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David Alan Gilbert
chocolate eating computer geek mastodon: penguin42@mastodon.org.uk diaspora: penguin42@diasp.eu
chocolate eating computer geek mastodon: penguin42@mastodon.org.uk diaspora: penguin42@diasp.eu
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I've avoided G+ all week; I've been using Mastodon and Diaspora; my Mastodon feed is now pretty busy, my Diaspora one less so. I've still got the feeling Mastodon's interface works well except it's annoying for photos, where as Diaspora's web interface feels quite clunky but is better for photos.
Now we just need to get +Wayne Radinsky and +Mark Lewis onto one of them so I can have my fix of cool robotics.
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Waking my Diaspora account back up; I'm:
diaspora: penguin42@diasp.eu
mastodon: penguin42@mastodon.org.uk
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What does it say about computer security that it's now worth scammers phoning up and trying to persuade you to install malware yourself?
(Second one this week claiming to be from British Telecom's internet division getting lots of errors from my internet)
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I'm surprised there was no announcement of this so far; hmm worrying - I've had my mail with bytemark for well over a decade:

https://forum.bytemark.co.uk/t/iomart-buying-bytemark/2901
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Hmm why have I just got a pile of random politics in my G+ stream? A bunch of people I've never heard of.
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My Sony DSC-HX50 camera is a bit old and slightly knackered - in particular the spinny manual focus wheel is broken and the lens has lost a bit of it's coating; so I bought a somewhat knackered cheap DSC-HX60v off ebay; it's got a stuck lens problem - so here it is in bits as it's become the donor for it's input board and thus my HX50 now has a working manual focus input - so the tiny eBay cost for the broken HX60 is probably worth it. The complaint on the HX60 is of a e:62:20 error which is apparently thermistor in the image stabilizer; so hmm. I could transplaknt the otherway and try the hx60 lens in the hx50 but I don't really want to break the hx-50. I could buy a replacement lens for the hx60, but they're a bit pricy, not sure what my chances of repairing it are.
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That's what you call Entropy 'Cosmic Random Number Generator'; https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.080403#fulltext using a quasar as a random number generator (via Gizmodo)
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