There is no faster way to get me to click delete than to use the subject "Tech Unicorn Opportunity"

I guess one serious post I will make is this: there is a real movement to threaten, endanger, and literally kill journalists for doing their jobs. The tactics (doxing, stalking, calls for doxing and stalking, death threats, lies or misleading statements in order to stir people up) are replicable and are being replicated. This is now part of the job description. It shouldn’t have to be. The only allies we have are members of the public who can discern and call out dishonesty.



"Can you make me a potion to change who I am?"
"No," said the witch. "There are no such potions."
"Oh. I hoped-"
"But I can make a potion to change your body to who you are."

Good news: the processing of payments through Stripe is now live!

If you use Liberapay to receive donations and you haven't connected a Stripe account, you should do that: (If Stripe doesn't support your country you'll have to wait a little longer for the PayPal integration, sorry.)

If you use Liberapay as a donor you can open to see if you have donations awaiting payment. Or you can just wait, we'll notify you when a payment is needed.

This guy has clearly never met a linux user.

"Tokyo Medical University for years doctored the test scores of female applicants to admit fewer women because school officials believed that once women got married and had children they would be unable to fulfill their emergency shifts at hospitals."

Double checking John Oliver's math

Facebook one-day losses: $119 Billion
Global cheese market (projected for 2019): $118 Billion

Yep. Facebook did indeed lose, in one day, more value than the entire concept of cheese

if nature didnt want us to eat french fries whyd they make em taste so good

Be aware of a common scam running on the internet - someone emails you with a password that you will recognize and threaten to publicly bad post things about you on social media unless you pay a ransom. The password and email come from some web site breach, such as LinkedIn. Don’t fall for it. Delete and move on. Also, take this opportunity to get a password manager and use a different password on every site/service you use. ✌️

Confidential Mode will push users further into Google’s own walled garden while giving them what we believe are misleading assurances of privacy and security.

It’s important to note at the outset that because Confidential Mode emails are not end-to-end encrypted, Google can see the contents of your messages and has the technical capability to store them indefinitely. In other words, Confidential Mode provides zero confidentiality with regard to Google.

I finally started watching "The Americans", and honestly? Between this and "The Handmaid's Tale", TV is feeling a little too real right now.

Apparently all payments using Venmo, including the real name, are public by default for everyone!

The alien civilization was long gone when we found their planet. Only a few crumbling ruins under the vegetation showed where they had lived.
But the ghosts of their music still lingered, for those who could hear the echoes of dreams. Alien words sang: neh-ver-goh-nah-let-yu-dahn


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