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@MatejLach I believe that gov'ts should be funding #FOSS development, by local firms and/or gov't tech teams, the same way they fund crucial infrastructure like roads, power grids, public transport, etc. Having these crucial services run by foreign private corporations is madness.

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it's a work of art honestly. the entire instagram android codebase should be framed and hung up on a wall. and then never touched again

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You, a coward: Python doesn't have a switch statement

Me, a modern-day Galileo:

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PSA: Recent versions of Firefox and Chrome can render SVG favicons, so you can easily do Emoji favicons like this!

<link rel=icon href='data:image/svg+xml,<svg xmlns=%22http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 100 100"><text y=".9em" font-size="90">🤯</text></svg>'>

Bruce Lee did not fear the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but he feared the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

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for some reason I love this style of images. authoritative, slightly absurd yet grounded in real concerns, their liberal use of caps, font weight, and clip art, it’s all fantastic. I want more of them

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...𝓊𝓃𝓁ℯ𝓈𝓈 the axioms
of
𝐒𝐞𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐨𝐫𝐲
are
ɪɴᴄᴏɴsɪsᴛᴇɴᴛ,
which is 𝘏𝘐𝘎𝘏𝘓𝘠 𝓊𝓃𝓁𝒾𝓀ℯ𝓁𝓎.

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Toilet paper should be free and have advertising printed on it.
-catchyphrase, Sep 2016
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Abolish copyright.

You can charge for material things - paper, ink, packaging material, the time of the workers to prepare it. You can even charge for bandwidth, server upkeep, and electricity. But information has no material cost and therefore cannot be sold.

Exercise civil disobedience: it's your obligiation as a good citizen to be a pirate. We can negotiate again when they change the law to make copyrighted works enter the public domain within our lifetimes.

Daily struggle in arguments over the coronavirus pandemic on the phone: My keyboard has no enter key. So I copy and paste newlines whenever I need multiple paragraphs at once.

I know, it's configurable. I knoooooooow!

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We've been trying this web apps thing for over a decade, and a few things should be abundantly clear by now:

- Web apps will always have worse UX than nice native apps. The barrier to entry may be low, but so is the ceiling on what you can build
- The web fundamentally assumes a client-server paradigm no matter what you tack onto it, making it a bad fit if you care about privacy
- Anything we add to browsers can and will be used for adtech/surveillance

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