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Friends don't let friends run servers on local time.

Always use UTC.

Please.

Sure, if you have just one server, run it however you want, but only if you're sure you'll never have a second.

But you will get a second server. That first server is just your gateway (pun intended) server. You'll get another.

UTC avoids timezone math. If you compare logs on two hosts, with different time zones, 12:34:56 is not the same on both hosts. You need to do math.

Great to see this level of skepticism and frustration with Google:

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

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@Stan Wallabag is the go-to alternative.

Mozilla should really get their stuff together and open up Pocket's code. How many years since the acquisition now?

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Why an Heiress Spent Her Fortune Trying to Keep Immigrants Out

> An heiress to the Mellon banking and industrial fortune with a half-billion dollars at her disposal, Mrs. May helped create what would become the modern anti-immigration movement.

nytimes.com/2019/08/14/us/anti

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@PINE64 the "99 dollar laptop" turned out to be quite a bit more expensive than that...

39 USD shipping and 82.75 EUR import tax

That makes a 207.93 EUR or a 230.88 USD laptop.

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This is a problem with our existing data sets. Humans create the sets of data that are used by these AIs, which allows even unconscious biases to be carried over to the AIs. We need to diversify the populations that are represented in these data sets, but that's easy to say harder to do apparently.

"Google’s Hate Speech-Detecting AI is Biased Against Black People"

futurism.com/the-byte/google-h

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📌 A postmarketOS developer, Halamix2, is creating a series of videos on how to port to new devices (especially Android smartphones), to make the task easier, faster and intuitive even for relatively inexperienced users.

In order to make those videos, your opinion is needed, for example on what topics should be covered. If you believe this project would be useful, please don't hesitate to say your opinion in this post!

reddit.com/r/postmarketOS/comm

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‪The CERN is migrating to open-source technologies, i.e. away from Microsoft, home.cern/news/news/computing/

‪The reason is: Lisenses are becoming too expensive (their status has changed, they don’t get the same offer).‬

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Updated review: these blue light blocking glasses were definitely worth the investment.

After staring at PC screens all day, I used to get headaches, general pain behind my eyes, and eye fatigue, daily. Now, I can't recall the last time I even had an afternoon headache. I've also noticed that I can fall asleep much easier and the quality of sleep is much better, in the morning.

Whether this brand, or another, I'd suggest picking up a pair and trying them out. I'm glad I gave them a shot.

For those using or other password managers in order to auto-fill username/password, how do you deal with sites that merely title their login page "Sign In." Which is not so useful for the password manager to select which login one wants when there are like 15 such logins I need to deal with... Any solutions?

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I think the coolest opportunity of it all is being able to use the connections I have with local non profits to make awesome solutions for people who need them.

I've already been looking at a Braille typing solution that should clock in under $100 a unit to help alleviate the struggles of the local visually impaired community.

After that, I intend to reboot the organization's efforts in making mouse solutions for quadriplegics at under $100 a unit.

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Another hidden gem (at least for me) - Standard Ebooks - standardebooks.org/

Standard Ebooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, and free.

carrier pigeon > ADSL

> In September 2009, Durban company Unlimited IT reportedly pitted a messenger pigeon against South African ISP Telkom to transfer 4 GB of data 60 miles (97 km) from Howick to Durban. The pigeon, carrying the data on a memory stick, arrived in one hour eight minutes, with the data taking another hour to read from the memory stick. During the same two-hour period, only about 4.2% of the data had been transferred over the ADSL link.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneakern

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