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What's up with me? (you most probably didn't ask)

I'm in my fourth decade, located somewhere in the old world. This account is a splinter of my presence in the fediverse (although my only other account has a really low profile, with a handful of followers -- 16 as yet).

I dabble in , I hack on stuff and occasionally suffer through the PR process. I try to help people close to me by .

I have academic interest in paganism and witchcraft.

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/me deleting data from my iPhone and iPad to get below 5 GB of iCloud storage, so as not to not be coopted into £15/month Apple one shit...

Love when my phone stops getting notifications and I have to reset it to get it to work again... 😒

Maybe don’t onboard users if your service goes down in under a week 🤔

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Posting twice with a mention to ballet apparel representatives

I’m nearsighted, so that means that I need glasses and can’t see in the dark.

But that *also means* I can do precision work without correction and see it all clearly in fine details.

I’m oddly fine with that tbh.

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uspol 

dark pacts in fiction; blood mention 

Got running on a Raspberry Pi 4 for a few months now.

The Raspberry Pi 4 has an overheating problem when under load for extended periods of time. Using libreelec with the Netflix extension does that, and the Pi 4 shuts down before 30 minutes.

Fortunately there exists an aftermarket fan that does a really good job of keeping the cpu at normal operating temperatures even during high load.

IMHO a take prefixed by « IMHO » is a risky take...

All that while doing a skit on estimating the output of a lightsaber from that scene in Star Wars Episode 1 where Qui Gon Jinn melts down the blast door, which was pretty funny 😬

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So his most likely scenario for the future would not be one of flying cities and miniature suns in the living room — more one of vastly reduced energy production and society adapting to that reality.

In that scenario we ran out of fossil fuel (which, ironically, are also required to make nuclear reactors work).

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He was confident that nuclear *fusion* reactors could one day exist as he had faith in the eventual ability of scientists and engineers to pull it off.

However he doubted very much that by that time, we would be in the position to produce enough energy to allow for its development (with regards to projections in energy demands over time).

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I’ve once attended a talk by astrophysicist Roland Lehoucq (at Utopiales 2019), who very aptly put forward a few points regarding energy production and consumption:

- any and all discoveries of a new energy source or means of production failed to replace the previous ones (not even a little). This means nuclear power had no impact on reducing fossil fuel consumption.
- this is lead by an exponential demand over time in energy from all sectors of the society but mainly industry.

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A side effect of Mastodon 3.x's s2s-dialback-but-worse security theatre is that instances with it turned on no longer federate.

It used to be that if someone replied to a public thread on a server yours doesn't see, it'd get pulled into the fedi timeline and you'd discover new people that way. Now that doesn't happen. You can still see the posts by just clicking the permalink to whoever's replying to them, so zero privacy has been added.

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