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The other day I was sure I had seen an otter crossing the road, but on second thought, I Show more

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@platypus to be honest i kinda interpret that stuff more as "you can't be so efficient that they'll stop trying to overwork you"

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tired: lisp is great because of macros!
wired: lisp is great because of paredit
inspired: lisp is great because I don't have to memorize operator precedence rules

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« [...] surveillance capitalism makes it harder to organize effective long-term dissent. In an setting where attention is convertible into money, social media will always reward drama, dissent, conflict, iconoclasm and strife. There will be no comparable rewards for cooperation, de-escalation, consensus-building, or compromise, qualities that are essential for the slow work of building a movement. »

― Maciej Cegłowski idlewords.com/talks/build_a_be

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“Why isn’t the new year on winter solstice?”

The answer, honestly, is that the Romans had no fucking idea how to run a calendar.

¡Pedí un burrito en español! :-D :-D :-D

I mean, I got totally lost when I got to the register and the cashier asked if I wanted it for there or to go, and had to drop back to English, but other than that I did pretty well!

I need a lot more listening practice. To the podcast mines!

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In which the Grauniad's "related stories" feature reveals both how crap its algorithm is and how uninspired headline writers can be:

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Corporate surveillance Show more

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So, got a job with the Academy that took over my school. Nice. After the interview I had a chat with a friend who heads their HR and joked I'd like my job title to be IT Manager - Special Operations (currently Special Projects, for whatever bizarre reason). Turns out she didn't recognise my trademark deadpan humour and notified the Academy Head of my request! Whilst it will give me endless joy, not sure it's the best way to start!!!

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If you don’t think browser monopolies are bad:

Google still doesn’t support adding a FIDO U2F key to Google Accounts from Firefox, literally years after everyone else supports it among large tech companies.

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Life hack if an oAuth app asks for too many permissions on your GitHub profile, just remove (parts of) the "scope" parameter. Not sure why this isn't a built-in feature, tbh. Also works on some other websites with oAuth.

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VHS, Eurotrash, glitch, aliens, boobs & butts Show more

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How fricking... sELF-ASSURED do you need to be to just go,
"Oh? You wanna know my magic bytes? To identify my file format?

An 0x00 byte at offset 0, puNK."

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@kryptidkid imgdesc:
Panel 1: a black and white #cat carrying a fish in its mouth

Panel 2: the cat bringing the fish to its litter of three kittens

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the LGBT standard was refreshed to LGBTQ and most recently LGBTQIA, but you may see the following proprietary extensions in older equipment:

LGBT+
LGBT-X
mini-LGBT
LGBT-HD
LGBT 2000
LGBT for Workgroups
i.LGBT
ASUS® LGBTQ Boost™
LGBTQ.11ac
μLGBTQ (embedded only)
LGBTQ Creative Cloud

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utopianism, sci-fi Show more

Secure messaging vs. services 3/3: Please ignore the server behind the curtain Show more

Secure messaging vs. services 2/3: The worst game of Mafia Show more

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