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Here's the really bitter pill we need to swallow to start moving past monopolistic capitalism: there is no replacement for Amazon, Github, Twitch, and Google. Period.

Their ease and usability are the result of monopolistic privilege.

The things they do are technically, logistically impossible without a trillion dollar mega-corp doing them. For the average use-case, your QoL will drop, significantly, moving to a smaller or self-hosted solution.

You need to accept that, and do it anyway.

Also, in a historic win, Arizona voters pass Proposition 208! Proposition 208 restores hundreds of millions of dollars in K-12 education funding to solve the teacher shortage crisis, lower class sizes, hire aides and counselors, and expand career and technical education.

"your music is great, you could make so much money! put it up to stream!"

Anyone who complains about Nvidia issues on Wayland (or Linux in general!) has a moral obligation to boycott their business. Wayland developers have told you exactly why Nvidia is not supported, and who is to blame. Harassing Wayland devs because they have a name and a face you can harass, rather than boycotting the faceless multi-billion dollar company who is responsible, makes that person an asshole and a shitty consumer.

Nvidia is the one who deliberately engineers cryptographic solutions to subvert the free software driver. Nvidia is the one who refuses to collaborate with the community on standardization. Nvidia is the ONLY GRAPHICS VENDOR WHICH IS NOT UPSTREAM.

If you spent $1,000 on a GPU which became a brick when you tried to use Wayland on it, that's on YOU. Not on Wayland. Letting your confirmation bias protect your ego from the possibility that you made a mistake and turning that feeling into harassing FOSS developers and spreading misinformation about their work is FUCKED UP and needs to stop.

Shout out to that time Elon musk got twitter to suspend every account with his name in them because of shit like this

Why call it Mypy when you could have called it Typhon instead? 🤔

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You ever thought about how ridiculous the names of our tech overlords are?

I wonder if we'd also get used to talking about Dingdong and Tableleg being the overlords of the internet instead of Google and Facebook.

uspol 

My fellow Americans, would you like to know which way to the Bastille?

BBC propaganda 

BBC Radio 4 is really pushing gov 'back to work' agenda today.

The only two commenters on were talking how this was temporary, sandwich workers losing their jobs, how staff are important but companies will figure out how to bring them back into the office, and of course the spectre of "offshoring".

They tend followed up with the Brittania song bullshit.

I’ve been programming 20 odd years. Languages and fashion changes; but comments?

Comments are forever.

The Mozilla layoffs really suck, my sympathies to all those laid off and the survivors as well =(

I think Google should save everyone a lot of time and effort and jump straight to discontinuing new services:

"We are proud to announce that Google Kitchen Tools will no longer be available on Sep 1st 2020, nor has it ever been available. Should you wish to export your Google Kitchen Tools data, you should be aware that there is no data, as Google Kitchen Tools has never existed.

Thanks,
The Google Kitchen Tools Team"

How to distract yourself from checking work emails and everything else while taking holidays: start playing FF XIV 😬

mass effect's "government ignores an incoming threat and is unprepared when it arrives" hits a little differently now

Please clean up URLs before sharing them, I don't want to open them with tracking values still attached =/

I have this weird state of affairs where I have so much shit to do and have had so much shit to do for so long that it (1) takes a long time to finish anything and (2) finished things are immediately replaced by new tasks. There's a constant flow of tasks being concieved and completed and the two kinds are separated by weirdly large gulfs of time. I also context switch A LOT, working on as many as two or three dozen tasks per week of which maybe 2 will be completed during that timeframe

This workflow makes me highly aware of the unrelenting flow of time

Any police officer who quits in solidarity with a colleague who put an innocent person in the hospital is a police officer we're better off without.

Facebook engineer's resignation letter 

"Mark always told us that he would draw the line at speech that calls for violence. He showed us on Friday that this was a lie."

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