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As if useless use of cat wasn't enough, today I saw somebody use

$ dd if=somefile | less

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Late last week, the RIAA sent a legal threat to Github, claiming that the popular (and absolutely lawful) tool youtube-dl (which allows users to download Youtube videos for offline viewing, editing and archiving) violated Section 1201 of the #DMCA.

pluralistic.net/2020/10/24/120

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Was hyped for today, started a while ago. Good talks all around. Anyone else watching?

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Interesting article about the activist use of , a P2P mesh network: “ News Media Are Testing Decentralized Tech to Resist Censorship”
finance.yahoo.com/news/belarus

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What the bloody fuck,

theverge.com/2020/10/8/2150699

Forcing Protonmail to adopt in app purchases or threatening to kick their app from the store. If that's not the most Mafia thing ever…

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Documentation left as an exercise to the reader
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Google banned LBRY Android from the Playstore without warning and for contrived reasons.

This video details their exact communications, reasoning, and hypocrisy.

We believe we are being targeted due to big creators fleeing YouTube for LBRY.

Please share 🙏

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We in the computing industry are very concerned about the "unknowable actions of politicians."

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i'm making a new generative text disaster and i need your help:

1. plz volunteer your account as tribute (your posts get added to the corpus)

2. give me the names of imagined archives

plz boost if u don't mind! 🙏🏻

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Has anyone become IRL friends with someone they met on #mastodon ?

Please boost I'm curious

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A couple of weeks ago I mentioned on Unfettered Freedom that HBO Max dropped support for all browsers in Linux. One of the viewers of the channel has started a petition to let HBO know how we feel. So please, whether you use HBO or not, please sign the petition to help your fellow Linux users. And share the link below on social media and forums to get the word out. Thanks, guys!

change.org/hbomaxonlinux

I finally got round to setting up LSP with my neovim config (using github.com/autozimu/LanguageCl).
This is so awesome! Why didn't I do this before?

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Desktop environments: Use this graphical process control tool!
Me: alacritty -e htop

Set up caps2esc so make my capslock key more useful! It used to just be escape, but now if I hold it down it becomes control!

Enjoy because it's so awesome (more plugins there as well, like space2meta).

gitlab.com/interception/linux/

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Woke: ed(1) is the standard text editor
Broke: Asprin is the standard painkiller

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Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦‍♂️

PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE

And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

Boost if I'm right.

Anyone else think we'll be able to tell when government response to corona started and when it ended, by looking at certain github profile overviews?

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