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Husband: Are you mad at me? You look angry.

Me: I'm working in CSS.

Husband: Oh! Ok. That explains that then.

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I just saw this; wtf:

https://www.aldi.co.uk/reka-decorative-santa-cam/p/080878180257400

This is not okay; this teaches children that surveillance is okay in even the most intimate places---that inescapable surveillance is okay.

A similar argument can be applied to Elf on the Shelf, though this product is more blatant.

#surveillance
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@natecull i remember when they announced their new programming language a few years ago someone managed a headline something like “Apple to tailor Swift to modern app development”

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Philippines press freedom Show more

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Imagine working on a browser codebase and not thinking "we should make it so the user has the ability to view a web page without accidentally mining someone else's cryptocurrency; this is a core feature that should work out of the box."

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@rocky1138 You should also take a look at !freedombone, as it is actively developed by someone with a focus on practicality. (Less pie in the sky ruminating in #freedombone than in #freedombox.)

https://freedombone.net/
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Even more #advice for young #US #developers:

* Loyalty is a two-way street. If you have a boss who looks out for you, don't fuck them over.
* Organize. People fought, suffered, and died for the right to form trade unions because workers are strong when we stand together than when we try to make it on our own.
* You're human, not a machine. Embrace your humanity and nurture it. Seek pleasure, love, and beauty in the physical world.
* Have a reason to leave work. Adopt a dog. A cat is fine too.

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@starbreaker such a shame. When it started, Slashdot was where all the coolest most sarky nerds hung out. I guess that trajectory just got more and more polarised as the nerd fraternity got bigger and less selective. 'In my day' (back in the late nineties, when Slashdot was a twinkly little star just coming out) folk weren't programmers as a 'career'. It was through odd and individualistic obsession. Not many lazy racists.

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Apparently #OpenBSD is a "commie operating system", according to the grumpy old man looking over my shoulder at the local pizza parlor.

That's strange. I thought all the commies used Debian.

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day job, performance review (part 1) Show more

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full stack engineer like if you give me a stack of tasks i will do all of them in reverse chronological order

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full stack engineer, like I'm gonna engineer a full stack of pancakes

this is obviously a joke

I'm a theoretical physicist

so I'll make spherical pancakes in simple harmonic motion

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Tomorrow, Thurday, Jan. 11, the US House of Representatives is expected to vote to extend and expand an act enabling the National Security Agency's (NSA) spying. You can make a difference by calling today - read more: https://u.fsf.org/2fn
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I'm sort of testing out quit.im, a part of the Federation that looks and works like Instagram (yes, even with the filters), and has a nice, progressive ToS. I am mindblown! Finally a decentralised alternative to proprietary image sharing based social networks. 👍🏼

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After reading all the big performance hits that the shitty patches for the meltdown/spectre wreckage are causing, I'm almost glad that the Core 2 Duo processor in my Thinkpad x200s seems to be unaffected. Because if this things goes any more slower it would be better to use it as an expensive paperweight.