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Regex-Man, Regex-Man,
Does whatever a regex can
Spins a web, any size,
Catches text just like flies
Look Out!
Here comes the Regex-Man.

rnickson :opensource: boosted
restarted pleroma and it works now so that's a +1 point in favor of the windows school of troubleshooting
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Report invalid
How do we define "propagating hate or violence, drastic content"? [...]
- racism

just things

rnickson :opensource: boosted

Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?

* Tax savings: Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.

* Collaboration: Major projects can share expertise and costs.

* Serving the public: Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.

* Fostering innovation: With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.

#democracy #democratic #politics #freesoftware

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so that's the project I was making for like my last week
the idea is to link between anime websites, like myanimelist, anilist, anidb, horriblesubs or crunchyroll - so you for example send anime id on anilist, and get back id/url for the same anime on mal.

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CVE-2019-13615 – unpatched and critical security vulnerability in VLC media player:

– VLC media player has a heap-based buffer over-read in mkv::demux_sys_t::FreeUnused() in modules/demux/mkv/demux.cpp when called from mkv::Open in modules/demux/mkv/mkv.cpp.
– currently, there seems to be no patch available:

#vlc #media #player #videolan #vulnerability #security #infosec

my weird coding techniques are probably gonna make trouble for me

rnickson :opensource: boosted

Glad you asked!
1. Pages load twice as fast
2. Laptop battery lasts longer
3. My privacy isn't invaded by 50 different douchebro Silicon Valley companies
4. Your fucking site doesn't slow down my computer to a crawl and I can actually read your fucking articles

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If you’re thinking “maybe isn’t so bad”, just take a look a the following account for an example of the kind of awful people they allow.

CW: homophobic & ableist slurs, more awfulness on full profile

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an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse 

it's not just a coincidence it's second time now

tfw you run the code you were writing for like your whole day, and... your computer freezes on running it

rnickson :opensource: boosted

Free Speech Absolutism has never been welcome on Mastodon. The flagship instance has always defederated from instances that claim to value right wing "free speech."

Fucking absurd that anyone would ever think Mastodon is about free speech. It's not. It never has been. And Gab wouldn't be running their Mastodon fork today if we ever had been, because Mastodon wouldn't have gotten popular without the We Ban Fascists marketing strategy.

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stack overflow for dogs

2849 when will my human return?

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