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letter to representatives 

well-written expression of disapproval regarding covid response:

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The Linux userbase is very divided between Ubuntu, it's Debian friends, and it's Arch enemies.

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Before jumping into someone else's mentions:

✅ Am I being contrarian?
✅ Do I already have a relationship with this person, or am I being inappropriately familiar?
✅ Am I "ironically" doing exactly what this person just said not to do?
✅ Am I derailing another legitimate discussion in order to get on my own favourite hobby-horse or to one-up this person in my knowledge of social issues?
✅ Am I saying "Are you surprised?" when they're disappointed?
✅ Am I providing unsolicited advice?

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fucking kill me
worst taste of the day goes to

walk through a python list backward with bitwise negation:

>>> L = ["first", "second", "third", "second-last", "last"]
>>> L[0]
>>> L[~0]
>>> L[~1]
>>> L[~2]

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@ifixcoinops Google gets things like this wrong, hilarity ensues, and yet companies still piss away their money to buy profiles of people that Google has. You'd think these mistakes would make the companies that buy profiles from Google stop and wonder how and why they're making mistakes like this so frequently.

i have had no other experience quite like walking through a barren icy wasteland of caution tape and closed shops while hearing


is there a term for a word which looks like what it means?

you know, like how "bed" looks like a bed

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Put down that 'for' and step away from the 'while'. No one has to get iterated

Manifestation devant «la résidence du premier ministre» 

Les opposants aux mesures sanitaires n’avaient vraisemblablement pas fait leurs recherches avant d’aller manifester dimanche après-midi devant une résidence cossue qu’ils croyaient être celle du premier ministre François Legault, alors qu’il s’agissait en réalité d’une banale maison de Westmount.

«Les manifestants se sont trompés de maison... Et peut-être de combat...»

canada news/poli 

i actually know somebody from abbotsford who is the sweetest of sweethearts, but

why is everything that happens in that city such a "yikes"?

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canada news/poli 

Abbotsford, B.C. kids told to research positives of residential schools

Children were forcibly taken from their families and placed in the schools, which the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission found perpetuated “cultural genocide.”

Up to 6,600 children are believed to have died in residential schools, while many others faced physical or sexual abuse at the institutions, which operated for more than 120 years.

us politics 

so Trump and his allies are 1-38 in court so far.

is there a term for vindictive legislation on a national scale?

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There's a new "experimental feature" being tested in Firefox 83: sponsored sites in the URL bar.

"Mozilla works with advertising partners to place sponsored tiles on the Firefox home page (or New Tab) that would be useful to Firefox users. Mozilla is paid when users click on sponsored tiles."

You can disable this by setting `browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.showSponsoredTopSites` to `false`.

Found via


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richard stallman blocking a bridge 

what if you wanted to cross the bridge but richard stallman asked you to answer his three questions or you will fall to your doom

quebec politics 

what about this: a loi 21 but for christians

the christmas music has already begun. it's everywhere. in november. how did this happen? does it actually spread faster than covid?

maybe when i'm subjected to nasheed every time i'm in a public space for over a month, i'll start caring about hijabs on the bus.

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