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Don't use your real name on the Internet

So anyway I, [real name, birthday], was at [employer] and let me tell you all about my [ass backwards ideas] about [group]

Catholic schools 

There have been examples of publicly-funded Catholic schools taking students to anti-abortion rallies, of gay students being bullied. In March, the most senior Catholic cleric in English Canada wrote warning that “social trends antagonistic to the Gospel gather strength” and that Pride Month should be dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Why do school systems based around an institution that embraces such teaching continue to receive public funding?


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i am earnestly excited for the first dinosaur species to be discovered and named by a millennial so that we can learn about the Heckin Chonkosaurus

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I just can't like and subscribe to you all.

Actually, to any of you, because I don't want to get a Google account.

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Don't be fooled: Google's latest announcement on third-party cookies doesn't mean it will stop tracking you. We’ve built a new site to tell you whether or not you are a test subject in Google’s latest tracking experiment: amifloced.org/

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The hacker lifestyle is a gonzo lifestyle, by definition.

We go out and do the weirdest shit just to see if we can. Cracking? Sure. Dumpster diving for parts? Absolutely. Building a HERF gun to see what it takes to make one? Probably not the best idea, to be honest, but sure. Taking over a hotel's television network to show My Little Pony on every internal channel? Let's do this.

It's easy to imagine Hunter S. Thompson as a hacker. He may not have been a hacker, but he definitely had the "Fuck it, let's do something weird!" thing down.

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A rather insightful comment on Hacker News (yes they do exist)


<< Google, somehow, strikes me as this vision of humanity... It simply lumbers forward, doing its thing. It is to be modeled as a threat not because it is malign, but because it doesn't notice you *exist* as it takes another step forward. Threat modeling Lovecraft-style: entities that are alien and unlikely to single you out in particular, it's just what they *do* is a problem. >>

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<fbernier> ugh I'm thinking about file descriptors again
<fbernier> please fadvise

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when I see marketing bullshit like this, I click NO out of pure spite. everyone is trying to get your data these days by offering a few bucks off... it's not worth it imo. Gather the data saying I'm a grumpy person who says no to everything you offer me

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