For all you non-native English speakers out there, “read” is pronounced like “lead”, and “read” is pronounced like “lead”.
Deer deliver in the strangest of places! If you find a fawn in your yard, leave it alone, do not touch, move or feed it. They have no scent and predators cannot find them unless humans interfere. Mom leaves during the day for 2 primary reasons: to feed, and to keep her scent away. Mom will return, but not until dusk and not if humans are around. If you discover the gift of a fawn enjoy the experience, and let the Mom do what comes naturally. Please share, thank you. #wildlife
👀 #TIL Monopoly wasn't invented by the Parker Brothers, nor the man they gave it credit for. In 1904, Monopoly was originally called The Landlord's Game, and was invented by a radical woman. Elizabeth Magie's original game had not one, but two sets of rules to choose from.
One was called "Prosperity", where every player won money anytime another gained a property. And the game was won by everyone playing only when the person with the least doubled their resources. A game of collaboration and social good.
The second set of rules was called "Monopoly", where players succeeded by taking properties and rent from those with less luck rolling the dice. The winner was the person who used their power to eliminate everyone else.
Magie's mission was to teach us how different we feel when playing Prosperity vs Monopoly, hoping that it would one day change national policies.
When the Parker Bros adopted the game, they erased the "Prosperity" rules and celebrated "Monopoly".
#ElizabethMagie #Monopoly #Landlord
It looks like you’re trying to rise & shine on Monday morning. Would you like help? #GoodMorning #DailyGiggle
I just learned the term "molly-guard" for switch covers and the history of the term is adorable https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/molly-guard
Happy May 4th to all who celebrate.
On top of the excellent news that our princess Carrie Fisher is finally getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, you also get to delight in this abridged list of some cool StarWars-themed #RaspberryPi builds we liked the look of.
Welcoming signal boosts: Come work on my team!
We are hiring a Senior Digital Security Trainer. You'll work with journalists, media organizations, whistleblowers and other mission-aligned groups to develop their digital security hygiene.
Many of us have nontraditional backgrounds in security, so we intend to cast a wide net. Even if you don't think you fully match the job description, if you're excited about it we want to hear from you. Apply by 5/15! https://grnh.se/4bd2fe535us
Another classic TripAdvisor review
#NoContextBrits #TripAdvisor #Humour #Travel #Mountains
Ben Nevis - Very Steep and Too High. One Star. 😂
Happy Birthday, BASIC!
On this day in 1964, the first BASIC programs were working! https://www.dartmouth.edu/basicfifty/basic.html
I'm rather proud of today's scoop. It began with a tip from a security researcher who wondered why 900,000 customer payment records were leaking from a network of sites that seemed to be related to the U.S. Postal Service.
It's been a wild ride figuring this one out. Please check out the full piece for a truly crazy story. Here's the lede:
"A sprawling online company based in Georgia that has made tens of millions of dollars purporting to sell access to jobs at the United States Postal Service (USPS) has exposed its internal IT operations and database of nearly 900,000 customers. The leaked records indicate the network’s chief technology officer in Pakistan has been hacked for the past year, and that the entire operation was created by the principals of a Tennessee-based telemarketing firm that has promoted USPS employment websites since 2016."
♫ I am a language model of a modern major general
I’m trained upon a giant mass of textual material
I’ve billions of parameters and answer questions various
Responses range from perfect to unwittingly hilarious
I’m very well acquainted too with matters mathematical
As long as with correctness you’re not overly fanatical
While many complex queries I can easily elucidate
I have an awkward tendency to freewheel and hallucinate ♫
If you think you don't need to see a Muppet re-enact Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles" music video in San Francisco, think again. Love this and great production values. #VanessaCarlton #AThousandMiles #SanFrancisco https://youtu.be/Vb5y-kY6nVw
"We believe it’s important for Mastodon to be good as a product on its own merits, and not just because of its ideology. If we only attract people who already care about decentralization, our ability to make decentralization mainstream becomes that much harder."