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uh oh

we were supposed to refrigerate the internet after opening

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Worth bearing in mind; however, easier said than done.

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Among the variants of the meme, my favorite is:

There are only two hard things in computer science:
0- cache invalidation
7- asynchronous call
1- naming things
2- off-by-one error

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Violin is the worst video game ever. It runs terribly on my body hardware, has no built-in achievements or cloud saves, and none of the walkthroughs agree on anything. 7/10.

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Daily CLI tip:

curl wttr.in/Belgrade

will give you weather for Belgrade (oe whatever city you pick)

The saying goes, it'll spoil the broth
Honey, I think that's not true
Maybe too many cooks will spoil the broth
But they'll fill our hearts with so much, so much love

Perhaps a better use of this evening/week would've been to start work on that job application earlier than 23:50, ten minutes before applications closed, instead of cleaning gunge from an oven I intend to throw away, but 🤷

I mean I thought "fitted oven" meant something more… _involved_ than "sitting in on oven-sized shelf, plugged into a regular old power socket".

To inform a plan to replace it, an experiment was carried out to discover how the oven was installed. In conclusion: it was not.

What is up with people posting a toot consisting only of a single :dank: and is it OK to automatically mute/block those people?

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Yesterday, 26th of September was Stanislav Petrov Day.

A day to celebrate that you, me, everyone isn't nuclear vapour right now.
SP - disobeyed orders and military protocol, used his own thinking, and by doing so averted nuclear retaliation based on false alarms that would likely have caused a mass nuclear war in 1983.

Stanislav Petrov, often referred to as "The man who saved the world" died in December 2017

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I've determined that the best storage solution for raspberries is to just eat them all as soon as you get home from the store.

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Future UK relations with the EU

This useful diagram encapsulates the various country templates the UK could use, but probably WON'T, because of the stated objections.

The last agreement type is the currently much vaunted "Canada style".

Diagram was produced for Michel Barnier.

I've been off birdsite for weeks and it's been so nice - I've procrastinated in so many more interesting ways!

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Sungwon Cho saying "The internet made it fucky" ought to go on a shirt somehow
youtube.com/watch?v=fxb6yzOYF_

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I want to fucking nuke Twitter. I swear to god. You know that bit in Terminator 2 where Sarah Connor has that nightmare vision of the city being annihilated in a nuclear blast, and you see the flesh stripping itself from the bones of the skeletons in the playground? I want to see that happen to Twitter HQ.

* It has the shittiest interface
* Even I can tell the API is fundamentally broken
* The entire experience of using the site thorough a mobile browser is intentionally crippled (bird logo for ages, throbbers, "sorry, twitter took too long to load", nagwalls advertising the app) to try and force you into using their garbage fucking app
* Pretty much invented monetising user data, along with Facebook
* As if it wasn't bad enough having to look at bullshit that companies paid to promote, you now also have to look at whatever asinine identity politics HORSE SHIT some intern found interesting (Moments™)
* They just cannot leave timeline / hash tag sorting alone
* They FUCKING ADMIT that the trending tables are rigged, that they remove "problematic" tags from them (#gamergate was the first I think) and artificially bump up tags they agree with (both twitter and Facebook admitted to doing this with Syria related content)
* They have the fucking AUDACITY to try and present themselves as "trendily left wing" while literally forcing a two-tier caste society in which only chosen voices get heard, and ordinary people are completely drowned out
* ALGORITHMS CAN SUSPEND YOU.
* THEY GENUINELY THINK SHADOWBANNING, WHICH WAS A JOKE / TRICK WHEN SOMETHING AWFUL IMPLEMENTED IT AS "HELLBANNING" LAST DECADE, IS A LEGITIMATE MODERATION TOOL.
* Their horrible hotbox of a website, designed to get users heated and arguing with each other, has polluted the culture of the rest of the internet. Did you think 4chan made the internet angrier? Not a chance, it was fucking Twitter and if you stop to think about it for one second you'll agree. It might not even be an exaggeration to say that this brutal, sectarian, "punch first and ask questions later" political climate that we now fucking love in, that decides our elections and ruins our friendships, is the direct product of Twitter. ESPECIALLY SINCE NEWS OUTLETS, EVEN OFFLINE ONES, PERSIST IN TREATING IT AS A SOURCE OF MATERIAL.

Give it no quarter. Relentlessly sealion your friends who use it about switching to the fediverse. Refuse to engage with it. Ultimately you will be screaming uselessly into the fucking void but at least you will know you spoke out against evil.

Fuck that corporation and every single person who works for them.
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Annoying the shit out of each other is the only worthwhile form of flirting

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