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FOSS is political, but also kinda weird.

Most political viewpoints have nay-sayers, but you don't get people who say 'code should be hidden'. Nobody loves Windows - they put up with it. Nobody says it's great that all governments have their computers controlled by a single, foreign corporation.

It's 100% 'raising awareness' and 0% antagonism.

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"As you may have heard, we're in the middle of a crisis.

No, not that one. I'm talking about the website obesity crisis."

kevingal.com/blog/metronome.ht

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A great video by Tom Scott about why the Web sucks. Seems like a good way to onboard someone to Gemini.

youtube.com/watch?v=OFRjZtYs3w

Just spend an hour making a single script POSIX compliant so it'll sometimes run as a dash script, therefore saving a few nanoseconds each time.

Zero regrets.

Gf's uncle just got Corona after a funeral, because of course Slavic people always kiss each other at funerals.

Not my culture, but I feel like everyone could just lay off that kind of thing when in a group of old people, at least for a few months.

Work's considering RDP connected to the outside world.

I keep hearing about security worries. Is that just due to bad passwords, or is RDP inherently flawed?

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Prediction: One of the covid vaccines will cause problems, and antivaxxers will moan insufferably about it for twenty years to come.

Every Covid vaccine I read about - including that developed by Oxford University - has IP all over it.

If a vaccine appears which works, nobody would be able to create it without permission from and payment to a corporation.

There's not a single news outlet I can see discussing how IP laws restrict the solution to a worldwide pandemic.

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If you like roguelikes, I highly recommend keeper-rl, available on Steam, and the AUR.

WSL is an absolute joke - as soon as a git's on there, Windows changes newline characters to a different newline character.

I've just defrosted the freezer, and a mysterious German bag has dropped out, with no writing except how to reseal it once opened.

I have no answers.

A good chunk of my social circle writes SEO, but none of my social circle reads that crap... but that doesn't matter, because it's the robots which decide what's good SEO, and an unknown number of robots decide what to link and how to rate.

All in al, I wonder how long until no humans are required in the entire process, and we can happily leave machines to just talk among themselves.

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"It's amazing how many organisations are given #root access on #Android but the end-user isn't!" - shared from a scary but true Hacker News comment that resonates with me.

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Pleroma post test with 15000 characters 

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