Mr. X
11 months ago
Why it's a Red Zot of course.

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Fabio
11 months ago
I can see photoshop skills :-)
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
'A dingo's got my barbie'



It even tried to snack on a packet of wasabi peas before dragging off with a posh bottle of whiskey.
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Mr. X
11 months ago
The wool industry in Australia (like everything Australian) is ruled by the extreme environment. There are good times and bad times - and usually more bad than good. 100 years ago half the sheep died in a drought. 60 years ago the wool market collapsed. If it isn't one thing it's another.
Paco Men Zarbien
11 months ago
Not only in wool industry is this pattern. It is usual in all agricultural products.
Has anyone been able to hear any farmer that has taken well by their products?.
Since United S----s of America permits to speculate with food it will be worst.
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Working on some Red API enhancements. Some of you are aware of the "simple activity post" but this has made it to the API

Post to api/red/channel/stream

Most any property of an item can be set using the API. The rest will default to sane defaults. You should have a look at items in the database to see how these can be used. The easy ones are:

title
body
app
location

But much more complex activities can be created using

verb
obj
target

And permissions controlled with

allow_cid
allow_gid
deny_cid
deny_gid


Also implemented is "time-travelling posts". If 'created' is set more than a few minutes in the future, publishing of the post will be delayed until after the creation time.
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Now You Can 3D Print Any MP3 Into A Vinyl Record





3D Printing is already making waves across the manufacturing industry with the new technology potentially paving the way for cheaper
Michael MD
11 months ago
seen such posts getting around for a while now but for most people a 3D printer capable of that is probably still almost as far out of reach as more traditional methods of pressing vinyl.

It would certainly be nice to be able to press some vinyl, but these days its hard enough just to be able to afford a replacement stylus to play it!

its still nicer to use for djing though...
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Jumbo croc eats records for breakfast | News | NT News | Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | ntnews.com.au





News from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia and the world, featuring the latest local, national, world, business, sport, entertainment and travel news. Drawing on News Limited's worldwide resources and newspapers.
tony baldwin
11 months ago
Doesn't look like records to me. Looks like chicken.
Mr. X
11 months ago
I'm really starting to enjoy the Northern Territories news media. Such a hoot. It's nothing like the east coast where we have to deal with politics and federal budgets and other boring stuff. In the outback the only things that matter are snakes, crocs, and getting drunk. I mean the top headline in Darwin was about a dude getting drunk and "losing" the fishing boat he was towing and having to go find the damn thing.
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Two months ago (??), reported today (??)

Meteor strike with moon causes massive explosion



The most powerful meteor strike on the moon ever observed has just been announced by NASA.
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Mr. X
11 months ago
Probably more energetic ("surprisingly so") than something that size would've thought to be - and when investigated further, the crater "unusually small"; which are common puzzlements in gravity-centric cosmology.
Bruce Bane
11 months ago
Blink & you'll miss it... ;-)


Shortest Video on Youtube by NASAexplore on YouTube

The video is of a terrestrial meteor passes across the moon, blink and you'll miss it. NORAD tracks more than 10,000 Earth-orbiting objects wider than 10 cm. "Some of them are bound to cross in front of the Moon while we're watching," he says...
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Testing Red to pump.io connector (and cc: friendica)
Michael Vogel
11 months ago
CC to friendica works. How is your pump.io address?
Mr. X
11 months ago
Came through fine.
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Government accused of sneaking in web filter



This is what totalitarianism feels like.
2 people don't like this
Mr. X
11 months ago
And happy birthday in a couple more hours to the owls' website (?).

(Paul Taylor, Ben Masters, and anybody else involved).
Mr. X
11 months ago
That also means it must be Friendica Day. :-)

What a long strange trip it's been....
Mr. X
11 months ago
@Fabio

Hi Mike Macgirvin, you have a notification from Transifex.

We have not been able to update the source file for the resource register_verify_eml.tpl of the project friendica.

The URL we used to update the source file from was https://github.com/friendica/friendica/raw/master/view/en/register_verify_eml.tpl.

The exact error we encountered was:

HTTP Error 404: Not Found



Looks like the URL for the email templates should now be

https://raw.github.com/friendica/friendica/master/view/en/...
Fabio
11 months ago
I've fixed fixed all resources.

But I've just realized that mail templates was never updated to new template defaults...
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
RequeteChe
11 months ago
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Eating bugs could 'fix food shortages'

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The UN's food agency says eating insects could address food security problems and reduce obesity.
Paco Men Zarbien
11 months ago
I had a conversation about food. This person defended the return to agriculture and livestock without treatment. I, I'm not against it. I think here in Europe someone can afford to pay for them. But what he has achieved current agriculture and livestock is to democratize the protein. It are tasteless foods than authentic. On the other hand do have the nutritional values ​​of the food. It is a question of balance, delicatessen or nutrition.
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Can't get people to donate more than about $750 to change the way we think about network privacy and communications - yet this gal can get taxpayers to pay $300K for a hot air balloon that looks like a whale with deformed/mutant human tits.

I've definitely chosen the wrong profession.

Canberra's Skywhale 'may cost taxpayers $300,000'





Canberra's 'Skywhale' hot air balloon may end
up costing ACT taxpayers up to $300,000, ACT Chief Minister Katy
Gallagher told the ABC.
Adam King doesn't like this.
Mr. X
11 months ago
Mr. X is now friends with Filipe Saraiva


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Mr. X
11 months ago
Mr. X is now friends with Johnny Null


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Mr. X
11 months ago
Hmmm. That's interesting. Can't get your profile photo to import. FF says it's a BMP - which you shouldn't have been able to upload in the first place - or if it uploaded, it "should" have been converted to JPG.

Very odd.
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Yes, I know that it looks a lot like me - but I assure you I wouldn't be caught on camera in such a stupid hat.

Naked man braves flooded river and crocodiles to win some bourbon



A FISHERMAN has risked his life for what he considered a good cause - booze.
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Harry
11 months ago from My Beautiful Friendica Node
Pretty sure that this was not used as an ad here in Germany.
But there is a common joke about our neighbours in Poland that goes like this.
RequeteChe
11 months ago
hace 1 hora de My Beautiful Friendica Node

Where did you get this nice text?
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
White House petition calls for merger of United States, Australia, to form 'Ameristralia'



AUSTRALIA and the US will merge to form one super nation called Ameristralia. Sound like a gag? Maybe not.
tony baldwin
11 months ago
Yes. And we will all be using Ameros for our currency.
Adam King
11 months ago from Friendica mobile web
Maybe they got idea from mathaba where there are articles since two years about australia already being ameristralia?
Mr. X
11 months ago from Red
Due to increased surveillance and communications monitoring, Red notification emails will no longer contain message contents if the message itself is private. This is to prevent private messages from being leaked to Google - or whoever manages/monitors the email of all your friends.
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Tupambae.Net
11 months ago
I'm going to set up a new friendica on a main domain only as test server for 2 week expiering accounts.
I wanted to setup a red test server on a subdomain their but maybe I switch that idea to a new domain name only for red.
Tupambae.Net
11 months ago

Mr. X wrote:
Red notification emails will no longer contain message contents if the message itself is private.

On friendica in the admin settings this concept can be set by default for out going mail, we set that option to don't send content and privat images also won't be embeeded from now on.
Mr. X
12 months ago from Red
The modern web is "missing" a few important pieces which would make it much more useful.


https://github.com/friendica/red/blob/master/README.md
Mike, many thanks for giving this preview about your and the participating team ongoing work at the RED Matrix network. Your lines are pointing precisely out, where the actual unreliabilities for the common social network users in decentralized systems are. RED's concept opens quite a different approach to a user friendly and sustainable network architecture, where individual data stability and privacy demands, means the possession and exclusively control over the user's data by the user himself, are granted.

This may open in not too far a future further steps to digitized kinds of coops, which define their security policy and functional demands in a kind of legal coop declaration - IMHO a far more promising development, than the up to now propelled solution of exclusive individualization from user based server to user based server.

I wish all the best for you and the team which is cooperating during this encouraging endeavour!

oAnth | Andreas
Mr. X
12 months ago from Red
Let me help you shift it...


"SHIFT IT" - Amazing Transmission Commercial by Rhett & Link on YouTube
Mr. X
12 months ago from Red
Was quite spectacular last night. Moonless, with a low hanging fog that blocked out all the city lights. (There's a small town about 15km away and one can also usually see the glow of Wollongong on the eastern horizon - about 50km away.)

Before arriving in Australia I had never really seen the milky "band" of the Milky Way. A couple hundred stars and that's it. Last night was the first I've ever seen the "great rift" of the galaxy outside of photographs. Stunning and awe inspiring to visualise your place in the universe.

This isn't my photo - my photography skills couldn't do it justice... and taking a picture seems so insignificant when you're staring at the universe and it's staring back.

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Charles Roth
12 months ago
I saw it once from the Big Island of Hawai'i. It's so brilliant and overwhelming it can't really be described.
Michael MD
12 months ago
I remember how spectacular it looked one night camping somewhere about half way to an event somewhere "up north" years ago
.. can't remember where I was now .. somewhere out in the bush not far from Bellingen I think.
Mr. X
12 months ago from Red
Buffett and Munger were also asked about the new would-be virtual currency, Bitcoin. Munger’s reply was characteristically direct: “I have no confidence in Bitcoin whatsoever”. Buffett added: “Of our $49 billion [in cash on the Berkshire Hathaway balance sheet], we haven’t moved any to Bitcoin”.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/buffetts-berkshire-bear-lacks-bite-20130505-2j0zc.html
Mr. X
12 months ago from Red
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Mr. X
12 months ago
Fred
9 months ago
Genius, @Mr. X ! Can't stop laughing here. :-D
Mr. X
12 months ago
If anybody is interested in Diaspora compatibility, probably should get on top of this:

https://github.com/diaspora/diaspora/pull/3940

Haven't heard any feedback about the Facebook API "threaded post" changes and whether anybody is looking at those.

Identi.ca is going away in about a month iirc, and we don't have any protocols in place or in progress for talking to pump.

I have no idea what became of Twitter and their removal of feeds and whether anything still works there.

Posterous is toasterous.

Welcome to the federated social web of 2013.

You'll find me on Red.
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Tupambae.Net
11 months ago
tony

I was about to say OFFTOPIC! but maybe not so offtopic. What should friendica focus its time on.

A kind of considerations of priority.
  • fb connection
  • twitter connection
  • diaspora connection

    If friendica waste its resources on a without any doubt closing fb walled garden communication it might get trapped in the intent to offer an alternative to leave fb.

    Want to chat with your friends? → fb jabber or open source jabber

    It might bring us to the fb(Bill Geiz) halloween documents.
  • tony baldwin
    11 months ago
    Well, I finally lured a couple of good friends from FB over here, with the promise that they'd be able to post to FB from here, so I was a bit disconcerted that just days after they joined up here, the connector had gone off.
    Mr. X
    12 months ago from Red
    Snail slime as an anti-aging acne cream? Sure, but does it work? | Health | Life | National Post



    Are you looking for the secret to smoother and youthful looking skin? The answer may be right under your nose, under your feet in snail slime
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    Paco Men Zarbien
    12 months ago
    It works very well in my intestins. Of course with olive oil. Delicious.

    http://www.recetamelo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/caracoles-a-la-llauna.jpg
    tony baldwin
    12 months ago
    snails are tasty
    Mr. X
    12 months ago from Red
    Red is sort of a general purpose web application that we're building to do most all of the stuff that large websites and large integrated communications and media networks can do;

    but without the middle man...

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    Michael MD
    12 months ago
    I see something new around that image
    Mr. X
    12 months ago from Red
    Just what the doctor ordered



    Finally, a golden opportunity to pick up that vintage operating table, adjustable and on wheels, that you've always wanted.
    Mr. X
    12 months ago
    Mr. X is now friends with G.C.S.E.


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    Mr. X
    12 months ago
    I've sold my soul for freedom. It's lonely but it's sweet.
    -- Melissa Etheridge
    Mr. X
    12 months ago from Red
    Google outlaws Android app updates that don't come from its Play store | ZDNet



    Doing what Facebook did in March will now considered a 'dangerous' act for Android developers. From now on, apps listed on the Play store can only be available through that channel.
    Charles Roth doesn't like this.
    Charles Roth
    12 months ago
    Assume they will compare revision you installed/updated from Google Play vs. what's on your phone. Ban the dev/app from their store if they find non compliance.
    Emmanuel Revah
    12 months ago
    Side comment, if I was a copyright troll lawyer I would try to get Microsoft to hire me to sue Google. Indeed their Google Play logo is very similar to Microsoft's Windows logo, it's the first thing I thought of when seeing it.
    Mr. X
    12 months ago from Red
    Not your average toy: the birthing doll



    A Canadian company has created an original range of handcrafted dolls that show different birth scenarios.
    Giaco el vecio
    12 months ago from freedom land
    interesting
    Mr. X
    12 months ago from Red
    Posterous will turn off on April 30, 2013


    B-bye, and thanks for all the uhm... drawing a blank here.
    Arto
    12 months ago
    Exactly, yet another start-up, whose primary goal was to achieve enough functionality to get bought by the first buyer that fell their way.
    Mr. X
    12 months ago from Red
    Woke up this AM and saw a good sized roo grazing in the bottom paddock. This is considered good luck on a small farm. (30 or 40 kangaroos in the paddock would be considered bad luck, because they'll eat all the grass).

    Tried to get a photo to show y'all but the bottom paddock is pretty big and somewhat distant, and the sun hadn't yet hit the horizon - so all I got was a blurry dot. That's OK, there will be more opportunities, considering there's a national park across the street. It's somewhat unlikely they'll come up to the back door and peer in the windows like they do in Canberra, but given the right conditions I wouldn't rule that out.
    Mr. X
    12 months ago from Red
    Another lovely autumn day in paradise. Fences and firewood are on the agenda. If time permits, start another batch of beer.
    Mr. X
    12 months ago
    Learn how to naturally lower your blood pressure


    Uhm, slash your wrists?
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    Birch Wind
    12 months ago
    death does amazing things for lowering blood pressure
    Martin
    11 months ago
    Isn't that what leeches are for?

    Or how about blood donation? Lower your blood pressure and make money of it.
    Mr. X
    12 months ago
    Mr. X is now friends with Birch Wind


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    Mr. X
    12 months ago from Red
    Testing the Red to Friendica gateway. This was posted from https://zothub.com/channel/mike - if you view this post on Red from another Red channel, the link will be magically authenticated.

    Of course this may not work at all, in which case I'm just typing nonsense into space - but I'm feeling lucky.
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    Michael MD
    12 months ago
    re PG and other sql databases:

    was wondering about the possibility of Friendica on sqlite a while back
    .. sqlite is common on mobile devices and might be good for low-ram systems
    Haakon Meland Eriksen
    12 months ago
    More info on write locking in SQLite at http://www.sqlite.org/lockingv3.html
    Mr. X
    1 year ago
    Mr. X is now friends with Linux Walt


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    Mr. X
    1 year ago
    Mr. X is now friends with Igor Ette


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