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again? :)
I'm into: & evidence-based , I'm either or depending on what we're discussing. Politically fluid but leaning .
I work on & at Scrapinghub. I like , , & .
Trained in (yay !), spent years at & in a home lab. I miss it.
Currently experimenting with invertebrate , , & evidence-based .

"Steam is banning sex games with young-looking characters"

Nothing else that's shitty about Steam was a deal-breaker for Gamers™, but this absolutely will be. Lolllllllll

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Proof that neither a sense of humor nor appreciation of the absurd are requirements for being involved in tech.

linuxwit.ch/blog/2018/12/e98e/

It's like there's entire generations of programmers who grew up never having watched a single episode of Monty Python or something.

surveillance nightmare. don't read before going to bed. Show more

bottom line: Don't trust the shiny advertising brochure which tells you about end-to-end encryption, security and privacy if you only get a black box at the end. Only #FreeSoftware, #OpenStandards, #federation and the ability to self host will be able to secure your privacy.

If you're already a it's by now not that hard to also forego milk and cheese on environmental grounds. That's not the same as being : the environmental contribution of eating something that contains trace dairy byproduce is probably negligible, so policing ingredients lists need not be a part of a "no milk or cheese" commitment. Sure: you end up buying and eating much more vegan stuff, but that's a good thing, and the quality of vegan food has shot up drastically, recently.

All these news commenters trying to praise May as having "more balls than her colleagues".. Guys, goddammit genitals don't confer bravery or resolve.
Also May is awful and you're probably awful too.
Good DAY sir

I don't have a political point to make here; I don't care about your affiliation, your party, or your vote; here's the only thing that matters this week for a huge number of Americans:

December 15 is the cut-off to register for health care at HealthCare.gov

Pass it on.

youve heard of catgirls
youve heard of catboys

now get ready for:
nyanbinary people

PSA: Naturalnews.com is a very bad, Fash-adjacent peddler of dangerous pseudoscience and garbage medical advice.

0/0, Do not recommend.

(They sometimes come up as a top result when searching medical/diet things, which is why I bring this up.)

#naturalnews #pseudoscience

This has factored into relocation decisions.
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RT @jzellis@twitter.com
I cannot stress this enough: if you live in the US between the Rockies and the Cascades, you need to start figuring out how you’re going to GTFO in the next decade or so. Really, truly, no hyperbole. Because the water is running out and there’s no way to replenish it.
twitter.com/jzellis/status/107

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conway's game of eeeee, recorded by hacker news user Nadya

I've updated linuxwit.ch/blog/2018/12/every with e98e's permanent archive location, as both a zip file and a cloneable git repository.

Had a debate about #LiveJournal and whether its paid membership program was enough to sustain it back in the day without advertising. I'm pretty sure it was!

However it's been a long while and it's possible that my memory of it is fudged, so I'm asking other long time LJ users: prior to sponsored accounts in 2006 did LJ make enough to keep itself sustainable with paid memberships? 🤔

reminder that
(a) left-wing violence is almost nonexistence nowadays (thenation.com/article/why-does)
(b) the right wing has historically used violence as a way to break up left leaning organizations and protests, by committing violent acts themselves and making it look like the lefty folks did it

I honestly don't get #Mozilla's beef with #RSS.

"As of #Firefox version 64, Firefox no longer supports built-in Live Bookmarks"
support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/l

@cathal the usual issue I run across is the balance of agency and urgency. Too far in either direction, and people either just assume someone else will fix it / its not a problem OR that its so hopeless and they're so powerless that there's no point in trying anything. Both leave the person in the same place - inaction. You might like - plantyhamchuk.tumblr.com/post/ and iopscience.iop.org/article/10.

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