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hey, how is your spanish ...

Hi Paul. So good that I can use this space. Gosh your beard has gone long ... Wanted to ask you, sorry to nag you... How comfortably can you read this spanish?

oops long link.
If not, it will be an incentive to translate it into English faster :)
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some bubbles need bursting

This article is not long but worth a read of the full thing. Chock full of clear-thinking and bullshit clearing.

OffGuardianOffGuardian wrote the following post Tue, 08 May 2018 21:00:57 +0200
Gina Haspel and the Normalising of Torture
Gina Haspel and the Normalising of Torture

Gina Haspel is almost certainly going to be the next director of the CIA. This shouldn't happen, but it will.

For those unfamiliar: Haspel was deputy head of the Agency under now-secretary of state Mike Pompeo. But that wasn't her first job. She also oversaw the CIA torture programme in a secret black-site in Thailand. In 2005 she was promoted (probably because she's really good at torturing people), and was then in charge of the CIA's global network of torture sites.

This makes her a terrible person, but probably quite a good CIA agent.
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proper public holiday

Happy International Workers' Day comrades!

I also thought it about time that the #rebelpeasant hashtag was resurrected.
Mutually, i congratulate you too!
Also, with the coming Valpurgis night you!
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nuance is a rare gift

Revolutionary Left Radio is rapidly becoming one of my favourite listens. The presenter, Brett O'Shay approaches leftist theory in a heroically non-sectarian way. This post is prompted by the fact that the latest issue is On Syria: Civil War and U.S. Imperialism which is the most nuanced, coherent and intelligent thing I've heard on the whole Syria tragedy in ages. I've cut my ties to BBC News and The Guardian over Syria coverage and it is a relief to hear something that isn't simplistic and gung ho.

Syria episode download
RevLeftRadio podcast feed

Its sibling podcast: The Guillotine (which concentrates more on current events rather than theory) is also required listening with absolutely top-notch ranting from the excellent Dr Bones.

The Guillotine podcast feed

#revleftradio #theguillotine
beware wading too deeply into log files

@Hubzilla Support Forum+ Whilst wading around in php.out trying to sort @Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum) 's file upload problem, I notice tonnes of lines like this:

[25-Apr-2018 22:15:47 Europe/Madrid] PHP Warning:  rand() expects parameter 1 to be integer, float given in /var/www/hubzilla/Zotlabs/Lib/Enotify.php on line 757
[25-Apr-2018 22:15:47 Europe/Madrid] PHP Warning:  rand() expects parameter 1 to be integer, float given in /var/www/hubzilla/Zotlabs/Lib/Enotify.php on line 758

Does this mean anything important? I know not, but I thought I should bring it up.
I didn't think there were any 32-bit systems remaining. Will have a fix after brekky.
I still use a 32-bit .
useful tool

I have a gripe about the internet -- the wide-spreading hiding of RSS feeds. I have just solved one subset of my problems and the answer to the question: "How the heck do I find an RSS feed for my podcatcher on this Soundcloud channel I want to follow?"

Solution: Get RSS feeds from SoundCloud & iTunes urls.

I would like it to be noted that I never ask the question: "How the heck do I find an RSS feed for my podcatcher on this iTunes thing I want to follow?"

 podcast  rss
Most companies either stopped providing feeds or made them more difficult to access because it allows people to see a lot of the important content from their website without actually using their website and seeing ads and getting tracked and analysed and manipulated.
In Firefox:
1 View source
2 Find "atom" or "rss".
with very few exceptions I do it like this:
stop listening to them.
dry stone walling photo album

els Mussolsels Mussols wrote the following post Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:15:55 +0200
Photo upload issue sorted. Feast your eyes on the photo album.
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Your terrain looks nearly identical to where I live. The plants have that same grey/green coloring. The ground has the same rocky/clay, and we have similar mountains in the background.

Well done, @elmussol ! :-)
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more Le Guin

 Xerta last edited: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:01:56 +0200  
A fine contribution. Robert Graham's Blog being good as usual.

Robert Graham's Anarchism WeblogRobert Graham's Anarchism Weblog wrote the following post Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:47:08 +0100
Ursula Le Guin (1929 – 2018)
Ursula Le Guin (1929 – 2018)

Robert Graham's Anarchism Blog: a Tribute to Ursula Le Guin (1929-2018)
I love her Earthsea saga very much. Read the books a few times, every few years again.
I just went looking for something new to read and discovered The Dispossessed on my shelf.
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stuff you do

els Mussolsels Mussols wrote the following post Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:42:33 +0200
dry stone walling
Today, an off-grid friend called Josie came and ran a dry-stone walling learning session at els Mussols. Fifteen people assembled and repaired a free-standing wall and two sections of damaged terracing. We all had an excellent time and learned much, the weather was lovely and we ate a communal curry.

A photo album will be going up tomorrow.
Dry-stone walls are typical in my home region too. Really nice hand made work that fewer and fewer people are able to do these days.  When they come down usually nonody repair them.
I'd really like to attend a session to learn the technique!
Come for a holiday here and we'll teach you :-)
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Image/photo PSA

Going to do the PHP 5.6>7.0 now, so this hub will be offline for (I hope) a short time. If not, I'll be asking questions from my Parlementum clone.
Boo who?
See separate thread on PhP 5.6>7.0 upgrade. Now #fixed.
I love you more when you talk about music and olives ;-)
Breaking my Hubzilla...

@Hubzilla Support Forum may be a more suitable venue for this @Walkaway guy.

Walkaway guyWalkaway guy wrote the following post Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:40:22 +0200
Breaking my Hubzilla...
Something is seriously screwed wit my instance. Please see
and you'll find a post there that I think should be visible here, but it is not.
seed swappin'

Just got back from a splendid afternoon out at the finca of @JamJarChris A few beers, a few coffees, veggie paella, home-made biscuits, excellent company with some local off-gridders and seed and plant swapping. A welcome escape from @els Mussols.

(And a little Hubzilla evangelism and planning truth be known ;-))
Was a fine time - exchanged ideas and plants - excellent. Great meet up.
Hubzilla for the tool-share idea, I feel.

@TV series point+ The Expanse is back. Battlestar Galactica it is not but there have not been many better sci-fis since then. In fact, I'm struggling to think of one.
Legion is pretty wild and weird, especially Season 2 which just started.

..but I agree with you. We have not had a BSG replacement yet.
Well I am three episodes into The Expanse. So far I am enjoying it but, like everyone else said, this is no BSG. BSG had me addicted by the third episode.

I did find the novel series this show is based on. I downloaded a sample of the first book and enjoyed the sample but can't bring myself to spend $10 for the whole book... yet... another 10 to 15 minutes and I may have to cave...
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