it and sell it on Sunday to the general public. All profits go to our youth work.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Yeah, decoration easily makes for about a quarter of the donations I reckon. We open at 9 o’clock and the first people lined up at 8:15. This time they didn’t, but past years the literally ran into the hall when the doors opened. The one who unlocked had a dangerous job.

I’m pretty sure there are flea markets in your region, too. One train mate is a super active flea market vistitor and he went about every one or two weeks somewhere in my area. Most of them I also never heard of before. Granted, that was pre-corona, not sure if they all survived, but I imagine if you do a quick search, you will dig something up.

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My biggest mistakes while learning bass (so far 😅):

  • Trying to do “one finger per fret” and big stretches all the time. This even lead me to believe that I need a smaller bass (which I totally don’t). It also caused me to cramp up a lot, which ruins everything. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFq8QRPFv4E
  • Assuming that I don’t have enough strength. I have more than enough strength and I now have to work on playing as softly and gentle as possible. I’m slowly discovering how little force is actually needed – it’s crazy. 😳 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_RdSSQeqU0&t=108s
  • Playing with too much EQ. It can hide flaws in technique very easily.
  • Spending too much time trying to play songs written by other people. It’s easy to get stuck on details and then I wasted lots of time trying to nail it.
  • Didn’t practice with a metronome often enough. 🤦

(I’m still a total newbie, of course, but I’m seeing little improvements all the time. 😊)

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In-reply-to » It was very humid and hot at our quick forest hike on Thursday last week. The announced thunderstorm didn't struck, but rain was definitely a thing in the distance.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Oof, that’s a big boi. Also, nice lens flares. 👌

That caterpillar took me to this interesting thing: Apparently, some butterflies only eat when they’re a caterpillar. Once they turn into a butterfly, those species can’t eat anymore. They then die after a week or so. 😳

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturniidae#Adults
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucken_(Schmetterlinge)#Lebensweise

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In-reply-to » Phew, our yearly big flea market this weekend is over. It was cancelled for obvious reasons in the last two years. We got donated a bit more material than usual I'd say. In the end the big multipurpose hall was packed like nothing. Every square centimeter on and below the tables was occupied with things. Residents donate all sorts of stuff they don't need anymore to our local scout group on Saturday and we go through it, sort it and sell it on Sunday to the general public. All profits go to our youth work.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Yes, exactly, I noticed lots of “decoration crap” on those photos, that’s why I asked. 😅 Sounds like a nice bell curve distribution of people.

(I just realized I never heard of an event like this in my area. Hmm.)

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In-reply-to » Pretty quiet lately 🤔 (from Humans 😂)

@ullarah@txt.quisquiliae.com Haha yeah 😅 That’s awesome to hear! 🥳 – My week is “so so”, have had a teammate sick for the past 2 weeks so I’ve been working extra hours so I’m pretty tired and haven’t had much energy left or time for anything else 😢

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In-reply-to » California Parents Could Soon Sue For Social Media Addiction California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok for up to $25,000 per violation under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Monday. The Associated Press reports: The bill defines "addiction" as kids under 18 who a ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net this is an interesting turn of events. I wonder how this will unfold.

Companies that remove features deemed addictive to children by April 1 would not be responsible for damages.

I’m sure social media marketing teams are going to use this to spin features that aren’t addicting. Just like advertising tobacco products in the early 1900’s…

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In-reply-to » Pretty quiet lately 🤔 (from Humans 😂)

@prologic@twtxt.net it really has. I have been flat out at work! But in a really positive way, it’s been a fantastic week so far. Plus I don’t have to work late or even work a Saturday so hooray! 🎉

How has your week been going so far?

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In-reply-to » Google Brings Street View History To Phones, Introduces 'Street View Studio' Today is the 15th birthday of Google Maps Street View, Google's project to take ground-level, 360-degree photographs of the entire world. To celebrate, the company is rolling out a few new features. From a report: First up, Google is bringing historical Street View data to iOS and Android phones. The feature has long existed ... ⌘ Read more

@marado@twtxt.net Imagine how I feel 😆

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In-reply-to » NYC Removes Last Payphone From Service New York City removed its last public payphone on Monday. The boxy enclosures were once an iconic symbol across the city. But the rise of cellphones made the booths obsolete. CNBC reports: The effort to replace public pay telephones across the city kicked off in 2014 when the de Blasio administration solicited proposals to reimagine the offering, the city's Office of Technology and Innovation sa ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net a sad say for the phreaker crowd

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In-reply-to » Phew, our yearly big flea market this weekend is over. It was cancelled for obvious reasons in the last two years. We got donated a bit more material than usual I'd say. In the end the big multipurpose hall was packed like nothing. Every square centimeter on and below the tables was occupied with things. Residents donate all sorts of stuff they don't need anymore to our local scout group on Saturday and we go through it, sort it and sell it on Sunday to the general public. All profits go to our youth work.

Whoops, I just noticed the article’s image link was broken and fixed it.

Well, I’d say most things are still in good shape and reusable, @movq@www.uninformativ.de. But some people abuse us as large trash collectors, that’s for sure. There is always a looooot of decoration crap, that most of us don’t value ourselves, but it sells like hot cakes, so we don’t mind it too much. :-) I’m in charge of the electronics department and most things work, but we threw away a few things right away, because they were complete garbage. On the other hand, some machines were even never used once and came in their original packaging. So you have the complete spectrum.

That also goes for the customers. Most are super nice and few even give you more than you charged. Of course haggling is key and everybody tries to get a good deal. “It’s for a good cause” is a trick to get people to finally accept your higher price request every time (if it’s not too far away from what they want). I never experienced sb. declining that in all the years. ;-)

But you also have the complete asshole that tries to shamelessly bargain the crap out of you and often are successful in pulling young cub scouts over the barrel, who of course have no idea what something is really worth (and a buck is quite a lot for them). Well, even we grown-ups often have no clue about the real value. You won’t believe how many times I heard “but that’s really all I have” by wheeler-dealers and after some time they accidentally find some more coins in their pockets. Surprise! And then there are also the thieves. We watched like hawks, but a smartphone was stolen regardless in the first 20 minutes or so. And probably a few other things as well, we didn’t even notice.

But all in all, most people are great to deal with. The bad bunch are a very small minority, it’s just that the unpleasant situations sink deeper into memory. But the good thing is that you know them inside out the next year and can act appropriately.

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In-reply-to » Phew, our yearly big flea market this weekend is over. It was cancelled for obvious reasons in the last two years. We got donated a bit more material than usual I'd say. In the end the big multipurpose hall was packed like nothing. Every square centimeter on and below the tables was occupied with things. Residents donate all sorts of stuff they don't need anymore to our local scout group on Saturday and we go through it, sort it and sell it on Sunday to the general public. All profits go to our youth work.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org People sure are donating quite a lot. 😲 Is it useful stuff? I hope they don’t just dump their old garbage on you. (Although it might be hard to tell sometimes if things are still useful …)

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In-reply-to » Anyone know of any good resources to learn Python? I currently have a book that has some python in it, that I got with my RPi 400, so maybe something a little less "beginner"?

@~duriny@envs.net +1 on learning Go 😅 Can’t believe missed this Yarn 😂

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In-reply-to » There is the web3 and Web 3.0 (as a successor for Web 2.0), one more oriented to distributed and federated content, another with everything on top of a currency, so every stored bit costs some gas.

@eaplmx@twtxt.net

and the potential of decentralized power behind it

The problem though with Web 3.0 (if that’s the proper naming) is that is is NOT decentralised at all.

Is it “distributed”.

I really do not understand why we collectively keep pushing the hype of “decentralised” and confusing it with “distributed”. A Blcokchain (any really) is actually a centralised data structure comprised of a chain of hashes and some “data”. A Blockchain + “some fancy networking” (usually Byzantine fault tolerance networking (or some variant thereof) is just another type of “distributed networking” technology.

Then of course tack on top the details of the various cryptocurrencies and “proof of work” vs. “proof of stake”, “longest chain wins”, etc… (details).

Bottom line. Web 3.0 is NOT decentralized. It is distributed and any data you store on it is very much “centralised” on whatever network you decide to put it on (e.g: IPFS).

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In-reply-to » Keep the Web Free, Say No to Web3

There is the web3 and Web 3.0 (as a successor for Web 2.0), one more oriented to distributed and federated content, another with everything on top of a currency, so every stored bit costs some gas.

And although I don’t dislike the good parts of cryptocurrency, being the cryptography behind it and the potential of decentralized power behind it, I’m not too fond of the interests it brings. Since it’s designed from the core for monetary value, it attracts people aiming for the best Return on investment not caring for the environment (there is a debate about green energies by 2022).

I know that a Hobbyist net, an Indieweb, and a Hyper profitable net are going to be different between them, their core values are different, and there is a space for all of them.
I don’t think Web3 is going to be self-sustainable since there is no balance between losers and winners.

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In-reply-to » Phew, our yearly big flea market this weekend is over. It was cancelled for obvious reasons in the last two years. We got donated a bit more material than usual I'd say. In the end the big multipurpose hall was packed like nothing. Every square centimeter on and below the tables was occupied with things. Residents donate all sorts of stuff they don't need anymore to our local scout group on Saturday and we go through it, sort it and sell it on Sunday to the general public. All profits go to our youth work.

And now the report has one photo where quite a lot of stuff is already sold.

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Phew, our yearly big flea market this weekend is over. It was cancelled for obvious reasons in the last two years. We got donated a bit more material than usual I’d say. In the end the big multipurpose hall was packed like nothing. Every square centimeter on and below the tables was occupied with things. Residents donate all sorts of stuff they don’t need anymore to our local scout group on Saturday and we go through it, sort it and sell it on Sunday to the general public. All profits go to our youth work.

Some photos on the course of Saturday. Like always, sorting and preparing the “Bikes and more” and “Garden” sections outside after closing on the pre-sorting area took way beyond dark and through the night. I forgot to take pictures yesterday.

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