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nuclear take 

unix simplicity (in the form of software, aesthetics, etc.) is the most empty kind, because it's the simplicity that works by ignoring the real world and its complexity, in favour of making a fake, simpler reality that lets them ignore the problems a unix programmer doesn't want to solve.

yes, there's a reason why linux and freebsd have all that bloat. turns out it actually solves problems!
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Just a friendly reminder that doing formatting using unicode characters like 𝑲 sucks total ass for screenreaders

[description: a video of a screenreader reading a tweet with lots of unicode "formatting"]
twitter.com/kentcdodds/status/

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You ever think about the fact that the Patriots were disloyal people who overthrew their government? How did this word come to mean precisely the opposite?

the feeling when you open the chat app and randomly notice someone in a DM with you is currently typing a message

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From The Life and Imagination of Sally Paul, 1760, the autobiography of a nonbinary person from London who worked as a sailor, and would dress in both men and women's clothing. The year their autobiography was published, they had married a woman as a man, under the name Samuel Bundy, been outed and arrested, and then freed because their wife refused to press charges. Only nine months later, they married again, this time to a man named William Kitchen, as a woman.

sexual/philosophical 

Are vegans allowed to swallow? 🤔

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The European Data Protection Board requires *immediate action* following the Schrems II ruling by the ECJ: hosting private data under US jurisdiction (that is, on infra owned by an American company) is no longer legal in the EU.

Bring your data home, NOW!
edpb.europa.eu/edpb_en

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were you assigned a gender at birth? you may be entitled to financial compensation

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Mechanical-keyboard-using Masto-folks:

If your keyboard supports swapping out keycaps, consider pulling your spacebar and flipping it around.

Instead of resting your thumb on an edge, it lets you have a smooth experience for your thumbs.

It's a nice, simple improvement. (And if you don't like it, swap it back.)

(Note: If you can't swap keycaps on your keboard, pulling a spacebar off will wreck your keyboard. 😱 So don't do it in that case. 😉)

are millennials killing the pacemaker industry

imagine complaining that a game literally called "Cyberpunk" is too political in nature

I have a problem: how should I arrange speakers in a room where I have desks and stuff in all directions and I often sit in many different places facing various directions?

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Been thinking a lot about how technology is often made much simpler on the outside by making it a lot more complicated on the inside.

Like how compatible color television was invented, or old serial and parallel interfaces vs. USB, and so on.

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It's that time of the month again -- the July 2020 Update Blog is live!

I have said we have too much news to list for several previous entries, but that's especially true today. This is the biggest update we've had yet.

Highlights:
- #PinePhone @postmarketOS Edition preorders live
- OG #Pinebook upgrade kit back on horizon
- #PineTime with @JF firmware upcoming
- Say hello to #Pinecil
- MUCH MORE

pine64.org/2020/07/15/july-upd

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custom bootloader. instead of booting your computer it reads the Energy Star logo out of the BIOS and does a rotozoom of it. and it plays a screamtracker module which is a educational song about energy efficiency & the environment

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