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I've seen a whole lot of dumb shit from PragerU, but this has got to be among the worst

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Making fun of the appearance of a reprehensible person hurts all those who, by no fault of their own, have a similar appearance.

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*Working on class project*
Me: ok, don't worry about git, so just send me the changes you made to the script and I'll add them over here
Classmate: ok *sends the whole goddamn script*
🙃

Funnily enough, today we had an earthquake

For context:
OVSICORI is our seismic observatory and UNA is the "National University" (yes, that's its name) and the above toot was inspired by our government announcing that we'd have an earthquake drill yesterday since like June.

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an authoritarian's prayer 

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PSA: Please don't use GroupMe. It's a proprietary, centralised network "service" that gobbles up all your data. It's also absolute trash and is no more usable than something like Matrix, DeltaChat, etc.

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Something I mentioned on GitHub, to clarify someone who was confused as to why their feature request was shot down (even with a patch attached).

The window management code of sway is basically closed to further enhancements. This has been an unspoken policy for a while now. We only merge bugfixes and otherwise we track i3 releases upstream.

Expanding sway into a giant kitchen sink is not my goal. We need to at some point become conservative with our changes, or else the runaway complexity will ruin the software. Eventually sway should be "done", in my opinion.

There is still room for improvement, but that is mainly limited to the domains in which i3 is not: the parts of sway (and wlroots) which replace the role of the Xorg server. To this end, we're building improvements around screen capture, VR support, and so on. We also continue to see lots of investment in wlroots, and I expect it will continue to mature for a long time.

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It's time for us to give back -- not just to our community, but to those less privileged.

Read about it in our new blog post: pine64.org/2019/08/19/its-time

Am I wrong in believing that emergency drills lose effectiveness when you spend a month reminding everyone that there's going to be one?

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fedi isn't a hellsite. its a decentralized federated collection of interconnected hellinstances, which together form what we refer to as the "hellaverse"

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Reminder that you don't need to use link shorteners like bit.ly etc on Mastodon.

All links on Mastodon count for 23 characters no matter how long or short they actually are.

More #MastoTips:
mastodon.at/@switchingsocial/t

#Mastodon #LinkShorteners

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social cruelty to the homeless 

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Google, who became the most powerful corporation in the world by selling web ads: Hey in the future every computer program should actually be a website. Don't worry about why, just do it. It'll be cool. We're the vanguard of technology or something

People: ok

People: hey why does this calendar i downloaded have ads in it

Google: Haha cool

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I hate that google calls standard IMAP auth “less secure” while simultaneously being restrictive about who is allowed to use their OAuth login. They make life harder for our users and tell them there is something wrong with our security model when really the issue is bureaucracy

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It's pretty amazing that you can develop an app using KDE's libraries in KDE's IDE, have wonderful artists make your project artwork in KDE's painting app and edit a video about it all in KDE's video editor. The number of organizations that could tell the same story can be counted on one hand. The scope of what the community does is stunning.

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~✿* My history with JavaScript *✿~

*JavaScript introduced to Netscape*
:blobowo: "This is cool"

*AJAX appears*
:blobuwu: "Yes, useful"

*Early 'port X to JS' experiments*
:blobowo: "Haha it's a fun experiment"

*node.js*
:blobthinkingeyes: ".. um"

*Production software moves to webapps*
:blobnervous: "Wait"

*Electron everywhere*
:blobtired: "Oh no"

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