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I know it’s called the “Dark Web” for the same reason we have a “dark side of the moon”, but that always felt too sinister

From now on, I’m calling it “Gamble Chocolate”. You never know until you browse

“Have you ever eaten anything out of those big red hearts with any confidence? Hmm, well, this could either be really good or totally nasty. I'm just pig enough to find out

Ugh, I got the one filled with toothpaste! I'm gonna have to eat another nine to get rid of that flavor”

- Jim Gaffigan

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RT Because of , USA Today decided to run a separate version of their website for EU users, which has all the tracking scripts and ads removed. The site seemed very fast, so I did a performance audit. How fast the internet could be without all the junk! 🙄
5.2MB → 500KB

Spent the afternoon at a jousting competition. First time seeing anything like this. Very impressive considering all they had to do, in full regalia, in 90 degree heat.

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They’re redesigning Homestar Runner to work in a post-Adobe-Flash world. This is the best news of the year.

Going to try out this new . It has potential. I hope its good

We Came to Win:

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Apparently Jeff Bezos makes $28,000 (the median yearly salary of an Amazon employee) every 9 seconds.

He's on the way to becoming the world's first trillionaire.

The inequality is mind boggling. How do you actually, concretely, undo this kind of madness?

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I love the hypocrisy of Microzon Facegoopple and their ilk regarding and similar regulations.

Corp: Selling user data is ok and users are perfectly fine with it, because they get their personalized ads. Precious precious personalized ads.

EU: Ok, then show them this information clearly and ask them for consent explicitly.


EU: Wait, I thought users wanted it? You wouldn't be lying about that, would you, eh?

Spent too much time out in the sun earlier today. Been blah ever since.

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Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. – I gave him a glass of water.

Well this is reassuring seeing as my wife and I read to our eldest a lot! I had thought years ago in college that I would have a giant room full of books that I would read. I have it, I just didn't think it would be in my kids room and the books would be children's books :)

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

Every time I listen to Bad Voltage I am reminded of how much Jono is a Google PR machine.

Where You Live Affects Your Happiness And Health, But How Exactly?

Trump Can't Block Critics From His Twitter Account, Judge Says

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With all my gripes with# Signal (centralized, non-federated, server-based, Electron-based desktop app), the fact that in my circle of contacts it's not longer the "pretty good solution we should be using" but the "pretty good solution we are using but looking for something better" is such a win.

I just wanted to stop for a second and appreciate that.

If we're talking about the need to move to something better than Signal, we are in a pretty decent place.

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An Ohio University study about attitudes to Facebook & privacy found "users claimed to understand privacy issues, yet [still] reported uploading large amounts of personal info".


As Aleks Krotoski reported in Untangling The Web:

1. We treat the Web as though it's ephemeral & separate from "real life".

2. We experience the "third person effect": we think if something's going to go wrong, it'll happen to someone else.

3. We're unable to imagine the vastness of the potential audience.

One that I know I will install at a later date will be a @pixelfed instance :)