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from Paul Sutton

Chobham game Result

On Saturday 22nd February, Paignton Rugby Club welcomed their old friends from Chobham RFC in Surrey. The Vets team played the Chobham Vets.

chobham

Kick off : 12:30 at Paignton Rugby Club

Game Result Paignton — Chobham —

I have put some videos on diode.zone. I have a few more to upload.

#rugby, #paignton, #chobham, #cup, #vets, #video

 
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from Paul Sutton

FreeBSD 2

Further to the previous post. I am now running the Afterstep window manager. This is another lightweight front end for the X11 system. It works really nicely, probably needs some themes installing and further configuration.

As the FreeBSD netbook is mostly going to be used to play Nethack-vulture then I am not too bothered about full configuration. However I can use the same netbook to learn some FreeBSD stuff too and explore some of the differences between Linux and BSD.

 
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from Paul Sutton

Wicd-curses

From man page:

DESCRIPTION

wicd-curses is a curses-based network controller that uses the Wired/Wireless Internet Connection Daemon (wicd) to control your network connections. It is suitable to run in terminal multiplexers like screen.

It is designed to imitate the GTK-based wicd-client(1) as much as possible, and uses the Urwid (http://excess.org/urwid) console widget library to vastly simplify development.

This man page only documents the current status of wicd-curses. This may/may not be the most up-to-date document.

Wicd

#linux, #network, #wireless, #wicd, #wicd-curses, #connection.

 
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from mucm

Yesterday I bought a soil block maker and started 230 vegetable seeds of 22 varieties of 17 different types of vegetables. (my first test diaspora post)

 
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from LWFlouisa

As A Set Up

If the ultra left wants to continue to be relevant to trans women, and not completely written off as the emotional abusers they are, they need to stop allowing white men to hijack trans issues, and allow non trans people to lecture trans women about being transphobic against it self. This includes people like Rose Of Dawn and Blaire White, among other trans youtubers. As it stands, the ultra left is not even less credible to me than they were just a few months ago, when they were trying to wrap around working in Artificial Intelligence with political correctness.

In the Ultra Left, there are some extreme emotional, psychological, and physical abusers they are basically given a free pass to the abusive assholes they were, do to the power vaccuum that exists within anarchism. People that would ordinarily be weeded out in activist circles, are allowed to basically operate completely without sanction within the trans community, because a small amount of people are able to hijack trans issues, and make it into a cause it was never designed to be involved with: about economic issues.

While it is true that trans women tend to generally be poorer than non trans women, this is not an excuse to go completely in the opposite direction in politics, and basically allow for cis white people to dictate the control of conversation. This also includes people whom call themselves non-binary, where most of the time actually cis women who dye their hair a fancy hair color. And when I say stuff like this, guess who is usually pointing the finger at me, and misusing words with actual historical meaning at me?

Correct, these same cis white men and women, that make trans issues into something that it was never meant to be. The ultra left also needs to end its violent obsession with state violence, through the mechanism of the Mechanical Decapitation, unless they’re willing to admit that they in fact have never cared about disallowing for state power after all, and in fact simply use Anarchism as an excuse to give LGBT people emotional abuse they would not otherwise be subjected to.

You have people cancelling even people like contrapoints, even though she is probably more left-wing than most people IRL who call themselves Non-Binary, in the almost never chance that you will ever even find someone who calls themselves that outside of ultra-left circles, whom usually are just cis white people wanting to misappropriate trans spaces.

It is also a misconception that the ultra left only cancels you if you have done something wrong; this is the image their PR firm has created that doesn't actually match reality: in practice ( I refuse to use obscure old words ) they have already planned your cancellation from the moment you join the Ultra Left. In this way, they are likely an abusive mainstream Manga Press like Shounen jump, than they are a valid form of leftism.

The Choices This Gives Me

The only choices this gives me, is to basically operate my video streaming on alternative choices, that are not centralized, and not prone to the same kind of power vacuum hijacking that seems to be prevalent on the ultra left. For me I split time between one Peertube server, and for more controversial content I tend to use Streamanity.

After all, if you’re just going to dislike my video anyway, no matter how much work I put into the thing, I think it’s fair to have to pay for the experience of having to watch the entire video. Sometimes this might mean only using Streamanity to host my content, when it might be to controversial for peertube. Sometimes they will arbritrarily reduce your video quota, usually channels that are forced to appease this non appeaseable left.

I have also started keeping tract of channels that used to claim to be Unlimited Servers, because I honestly cannot trust Peertube enough to keep having things like unlimited video quota, which makes having a video channel almost impossible unless you get lucky and find a platform that both has an unlimited quota, and they wont arbrutrarily restrict it do to idealogical reasons.

Whenever a place says they can restrict unlimited quota basically at a will, this doesn’t mean what you think it means. What this is basically saying is that you simply cannot trust the word of a Peertube host. This is already directed at a community that is vulnerable anyway, do to the ultra left misrepresenting trans issues, and using words that were never designed for them. What it basically is doing is extended the trauma that was already unnecessary to experience to begin with.

Stop bashing people who use bitcoin, sometimes this is the only way to set proper social boundaries, when the ultra left basically has no current limitations placed on their arbitrary behaviour they just as frequently use against trans people as they do fighting for our rights.

 
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from Personal Blog

If you've checked out your blog's settings page before, you've probably seen the Custom CSS section. This allows you to customize the design of your own blog to your heart's content. While this lets you change anything easily, it can be a little daunting for some people.

The good folks at Write.as just made a complete dark theme for use on your blog if you find that the default light theme is a bit too bright for your preferences.

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		 color: #ccc;
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#collection pre {
		 background: #060606;
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body h1 a, body header h2 a {
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body h1 a:hover, body header h2 a:hover {
		 color: #fff;
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		 color: #ccc;
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body #manage ul a, body .dropdown-nav ul a, body #manage ul ul a, body #manage ul a {
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		 color: #aaa;
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input {
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#manage ul ul li img {
		 filter: invert(1);
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#post code, #collection code, #subpage code {
                background: #202020;
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body#collection pre, body#post pre, body#subpage pre {
               background: #060606;
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For other great themes, check out write.as/themes

 
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from dubh

membur how whin ye wur wee an ye farted silently ye thoat it wis a muscle breakin up ra shite cos it hud goat too bulky?

everythin made mair sense whin ye wur wee

#scotslanguage #scottishpoetry #glasgow #scotland #poetry #childhood

 
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from dubh

broon leaves peltin fitbaw pitch fat craw waddlin under rusty goalpost

#haiku #scotslanguage #scottishpoetry #glasgow #scotland #poetry #zen

 
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from dubh

Life is shite. Life is shite coz ye’re a cunt. If ye stoap bein a cunt, life wull stoap bein shite. Ra wiy tae stoap bein a cunt is tae dae whit ra Buddha telt ye.

#scotslanguage #scottishpoetry #glasgow #scotland #zen #buddhism

 
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from dubh

they shut ra joab centre in maryhill so noo ye huv tae git two buses tae springburn n ra same tae git hame ur ye cannae sign oan

ra lucky wans cin walk

if ye hud ra money fur ra bus ferr ye widnae be greetin at ra prices in tesco

#poetry #scotslanguage #scottishpoetry #austerity #universalcredit #poverty #glasgow #scotland

 
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from dubh

Endins. Beginnins. Nothin iver beginnin or endin. Continuity contains entropy, stasis contains movement. Nae metter how many times ra knife chops, severs, slices, divides, nothin separates.

A get in ra lift oan ra 10th flerr. Ra man awready in therr came fae higher up. E could be 35, or 60; ra povurty, diet, smokin an bevvyin in ra Wyndford gie age a different meanin. E’s smokin in ra lift, even though it’s against regulations, an fur a second A consider no gettin in ra lift wi im, but A dae.

E’s talkin tae is dug. “Ye’re ma good girl. Ye’ll feel bettur soon, eh? Good girl.”

“Is she ill?” A ask.

“She goat somethin oan er tail oot therr in ra grass.” E points tae a herrless, crusty sore. “A goat some cream fae ra vet, an she’s gettin bettur.”

When wi leave ra buildin, A walk bi ra rivur, an e walks wi ra dug oan ra path thit runs parallel, separated fae ra Kelvin Walkway bi bushes. Wi cannae see each uthir, but A hear im. “Ye’re a good girl, eh? A’ll look eftur ye. Ye’ll feel bettur soon. C’moan an wu’ll huv a wee walk aboot.”

It snawed in ra Wyndford ra day, but noo it’s evenin, an ra snaw has turned tae ice an slush. A walk through it in baby steps, kerryin a heavy bag ay groceries in each haund.

Thir’s a railin, an a young wumman oan the ither side ay it. She’s goat three plastic bags; wan hauds a boattle ay Irn-Bru, anither a boattle ay cider, an ra thurd a mix ay food an claes.

“Excuse me,” she says. “Wull ye gie me a haund? A cannae get they bags ower ra railin. A’m homeless, an A need tae get tae ma tent.”

A pit ma ain bags doon oan ra slushy grun, an she passes hurs tae me ower ra railin. Then she climbs, hings, an jumps. Whin she lands she slips, an A catch an steady er.

“Thanks.”

“Ye’re welcome.”

As A walk away, she says, “Dae ye happin tae huv any sperr chinge?”

“A don’t think so,” A say, pittin wan ay ma bags doon an pittin a haund in ma poackit.

“A know A’m kind ay rippin ra cunt oot ay ye,” she says. “A don’t mean tae.”

“A huvnae goat any,” A say. “Sorry.”

“Thanks anywiy. Thanks a lot.”

“Take care.” A pick up ma bag an walk hame.

In Tesco, a young man mumbles a question tae ra middle-aged man at ra checkoot. “Dis it coast 50 pence tae piy wi a debit cerd?”

“Naw, no here, pal. It’s free.”

#zen #buddhism #scotslanguage #glasgow #scotland #compassion #poverty

 
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from LWFlouisa

Current Version Of Saasagi can be found here: https://github.com/LWFlouisa/Saasagi-Cell-Auto

Eventually these stand alone cells will be worked into Tesla-Brain-Redux: https://github.com/LWFlouisa/Tesla_Brain_Redux

My project is headed more in the direction of Nano AI simulated systems. I didn't exactly intend that to be the case, but that's how it's turning out the more I tweak the data, and different rules based frameworks.

The current incarnation of Saasagi, while still having the ability to ask the machine questions, and then let it take care of the programming, it can also automatically assemble certain basic subroutines, which I will be gradually expanding on: these are just basic subroutines that cover things from telling time, searching for information, and automatic repository cloning.

Eventually I will also be learning a bit about Poppy Project, the details of which can be found here: https://www.poppy-project.org/en/

The goal is to see if I can create a robot brain that's closer to an elaborate network of Ruby or Python Script cells, and have each cell control the behaviour of the robot.

The auto assembler would need to automatically write routines that controls the robots behaviour, and not the command line, which will be somewhat of a change for me. But ultimately I think the change will be worth it.

But there needs to be a simpler way to develop subroutines for robots, without having to explicitely code each and every subroutine. Simply give it the right information, and the machine can program itself.

 
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from LWFlouisa

To me, the current paradigm of hardware suggests that do to the secrecy of hardware development in different firms, if one came up with an accurate model of the human brain, one cannot share this model with other companies. So you end up with brain models that can’t be used in “incompatible” hardware. This harkens back to when Apple would make hardware components that only work with their hardware and nobody elses. There are reasons this approach is a bad idea:

If there ends up being an event that causes breaking changes to a system, one can’t update any particular robot with the older hardware of another company, if their hardware is not compatible. This is completely unsuitable, as it means the system dynamic is extremely fragile.

What I also don’t want, is a system where any old hacker, is able to willy nilly completely reprogram a system at the lower level. My proposal is to let the developer answer specific questions to the machine, and let the machine itself decide how to script the subroutines.

On a surface level, these seem to be completely incompatible ideas. After all, you want the hardware to be cross compatible, and yet also seem to minimize the damage any particular programmer will put into the system. The way that I develop Saasagi, is a AGI immune system: if it detects that a file is missing, it completely rewrites that subroutine. This is important when, in the case of actual physical hardware, something reprograms it, and completely changes its personality, rather than an AGI personally arising naturally and dynamically.

There needs to be less overhead for willing developers, but there also needs to be protections against breaches. My proposal is to create a kind of AGI immune system that detects malicious changes. I’m not sure if #SingularityNet has anticipated this issue. These are my main reservations, as I want my future Battle Angel to changes dynamically of her own accord, rather than through artificial non consentual prompting.

I will be extending the concept of generative approaches, by having the developer only answer questions to the mechanism.

 
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