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If you're the type of person who posts memes or wishes of ill-intent upon people's homes and livelihoods, just block me now; for, if I find out you post that kind of shit, I will without warning or concern block you immediately upon seeing it. If I deem it severe enough, I'll also report you for hate speech.

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supremacism adjacent 

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Since this was such a huge problem on Twitter recently, I thought I'd make a similar announcement here on the Fediverse.

I'm just going to put this out there loud and clear right now.

If you are the kind of person who thinks that Dennis Ritchie is a somehow GOD, who can do no wrong, who has made no mistakes ever, including wrt your beloved C programming language, BLOCK ME NOW.

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Hey fediverse bot authors, this is for you.

Instead of having a bot that blindly follows someone, then having a pinned toot or description that reads, "DM me "unfollow" if you don't want me to follow you any more", how about you do something sensible like looking at a user's profile and discovering whether or not they have in it first?

Because if you write bots that don't respect , you're no better than a spammer.

Don't @-me.

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That awkward moment when you're sure that you can take the last swig of water from your water bottle, but it turns out that the final swig is just too big a swig for you.

A fun little puzzle game. Looks like it's a fairly easy game to clone as well. Might make a version for the some day, once I get graphics working.

newgrounds.com/portal/view/740

I really wish my cats would leave me the hell alone tonight. They are being *very* obnoxious and way too over-bearing for my patience this evening. I just want to relax, maybe work a bit more on my essay. Today has been entirely too long of a day.

Every time I run into problems writing or maintaining software at work, I //looong// for the simplicity of Forth.

Forth may not be the ideal language for all applications. I get it. But, the environment it provides is one which facilitates discovery and learning. And if there's a problem, I can almost always find a way to fix it, either by a two-line work-around or by actually fixing the source of the issue directly.

Remember, DRY applies only to code. It does *NOT* apply to documentation.

It is really quite frankly infuriating when I read on documentation like pip.pypa.io/en/stable/referenc that you can use git:// URLs to pip install a package hosted on (e.g.) Github. But, where are the examples?

So far as I'm aware, NOT *ONE* person on the entire Internet uses git:// URLs with pip. At least, that's what both DDG and Google seem to indicate.

So, to all you documentation writers out there, please include E X A M P L E S in your docs. Because, surprise, this shit isn't obvious.

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Leaks reveal how creepy, cultish monopolist Intuit lobbied Congress and the IRS to kill free tax-filing
boingboing.net/2019/10/17/mise

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The freedom open-source software gives you may be priceless, but that doesn't mean you can't support developers nor should you take their work for granted.

Support your favorite open-source projects and their developers! Give them a chance to become self-sustainable! Lots of small contributions can make all the difference!

Do it, become part of the greater common good. It's not everyday you get to participate in a revolution! 😄

(No, I won't get tired of repeating this message. It's important)

Hexadecimal. 

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Comcast will start beta testing DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)

twitter.com/jlivingood/status/

>> 10/22/2019 ~10am ET, URI doh.xfinity.com/dns-query . Beta Phase 1 = Functional testing & Beta Phs 2 = Performance & A/B arch. testing in Q4. Current plan is beta resolver globally accessible for all 2 test. <<

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Yahoo Groups is shutting down: help.yahoo.com/kb/groups/SLN31

I used to participate in a few niche Esperanto groups there, a shame to see it go.

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From birdsite 

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On prophecies of doom 

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On prophecies of doom 

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"Legislation is flying through Congress that would unleash a wave of censorship and create huge fines for everyday people who share memes or just download photos from the Internet.

The bill is called the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act, and the supporters of the bill want it passed by the end of this year.1 We need to take action NOW to stop it.
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The CASE Act would create an unaccountable, industry-friendly kangaroo court with the power to hand out $15,000 fines for:

Worse yet, the bill would give politicians, corporations, and government officials the power to censor speech by filing frivolous takedown notices in this newly empowered “small claims” court.2 If this law passes, videos comparing political candidates could be shut down for months and kept offline until after the election.

The bill is intended to ensure that artists and photographers can be fairly compensated for their work. But the law is drafted so poorly that it would have drastic unintended consequences. Unfortunately, because the bill is flying through Congress so fast, we need to make major noise right now to stop it.

The CASE Act is backed by some of the most powerful corporate lobbyists in Washington, D.C., and the bill has passed out of committee in the Democratic-led House and the Republican-led Senate."

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