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Medieval guy #1: okay so what do turtles look like
Medieval guy #2: well they live in the water
Medieval guy #1: so they're fish?
Medieval guy #2: yea. also they bite you. And they have legs
Medieval guy #1: haha weird. What else
Medieval guy #2: they have a shell
Medieval guy #1: like a snail shell?
Medieval guy #2: idk it's some sort of shell. And they can pull their head inside the shell.
Medieval guy #1: ok I think I got it. How's this look
Medieval guy #2: perfect

One of the many things I find utterly revolting about the whole "trade sanctions affecting Microsoft GitHub-using small developers" is how somehow those trade sanctions can apparently be enforced against a small-time dev from Crimea, but magically enforcement becomes impossible when we're talking about NSO Group and other cyberarms peddlers selling to regimes and not even hiding with it.

I saw a question somewhere the other day from someone saying something like "my multiple Electron apps use a lot of resources, is it possible to use just one shared runtime to handle them all?" and I just yelled at the screen "IT'S CALLED A WEB BROWSER YOU FUCKING DICKHEAD" but I don't think they heard me.

for every quotable 'feel good' comment by ESR on FOSS/Open-Source there is a feel-bad comment about, oh, white supremacy wrt programming, the tech feminist cabal to destroy Linus, how homosexuals are generally pedophiles, etc. stop quoting him.

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UK Politics 

Jo Swinson is our new party leader 😁 🔶

Nordic socialism 

I often can't help but think that for all of their public admiration of Nordic socialism, most social media baby-communists would respond to its actual practice with self-righteous fury.

(The bedrock of Nordic socialism is negotiation and compromise backed by collective action if necessary. Twitter Marxists approve of only one of those three things at best.)

NPM’s ceo was successfully trolled by *hand puppets*.

I’ll stop laughing about this some day, I swear.

The Chrome team is already behaving as if they own the web, railroading the process for a UI term I hadn't even heard of until an hour ago.

For some reason, I can’t really put my finger on it, all the monopolistic big-ass Internet companies are constantly telling us that the future of computing is dumb terminals using their hosted services.

See also: Google Stadia

How many times do you think this sign was stolen before they resided to stick a tracker on it?

lmao at all the free speech clowns in toots mentions. why is being able to connect to an internet nazi instance the big moral hill youre gonna die on. do you know how foolish you look doing this predictable shit every time. shut the fuck up

So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)

This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.

Lists: allows to remove most of the need for grammar
Gargron: That makes them an Article (aka, “I don't want to support it”)

DNS over HTTPS is getting serious backlash in the UK because DNS poisoning plus DPI for DNS rewriting is the basis of content filtering and injunction-based blocking.

Sadly nobody remembers that people warned that "censorship is interpreted as damage" in a network.


My personal hot take: just forget the growth-above-everything mindset already! It isn't healthy, not even at the start. It is the root of so many issues we face in our societies, environment. Please talk about the uncomfortable; wealth inequality, economic and ecological exploitation! #latitude59

What the hell is all this two wolves thing?

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