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@tA @tealturtle

That reminds me of the biggest "dumb, but it works" hack I've ever heard of. The USSR had a televised talent contest and wanted everyone to vote on their favourite performers. But the phone system wasn't up to the task, so they had people turn their lights on to signal approval, and off to signal disapproval. Then the power company measured demand to judge the winners.

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“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.

Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.

Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.

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IB, AfD, physische Gewalt 

Am 19.1. hat das »Ewwe longt's« in Eröffnung gefeiert. 15 Rechtsradikale sind ebenfalls angereist, haben die Eröffnung gestört und die Besucher*innen u.a. mit Pfefferspray angegriffen. Neben Mitgliedern der Identitären Bewegung war auch mindestesn ein Mitglied der Jungen Alternative dabei. Die Übergänge zwischen und sind fließend, Ideologisch und personell. Beide sind eine Gefahr für unsere Gesellschaft und unser friedliches Zusammenleben!

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conspiracies are a lie made up by Big Conspiracy to sell books and podcasts

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gender is a scam invented by bathroom companies in the 1960's in order to sell more bathrooms

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CPU bottleneck implications for post-human polyamory

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we spent years doing all these weird tricks to have drop shadows in web pages only to get them built-in yet now have this decade of flat design. smdh.

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Yeah, I use anti-aliasing. Sometimes you just need something to take the edge off.

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"A simple LM3915 based VU meter" by Mohit Bhoite.

This guy's site is full of beautiful free form electronics.

bhoite.com/

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Ladies, if he:

- never responds to your texts
- is always on the web
- is dynamic, weakly typed, and prototype-based

He's not your man, he's JavaScript.

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After twenty years of writing #sysadmin nonfiction, I've finally written the perfect sentence:

'“Constantly feeling vaguely unwell” is a common side effect of a career in systems administration.'

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