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I was looking for PDFs of readings for the coming semester. I had found some, but there were several that I was having problems finding.

I asked some friends if they had copies. One of them responded saying, "No but I'm very good at googling things." Shortly after, she comes back with links to most of them. Needless to say, I was really thankful.

She keeps insisting that it's a useless skill, but I've found that knowing how to look for things in databases has proven useful time and time again.

Folks: please don't just post images or text marked as "sensitive content" without explaining why. There's a huge difference between "softcore almost-porn" and "truly disturbing".

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@kechpaja @hntooter @jorge There is no proof of that. The DOMRect API can be used for fingerprinting, but that doesn't mean it is used for fingerprinting.

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GDPR question: what do I do to ensure compliance on a site where users can upload small bits of arbitrary data, some of which is likely to include personal data, but that doesn't explicitly solicit any identifiable info? There will be no user accounts or any way of associating information with a particular user other than what the user might include in what they post.

Can I just provide an email address that can be used to reach me, and ask users to get in touch if they want something deleted?

I just joined up to Wire with the same username as on here. Feel free to message/add me.

Question for the audience: does Santa Claus count as a mythical creature? What if I broaden it to "mythical being"?

I'm not coming up with any better term, but there's something about "mythical" that doesn't really fit in this context.

Does anyone know of any good command line Mastodon clients for Linux? I don’t want to have to keep a browser window open for it, but interacting primarily through my phone (which is what I generally do now) is getting to be a pain.

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A man is at a friend's funeral. After the proceedings, he approaches the widow and asks if she minds if he says a word. "No, of course not," she replies. So he grabs a glass and taps a spoon against it to get everyone's attention, and when the muttering dies down, he clears his throat and speaks: "Plethora." He puts the glass back down and everyone continues their conversations. The widow turns to him, with a tear in her eye. "Thank you," she says. Show more

Just followed an account that writes toots in basque.

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Sloths aren’t lazy, they’ve just been saving their energy. Today that energy is released

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Hey Fediverse -- I need a logo designed & I've got cash (USD or EUR)!

I need it simple -- so it can be printed on stickers (it's primary function, tbh) economically -- but also (hopefully) eye-catch-y because the target audience already has a tortuous number of stickers on their laptop.

Corollary -- what small run (less than 500), probably die-cut required, sticker print shop should I be supporting (US or EU) instead of Sticker Mule?

boosts very much welcomed.

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> If you didn't want to go through an app store, you used the web to build an app

Making web capable of being an application platform was a mistake.

Applications are a mistake.

Look at email. There's a common protocol, with multiple client and server implementations, different on each OS, designed with that OS in mind.

Compare that with Discord, which actively hunts down any 3rd party clients.

The first rule of deep space is that you always help those in immediate need.

In this day and age, the number of calls for immediate assistance has gone down, as technology becomes more reliable and people are optimized to live without air. But still, the rule remains. No spacer would break it, and risk total, absolute censure.

Thus, when the first well-stocked Earth passenger liner passed by a disabled mining vessel, you can imagine the reaction from the Asteroid Belt.

I accidentally left an old AWS instance up, and it briefly exceeded the free tier limit.

Now I apparently owe Amazon $0.01 — a single cent. It doesn’t appear to have been charged to my card yet, and there’s no button to go and pay. I guess we’ll see what happens.

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I'm noticing a few companies lately advertising things as "no recharging required" when they mean "no recharging possible; buy a new one several months later" and I think that's like selling clothes as "they'll never go out of fashion" because they'll fall apart within the year.

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Ha! The #UHK was made for cat owners! There's exactly enough space in front of the laptop for your kitteh without hindering your typing capabilities :D #catsofmastodon #qualitätskatze

@Gargron are we going to get the ability to mute/hide individual toots without muting the user entirely? I just ran into a situation where I’d like to do that.

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I guess I'm kinda uncomfortable with the fact that while most humans go through personal development and changing opinions over the course of their lives, with the internet never fogetting anything, you can lose your job now for things you said before regardless of whether you still believe in them.

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