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Highlander is the greatest film ever made. Sorry, thems the facts.

I got this in Rome about 5 years ago. The thing that puzzles me is why there is a Rolling Stones logo, but no other reference to the band.

I had to use a Windows vm to prepare my taxes. It was an annual reminder of how much I loath Windows.

Maryland has just become the first state to repeal its law enforcement bill of rights. This new legislation doesn't allow for full community oversight in matters of police discipline, but it sounds like a good start. :md:

MD's Fraternal Order of Police President Clyde Boatright has “serious concerns about the use-of-force language and the fact that police officers who violate the use-of-force standard are subject to criminal penalties, to jail time.” Yeah, um, "violate" is the operative word here, and they *should* be subject to penalties, jerk.

washingtonpost.com/local/md-po

I love it when you mute an instance, but mastodon says "Nope! We're still showing it in the FT!"

@Gargron

ծմակուտ.հայ GTFO

Bruce Schneier on Signal's crytptocurrency fuck up:

"I think this is an incredibly bad idea. It’s not just the bloating of what was a clean secure communications app. It’s not just that blockchain is just plain stupid. It’s not even that Signal is choosing to tie itself to a specific blockchain currency. It’s that adding a cryptocurrency to an end-to-end encrypted app muddies the morality of the product, and invites all sorts of government investigative and regulatory meddling: by the IRS, the SEC, FinCEN, and probably the FBI.

And I see no good reason to do this. Secure communications and secure transactions can be separate apps, even separate apps from the same organization. End-to-end encryption is already at risk. Signal is the best app we have out there. Combining it with a cryptocurrency means that the whole system dies if any part dies."

schneier.com/blog/archives/202

I signed up for Metafilter. Need to lurk for a while and scope the scene.

Ever start drifting off to sleep while holding your phone and then jolt awake thinking "Oh shit, did I just fav something?"

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