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twitters big improvement theyve been teasing is shutting down the website

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HEY. @Tusky is excellent. As of me writing this post, their Open Collective balance stands at $1592.59.

If people can get $200 more dollars in the till (that's $1792.59) by the end of the day tomorrow (36 hours for me, give or take a few), I'll match it with $200 dollars of my own.

I also challenge other folks in tech with a little money to throw around to match my match, even partially.

https://opencollective.com/tusky
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ugh, why is the world, yknow
*gestures vaguely at everything*
like that
ugh

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This is bizarre but true: in older (and by that I mean largely pre-1900) English printed alphabets, the character & was printed at the end, and was memorized as a 27th character.

It was recited in the alphabet as "per se and", meaning "'and' by itself". So the end of the alphabet went "X, Y, Z, and per se and."

The phrase "and per se and" eventually got contracted - and is how we got today's name for the symbol: ampersand.

No, really: merriam-webster.com/dictionary

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As of yesterday #Microsoft's #DRM server is gone. If you have any ebooks through their store . . . bid them adieu ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

Users will be given refunds but the books themselves will no longer be readable. If you made notes on the titles, you'll get $25 credit as a, "we're sorry you'll no longer have access to the notes you took on all those books. Here's $25 and we'll call it even!"

#DefectiveByDesign is a campaign run by the #FSF to combat Digital Restrictions Management and they work to prevent this exact kind of thing from happening.
defectivebydesign.org/

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Bad English is the language of science.
-- Jan de Leeuw
JSS mailing list (February 2005) #Rstats

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Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar

Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong

Things we will do:
- Survive
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more

Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
- That

Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you

(Oops:
- I did it again)

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Now we just need an AWS outage. Imagine the headlines: 80% of the internet is down today because 3 megacorps fucked up

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As well as meeting Pookie the condor, I took heaps of portraits of birds of prey today. They can all be found on flickr here.

flic.kr/s/aHsmEG6f3M #birbposting #birds

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Amazon announces "Cyberpunk dystopian mass-suveillance as a service".

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Funkwhale creator unveils Retribute, a donation system for fediverse creators

Eliot Berriot, creator of Funkwhale, has unveiled a new concept for handling donations to artists from their patrons on the fediverse. wedistribute.org/2019/06/funkw

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Job search relay, please boost 

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Feet.

Can't trust 'em.

They're always really far away from your eyes and ears and nose, how can you ever really know what they're up to?

You can't.

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tfw you realize microsoft is the admin on your windows machine

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