Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
The message is - if you want to avoid a ticket for riding a rocket-propelled skateboard, please wear a helmet.

Police put brakes on rocket-powered skateboarder



A man has been issued with a ticket for riding a rocket-propelled skateboard on the main street of a western Queensland town.
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
Just wondering, is there an API we can use to just post to the NSA/CIA directly without requiring a Facebook or Google account?
Bruce Bane
10 months ago
Sorry Sir, it's classified. ;-)
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
Matthias Moritz
10 months ago
The guys (and women in the background) wear the traditional "Miesbacher Tracht". Very common in the south of bavaria :)
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
Greens push for data surveillance warrants



The RSPCA, Australia Post and even local councils can request to see your private internet and phone records without a warrant.
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
Giaco el vecio
10 months ago from freedom land
ahahahhaah #cattiveria :-)
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
Michael MD
10 months ago
not sure how to fix the zmg bbcode here (seems to need something more than just the regex) - might be time for me to start looking at replacing the whole instance here with a newer version.
Saint Zotious
10 months ago from The Free Web
It's just a regex. Did you get both of them? There are two of them, which are slightly different to each other.
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
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sazius
10 months ago
sazius
10 months ago
At least it is possible to tag them yourself afterwards :-)
Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
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Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
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Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
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Mr. X
10 months ago from Red
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Tobias
10 months ago
I think I need longer, but I'm on my way...
Mr. X
11 months ago
Friendica and the Red Matrix and Privacy
For the record, Friendica and the Red Matrix (aka "Red") have not turned over any of your data to any government agencies in any country.

Why? Because, doh! we're decentralised. We don't have your data, your photos, your personal communications with friends and family.

You do!
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tony baldwin
11 months ago
http://sflphone.org/ supports ZRTP
Saint Zotious
11 months ago from The Free Web
The thing about Red is if you're capable of making $thing in the first place, making $thing obey Red permissions is trivial.

WebRTC looks relatively easy if anybody wants this badly enough.
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red

ORIGINAL VIDEO - Bitchy Resting Face by Broken People on YouTube
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red

Man Stuck in Mud by PranksJokes on YouTube
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
One of the few good things about being a subject in a "constitutional monarchy" is that when the reigning figure-head has a birthday - it's a national holiday. So this is the start of a 3 day weekend; which I've extended to 4. I'd certainly like to spend the time working on code, but instead I'll be finishing off a horse shelter, putting up some fencing, producing more #homebrew, and chopping/moving firewood. Relatives coming tomorrow and a foreign exchange student coming tonight - for a month. I'll probably be lucky to get an hour of "free time".
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
I've mentioned Lyre Birds before - there are a lot of them around these parts.


Amazing! Bird sounds from the lyre bird - David Attenborough - BBC wildlife by BBCWorldwide on YouTube


Some folks didn't believe me when I said I heard a Lyre Bird "beat-boxing". Follow this link for a video where this ability is highlighted. Apologies for the !@#$ full volume ads.

Lyrebird coordinates song and dance



Male lyrebirds have been filmed combining songs with dance in a coordinated display thought reserved for humans.
#$
Mr. X
11 months ago
Here's an even more awesome example...


Amazing Lyre Bird can imitate Dubstep and Drum n Bass! by BrockOutTV on YouTube
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
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Harry
10 months ago from My Beautiful Friendica Node
Mr. X
10 months ago
Thanks but I know who she is. I believe @Giaco el vecio posted the photo here originally; and I commented on it a few times (mostly so it would keep bouncing to the top of my stream).
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
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tony baldwin
11 months ago
Huh...left-handed...
I knew there was something wrong with that guy...
Giaco el vecio
11 months ago from freedom land
good collection of photos tony :-D
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
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Fabio
11 months ago
:-D
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Is this the best break-up letter ever? Woman hides cheating boyfriend's belongings



A WOMAN has dumped her cheating boyfriend via a classic break-up note that leads him on a scavenger hunt for his hidden belongings.
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Service Federation in Red



Unlike Friendica which was designed for "federation" amongst various free and commercial "social networks", Red has a completely different set of design goals. Plugging in the ability to cross-communicate with social networking sites can be potentially quite difficult. I'll attempt here to summarise how it might be done.
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
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Giaco el vecio
11 months ago
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
This was screaming out for a witty caption. Any takers?

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Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Would you ever sell out your principles and what you stand for?

Never you say?

Never say never.

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Chief Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill backstage.
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Found a copy of Maxwell Silverthorn's Greatest Hits from back in the day. This is all circa 1990 and was done in my spare bedroom. Vocals, guitar, all instruments, production, everything is yours truly. I'm sure I've mentioned that I can't sing worth a shit and you should run for the hills if I ever get in front of a microphone - but that never stopped me. Now you'll know why you should've run.

Oh yeah, and I play guitar upside down and backwards.


Morning Sun Boogie
Psycho on the Loose
27 Fish
Country Kitchen
Daydream
Stay With Me
Fool of Me (unplugged version)
Desperado
Memories
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Giaco el vecio
11 months ago from freedom land
Country Kitchen

Daydream

my favorites ;-)
tony baldwin
11 months ago
Aha!, I didn't realize you could right click, save as, with these.

co0l
Mr. X
11 months ago
Trivia: Many people know Friendica as a network aggregator - which will pull your friends' content from other network and web services. What many people don't realise is that Friendica also incorporates its own "social network service" - which is more powerful and secure than most of the alternatives that you may be using.

#justsayin
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Mr. X
11 months ago
Still needs a bit more input/output filtering and tag extractors. Otherwise, sure.
Saint Zotious
11 months ago from The Free Web
Oh, okay. I'll stop wasting time on new BBCode then.
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Then there were these dudes who lived across the street...


Moby Grape,Summer of Love 2007 by auweia1 on YouTube
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Some Randy California for your listening pleasure. Another one of the incredibly great people I've had the pleasure of spending some face time with during this whirlwind tour of planet earth.


Spirit - I Got A Line On You (1984) Original Video by Avisogreif on YouTube
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
This doesn't bode well for the future of either bitcoins or darknets.

More than play money



A virtual currency loved by geeks is fast becoming the currency for crooks.
Mr. X
11 months ago
Adios to all my friends on identi.ca. It's June 1 here, but apparently it hasn't rolled around to that side of the world yet.
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Michael Vogel
11 months ago
I still don't understand why he is pushing things so fast. pump.io is a nice platform - but isn't ready by now.
Giaco el vecio
11 months ago from freedom land
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:-D
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
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Matthias Moritz
11 months ago
#offtopic
The image is in [zmg]-tags and not displayed in my friendica stream. Is this on purpose?
Saint Zotious
11 months ago from The Free Web
They're only a few days old. They're supported in the latest git.
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
When I get some time (don't laugh - it *could* happen), I think I'll start putting together a Red "federation guide and best practices". How to best interface with other services and interact with them from a Red Matrix. I think I've got a model that might work. Sharing private photos/files/webpages across other services and dealing with Diaspora are likely to be problematic (no surprises there), but other basic communications can probably be accommodated. As long as people can live with these kinds of limitations, great. If they can't - don't complain to me - work with the other service and figure out how to make it happen.
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Mr. X
11 months ago
Just like identi.ca and Friendica - when your concepts of privacy and other policies clash, sometimes the mapping won't be 1-1. Red is not going to try to be the "Federated Social Provider" that Friendica was/is. But clearly we should be able to send messages back and forth to other services. If you want private photos, you'll have to work with the other provider and make it happen. We can share private photos and files with selected people privately. If the other service can't, it's not my problem.
sazius
11 months ago
At least I'm perfectly OK with that :-)
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