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TIL that the creator of left-pad actively contributes to a github org called "You Don't Need" (eg you don't need lodash)


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shower thoughts 

If people thought that respect for facts would be as important as respect for the wu-tang clan the world would be a better place

What is /your/ code completion setup in /#Neovim? clojure-lsp, deoplete, ...?

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just to follow up on my #FuckCloudflare posting from a while ago and their "solution" for TOR users and captchas I'd just like to say this:
1. They are outright lying outside of a handful of websites nobody cares about.
2. CloudFlare isn't to be trusted, their business model is to intercept traffic and monetize it, and they will do whatever is possible to legitimize themselves whether through marketing lies or other means.

They are expanding their traffic accumulation business model to IPFS and TOR only because these alternative systems which serve the purpose of protecting users can't be milked for profit and they feel threatened.

Don't use CloudFlare and don't feel pressured to visit sites which use CloudFlare and block you with captchas which will track your browsing.
(corrected hashtag: #FuckCloudFlare )
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Dear Tor user, we need to make sure you are a human. To keep our customers websites secure, we didn't find a better solution than blocking you by getting you stuck in an endless loop of unsolvable captchas. Oh, and of course, we don't give a shit about your need for privacy and anonymity.
#FuckCloudflare #FuckGoogle
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And so it appears that #FontAwesome v5 can't be distributed with #Debian anymore because they don't provide source files and build process since their latest update. Making it a potentially non-free package.

Because of that, some software are missing icons.

So Free Software developers, if you want to be included in Debian and use Font Awesome, you should probably switch to #ForkAwesome. ;)

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Linux CoC stuff - posting for info, not debate 

Torvalds wrote an email to BBC about the recent development.

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#Google pulls a #Canonical and offers us an opt-out in the next release of #GoogleChrome, (opt-in should be required under #GDPR), of signing us to #Chrome automatically. It doesn't change the default behaviour and most people won't notice the opt-out is there, which Google knows.

Don't forget, this small change was not made when they first received feedback that it's undesirable, in fact they were all over birdsite, trying to defend it.

Don't make the mistake of trusting them ever again.

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Currently removing all my e-mail from Gmail.

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Contacts removed from Google. That was much easier than the e-mail.

Still can't quite believe they tried to cover up Dragonfly.

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@darius @puckipedia i don't think the reason people have problems with crossposters is because they think non-mastodon content is wrong. i think people have problems with crossposters because they're non-interactive—people turn them on and then go back to twitter.

they're not posts made by "real users", they're posts that have nothing to do with this network, reflections of people who half the time don't even know they're being cross-posted.

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What a shitty render

It's actually a real picture of Mars. Although that far out you can really see the render distance artifacts from the simulation that we're living in.

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@brandon I added the RSS fees to your blog and I have to say *thank you* for putting the whole article in the feed lol. OMG! Ubuntu! is so annoying because it gives you a tiny summary and a link to the article on his website.

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@coopernurse I'm using LineageOS with microG and I get my Google Play apps from Yalp. I've only had one app that won't open and that was Hangouts (what can I expect with microG though?). I highly recommend them all 🙂

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What’s your favorite DOS game that’s obscure and doesn’t usually show up on best-of lists? Mine is Buzz Aldrin’s Race Into Space, a board game adaption. You manage the space program as either the Russians or the Americans and must land on the moon before the other guys do. #dos #retrocomputing #Retrogaming

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If you have a #Mastercard and a #Google account then guess what? Google's invading your privacy...again. This time they're tracking what you buy OFFline, and sharing it with anyone using #Adwords. Thanks Google!

You can turn this off by switching off "Web & App Activity" at:

Really though, get the Hell off of Google and raise a stink about them doing this to millions of people without their consent!

Please Boost.


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@brandon in the early to mid 1980s probably, though the concept wasn't formally established yet. I was a fan of the type-in BASIC software in publications like COMPUTE! And Antic.

I was formally introduced to the concept in around 1994 when I was at the University of Alberta by Kees den Hartigh who kept the electrical engineering labs running. He was already a huge FOSS evangelist and v1.0 of the Linux kernel had just been released.

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