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Hong Kong's fight against China for freedom indicates that people prefer Western type systematic-censorship over China's obvious-censorship

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$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

# nvidia fuck you

blacklist nouveau
blacklist nvidia
blacklist nvidia-modeset
blacklist nvidia-uvm

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So true about software industry:
It’s a curious thing about our industry: not only do we not learn from our mistakes, we also don’t learn from our successes.

— Keith Braithwaite

Please vote:
I like and listen to metal music regularly:

Fertility Fraud: Artificial insemination doctors who used their own sperm
nytimes.com/2019/08/21/health/

(submitted by turtlegrids)

Now, ask yourself why these defects happen too often. If your answer is that our languages don’t prevent them, then I strongly suggest that you quit your job and never think about being a programmer again; because defects are never the fault of our languages. Defects are the fault of programmers. It is programmers who create defects – not languages.

But before you run out of fingers and toes, you have created languages that contain dozens of keywords, hundreds of constraints, a tortuous syntax, and a reference manual that reads like a law book. Indeed, to become an expert in these languages, you must become a language lawyer (a term that was invented during the C++ era.)

I am giving up on using custom Android ROM, privacy and security are just illusion today and not to mention very difficult.

Google, Microsoft, Apple wants to create less stupid programmers by creating new languages like TypeScript, Kotlin, Swift, instead of just training them

blog.cleancoder.com/uncle-bob/

Murder, poverty, crime.
These things don't concern me.
What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guys name on my underwear...

So true:

In life, we’re trained to continually excel. Or maybe constantly be attempting to find the next “thing.” In life, it’s actually alright to fail due to the reason that the *lowest points in one’s life result in most growth*.

Slack is slightly slow in Chromium and its own electron app

N Dakota Regulators Hid an Oil and Gas Industry Spill Larger Than Exxon Valdez
desmogblog.com/2019/08/19/nort

(submitted by howard941)

You're unlikely to discover something new without a lot of practice on old stuff
- Richard Feynman

If I have seen further, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants
- Isaac Newton

Backdoor code found in 11 Ruby libraries:

- collects host URL and env vars and sends them to a C2 in Ukraine

- a backdoor accept a signed cookie file from the attacker and runs the code from the cookie

zdnet.com/article/backdoor-cod

Ernest Hemingway was laughed at for claiming he could write a terrifying tragedy using only five words. They stopped laughing after he wrote this on his napkin and showed it to them. 

Yippie-Ki-NO WAY: Fans aghast Disney’s rumored reboot of Die Hard might feature ‘woke’ McClane

Fans of the action film Die Hard are begging Disney to leave their beloved franchise alone, after rumors emerged that the company would attempt to reboot the dormant series, leaving the internet cringing in anticipation. Read Full Article at RT.com

rt.com/news/466934-rumors-disn

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