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Holy shit. This is a bit of a basic thing but like NEVER TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR KEYS ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

You're _asking_ for an intrusion.

For years, Mattel marketed a Barbie typewriter. When they switched from mechanical to electronic typewriters, they chose to license from a Slovenian manufacturer, Mehano, who readily supplied their E-115 (and later 116-118) model.

But these typewriters had a secret: hold SHIFT and LOCK, and press one of the first four keys on the first row, and the typewriter switches into substitution-cipher mode, encoding whatever you type:

cryptomuseum.com/crypto/mehano

Using a web browser without an adblocker is like fucking the internet without a condom

Dear fellow devs,

When you invest in a surveillance capitalist like Twitter & help them build their platform by making apps for them, using their APIs, etc., know that they’ll have your back. And by that I mean they’ll throw you under the bus the first chance they get.

We’ve all made the mistake at one time (heck, I made both a Twitter & Facebook app using their APIs and thought I was helping build the “open web” ‘cos I trusted Tim O’Reilly).

Just avoid it next time.

apps-of-a-feather.com

Hello! if you like cool comic strips about ants and monkeys, follow me! I am the creator of Charmy's Army - a comic strip running in a few papers across the country. Here is this week's comic strip. Enjoy!

The BBC released an online archive of their 1980s Computer Literacy Project.

Among other things, they imaged and uploaded over 200 BBC Micro floppies. Some have interesting contents.

One of the floppy images contains just responses to possibly people who wrote in with questions?

Another floppy image contains a truncated list of computing equipment the BBC had in their possession in May 1987.

Still interesting from a historical context, but perhaps they didn't mean to upload those...

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@slipstream a lot of people are talking about blender's use of peertube. It makes me wonder if peertube will be a better entry point into the ActivityNet than any of the microblogging services. More people use youtube than Twitter and peertube can be used without an account.

The peer pressure on IRC is immense

It's been known to kick clients off the server

"Unlike ordinary JIT compilers for other languages, Ruby’s JIT compiler does JIT compilation in a unique way, which prints C code to a disk and spawns common C compiler process to generate native code."

what the fuck

also i still don't think that constantly insulting the guy who gave you all this for free and still does most of the work is a good idea, but i'm a 'coder' so i'm an idiot

Regarding this feature furore, I have very little to say except that IF YOU ARE GOING TO DISCUSS ONLINE ABUSE, WHOEVER THE ABUSE IS OF, WHATEVER YOUR RESPECTIVE POSITIONS ON IT, PLEASE USE THE CW FEATURE, THAT IS WHAT IT IS THERE FOR.

Please guys? I don't want this to be another site that's just a painful exhausting mess to be on.

now this is the story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down: i went from using a graphics API with 0,0 at the top left to using a graphics API with 0,0 at the bottom left

there's another spam bot where the application field is "punkoma" and it just sounds like an eighties-style frontend for pleroma