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How to become a specialist in tech jobs:

you have to do something with a tool you don’t know
You hate it instantly
Turns out this tool is driving you mad
You spend 2 weeks fixing this particular tool and learning trough pain
You finally made it work
Congrats, now you are a specialist on something you hate.

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the intel vs amd vuln count is not just cause people only look at intel chips, it's because AMD's architectures always check the accessibility of data *before* emitting speculative loads, and intel's always check at instruction retire - which is too late.
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any agencies that want a backdoor into my software will first need to give a backdoor into their stuff. it's only fair.
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>work says they found linux consultant
>ask me to talk with him to check if he's familiar with the stuff we use
>because they dunno linux
>talk to him
>he doesn't know what ssh is
>"y-you know, logging in to linux servers?"
>"OH! you mean putty?"

thank fucking god they asked me before hiring him

If he pulls this off correctly, we may eventually have a half-decent decentralized Discord-shaped object

The perfect gift for that someone whose password reset answers you just can't guess.

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Client it is. Triggering people who get triggered by their public posts being public will come another day.

Client will be:
1) PyQt5. Cross platform. No Electron.
2) tabbed, QTreeView. Very high density. Should be unique. Meant for power users.
3) multiple accounts, of course!
4) Open a unified timeline, individual timelines, instances' public timelines, in tabs
5) Tor support, per-account
6) User agent can be changed, so nobody can punish you for using r000t's software
7) Requests?

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PSA: Windows 7 end of support means: Scavenge all the 'old' computers! It be raining computing devices (prolly also a lot of data because newbs) which can be transformed with a single USB to a fully fledged linux workstation! i3-i5 intels for the grabs, if you're lucky i7!
Think: Companies, Libraries, Schools and Most of all Government institutes (they prolly be dumping their XP boxes and having a hard day finding out that their new integrated systems now function on 7 and need 5 years + millions to get to run on 10)

Free!!!! OEH! and if you're really lucky, they be thinking that they need new monitors too, because of win10 :blobcatgooglytrash:

People who obsess over software licenses: have you seen this new "non-violent" public license?

I have a question: If someone uses this license for software that includes GPL'd code, isn't that a violation of the GPL? This license puts arbitrary restrictions on what the software can be used for, which, seemingly, simultaneously violates Freedoms 0, 2 and 3

Seems like, if an NPL'd piece of software is used by, say, a defense contractor, and there's a suit, author loses

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My dream for Mastodon is for it to be a viable choice as a publishing platform for any creator. In other words, for people to not feel like they're locked in to Twitter or Instagram if they want to be professionally successful.

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alright I'm either making a scraper or I'm making a decent fedi desktop client

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The Fediverse grants NO expectation of privacy.

Your Privacy is as good as your opsec.

We aim to change that.

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Reply: "Isn't there some way we can make that illegal?"

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Different take on resolutions:

Don't wait for a new year to make a change you want to see. Change yourself now if you want to make an improvement. Go for incremental improvements that add up, no need to do all the things in a major version update.

I don't do resolutions because I don't need a calendar day to make an excuse to get off my butt and improve something.

Ironically, though, it'll probably still be faster to buy it from "my guy" for at least a few weeks.

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Someone write me a bot which posts this link hourly until the complexity epidemic is over

Then all software developers see nothing but this until they fix their fucking shit

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@requiem @vertigo y'know how watchmakers use the term complications? I think in computing we should adopt frustrations.

I am very happy that I can now buy known-to-be-good, laboratory tested, fully auditable, and **reliable** cannabis from a store, that has set hours, and set prices.

It's very difficult to treat a medical condition of any kind with product that changes each time you buy it, you know nothing about chemically, and have to negotiate a location to buy it over a period of hours.

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