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 It's quite jarring to me NOT to be able to zap the creator of this obscure script meant to solve an even more obscure problem for a tiny portion of the English speaking members of the human race.

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 Installing #ubuntu #linux 🤞 
 Here’s how to get to truth (or close to it) in the Information Age. 

- learn how to think broa... 
 This is a high view of human reason that is open to the possibility of knowing truth. It is admirable in the nihilistic culture we live in. How much postmodernism have you studied? 

Even more importantly, have you spent any time with Benedict XVI and the Regensburg address? 
 Postmodernism has some interesting points of intersection with Catholic anthropology and epistemology. Specifically, on the question of bias, and whether it's possible to eliminate personal bias and even more fundamentally, whether it's even desirable to do so were it possible. The objectivity of reason can, perhaps even must, be united to the subjectivity of love in order to be fully open to the truth, which , in Christianity, is not a proposition but a Person.

The Regensburg address may be one of the most important pieces of Christian philosophy in the 21st century to date. It literally got people killed....

https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/regensburg-university-address-12-september--pope-benedict-xvi-6183 
 What is the correct response to being at an all time low motivation

#asknostr 
 That sounds... out of my reach  
 Well, yes, within "reach" so thanks for taking that super literally har har 
 Well I guess if I could do nothing, motivation wouldn't be an issue 🤣 
 Watching Larry David lose his mind at Siri's hapless errors also helps 
 😍 when autocorrect picks "depravity" when I type "Spanish" 
 I am amazed by how many people use the Save button. The feature has been live for 2 days and I al... 
 Would love to have it back as before 
 #quotestr #chesterton
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 Generally I agree 100% (regular watcher of Louis Rossman here) but isn't think basically protecting against the automobile equivalent of scalping Taylor Swift concert tickets? 
 This is my first post. I’m excited to look around and see how this works

#introductions 
 Welcome... big fan of the Dude here 🙋‍♂️ 
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 I have one account only and have this same problem  
 still happening unfortunately 
 “Sacrifice is the most natural act of man, the very essence of his life. Man is a sacrificial b... 
 #quotestr
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 PEOPLE


LISTEN 

JUST BECAUSE THE WEBSITE SAYS THE HEADLIGHTS ARE FOR YOUR VEHICLE MAKE AND MODEL

DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE FOR YOUR VEHICLE MAKE AND MODEL

THEY JUST MIGHT BE ATV LIGHTS THAT BLIND EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHTTIME. DRIVER. IN OPPOSING TRAFFIC 

DO NOT CONTRIBUTE TO LED HEADLIGHT INFLATION 

BUY OEM 

DO SOME RESEARCH

YOUR FELLOW HUMANS WILL THANK YOU  
 Catholic priest injured in Chicago shooting after confronting car thieves | Catholic News Agency
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/257896/catholic-priest-injured-in-chicago-shooting-after-confronting-car-thieves 
 I learned yesterday that St Boniface was martyred with 46 others by bandits intercepting them on the road to Frisia with liturgical books. Probably killed out of frustration with all that worthless paper and nothing more  
 "Top-heavy was the ship as a dinnerless student with all Aristotle in his head."

#quotestr #mobydick 
 GM 
This Tidal embed seems legit
https://tidal.com/track/220434648?u 
 I cant believe how quickly my new nostr:nprofile1qy2hwumn8ghj7un9d3shjtnyv9kh2uewd9hj7qghwaehxw30... 
 You're gonna love it 
 Agreed that Start9 docs are second to none. Also, their Telegram channel has excellent support from their team. 
My suggestion is to start with a few core services and start to build your way up slowly.... Self hosting is a long transition and requires making a lot of changes and figuring out what your needs and capabilities are. Not everyone is the same. Give yourself the time to consolidate news habits and shift your expectations. It's a very enjoyable challenge. 
 #catholic #corpuschristi #hispano
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 This was our little hilltop church in the city this morning 44 first communions and an extravagant Eucharistic procession culminating with a street covered in elaborate carpets of colored sawdust. #catholic #dawn #corpuschristi 


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 Si todo el mundo está loco, los sanos se llaman enfermos.

De acuerdo, Milei es raro, pero desde mi sitio fuera de su pais, me gusta verlo... 
 Pues hay mucho que me confunde de latinoamerica, pero no soy parte de eso y nada mas observo desde afuera... Me parece que Bukele se da el gusto de pompa, como muchos que he conocido. Soy catolico, no hay problema por disfrutar la pompa de vez en cuando. No opino si hay intenciones mas siniestras. 
 Hi! 

I made a nostr account a while back and gave up pretty quickly, so here’s another attempt... 
 I like poems  
 I'd say Seamus Heaney would probably be front runner 
 I enjoy him reading his poetry. He did a translation of Beowulf that is outstanding. 

You can catch some samples herr:

Listen to Seamus Heaney I Collected Poems (published 1966-1975) by Seamus Heaney on Audible. https://www.audible.com/pd/B07HHDF5K9?source_code=ASSORAP0511160007 
 Hey Max,

Sorry for the late response.  

One possible future is we switch to Graphene.. Worth no... 
 Impressed this company is making a 60hz e-ink tablet... Using Android OS ... AND reps on Nostr

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 Has anyone gotten Cash App working on Graphene OS? Keep getting "We were unable to verify this ac... 
 Works great no problem! 
 Bitcoiners Should Be Catholic

With skepticism and moral relativism more prevalent than ever, it'... 
 This is great! @mbasola 
 I started making a conscious effort to be nicer a few years ago and my life greatly improved.

My... 
 This is good, thank you 
 I just need to get something off my chest.

My city built a new airport a year ago that demolished the 1960s "cutting edge" jet age shamrock-style terminals that allowed near instantaneous access to the gates from the drop off point. In its place is a big, boxy TSA theatre, and a parking garage attached. Despite the billions poured into it, they didn't think to put in a pedestrian bridge so that all vehicle traffic through the terminal didn't need to be stopped by a guy with a whistle and a reflective vest every single time someone wanted to cross to or from the parking garage. 

Hideous. 

Thank you for reading. I feel better. 
 We’ve upgraded our node. LN eSIM is now back online 
 Works great with GrapheneOS ⚡💯 
 Hey nostriches - can you share any and all tips for talking to God? 
 A great resource is discerninghearts.org especially the talks by Timothy Gallagher

Also try downloading the Hallow app

#godstr 
 Finding consistent, regular time to set aside for prayer is also really helpful. It is as much about quieting oneself to be able to listen as it is speaking about what's on the mind and heart, though it is that, too. I highly recommend a chapter of the Gospel of Mark per day with a simple expression of desire to get to know Jesus as he is, without substituting our own prejudices  or letting our pain stoke our anxieties. 
I'm praying for you now, brother! For whatever it is you need most.  
 The one thing about Twitter I will say is you used to get more replies, even if it was hate 😂 
 This is called fishing for engagement 🎣 ha  
 I purchased an eSim from @LNeSIM and it worked great, just as it has in the past. Great support responses on #nostr from the dev when I had a hiccup (at 3am no less). 

Sipping minimal data in Latin America on #grapheneOS and open source maps like Magic Earth is the private, permissionless internet at its best. 

Now, to just convince these Chilangos to start taking sats 🇲🇽🤣

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 Never used Osmand+ but I haven't had good luck with these open source maps. Magic earth isn't perfect but strikes a good balance. Offline maps, decent pedestrian nagivation, good battery life  
 I don’t even know the point I’m making about anything i say really, apart from maybe back in ... 
 Travel isn't mysterious either. The world feels way too small. At least back in the day you had to pay several dollars and type in a 30-digit string of numbers to make a static-filled call home from a public phone. Letters were far better and way more reliable than they are now. 
 Sharing a quote from one of the great mothers of literature:

“I am Beth Morgan,” my mother said, and her voice was as deep and strong as any man. “I have come up here to tell you what I do think of you all, because I have heard you are talking against my husband. Two things in this world do I hate. One is talking behind the back, and the other is lice. So you should know what I do think of you.”
The only sounds when my mother stopped were the crackling of wood and the hushing of snow.
“You are a lot of cowards to talk against my husband,” my mother said with a full voice. “He has done nothing against you and he never would and you know it well. He is Superintendent of the colliery now because every man will have his reward for working, and that is his. And for you to think he is with the owners because he has had his reward is not only nonsense but downright wickedness. How some of you can sit in the same Chapel with him I cannot tell. But there is one thing more I will say and that is this. If harm do come to my Gwilym, I will found out the men and I will kill them with my hands. And that I will swear by God Almighty. And there will be no Hell for me. Nobody will go to Hell for killing lice.”
“Mama,” Davy called from the back of the rock.
My mother turned round to look for Davy, but she could not see him at first.
“I am not your mother,” she said, “when you are with these. You are lice with them. And if your father comes to harm, you shall be the first to go.”
Davy came out of the darkness to go to my mother but she turned away and started to stumble down the rock. I ran round to help her find her footway, and Davy stood at the top watching in quiet. There was low talking from the men and not a sound else, and indeed if ever I heard the voice of shame, then it was, while my mother was crying as she felt her way down.

From HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY by Richard Llewellyn

Happy Mother’s Day to all. #quotestr #madres #happymothersday 
 

Final day in Mexico—my first trip here. A whirlwind tour of the Nauha civilization that existed prior to the Spanish arrival, followed by a close reading of Guadalupe event that resulted in the baptism of millions of indigenous in the decades following. 
It has been a challenging historical lesson provided by a great friend, Dr. Ezekiel Stear of Auburn University. His persistent line of investigation throughout his career has been in search of an answer to the question: “How did Mexico become Mexico?”
His abundant knowledge has significantly altered my understanding of the “primitive” civilization that the Spanish evangelized in the 16th century, as well as the real collaboration and mutual respect that existed between the Nauha and the Franciscans in certain parts of New Spain—something approaching an ideal. 
Of course, much of the story did involve mistreatment, deception, cruelty, and greed, on the part of both cultures. Human beings have not changed very much, ever.
More to follow in the coming days, but for today: 🇲🇽 Viva Mexico y la Virgen 🇲🇽

#hispano #guadalupe #catholic #godstr
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 Final day in Mexico—my first trip here. A whirlwind tour of the Nauha civilization that existed prior to the Spanish arrival, followed by a close reading of Guadalupe event that resulted in the baptism of millions of indigenous in the decades following. 
It has been a challenging historical lesson provided by a great friend, Dr. Ezekiel Stear of Auburn University. His persistent line of investigation throughout his career has been in search of an answer to the question: “How did Mexico become Mexico?”
His abundant knowledge has significantly altered my understanding of the “primitive” civilization that the Spanish evangelized in the 16th century, as well as the real collaboration and mutual respect that existed between the Nauha and the Franciscans in certain parts of New Spain—something approaching an ideal. 
Of course, much of the story did involve mistreatment, deception, cruelty, and greed, on the part of both cultures. Human beings have not changed very much, ever.
More to follow in the coming days, but for today: 🇲🇽 Viva Mexico y la Virgen 🇲🇽
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 Whoops, just saw you posted this here too. Should've replied here instead of X 
 Ditto. It's fascinating to observe this Nostr thing develop. It's like watching a volcanic island emerge from the sea.  
 Since we quietly enabled Lightning Network payments in our BTCPay store one month ago, 70% of pur... 
 Are you willing to have lightning channels opened to your node? 
 On the left is our old rectory fire tube boiler, installed c. 1967. On the right is the new high efficiency condensing boiler, with all the improvements that accompanied it, including asbestos abatement. 

Thank God for tradesmen who know what they're doing and care about their craftsmanship. These guys are good dudes, albeit rough around the edges. But they want to know how to do things and do them well. 

I, for one, appreciate them. 

Young men, take note. Such competence is not a bad way to make a living, even today. 

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 Facts 🤝 
 Mining would be the way to get them interested. I need to learn this first so I can lure them in with weird side projects that pique their interest  
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 Those creatures are astounding

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 ### What do you use to manage psswords?

`pass` is officially shit on mobile. Gave up trying to f... 
 SecureSafe was my app of choice before switching to self hosted Vaultwarden.
SecureSafe worked great.  And can integrate well into all platforms and browsers. Also had an inheritance protocol included,b which I now miss. 
Vaultwarden isn't as functional but is very easy to use if running your own @Start9 machine.
I also think ProtonPass is worth checking out.  
 It is the mark
of a great mind to entertain a thought without accepting it.

HILAIRE BELLOC
#quotestr 
 Very witty ser 
 Good questions. Off the cuff, I'd say that one's reasons for learning about and holding bitcoin may vary. But the intentions behind the creation of Bitcoin obviously draw on moral sources, especially the devastating effects of unsound money on society and the need to separate money from state. (See Hülsmann's THE ETHICS OF MONEY PRODUCTION.) This in my view is the determinant for the morality of holding Bitcoin even as it is treated as a speculative get-rich scheme by some... which seems far less prevalent among bitcoiners than it does in the spinoff communities that are deeply scammy. By no means is it absent. In  the end, I would hold Bitcoin even if it didn't appreciate massively in value. Its qualities as sound money and a savings vehicle for the masses-- an open, permissionless, trustless bearer asset, that cannot be corrupted by any central authority, seems like good enough of a deal to stake one's wealth on in the hopes that it can address the deep and hidden injustices of the current system. 
 The possibility of signifcant increase in buying power for bitcoin is not simply a function of its speculative nature. Buying and holding bitcoin for principled reasons is actually quite difficult and represents significant risk--the factors at play are more than just personal gain and storing the value of one's labor, but also a more sound monetary asset and the separation of money and state. The possibility of significant gain represents an incentive to help motivate those who take these risks to take them both prudently and courageously, and to persevere in the face of extreme difficulty and distraction. That is no small thing. A dictum in this respect would be: Show me the incentives, and I'll show you the outcome. Bitcoiners are serving a noble good and the possibility of monetary gain is one factor among many important factors that helps to incentivize what would otherwise be unimaginably difficult for most people.

Stated by nostr:nprofile1qyv8wumn8ghj7cm9d3kxzu3wdehhxarj9emkjmn99uq3wamnwvaz7tmjv4kxz7fwdehhxarj9e3xzmny9uq3zamnwvaz7tmwdaehgu3wwa5kuef0qyghwumn8ghj7vf5xqhxvdm69e5k7tcpz3mhxue69uhhyetvv9ukzcnvv5hx7un89uq3kamnwvaz7tm5dpjkvmmjv4ehgtnwdaehgu339e3k7mf0qqsp4lsvwn3aw7zwh2f6tcl6249xa6cpj2x3yuu6azaysvncdqywxmgf9qw43  in more forceful terms:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCLt7oUl43I

I also think the idea of intrinsic value is a distraction in this discussion. Correct me if I'm wrong: in the sense you're using it here, "intrinsic value" means "good for something other than being used as money, and therefore [more] free from speculative abuse". But the claim is that bitcoin is a new form of money that creates digital scarcity through the binding of real world energy expenditure to an immutable distributed ledger in order to secure it from attack and recalibrate the accuracy of the price signal. Digital scarcity is such a profound innovation that it's hard to make a comparison to other monetary phenomena. "Intrinsic value" is something like a skeuomorph of the prior forms of money that were necessarily physical. A skeuomorph is "a derivative object that retains ornamental design cues from structures that were necessary in the original." But bitcoin is innovative precisely because it eliminates the need to bind scarcity to physicality, offering pure scarcity in the digital realm by the capture of energy through proof-of-work. 

(You can weigh in any time, nostr:nprofile1qy28wumn8ghj7un9d3shjctzd3jjummjvuhszxmhwden5te0w35x2en0wfjhxapwdehhxarjxyhxxmmd9uq3zamnwvaz7tmwdaehgu3wwa5kuef0qyfhwumn8ghj7ur4wfcxcetsv9njuetn9uq3samnwvaz7tmxd9k8getj9ehx7um5wgh8w6twv5hsz9mhwden5te0wfjkccte9ehx7um5wghxyctwvshsqgqr6w2khgwqxwfqylc7232g883ypnlxxa8ex50kmvghmpz3kzvxuvywsart  ) 
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 I believe @Start9 has switched from docker to podman for its service packages