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In-reply-to » The EU Has Introduced a New 'Digital' ID. Here's What It Means for You. [politico.eu]
The EU's "digital" ID (an app to prove identity online) plan raises privacy concerns: "[it] could allow the private sector to better access people's government-certified information, actually strengthening the likes of Facebook and Google and the targeted advertising industry. https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-europe-digital-id/

@carsten@yarn.zn80.net … why am I hearing about this through twtxt? No mention about this anywhere in the news. 🤔

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In-reply-to » I love my ass off https://redirect.invidious.io/watch?v=A0q9hn8hebw (Stereotypes -- funny because they are true | Katerina Vrana | TEDxThessaloniki - 2012) and also this one, albeit it is super sad to see that she is in a wheelchair https://redirect.invidious.io/watch?v=iLYJ4mNVg60 (What nearly dying taught me about life and unicorns | Katerina Vrana | TEDxThessaloniki - 2019)

@carsten@yarn.zn80.net That second video really was a bit soulcrushing. 😳 At first I thought it was part of the act. Great sense of humour, though! 😂

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In-reply-to » Q: if most ransomware attacks originate from Email phishing or SMS smishing scams, why then do we continue to use such insecure and unverifiable forms of communication?! 🤔

@prologic@twtxt.net Good question, I don’t have an answer. 🤔 When you think about it, we have made remarkably little progress in that area, haven’t we? GPG is ancient and nothing viable came after it … SSL could help in theory (like, pin the SSL cert of your banking web site), but that’s also a very old technique … I don’t really see new approaches to these problems. 🤔

Maybe one answer could be: Tech people rarely get phished, because they are smart enough to avoid these traps, so they don’t perceive this as an issue in the first place. Hence nobody works on it.

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PSA: If you happen to have bottles like these, don’t throw them away. When they’re empty, you can (often) clean them and fill ’em up with water instead. Now you can spray your face or your arms with a very fine fog of water. Works wonders when it’s hot, it’s basically artificial sweat. Instant cooling! 🥵

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In-reply-to » @lyse It might look boring, but an MRI could tell us a lot about what’s going on inside the mouth and at the back of the tongue. That’s where overtone selection/amplification happens, which plays a major role, especially in these kinds of crazy vocals. Super low growls or “demonic” voices or whatever, they all boil down to overtone selection that our brain isn’t used to, so we’re perceiving them as weird and baffling. A good example might be this, I guess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU4dDsUc5p0

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org I honestly have no idea what that is. 😅

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In-reply-to » Laryngoscopy of Will Ramos, metal vocalist of Lorna Shore

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org It might look boring, but an MRI could tell us a lot about what’s going on inside the mouth and at the back of the tongue. That’s where overtone selection/amplification happens, which plays a major role, especially in these kinds of crazy vocals. Super low growls or “demonic” voices or whatever, they all boil down to overtone selection that our brain isn’t used to, so we’re perceiving them as weird and baffling. A good example might be this, I guess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU4dDsUc5p0

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In-reply-to » Laryngoscopy of Will Ramos, metal vocalist of Lorna Shore

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Haha, yeah, no way. Before Covid, I used to think that a laryngoscopy is probably not that bad … but now that I know how it feels to have stuff shoved up my nose, even just a short distance – hell no. 😅

There’s another way to have a look at the vocal tract, which is through the mouth, but you can’t see as many details:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy1El8U2kaA

And then there’s also the option to use an MRI, but I don’t know this ever being done on a metal vocalist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3TwTb-T044

I love this subject, it’s so fascinating. 😀

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In-reply-to » How to fail at avoiding trash:

@mckinley@twtxt.net Yes, that’s webdump. It has a couple of drawbacks because no code runs on the server (except for rsync), but it works great for my purposes. 👌 (I work as a sysadmin, which is annoying enough 😅, so I try hard to keep the maintenance burden of my private stuff as low as possible. No server-side code like PHP, Python, or even the Go binaries of Yarn.social – just serve HTML files. Saves me a lot of headache.)

The actual HTML files are created by html-index, though.

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In-reply-to » I knew that locale handling is very difficult, but this older article on language and locale matching in Go was an eye-opener. First, I completely forgot there are three-letter language codes and I never heard of script and sorting variants being part of language tags (was just aware of encodings). Also, never thought about the complex fallback calculation, e.g. that for Afrikaans Dutch would be a good candidate. Or instead of Norwegian Danish would be pretty good. Azerbaijani has three possible scripts, oh wow! So many new small things I learned today, very cool.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org I’ll mark that article to read later – in case I’m feeling masochistic. 😅

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In-reply-to » @movq Ich mag deine Webseite. Sehr strukturiert und einfach gehalten. Fuer das ganze gopher Zeug habe ich https://gopher.floodgap.com/gopher/gw? genommen. Muss aber auch ehrlich zugeben, dass ich echt verwoehnt bin von dem "Mach mal alles im Browser". Dabei finde ich Terminal Sachen gar nicht so schlecht. Aber wie so haeufig, gibt es viele Dinge die man machen will und einfach viel zu wenig Zeit sie alle umzusetzen.

@carsten@yarn.zn80.net thx! Tja, damals™, als Gopher noch in den Browsern integriert war, war die Welt noch besser. 😅 Es stimmt schon, der Bruch nervt ein bisschen. Ich nehm’ lynx. 👌

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