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Okay, because of the decentralized nature of the social media platforms I'm choosing to use these days, I've encountered a greater diversity of opinions, and that's a good thing.

That said, I need to make one thing perfectly clear once and for all: you do not have a "right" to discriminate against others. This does *not* constitute persecution.

Yes, you *do* have a right to express your opinions, but this does not grant you immunity from criticism.

Fortunately I rarely see it on this platform, but...

...I always think people who expect corporations to have a moral company are a special kind of naive.

Katy and I got permission from work to share an office while working from home. Even with noise cancelling head sets, the echo was a bit much.

This is how I spent my evening today. Opposite wall looks the same.

@jlamothe Simon Singh's "The codebook" was what was getting me into crypthography when I was 14-15 it was really an interesting read, I guess it would still be :)

For those who don't understand , this video is a really easy to understand (if a little over simplified) explanation of how public key cryptography works, and why it's so freaking cool.

I saw a post on somewhere once on how to remember how to extract something with tar, so now whenever I do, I remember it as 'xtract ze vucking files'

tar -xzvf

Argh. All next week I have the early shift.

By "early shift" I mean starting at 2PM. I prefer nights.

i heard Linux is the dominant operating system on mars

I find that I generally think in abstract concepts rather than words, so much so that often when asked what I'm thinking about, I'll answer "nothing" only because the amount of effort required to serialize my thought process into words is actually burdensome. Does this happen to anyone else?

To help with the boredom of quarantine, I'm thinking of running a weekly open game on Thursday or Friday nights (UTC-05:00). Anyone interested?

I decided I wanted to learn more about the protocol. It only seemed fitting to read the docs using the protocol itself.

Why should you care about data privacy, even if you think you have "nothing to hide"?

Because our data is being used to push increasingly polarized content and capitalize on divisiveness.

Disrupt surveillance capitalism. Take back your privacy. Use Tor.

So, their official web site does not have HTTPS enabled by default. Also, when I follow their installation instructions for Ubuntu, I only get the "unstable" packages showing up.

This does not fill me with confidence. A shame too, it looks like a neat project.

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Has anyone ever dabbled with ? It looks like an interesting technology, but it's kind of useless unless you know someone else who has it.


Good points here @Sandra

But I think even the idea that "Gemini can replace web pages (blogs, news posts etc)" is wrong. Gemini presents an alternative, for when you want things fast and simple, and for when you want to be sure that every page will be as fast and simple as the next. And yes, as you mention, for when you want to tinker and explore in a cool new space.

I don't think Gemini is supposed to make "dev life any simpler", or "decrease the scope of the web". It's just something new, something different, that some of us have taken a liking to, each for our own reasons.

To use your analogy -- Gemini isn't a bike while the Web is a car. Gemini is a pedestrian. There's great value in walking, but I wouldn't want it to be the only mode of transportation.

Thanks for giving me some food for thought πŸ’™

Pro tip: When you call technical support cursing and screaming, then you threaten to take your business elsewhere if you're put on hold, that only makes me want to put you on hold so I never have to deal with you again.

Maybe rethink that tactic?

Please remember: functional cookies (login session, shopping carts) do not need user consent. So every time you see one of this oversized cookie banners someone is trying (often through dark patterns) to make you accept the whole tracking and spying as well. Don't be mad at the legislative for creating the need for tracking consent. Be mad at the websites that are trying to stir you up against that law by annoying you with those banners.

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