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<barrucadu> At work we have a large postgres table called "mongodb" with two columns called "collection" and "document", the latter of which is JSONB. Apparently it works well

From #haskell on freenode.

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More google-related news... :(

zdnet.com/article/sim-swap-hor

to be fair it's not just #google but also #twitter and #tmobile and more... all connected and dependent on one another. Speaks to the need for more #decentralized/self-hosted networks, services, backups, passwords etc.

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I've yet to find a hotel where the green "we care for the environment. towels on the floor mean replace, towels on the rack mean keep." stickers in the bathroom actually means that they will not replace the towel I've carefully hang up for drying. ๐Ÿ˜พ

Nice demo using pulp as a mirror for Debian repositories and performing a complete installation.

I would also have worked with non-lazy sync policy, if you had enough storage.

pulpproject.org/2019/05/22/com

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The FOSS world is amazing.

I'm apt updating Ubuntu on my laptop. Hundreds of new packages!

I've only contributed financially (or otherwise) to a handful of projects, but I keep getting all this other stuff for free. It's amazing.

Thank you, community.

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IT-Sicherheit in Unternehmen:
Kompromiss,
Kompromiss,
Kompromiss,
compromise.

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Want to confuse your users? Have a few hostnames to spare?
Call one machine "foo-vm-42" and another "foo-042", assign both to the "foo" worker pool, wait.

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"Free world building idea: Wizards have the same trust in magic that software designers have in software, which is to say, almost none at all."

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>>> :q
File "<input>", line 1
:q
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

You can't exit the #Python REPL with :q

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This is a superb read (hat tip to SarahJamieLewis on Twitter)

reallifemag.com/counting-the-c

It's a discussion of the issues with queer and trans folks face; while I don't agree with all of it, it's pretty accurate for the most part.

One reason I got into was that I could see some of this coming, and wanted to be in there helping to change it. I don't know if we can; my contribution is building systems that don't identify *people*, but provide insight at a community level.

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Skype is owned by Microsoft and all its calls pass through MS servers. No one knows what MS does with the data it gathers.

Jami is a free open alternative with no servers at all, calls connect directly between users. It's very easy to use, and a good privacy-friendly replacement for Skype.

Their website is at:

jami.net

You can follow Jami on the Fediverse at:

@Jami

The app is available for all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux.

#DeleteSkype

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Today is the 50th anniversary of RFC-1, which in a sense means that programmers have now been chatting and arguing about the internet for 50 years. write.as/365-rfcs/50-years-of-

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Why is it that everytime I answer the question "Why don't you just use google/apple services?", people can only listen to a 3 second response?
Don't ask questions you don't want to know the answer to -.-

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The software that makes decisions in autonomous vehicles (cars, planes, trains) should be required to be #opensource. Public safety is more important than a supposed/perceived competitive advantage. #justsayin #autopilot

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The EU is starting a full on war on general purpose computing. A proposed law will make it impossible to install custom software on WiFi routers, smartphones and embedded devices!

This is insane. The hearing ends today. Please give your feedback: blog.mehl.mx/2019/protect-free

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