Linus Torvalds: Git is a distributed version control system, which means even if you lose a remote, you still have your local copy, so your code is safe, unlike centralized VCSes.
Developer Community: wut?
Microsoft: Hmm. How about you use our Visual Studio Online and push it to GitHub, both hosted on our computers, so that you don't have a local copy?
Developer Community: Yaay! Such innovation! Very cloud! Much wow! 🎉
Trump: Thou shall not use US services.
Developers: Where's my code? 😭
Hey, #gopher fanatics! Please help spread the word about #ROOPHLOCH 2019, the Remote Outdoor Off-Grid Phlogging Challenge! See gopher://zaibatsu.circumlunar.space:70/0/~solderpunk/phlog/announcing-roophloch-2019.txt for details.
Mozilla is shutting down their IRC servers and moving to Discord, a proprietary chat service.
Hey Mozilla, aren't we forgetting something here? Our very own "Mozilla Pledge for a Healthy Internet” states:
> Principle 2 The internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.
> Principle 6 The effectiveness of the internet as a public resource depends upon interoperability (protocols, data formats, content), innovation and decentralized participation worldwide.
A Feud Between Two Popular Statisticians, Nassim Taleb and Nate Silver, on Election Forecasting http://nautil.us/blog/nassim-talebs-case-against-nate-silver-is-bad-math
Pixelfed will be a year old in a few days.
I'm a high school dropout that has never taken any CS or computer classes.
Web development is just a hobby of mine, I work in the auto industry.
I'm so proud of this project, I never would have imagined that I could make something like this.
Thank you for helping me realize credentialism isn't so important as you think. ❤️
I read the comments under the lwn post regarding how browsers treat the ping attribute on html anchors and saw people defending the ping attribute because the alternative is redirects. In other words, people will be tracked regardless, and the ping attribute is better tech (and a better "user experience"). How often do the people who work on these things ever take a step back and think to themselves, "Wait a minute. Am I just optimizing surveillance and tracking?"
"Big Tech's problem is Big, not Tech" by Cory Doctorow (video) https://archive.org/details/decentralizedwebsummitmedia-2018-courtyard-2?start=509
I missed this when it came out a few months ago, but this is a great talk. I'm becoming more and more convinced that the problems of technology centralization can't be solved without antitrust. Tim Wu's recent book "The Curse of Bigness" also comes to mind here.
Why is the R community more inclusive than Python?
“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”
Statistician/programmer/Researcher currently living in SW Germany. From Western US originally.
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