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One or two people may find this interesting. Which is reason enough to post it.

I'm so glad to read that there are changing attitudes in Saudi Arabia towards Jews and Israel.

I hope this is a sign for positive things to come.

At 9am, when the store is just opening, there is already a line that is doubled up across the entire block.

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Health, Diet 

In Feb/March, I quit eating healthy, thinking "There's nothing fun in life so I might as well enjoy food". That lead to me gaining an enormous amount of weight and being my biggest ever. I didn't fit into my old clothes, etc.

For the last few months, I've gone back to the Ketogenic diet, and I've lost enough weight to need different pants, and as of today, a different belt.

I'm not where I was in January, and far far from my goal, but I'm slowly getting there again.

I don't grok paying a premium for yogurt but especially not kefir. Kefir requires *no* special equipment.

It's a weird world when I wake up and think "I'll make a special trip to Trader Joe's today!".

To understand why this is so strange:

a) Trader Joes is a supermarket.

b) Trader Joes is only 6 blocks from my home

The fact that this is a "special trip" shows just how messed up things have become.

Still... Trader Joe's!

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Guix without symlinks

Call for help, OCAP 

But I could use some help in making this happen. Is there anyone who knows a little web development who could handle the GUI frontend, and or someone who knows Jitsi and wants to help fix the backend so this overlay wouldn't be necessary?

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Call for help, OCAP 

There are parts of the Jitsi toolset that we could tap into in order to generate something that would essentially provide OCAP-like properties to it without requiring a rewrite.

This could allow organizers to let people in or send invites through a capability token, as well as remove people the same way, without needing to rewrite the core software.

I think this could be done with some existing Jitsi extensions, plus a little bit of Flask or other simple web framework.


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Call for help, OCAP 

My fiancee was on a call on a videoconferencing platform yesterday and the room she was in was intruded upon multiple times by people who came in and caused trouble.

This was a women's group and they were exposed to pornographic images, sounds, threats, etc. not just once, but many times over the span of one hour.

This makes me think that for the Free platforms, we can and must do better. I have a plan and would love some help!


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It bothers me that privacy violations are often justified with protection of children. Privacy is critical for everyone, especially for a child during their formative years. Forcibly spying on children instead of just teaching them all you can and trusting them just plants a deepseeded distrust for authority.

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There aren't enough computer metaphors for transporting water or things through water. Ports, Streams, Channels, Pipes

I say what about *ducts (aqueduct, viaducts). And what about other transportation metaphors? Roads? *ways, stations?

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Google's war against ad-blocking continues...

WebBundles Harmful to Content Blocking, Security Tools, and the Open Web (Standards Updates #2)

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@emacsen The Pinetime isnt exactly a fitness tracker, but still has heart rate and stepcounter inside it.

An application that can talk to proprietary fitness trackers is an amazing thing:

I do wish there were fully Free fitness trackers, but one problem at a time.

racism, antisemitism 

This video from Twitter shows a car trying to run over two Jews:

Yesterday I also found out that Black Lives Matter the organization has put out statements containing antisemitic language.

Black lives *do* matter, and the situation of the treatment of blacks in the US Is a travesty.

I hope that this statement doesn't reflect on the larger Black lives matter movement and that there is room for Jews to be safe too.

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