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phocks

@phocks@bne.social

Software developer.
Data journalist.
Code and stories for ABC News Story Lab.
Sometimes musician/actor.
Husband and father.
Animal lover.
(admin for https://bne.social with @ash)

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phocks, to random
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Just a reminder that this Mastodon instance BNE Social is kept alive by generous donations from the community each month for hosting costs etc. Thanks everyone for helping the open social web! 🤗 https://opencollective.com/bnesocial

phocks, to random
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"A handful of sand contains about 10,000 grains, more than the number of stars we can see with the naked eye on a clear night. But the number of stars we can see is only the tiniest fraction of the number of stars that are. What we see at night is the merest smattering of the nearest stars. Meanwhile the Cosmos is rich beyond measure: the total number of stars in the universe is greater than all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the planet Earth."

— Carl Sagan, Cosmos

phocks, to random
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Dear bluetooth I literally never ever want to connect the headphones I just turned on to the macbook sitting on standby in my bag in the other room when I'm standing here with my phone in my hand and the podcast app open ready to play a podcast through the headphones I just turned on 🤦

phocks,
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@jwildeboer oh cool. I'll try this!

anathema_device, to random
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Three of Australia’s wealthiest private schools got double the federal funding they were entitled to last year

More than 1,000 private schools were overfunded by the commonwealth despite reforms to tackle it

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/apr/17/three-of-the-wealthiest-private-schools-in-australia-got-double-the-federal-funding-they-were-entitled-to-last-year?CMP=aus_bsky

phocks,
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@anathema_device this makes me so mad. they already have so much more money than public schools, then they get even more 🙃

phocks, to random
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Well that's a new one. I just made a minestrone cup-a-soup and then proceeded to spill it all over my Arch Linux ThinkPad. Screen and keyboard. A direct hit. And burnt my hand slightly in the process. Lol well done Josh. Slowclap.

phocks, to random
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Happy back to school day everyone 🎒🚌🚸

phocks, to random
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Excited to watch Ryan Gosling host Saturday Night Live for the 3rd time. I can't imaging them topping the greatest SNL sketch in history though .. but maybe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVhlJNJopOQ

phocks, to random
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Nothing like a 4am kid coughing fit to wake you up. She's all good now. And I'm drifting off again. New dawn soon. 🌇

phocks, to random
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OK we started the 3 Body Problem on Netflix. Slightly intrigued.

phocks, to random
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Yeah it's late, but whatever. I'm starting on these X-Files comics @colingourlay gave me the other day. The truth is out there folks.

phocks, to DuckDuckGo
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Wow that "repeat the previous text" thing actually works. Here's the one for the AI chatbot

phocks, to random
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Well would you look at that YouTube Music & TV put up Austin Powers 1 (and a whole bunch of other lesser movies) free to steam on their platform 👀 https://youtu.be/23z4yYgy35Q

phocks, to random
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Every time I see the word "austerity" I have to look up the meaning of it and then my brain immediately forgets what it means until the next time I see the word and the cycle repeats itself. I think there's just something about that word that my brain can't quite process and retain the meaning of. Even now I'm having trouble remembering what it means, and I just looked it up a little while ago. Anyway, is it good or bad?

phocks, to brisbane
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phocks,
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@anathema_device rock n roll 🎸

phocks,
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@anathema_device haha I won't

phocks, to DuckDuckGo
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Interesting ... are dabbling in "private" AI chat. They have Claude 1.2 Instant from Anthropic and GPT-3.5 Turbo from OpenAI. I wonder how that will go?

"All of your chats here are private, and are never stored by DuckDuckGo or used to train AI models."

"Never stored by DuckDuckGo" I assume means they will be stored by Anthropic and OpenAI 🧐

phocks, to random
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Feeling better this morning!

phocks, to random
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Haven't been posting much because, of course, I caught what Vada had the other day. Fever is down and I'm feeling better, but things still taste weird. Thankfully it doesn't seem too nasty but last night after watching The Lego Movie 2 (surprisingly good film) I was a shivering mess. Better today 🙂‍↕️

phocks,
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@anathema_device Aww thanks so much!

phocks, to random
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Anyone got a spare $17,341.35 AUD so I can play Wolfenstein (2009) on PC?

phocks, to firefox
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"Archive Page" a useful Firefox add-on for getting around paywalls https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/archive-page/

#Firefox #AddOn #Browser #Extensions #Web #PayWall

phocks, to random
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So, we ended up at the children's emergency at Prince Charles Hospital last night, just as a precaution because Vada had a really high fever and headache and was getting a rash and it seemed to be getting worse, and they gave her some ibuprofen and paracetamol while we were waiting in the waiting room (for aaaages), and then by the time we got in to see a nurse she was completely fine and happy so we went home lol 🙃

phocks, to random
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If you haven't watched Ghostbasket yet (you can stream it now on iview) then be warned — small spoiler ahead! https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-07/bluey-special-the-sign-ghostbasket-children-tips-for-change/103645916

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