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[RT @databasescaling]
OH: "Mars has a higher proportion of Linux devices with working audio than any other known planet in the universe."

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"Installation: we recommend that you use Docker."

what I'm supposed to see: "hey, it's a simple one-liner! Such clean install, much wow."

what I actually see: "we couldn't figure out how to install this thing on anything but our own machine, but hey, here is a well-compressed image of our entire disk, use this instead so that we can stop trying"

Sorry I missed last week, I was really busy and couldn't really pull out any choice quotes.

Now that I'm in a better mood apparently:

An Internet realizes that Paul Graham doesn't have anything to say about any topic unrelated to how correct Paul Graham is.

Hackernews debates whether it is possible to have a functioning society without needlessly-aggressive automated moderation tools hovering over heavily centralized ad networks.

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Choice Quotes:

this is the opportune moment to argue about whether humanity should keep going. Given the sorts of people with which Hackernews surrounds themselves, it's easy to see why they're uncertain.

Hackernews has played Kerbal Space Program, and has several opinions strongly held but lightly understood.

it contains certain features that put this product almost, but not quite, on part with Microsoft Access circa 1998.

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Man Convinced Coffee Tastes Better After Making it in a Much More Inconvenient Way: "...I sat down and watched him start a chain of events that would’ve had Rube Goldberg checking his watch." 🤣

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RT @awesomekling
How I feel when I have to do something complex on an embedded system with no high-level languages installed

New Webshit weekly!

This week's choice quote:

"Facebook (business model: "Uber for Radicalization")"

New Webshit Weekly!

There are really too many choice passages to quote here. Let's just say that this is a choice installment, and definitely read the descriptions for: "Female Founder Secrets: Men Clamming Up" and "Libreboot – Defend Richard Stallman"

On a personal note, I am disappointed that the Ask HN about geriatric SW engineers (those over 30) stay involved and interested.

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"They're all good guides!"

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Users

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It’s funny how Y2K is remembered as an overblown hoax and not as “for fucking once we saw a problem coming in advance, actually dedicated sufficient time and resources to solving it, and a crisis was averted before it happened.” Makes me wonder how people would think of Covid if we had handled it well.


I use Github for Terminator myself, but I must admit I'm sad to see another big project move to the 300-lb gorilla that is GH. The one consolation is that it's fairly easy to move off of Github if that becomes necessary

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Yesterday, for the first time ever, I seriously considered quitting a project because of the toxic nature of some people in the project. They don't realize that their toxicity is why the project sheds developers and users each year.

(If you want details and you know me, ask via DM)

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@mattrose @mike @delve Second Newsblur, went to it after the demise of Google Reader and haven't looked back.

- Paid and free options so you can support it
- Open source
- Self-hosting option
- Developers are active and engaged
- Does RSS, Newsletters, Twitter, Mastodon, Youtube, and Reddit
- Excellent mobile and web apps
- Vi keybindings
- Training (eg ignore re-tweets on twitter)

Full-text scraping means I almost never go to the actual site I'm reading, so very little ads, just content.

New Webshit Weekly, featuring some minor drama that popped up here on fosstodon no less:

Choice Quotes: "Hackernews tells stories about fire suppression systems. It is exactly as interesting as that sounds."

"The Rust Evangelism Strike Force has strong opinions on writing high-performance code, which amount to "I have never done it but I bet Rust is better at it than C.""

"The International Standards Organization attempts some damage control, but fails"

New webshit weekly is out. Today's golden quote: "Because every single Hackernews has an agribusiness/nutrition double major from the University of Netflix"

I like the opening sentence of this blog post by Colin Walters: "Every weekday for many years now I’ve woken up, dropped my kids off at school, then grabbed a coffee and sat down at my computer to work on OpenShift and Fedora+RHEL."

JWZ has always had a way with words “in the world we live in, any imperfect solution that doesn’t include the words “The Olson Database” is koo-koo-bananas.”

As someone who was in charge of a heavily time dependent app during the Bush-era DST change, he's not wrong.

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Before you can do bad things to people with a clear conscience, you must dehumanise them. In Big Tech designers and developers can build systems that track, profile, and exploit people then go home to hug their kids because they’re not people to them, they’re “users” and “data.”

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