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imagine a world where we didn't have to beg strangers for money in order to get needed medical operations
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"But ICE could data mine driver's license photo databases."
"No no, the government would never do that, it's totally unrelated agencies, and states wouldn't allow federal agencies to do that anyway."

nytimes.com/2019/07/07/us/poli

@dashie Howdy! Is there a way I can contribute to the instance, like a patreon? Thanks!

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US peeps: feeling uneasy about celebrating today while there's a humanitarian crisis at our border? Join me in donating to RAICES Texas which provides legal services to immigrant children, families, and refugees. This 4th of July, recommit yourself to #justice4all. raicestexas.org/donate/

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no battles were fought on July 4th, just a piece of paper was signed. instead of a military parade, we should be, like, all writing manifestos.

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my therapist: The GNU Build System aka Autotools isn’t real. It can’t hurt you.

the GNU Build System aka Autotools:

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Here's the kind of thing I was trying to find yesterday when archive.org was down: archive.org/details/BuildYourO

By 1981 already engineers were worried maybe the Kids Today™ wouldn't know how to build a hobby computer. Seems 40 years later even the idea of doing it is all but lost.

Early BYTE (pre-1980) is also a good resource, tons of kit and circuit plans for getting your computer up. Here's Woz explaining the Apple-II [sic] architecture:
archive.org/details/byte-magaz
/cc @hunter @rain
#retrocomputing

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What you can do:
* as a website admin/newspaper publisher: Do not use AMP!
* as a user: Use another browser (uhm @firefox) and use an "no AMP" add-on: addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/

#noamp #nogoogle [3/3]

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Today’s a good time to leave Google’s spyware behind. Use Firefox or Safari.

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Why was I stuck in traffic today?

Oh right, because GM bought up and destroyed almost all of America's streetcars

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"Actually, it's only Agile if it comes from the Agile region of France. Otherwise it's just [bad] Project Management with fancy names for meetings."
-- @nickfarr
😂 👍

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Can we please not call it “pseudoscience”? How about calling it “bullshit”?

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USPOL 

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predictive text inigo montoya 

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When the money ran out at my last job, I'd transitioned laterally so far away from my original purpose as a consulting audio engineer, I had to ask my boss what exactly I even was, officially.

He said "You're a hacker. But we can make your title 'multimedia developer' officially if you'd like."

So uh, does anyone need one of those? A hacker with a specialization in audio/video coding, and an audio engineering background?

Freelance is fun, except it's mostly not.

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