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I found out last night at work that macs now autoupdate...

Even when hooked up to an external display, di not disturb on, and presentation software running

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there's sort of an alternative story of hackers in which the movement becomes this amazing empowering story of people coming to terms with their mental health issues for the greater good, and maybe that's where we're heading now

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Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

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Just laughed at this for a solid 15 minutes, I think the post op meds are kicking in

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RT @thehumanxp@twitter.com
This is called "cloud printing" and i'd really like to try it

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do you ever think about how google made a really good RSS reader, waited for everyone to switch to it, and then killed it, basically killing RSS

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Fun fact: each book scanned for the Internet Archive has a unique identifier, usually the title of the item, or its first 16 characters; the volume number, or 00 if there isn't one; and the first 4 characters of the author. So:

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the answer to the question "why can't my $DEVICE do $TASK?" is almost always:

"because the assholes you purchased it from spent millions and millions of dollars to make sure you can't make your $DEVICE do $TASK"

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Whenever im overwhelmed with life, I come to Mastodon. Y'all are warm and cozy and it's nice here and oh, tea? Yes sure please! Oh what's that? A bunch of cute cats just doing whatever it is they do? Aww

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Those who slept in the nude soon learned not to oversleep once workplaces introduced automatic teleporters as a commute-saving perk.

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Petition to start having the government stamp "Intel Inside" on folders of classified intelligence.

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Become a streamer, and use a Doom-like border around the game video. Extreme close-up of your real-time face in the bottom center, flanked by stream stats and various bullshit. Have monitors to the sides with stream chat and private chat, so that you're constantly glancing to the sides like Doomguy.

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, the deep space climate observatory satellite with a camera that always points at Earth, has been in safe mode for over a month. I hope they're okay!

(Also, it's weird to find that the bug in your desktop background script is a million miles away)

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I'm self-employed now so no one can fire me except myself. And even then I'm nervous.

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