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Hi Virtual Steamie users, we seem to be under attack from spambots again. I don't want to stop genuine users from signing up, but the amount of effort that is going into moderation is increasing.

How would people feel if membership of the steamie switched to 'invitation only'?

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OK, friends, this is social.yyy.scot, social media for folk in Scotland. It will run until the 30th June, and then the folk who use it will have a vote on whether it's worth keeping.

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Yes, you wouldn't go without children. But it is like they have realised that visitors are often children/parents/grandparents, so they are catering to a range of ages and tastes.

Next time someone bounces up to you saying "the is a solution to [insert random technical or social problem here]', hit them over the head with a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick, and give them this to read.

Bitcoin dev finds potentially crippling security flaw in Bitcoin Cash

thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/0

social.yyy.scot/media/8pUvP_cD

Well, there's one benefit to the fall of the Turkish Lira: Post , there will be something for Sterling to track.

wsj.com/articles/turkish-drama

"One of the arguments made by big landowners like the Buccleuch Estates is that there should be less talk about who owns the land and more about whether the owners are responsible custodians of it"

Aye, right?

They'd dae weel tae haud their whiesht, forbye.

commonspace.scot/articles/1314

The population of mountain hares has crashed - but only on grouse moors. I wonder why this could be?

rdsconservation.com/?p=610#pos

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Thinking out loud...

Wanting to have a "Share on Mastodon" link on my blog. The only idea I have is:

web+mastodon://share?text=<My-article>+<URL>
(real example)
web+mastodon://share?text=Bird%20strikes+fitheach.co.uk/life/bird-strik

That relies on users having a web+mastodon association.

Is there a better way?

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so far and thus far in the same sentence in my previous toot *shudders*

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@priryo
I don't know *anyone* that calls them Swedes, except for the supermarkets. However, if people only see them be described as such, the language will change.

I'm pretty sure most N. Americans know them as turnips and, possibly, Antipodeans, too.

Rutabaga is reserved for ingredients labels, when manufacturers don't want you to know what they are using (I'm looking at you, Mr. Branston).

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If you're an instance admin, you might want to block 101010.pl entirely. They seem to be hiding a JavaScript crypto miner on their site: functional.cafe/@phoe/10054494

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The #Pianodrome project I mentioned a few months back, while under construction, is up and running in the #Botanics in #Edinburgh.
"The world’s first 100-seater amphitheatre constructed entirely from up-cycled pianos
Five pianos are tuned for all to play and over fifty more are used to build a circle of tiered seating.
A radical re-imagining of what the piano is and can be in today’s throw-away culture."
They've a bunch of #gigs on and their daytime programme (pianodrome.org/whats-on/daytim) features a lot of local #community groups.
I hope I'll be able to get along to see it.
#EdFest #Fringe #piano

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I am teaching a course in the Fall called Data & Social Justice at Bennington College. I'm still developing the syllabus and would appreciate your opinions, fediverse.

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@dphiffer I did some basic data manipulation stuff as part of @cheapjack's Interactive Non-fiction workshop that he ran as a one-dayer for artists gitlab.com/DomesticScience/Int - my bit was gitlab.com/DomesticScience/Int although in attending the day I also built a planning application text adventure: planning.mcqn.com/

Whenever I hang a gate I'm dissatisfied and think I should have done it better. But hey! It's a gate. It's hung. And it isn't easy to do alone.

social.yyy.scot/media/duRCz9-B

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Two responses from MSPs so far on the Coul Links petitions thus far and both somewhat devoid of opinion.. just agreeing that it's right that the Scottish Government review the planning permission given the designated status of the site.

If I wanted to find out how many user accounts were actually active (e.g., had posted in the past week), how would I go about it?