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"Please tell me more about how corporations are better off keeping their software closed source and compiled with code obfuscation"

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Developer singlehandedly solves some bugs causing the slow loading times that have been plaguing GTA V Online since 2013. Without access to source code. Game made by multimillion company.

nee.lv/2021/02/28/How-I-cut-GT

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@Tutanota I'm going to upgrade to a business account. But raise the price for existing features again and I'm leaving.

Calendar invites are not a business exclusive feature. And ripping them away under this guise feels pretty underhanded.

Your squandering good will you've accumulated. I hope it's worth it.

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Extremely rare light phenomena near the telescopes at Maunakea captured on camera!

A so called 'red sprite' and a 'blue jet' are shooting up from the top of the cloud deck, striking out towards space.

(Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/A. Smith)

#Astronomy
#Space
#planets
#planet
#Science
#pictures

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asking for money help, boosts needed :boost_ok: 

hello!!!

i need about $50 for groceries, $60-ish for medical weed, and $60 for my california health insurance

i'm gonna sign up for washington healthcare soon but i dunno how long it's gonna take so i should probably keep paying my cali insurance til i'm for sure switched over

i've been trying to find a job video editing or something, i can't work anywhere facing the public because i have asthma and if i catch covid i'll die excruciatingly

paypal: paypal.me/v33b33

venmo/cashapp: vantablack420

thank you so much for literally keeping me alive, fediverse!!! :black_sparkles: :blacker_heart:

#TransCrowdFund

Actual commentary about the weather lol 

Dude today has been DARK, like I got drowsy and stuff because I thought it was late and then an alarm I'd set for 14:00 rang

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"This is one of the closest photos of Saturn ever taken."

-Credits: NASA-

#picture
#science
#astronomy

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At least 10% of my job the last 2 days has been accidentally finding out which repos allow pushing directly to master 😂

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If something's stressing you out online, just filter it for later, or block it. No shame in doing so!

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”TikTok is introducing Americans to a question that Europeans have struggled with for 20 years: a lot of your citizens might use an Internet platform created somewhere that doesn’t know or care about your laws or cultural attitudes and won’t turn up to a committee hearing.”

#privacy #TikTok #tech

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New #blog post: “Keeping platforms open”

Web version: https://seirdy.one/2021/02/23/keeping-platforms-open.html

Gemini version: gemini://seirdy.one/2021/02/23/keeping-platforms-open.gmi

It’s a follow-up to my previous article, “Whatsapp and the domestication of users”.

Introductory quote:

Hard problems, by definition, lack easy solutions. Simply choosing (or creating) a platform that avoids user domestication isn’t enough if that platform can change. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance; in addition to settling on the right platform, we must ensure that it honors its users in both the present and the future. Keeping a platform FOSS and simple is more straightforward than keeping a platform “open”.

How do we keep an open platform from becoming a closed platform in the future?

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Starting a little early tonight because I can. Come help me in FFVII to get through Shinra tower and beyond. twtich.tv/thelogrus1

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