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banning developers from describing their electron-wrapped website as a "desktop app"

@thomasfuchs now there's a hoopy frood that knows where his towel is

I've come down with the latest viral respiratory infection that's sweeping the nation.

Like some kind of eldritch horror, I appear to be leaking mucus from every orifice in my face.

Please send a doctor, or maybe an old priest and a young priest

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This is a next-level anti-GDPR dark pattern from Forbes.

I selected that I only wanted the “required cookies” (no cookies should be required to read a text article.) “This may take up to a few minutes to process.” 🤔

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@zajo a silly amount of decongestant helps, but yeah not flying would be best

I took a plane yesterday, with a head cold and sinus pressure.

I do NOT recommend it.


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@scollonp Yeah, sometimes falling asleep is easier than STAYING asleep...which in itself is nuts

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Insomnia is such a stupid thing to have to wrestle with.

Getting ready for bed, I can't stop yawning and struggle to keep my eyes open.

Minute my head hits the pillow, my brain goes into overdrive.

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I don't understand why people are surprised by this. AIs are written by people with bias, tested by people with bias, and trained on data sets that contain biases. Why are we shocked that the AIs end up biased? Seems a foregone conclusion to me until we can figure out a better way for them to work.


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install uBlock Origin on every single one of your browsers to accelerate the collapse of the ad driven economy thank's
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(continued)re: learning to program as a student:

-Stop comparing your learning progress to others.. it's not a race. There will always be someone better and more knowledgeable than you especially when it comes to specialised interests.
-do take a moment to celebrate the small wins, e.g. "look how far I've come since the start of the year!"
-encourage others with their learning progress too.
-avoid coders who are arseholes to newbies
-find role models/mentor other students/join study groups.

@brandon I feel your pain. Having binocular vision impairments was a childhood full of "magic 3D" stereograms I could never decode.

To say nothing of 3D movies that just cause eyestrain headaches

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"Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."

I like this one.

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