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If you ever want to understand why the US Bill of Rights was written the way it was, you can derive all of the individual rights it guarantees from these axioms:

1. Everyone has a right to life (which could be thought of as property, itself. Your body is your property, no one else's)
2. Everyone has a right to property
3. Everyone can do what they wish with their own life or property so long as they do not damage someone else's property, life, or rights without consent.

Dev question: How would I go about migrating a production database from Mastodon to Pleroma?

I can write code to transform the data. What I don't know is how to detect duplicates. The IDs are in a different format, and I want to be able to run this script multiple times. Do I need to keep a cache?

Any recommended languages or libraries for doing this?

Are there any dudes named Ben/Bernadette that could help me with a mail server delivery into spam issue I'm having?

Please and thank you.

Have you heard of Scott Adams' vision for a no-privacy city where resource usage is optimized, and your phone tells you what to eat and when to take a break based on your current physiological state?

This would go well with his vision: A toilet that chemically analyzes your shit and urine, and recognizes you by asshole. And yes of course all the logic and data live in The Cloud.

It takes real skill to expect nothing from life and still be disappointed.

Every joke is an inside joke
when you’re quarantined.

- take Fediverse
- try to find people like me
- eliminate gaming accounts
- eliminate anime accounts
- eliminate LGBT accounts
- eliminate political accounts
- eliminate furry accounts
- eliminate tech accounts
- i am alone in Fediverse

Do you guys also grow a quarantine beard? 🧔

I am so sick of the blanket worship of "medical professionals" or those "in the medical community." I am sick of blanket worship or condemnation of any group identity.

Some doctors and surgeons do save lives, and should be praised when they do. They also kill an estimated 250,000-400,000 of our people every year due to medical error...that's 25+ coronavirus crises every year just by simple dumb fuck ups.

So enough with the applause every time you see a fucking lab coat.

How about instead of shutting down the economy we shut down Instagram and Facebag?

How to change the password on a Windows 10 system from an external boot drive.

I had to do this for a customer today. I changed the process a bit: I used an Ubuntu Server ISO, and mounted the NTFS partition with

mount -t ntfs-3g -o rw /dev/sdaX /mnt

to rename and copy the files.

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