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#TIL about this #art student who was once short on money (surprise surprise) and decided to make some by contributing to #freeculture. He started a campaign to create painted fantasy portraits of those who supported him. The campaign quickly got attention and suddenly the most influential people of the #free culture world, such as Larry #Lessig, are backing the campaign. Richard #Stallman (aka #RMS) himself joins in too, but on one condition: the game that is to use the portraits, which is named OSARE (Open Source Action RP Engine), must embrace the term #freesoftware as opposed to #opensource. And so it happened. After four years of development version 1.0 of the #FLARE #RPG was released (I have played it and what agreat game it is). The portraits of #FOSS giants are included. Can you spot Lessig?

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Kickstarter: Creative Commons Fantasy Portrait Marathon (Justin Nichol)

 
Oh sweet, I didn't know you could do that! #TIL
#TIL
 
#TIL: workaround disable #DRM pop-ups in #Firefox:
[...] disable the following in about:config:
media.gmp-widevinecdm.enabled
media.gmp-widevinecdm.visible
 
#TIL a #study shows that smokers have been found to be more successful at quitting #smoking when they go "cold turkey" (sudden abstinence), as opposed to gradually cutting back. -
 
#TIL a #study shows that smokers have been found to be more successful at quitting #smoking when they go "cold turkey" (sudden abstinence), as opposed to gradually cutting back. -
 
!TIL maybehttps://github.com/p-e-w/maybe !cli
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45.4210328 -75.6900219 
#TIL: https://www.debuggex.com/ is a really nice tool to visualize #regular-expressions

Try to put something like ((25[0-5]|2[0-4][0-9]|[01]?[0-9][0-9]?)\.){3}(25[0-5]|2[0-4][0-9]|[01]?[0-9][0-9]?) to see why you should add \b at both ends.
 

Introducing #Tiplist.


I've had this idea for several weeks, kinda wish I'd gotten it sorted out then before the deathnail of G+, but alas. So many amazing tips go out in the #Tip hashtag, and some of them are just so good I want to bring them all together and share them in a single post. Not just reshare them.

And so, I've decided to create the hashtag #Tiplist, a type of post that's a playlist of tips. Anybody can create a Tiplist and share with the Pluspora community. It's not just my hashtag. It'll be a great way to currate the best of the best tips for folks. Please make sure you tag and credit those who wrote the tips, and link to them. Full credit, full heart.

Here's my first Tiplist, enjoy.

Tiplist
- Keyboard shortcuts or hotkeys by @Sebastian Inacker
- Change color theme by Me
- Diaspora Tips: Pods, Hashtags & Following by @Dr.Edward Morbius
- A quick GIF guide to the Stream options by @Ayoub

If you only click on one of the posts, make it the one by Ayoub. His quick GIF guide is great. Thanks so much for that Ayoub! But now it's your turn to start mixing your Tiplists. Happy listing, happy tipping!

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Introducing #Tiplist.


I've had this idea for several weeks, kinda wish I'd gotten it sorted out then before the deathnail of G+, but alas. So many amazing tips go out in the #Tip hashtag, and some of them are just so good I want to bring them all together and share them in a single post. Not just reshare them.

And so, I've decided to create the hashtag #Tiplist, a type of post that's a playlist of tips. Anybody can create a Tiplist and share with the Pluspora community. It's not just my hashtag. It'll be a great way to currate the best of the best tips for folks. Please make sure you tag and credit those who wrote the tips, and link to them. Full credit, full heart.

Here's my first Tiplist, enjoy.

Tiplist
- Keyboard shortcuts or hotkeys by @Sebastian Inacker
- Change color theme by Me
- Diaspora Tips: Pods, Hashtags & Following by @Dr.Edward Morbius
- A quick GIF guide to the Stream options by @Ayoub

If you only click on one of the posts, make it the one by Ayoub. His quick GIF guide is great. Thanks so much for that Ayoub! But now it's your turn to start mixing your Tiplists. Happy listing, happy tipping!

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#TIL (Today i learned) and did not find within the documentation: You can use #hotkeys here:
  • j - jump to next post
  • k - jump to previous post
  • m - expand the current post
  • c - comment on the current post
  • l - like the current post
  • r - reshare the current post
  • o - open the first link in the current post
  • ctrl+enter - send the message you are writing.
Found it in a comment from @Waithamai Dragonqueen.
 
#TIL (Today i learned) and did not find within the documentation: You can use #hotkeys here:
  • j - jump to next post
  • k - jump to previous post
  • m - expand the current post
  • c - comment on the current post
  • l - like the current post
  • r - reshare the current post
  • o - open the first link in the current post
  • ctrl+enter - send the message you are writing.
Found it in a comment from @Waithamai Dragonqueen.
 
#til not even gnome-terminal supports #gnome's smooth touchpad scrolling
 
#TIL: Align #Emacs's #org-mode tags
 
!TIL: John Francis, an American environmentalist, decided to stop speaking for a day to learn to listen better to his opponents. He turned it into a 17-year vow of silence. During those 17 years, he went to school and even earned a PhD. -
#til
 
#TIL: Select your #Emacs color #theme with
 
#TIL Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada by a Greek immigrant, who was inspired by Chinese food to put a South American ingredient on an Italian dish, that went on to be most popular in Australia -
#TIL #til
 

"Tracking Token Stripper" just found

I just found the "Tracking Token Stripper 2.1" also works with Firefox 62.0 (I don't know older, maybe it does) which removes #UTM #click-tracking tokens from the to-be requested URLs. I tried it with Firefox' own about: page and it worked, even from within the one you can reach over Help->About.

And #TIL athat UTM is #Google-Analytics ... So, if you request such URLs where that tracking pixel is installed, #Google (and so the #NSA )knows that you clicked it e.g. from an email or #RSS feed (aggregator).

It seem to be written for Chrome, so also these users can protect themselves.
 
!TIL about the whistling language called Sylbo. Native to the Canary Islands, Sylbo is thousands of years old and developed as a means for inhabitants of La Gomera to communicate across deep ravines and narrow valleys. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0CIRCjoICA
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#TIL put in about:memory in #Firefox's address bar, to monitor memory usage, and click Minimize memory usage.
(via a post by @Dr. Roy Schestowitz (罗伊))
 
#TIL: Add --info=progress2 --no-i-r to your rsync command to see the overall progress and what's left to copy.
Avoid -v, of course and add -h to get MB/GB figures.
#TIL
 
#TIL #GNU #Emacs: C-M-\ runs the command indent-region (found in global-map), which is an interactive compiled Lisp function in indent.el.
 
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#TIL put in about:memory in #Firefox's address bar, to monitor memory usage, and click Minimize memory usage.
(via a post by @Dr. Roy Schestowitz (罗伊))
 
#TIL: One can set a #Bash variable to the content of a file with var="$(< /path/to/some/file)". No need to use cat.
#TIL #Bash
 
!listening #TIL The Gathering performed in 2014 with four of their singers from the previous 25 years of the band's line-up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u-wijauE1o
 
!TIL that Steve Jobs named his company "Apple" partially because he wanted it to appear in the phone book before #Atari, his former workplace. - https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-archive-name-apple-2011-12 #apple
 
!TIL that in the 1950's, donut shops were some of the first food businesses commonly open late at night. They became hot spots for police working the night shift since it gave them a place to grab a snack, fill out paper work, or even just take a break. This is why donuts became associated with cops. -
#til
 
!TIL there's a post about a guy who turned his preferences for #Reddit into Spanish and asked there for help receiving more than 2000 comments *in Spanish* ???

HELP reddit turned spanish and i cannot undo it! -
 
!TIL dry counties (counties where the sale of alcohol is banned) have a drunk driving fatality rate ~3.6 times higher than wet counties. -
#til
 
!TIL that when washing clothes with modern detergent (!), cold water is just as effective as warm water, while using 75% less energy - https://io9.gizmodo.com/why-are-you-still-washing-your-clothes-in-warm-water-1706931003

But it's recommended to use warm water (>42°C) to kill bacteria from bed clothes and underwear!

#science #lifeprotip
 
!TIL Early in life, each #dolphin creates its own unique vocal whistle that gives it an individual identity. Because each whistle is unique, dolphins are able to call to each other by mimicking the whistle of a dolphin they want to communicate with. It's the equivalent of calling each other by name. - https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-23410137 #ethology #biology
 
!TIL Flying home via Germany (Berlin) was cheaper than a one-way train - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHM94Wg92T0
#til
 
!TIL that #Swedish blood banks texts donors to notify them whenever their blood helps save a life. - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/25/sweden-blood-donors-text-message_n_7657156.html #Sweden
 
!TIL some of the biggest flying birds ever to exist may have lived alongside humans in the Americas, and may have even influenced Native myths. -
Argentavis Magnificens — Largest Flying Bird Ever, Giant Teratorn Facts, Extinction, Wingspan, Etc
#til
 
!TIL that a Spanish government worker was absent from work for six years but continued receiving a salary of $41,500 annually and his bosses only found out when he was eligible for a long service award. He retired in the end. - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/man-skipped-work-for-6-years_us_56c1d32ae4b0b40245c72512

Spanish government in a nutshell
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!TIL : When Queen Elizabeth visited the set of "Game of Thrones" she refused to sit on the Iron Throne because there is a law disallowing her from sitting on a foreign throne. - https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/news/a33918/queen-elizabeth-iron-throne-snub-explained/ #gameofthrones #got
 
#TIL Dan Avidan of Game Grumps used to sing/cover "We Close Our Eyes" by Oingo Boingo for the musical comedy duo Ninja Sex Party.
#TIL #til
 
@Levenfort Der Name des Herstellers "Tracker Software Products" hat mich verunsichert. Der Name ist bestimmt Programm.

Mit Evince gibt es sogar freie Software (Open Source), die es kann.
#ErkenntnisDesTages #til
 
!TIL #bees can be blue. Xylocopa caerulea, the blue carpenter bee, is non-aggressive and semi-solitary. They do not build hives like honeybees but instead prefer to live inside dead wood. They live in Southeast Asia, India and Southern China. - http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/creatura-blog/2018/04/the-blue-carpenter-bee #biology
 
!TIL The phrase "cool as a cucumber" is actually a scientific fact: The inside temperature of a cucumber can be up to 20 degrees cooler than the outside air. -
#til
 
!TIL Walking through a doorway can cause memory lapses. That is why sometimes when we walk into another room, we often forget why we even came there -
#til
 
Elche gehören zu den Hirschen ?

#til
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