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hands down the best thing about GDPR is that it shows us that there are still places on this planet where humans can tell Our Machine Overlords to do something and they still have to listen

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couldn't resist ordering a couple of these teeny computers that fit in a USB port: crowdsupply.com/sutajio-kosagi

should arrive around my birthday, so happy birthday, future me!

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listen prof my dog ate my gdpr stuff but i can still turn it in until midnight right

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Every time I see a GDPR email, I read “we take privacy and security seriously. But not seriously enough to have done this without being forced to, in order to keep making money.”

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cringe-worthy tech reporting Show more

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Webdesign (including fonts) got so bad that there's actually a "reader mode" in browsers now that makes sites look like they did 20 years ago
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Tired: corporations are people
Wired: corporations are malfunctioning toddler-gods, capable of wiping out populations with a single gesture but iffy on object permanence, theory of mind, and the difference between want and need

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I guess I forgot to mention... I sell these?

if you like soldering, typing, and/or things that look cool, maybe buy a kit: atreus.technomancy.us

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An aerospace eng friend once said "stability and maneuverability are inversely corelated". I often think about that in life:

The faster you want things to change, the more uncertainty you'll need to accept.

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HAHAHAHA, Android. What lulz. "We found several vendors that didn't install a single patch but changed the patch date forward by several months,"

phonedog.com/2018/04/12/androi

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HER: I strongly dislike computers.
ME: eh; it's just servers and browsers that are bad
ME: well
ME: servers, browsers, and mobile
ME: well, servers, browsers, mobile ... and windows

...

ME: but apart from all that, what have the Romans done for us?

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for April Fools, replace all executables in /bin with BSD variants and keep the /usr/bin ones as GNU variants

(don't actually do this pls)

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It’s the small things that make software / products delightful

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So, Slack has decided to shutdown IRC and XMPP interfaces.

Looks like no more slack for me!