Activity of Gary Wright II

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      Gary Wright II posted to Microblog in the group LGBTQ

      Banned Books - The majority of books being banned are #LGBTQ+, so I'm grateful for Them for compiling a list. My local #library in #Guntersville, #Alabama created a display of banned books.... more...

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        Overton Window -or- "Fractured Realities"
        Methinks we should no longer view USA as one widening Overton Window, but as two separate ones. As the right falls off a cliff into fascism, it's upon those of us who are still sane to keep a majority... more...

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          Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

          For-Profit Rehabs -or- "No good deed goes unpunished!"
          I made mistake of publishing URL of drug rehab facility on my suicide prevention page. Now I'm getting inundated with for-profit rehabs to the point I've pulled all listings down and only list... more...

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            Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

            My Metaphor for Misplaced Hate: Many people hate Goldenrod because they think it causes their allergies. But that pollen is too large and sticky to become easily airborne, so it's usually not the cause of most people's suffering. Think of all the... more...

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              Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

              Creating Alternate Worlds - Using Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN), we're able to "teach" computers to generate realistic derivatives of things that already exist. The website "This X does not exist" highlights many fascinating... more...

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                Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                Webb Space Telescope's First Images - 🤯🤯🤯
                https://www.nasa.gov/webbfirstimages

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                  Gary Wright II posted to Microblog in the group Geek Food

                  Windows 11 Hack - You can't move windows between virtual desktops directly yet (AFAIK), but you can open the Task View and then move applications to the desired desktop from there. First, open “Task View” [Win+Tab key] and focus the desktop with... more...

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                    Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                    Jellyfin Media Server - I've been waiting for a feature-rich open source/free solution! Here's a tutorial on how to use Jellyfin with a Raspberry Pi, but you can also install it on other... more...

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                      Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                      Tapping Out! Last week while I was playing with a 7 year old, the kid said a phrase that I am going to surely adopt. The kid said, "I am no longer willing to accept this challenge!" which reminded me to only focus my efforts and attention to where I... more...

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                        Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                        Apathy is KILLING us literally! In the last election cycle, my current home county of Marshall County, Alabama had 76.6% of registered voters choose NOT to exercise their sacred right to vote. That's 50,000 voices being silent while so many other... more...

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                          Gary Wright II posted to Microblog in the group Geek Food

                          su vs. sudo - Since converting all of my servers to Ubuntu, I mostly use sudo. But there are advantages/disadvantages to both commands. Do you know the difference between the usage of the two? Here's one opinion, but choose which works best for your... more...

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                            Gary Wright II posted to Microblog in the group Geek Food

                            Geek Food 🖥️: More years ago than I'd like to admit, Bruce Eckel with "Thinking in Java" got me started with #Java. But tech and programming languages evolve, and I've migrated all but one app from Java to #Python. "Thinking in Python" is on my... more...

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                              Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                              "Sand Batteries" are brilliant! 🤯 The planet has no shortage of sand, and through research scientists will reduce the 100 ton requirement per silo. Storing heat with sand is an example of a green energy strategy using existing... more...

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                                Gary Wright II posted to Microblog in the group Geek Food

                                Quantum Physics - Neutrons and protons are made of three quarks each that are "ordinary" matter, but there are tetraquarks and pentaquarks that are "exotic" matter. The way they decay is special, so a new theory of physics is now... more...

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                                  Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                                  "How to be Hopeless" by Carlos Maza is something everyone should bookmark, and then find an hour of time to watch and think about. He talks about the book "Plague" by Albert Camus, but with modern day comparisons. Brilliant and... more...

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                                    Gary Wright II posted to Microblog in the group Activism Resources

                                    Books UnBanned 🇺🇸 - The Brooklyn Public Library through a teen-led initiative is giving every teen in the USA free access to all of the banned books. The banned list of texts also makes a great reading list for finding Black and LGBTQ+ authors and... more...

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                                      Gary Wright II published a blog post The American Dream in the group Activism Resources
                                      The American Dream
                                      The American Dream relies on all three branches of government to uphold the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, as well as all case law.
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                                        Gary Wright II created the group Struggler
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                                          Gary Wright II published a blog post Series Dedication in the group Leelah!
                                          Series Dedication
                                          The animated series "Leelah!" is dedicated to the real Leelah in hopes of fulfilling her last wish, but is not related to her life.
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                                            Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                                            As Exhibit A to support my proclamation that Stray Kids is the best boy band EVER in history, here's Slump recorded by The F1rst Take (which if you've never been in a recording studio, you have no idea the terror/talent involved in a one take... more...

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                                              Gary Wright II posted to Microblog in the group Computer Graphics & Animation

                                              The HUMAN realistic 3D portrait courses using Blender by Kent Trammel at CG Cookie are incredible!
                                              https://cgcookie.com/

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                                                Gary Wright II posted to Microblog in the group Geek Food

                                                Geek Food - My productivity relies on automation of things. I love #Python and I use Anaconda daily. Here's a great tutorial on how to build a 🐍CLI app to get weather reports that's good for beginners or those coming from another programming... more...

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                                                  Stress & Addiction🧪
                                                  Chronic stress (which we all have) + a deficient HPA axis = a biochemical recipe both addiction and metabolic disorders!
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                                                    Granite Recovery Centers has published information on how the consumption of alcohol affects your immune system.
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                                                      Gary Wright II posted to Microblog

                                                      This #VeteransDay is the first since the end of 20 year unwinnable war in Afghanistan: 2,401 military deaths (1,921 from hostile action). 20,752 wounded in action. 18 CIA operatives killed. 1,822 civilian contractor deaths. Over $2.3 TRILLION was... more...