"hi i'm a techbro and i live to disrupt the paradigm"

*someone suggests a minor language change*

"NO WE CAN'T CHANGE THAT, WE'VE ALWAYS DONE THINGS THAT WAY DON'T INSULT OUR TRADITIONS"

"i-if we tear down statues we'll forget history!!!"

oh okay then why not put up statues of the folks who did great work during those times, especially poc

"wait no don't"

If you have social privilege and live a relatively comfortable life, never forget that meritocracy is a lie and you have succeeded because of interlocking systems that exist to ensure people like you succeed, often at the expense of others who are at least as talented and hardworking as you. Never forget the debt you owe those who were exploited and torn apart so you can have it good. This debt is not metaphorical but material and moral.

Does anyone know of a place to get free mailing list hosting for a floss project- other than Google Groups.

“So what next?" 

"The first step is to tone down the prophecies of doom and switch from panic mode to bewilderment. Panic is a form of hubris. It comes from the smug feeling that one knows exactly where the world is heading: down. Bewilderment is more humble & therefore more clearsighted. Do you feel like running down the street crying "The apocalypse is upon us"? Try tellng yourself, "No, it's not that. Truth is, I just don't understand what’s going on in the world.”

21 Lessons for the 21st Century (2018)

its amazing how many chip datasheets have multiple pages meticulously explaining the concept of I2C to you, to ensure you're fully informed about the two pins you already understand, and none of the others

"We're like a startup! You know, that thing that fails 95% of the time!"

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actually spicy take 

discord manages to be laggy on a flagship i7 skylake laptop
skype sucks
slack sometimes needs shift-f5 or it glitches out
but WHOA key management is confusing in riot whoops it's unusable let's go use stuff that literally just doesn't work at all

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Survey time! Where do you use LibreOffice?

Like our Fairphone, our modular earphones are designed for reuse and repair to cut down on e-waste. For the month of May, we are giving away a free pair of modular earphones on request, with every purchase of a Fairphone 3. Available now 👉 : frphn.co/ioQsJ

"billionaires earned their money" is this century's "the king has the divine right to rule"

I just love all of the wildflowers that come out this time of year 🥰 makes me want to learn more about native plants

"ICANN finally halts $1.1bn sale of .org registry" 

"It quickly emerged [Ethos Capital] had been secretly created by a former CEO of ICANN, and he had registered the company one day after ICANN made clear it was going to lift price caps..."

theregister.co.uk/2020/05/01/i

me: this cell type is text

ms excel: yup

me: so whatever is in it should be rendered exactly as is"

excel: yup

me: no other manipulation or formatting should be applied

excel: that makes sense to me

me: 4034106032548

excel: 4.03411E+12

KDE.org gets a facelift! Check out how KDE's landing page changed through the ages and what the brand new page has to offer today.

kde.org

Carl Schwan, the architect behind KDE.org's modernized look, explains the process and the rationale that drove the new design.

carlschwan.eu/2020/04/18/a-new

"I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my telephone."

-- Bjarne Stroustrup

users: Hey Apple, can we get some FOSS?
Apple: We have FOSS at home.
FOSS at home: (10-year-old version of FreeBSD `ls`)

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