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Facebook now sending emails to accept new terms in order to continue using Facebook after May 25. Coerced consent is not what the EC had in mind. I hope the mother of all lawsuits is coming!

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The kids are adorable and all, but fascination with royals always seemed odd to me

It’s a legacy of owning human beings, untold violence, and pillaging across the world. Repercussions of which are felt to this day

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“If we had UBI, everyone would just smoke pot and play video games all day”, sounds a lot like, “Without religious morality, everyone would murder and rape each other”. Maybe you depend on the threat of punishment, but there are plenty of us who don’t.

Just tried Syncthing as open source, private, local sync alternative (improvement rather!) to Dropbox.

syncthing.net/

Simply fantastic!

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On slightly related news, I made another reading pillow for a friend. It's best used with a ebook reader I think, but a friend of mine also uses hers with physical #books and likes it a lot. Makes for hand free reading and is pretty comfortable for longer #reading sessions. Mine is the more colorful one and I am still loving the fabric ;) #sewing #fiberarts #mastoart #diy

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J'espère que ce cycle ne va pas se répéter. Rendez vous en 2068 ?

Ah, iOS app users angrily emailing to complain that the latest iOS update broke my app. Priceless! Should I suggest they complain to Apple instead?

If you are considering becoming an indie app developer, just don’t! It’s a sucker’s game.

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spaghetti code: unstructured, monolithic

lasagna code: stacks with unintentionally repeated functionality

ravioli code: small, self-contained modules

rotini code: huge dependency trees

farfalle code: nice syntax & layout but hard to use

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It wasn't just Greece: Archaeologists find early democratic societies in the Americas
sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/it
– '...Tlaxcallan #Mexico is one of several premodern societies around the world that archaeologists believe were organized collectively, where rulers shared power and commoners had a say in the government that presided over their lives.

These societies were not necessarily full democracies in which citizens cast votes, but they were radically different from the autocratic, inherited rule found—or assumed—in most early societies. Building on Blanton's originally theoretical ideas, archaeologists now say these "collective societies" left telltale traces in their material culture, such as repetitive architecture, an emphasis on public space over palaces, reliance on local production over exotic trade goods, and a narrowing of wealth gaps between elites and commoners...'

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‘No Company Is So Important Its Existence Justifies Setting Up a Police State’

A conversation with legendary programmer Richard Stallman on the real meaning of “privacy rights” and why he only ever uses cash.

nymag.com/selectall/2018/04/ri

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for Mastodon v1.1.9 update: the floofy companion returns! 🐺 Many fixes and improvements for bugs plaguing folks for the past several months, as well as a much needed overhaul of VoiceOver support across much of the app. By far not as comprehensive an update as I would like, but I feel you all have waited long enough. :3 Expect more to come! Full notes on the App Store. Awoo~! 🐺

appsto.re/us/OfFxib.i

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My nephew has an ipad.

He asked his dad how to write games. His dad didn't know. His dad asked me how to write games on an iPad. I told him not to bother.

My nephew asked me how to learn to write games.

I gave him a raspberry pi and a copy of pico 8.

Now he writes computer games.

He couldn't do that on his iPad.

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Je suis assez d'accord avec ce billet de libé : la raison pour laquelle Macron s'acharne sur la #zad, c'est parce qu'il a peur du collectif, même si les zadistes sont autonomes et inventifs.

liberation.fr/france/2018/04/1

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