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I've seen several people say that Wil Wheaton's explanation of the whole list incident isn't adequate or sincere enough, but there's no way to measure that. To be honest it seems like there is no way he could explain or apologize "enough" to satisfy the mob. So the rage just escalates with every "unsatisfactory" response.

I'm as nervous to express my honest beliefs, thoughts, and opinions here as anywhere else online after seeing the way Mastodon users can pummel someone that offends.

I really, really hate articles that end with some variant of "But what do you think? Let us know in the comments below!" or "But in the end, the best <thing> for you really depends on what you want to do." I'm not saying you have to flame anyone who likes a different window manager or video editor, but it's OK to just say you think something is the best choice.

“Tor Publishing Issues a 4-Month E-Book Embargo on Libraries, Cites Retail Sale Concerns”

This doesn’t bode well. io9.gizmodo.com/tor-publishing

I'm determined to get something a little more exotic than Ubuntu 18.04 running on my old MacBook Pro, but so far most distros are just refusing to work. Starting to wonder if the hardware is finally giving up the ghost 😕

RT @andrewheiss@twitter.com
Excited to use this "Individual-1" business as an example of how to not anonymize qualitative data in a future methods class

I'm setting up a Surface Go for our math department and so far I'm very impressed. I've never used a Surface of any kind before this, but this one seems particularly suited to handheld use with the excellent stylus and handwriting input.

@irl with the documentation the original IBM PC came with you could essentially build the computer from scratch, even had commented BIOS source code.

The ads on YouTube have increased dramatically in the last couple of weeks, at least on channels I frequent. I guess they're getting more popular?

You: Why can't you do the SIMPLEST thing???

Me: Uh, because the simplest thing is recursively composed of even simpler things, and those are super complicated. You want me to do a quark? Or a gluon? Well... i cant. It's impossible. Because of quantum physics.

You: I was just ASKING if you'd taken out the TRASH

Me: But trash is made of LOTS OF GLUONS and they're really yucky ones.

After sleeping on it, I think #Mastodon should rename ‘instances’ to ‘Communities.’

Instances feels too technical and I see even savvy people struggling to understand it.

I argue communities would make much more sense. It denotes much of the purpose behind _why_ this service has different instances, and many people will already be familiar with the concept from Reddit (the, what, sixth most popular site on the net?).

I don't understand why places that have Google Suite still use Office. I have yet to meet someone who can show me something they need to do in Word that they can't do in Google Docs.

Now that I have kids, I'm learning to savor the 7.3 seconds that my house stays clean when I'm finished cleaning.

@Tom It's that old parable: sell a man an iPad, you can support him for a day. Sell a man a WinCE thin client through three layers of RDP that run a CLI on AS/400, and you can support him for a lifetime.

@romanzolotarev Oh whoops, just realized the picture of the stickers is a link and read up on them.

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Wireless charging still feels like sci-fi every time I use it.

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