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I've opened a backup account at @fdavidcl in case something breaks here at mstdn.io. No need to follow me there now, just a PSA.

Also, friendly reminder to export and backup your account data from time to time.

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"Illium" was another name for the city of Troy

"-ad" is a suffix that can be used to mean "the story of"

Therefore "The Illiad" is properly translated as; drumroll please...

Troy Story

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#introduction
Buenas!
Somos una comunidad espa帽ola de personas interesadas en las tecnolog铆as y conocimientos libres.
Nuestra intenci贸n es la realizaci贸n de un congreso de car谩cter anual que a煤ne a esa comunidad, el pasado 21 de Junio fue el primero de ellos!
Puedes encontrar m谩s informaci贸n en nuestra web eslib.re
Tambi茅n te invitamos a unirte a nuestro foro charla.eslib.re/
y participar en nuestro chat charla.eslib.re/t/estamos-en-t

#freesoftware #libresoftware #creativecommons

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google, software, nausea 

Ah yes, the three genders: mujer, hombre & estudiante

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A: dns record
AA: battery
AAA: battery
AAAA: dns record
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twitters big improvement theyve been teasing is shutting down the website

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HEY. @Tusky is excellent. As of me writing this post, their Open Collective balance stands at $1592.59.

If people can get $200 more dollars in the till (that's $1792.59) by the end of the day tomorrow (36 hours for me, give or take a few), I'll match it with $200 dollars of my own.

I also challenge other folks in tech with a little money to throw around to match my match, even partially.

https://opencollective.com/tusky
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ugh, why is the world, yknow
*gestures vaguely at everything*
like that
ugh

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This is bizarre but true: in older (and by that I mean largely pre-1900) English printed alphabets, the character & was printed at the end, and was memorized as a 27th character.

It was recited in the alphabet as "per se and", meaning "'and' by itself". So the end of the alphabet went "X, Y, Z, and per se and."

The phrase "and per se and" eventually got contracted - and is how we got today's name for the symbol: ampersand.

No, really: merriam-webster.com/dictionary

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As of yesterday #Microsoft's #DRM server is gone. If you have any ebooks through their store . . . bid them adieu 炉\_(銉)_/炉

Users will be given refunds but the books themselves will no longer be readable. If you made notes on the titles, you'll get $25 credit as a, "we're sorry you'll no longer have access to the notes you took on all those books. Here's $25 and we'll call it even!"

#DefectiveByDesign is a campaign run by the #FSF to combat Digital Restrictions Management and they work to prevent this exact kind of thing from happening.
defectivebydesign.org/

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Bad English is the language of science.
-- Jan de Leeuw
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