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Problem: I want to read sites like Tuairisc.ie to improve my Gaeilge but that involves a lot of back-and-forth looking up words I don't know (which is, at present, a lot).
Observation: Teanglann.ie provides a script for doing inline iframe-based lookups: teanglann.ie/en/_focloiri
Synthesis: A Greasemonkey Userscript that just injects that script into Tuairisc (adapt for sites of your choosing):
cryptpad.fr/code/#/2/code/view

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Every now and then an order reminds me that I have practical and pretty models for sale on Shapeways.. if you've ever wanted a desk model of DNA, or a Phage, or a model Centrifuge Rotor powered by a Dremel, I guess I'm your guy:
shapeways.com/shops/labsfromfa
I still have my trusty Dremelfuges I used (recklessly) for for years.. I even still have some of the stupid prototypes. :)

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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 .

So apparently Mozilla let go 250 employees including the threat management team.
To make it even worse they announce this in a blog post full of corporate doublespeak.

Also Mitchel baker has a salary of 2.5$ Mil which apparently couldn't be lowered so they at least wouldn't have had to let got the *threat management team*.

#MozillaLifeboat

Problem: I want to read sites like Tuairisc.ie to improve my Gaeilge but that involves a lot of back-and-forth looking up words I don't know (which is, at present, a lot).
Observation: Teanglann.ie provides a script for doing inline iframe-based lookups: teanglann.ie/en/_focloiri
Synthesis: A Greasemonkey Userscript that just injects that script into Tuairisc (adapt for sites of your choosing):
cryptpad.fr/code/#/2/code/view

QuickJS was an interesting project to study! It's a small JavaScript engine that's still well optimized and feature complete without going overboard.

Since I mentioned line counts earlier QuickJS takes ~80k, over half of which is in one file.

It's implemented as a bytecode stack machine with what V8 calls "hidden classes".

Also has a REPL loop with a syntax highlighter, C transpiler, uglifier, and I/O library. Could replace Node.js quite well!

bellard.org/quickjs/

If you have $4 and like cyberpunk, help me put some food in my kids' mouths!
"This is secretly the greatest and also funniest cyberpunk point and click adventure game on Steam. Very low-fi art style but the gags are just too good to pass up, and a lot closer to a "real" cyberpunk dystopian future than most favorites of the genre."
Itch: silverspook.itch.io/neofeud
Steam: store.steampowered.com/app/673

Unix time 1600000000 on 13 September. Mark your calendars.

Cancel your donations to Mozilla and send that money to the developers they just fired. Otherwise you're paying the multi-million-dollar salary of the person who signed the pink slips.

At last report[1] Mozilla has almost four hundred million dollars in investments and over a hundred million dollars in cash. They report under ten million dollars in donations annually. Your donations are not making a difference, but they are a show of support for bad management.

1 - assets.mozilla.net/annualrepor

I think Google should save everyone a lot of time and effort and jump straight to discontinuing new services:

"We are proud to announce that Google Kitchen Tools will no longer be available on Sep 1st 2020, nor has it ever been available. Should you wish to export your Google Kitchen Tools data, you should be aware that there is no data, as Google Kitchen Tools has never existed.

Thanks,
The Google Kitchen Tools Team"

There should be more Haskell-related sites that just 301-loop forever

Problem: I want to read sites like Tuairisc.ie to improve my Gaeilge but that involves a lot of back-and-forth looking up words I don't know (which is, at present, a lot).
Observation: Teanglann.ie provides a script for doing inline iframe-based lookups: teanglann.ie/en/_focloiri
Synthesis: A Greasemonkey Userscript that just injects that script into Tuairisc (adapt for sites of your choosing):
cryptpad.fr/code/#/2/code/view

The Internet treats nuance as damage and routes around it

emma goldman quote (150 words) 

indeed, Emma Goldman was quite explicit about it in her own account:

'I did not believe that a Cause which stood for a beautiful ideal, for anarchism, for release and freedom from convention and prejudice, should demand the denial of life and joy. I insisted that our Cause could not expect me to become a nun and that the movement would not be turned into a cloister. If it meant that, I did not want it. "I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody's right to beautiful, radiant things." Anarchism meant that to me, and I would live it in spite of the whole world — prisons, persecution, everything. Yes, even in spite of the condemnation of my own closest comrades I would live my beautiful ideal.'

it appears that "if i can't dance it's not my revolution" is a later, pithy paraphrase. but it does capture the essence!

« They shouldn't be here doing this. All of the trash we see on the ocean is from fishing, foam fenders, floats, nets... they are filling it with garbage while emptying it of life. I really, really hate them. … We've stumbled into a minefield of fishing vessels, a fleet of over 40, all huddled in together around us. They're covering 40 NM of ocean, going around them was just not possible. There is room to go inbetween them, but it is scary. AIS has been beeping non-stop for the past 4 hours.»

i really really do not like how ubuntu pushes their proprietary package manager that

- "containerises" everything, making it slow to open and three times the size it needs to be
- grants no control over updates
- is closed source, jesus christ how the fuck is this considered acceptable

IRA-posting 

the IRA is a real thing, they killed real people, they played their part in creating real trauma for this island

it's not an analogue for your revolutionary ideals, and if you can't deal with the nuance that goes with it then maybe you shouldn't talk about it

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IRA-posting 

every once in a while i see posts about the IRA, giving blanket value judgments that make me super uncomfortable

and i always go and check the profile to see what, if any, connection to ireland they have

i don't want to get into arguments with folks about what they should feel about the IRA - you want to voice support for the cause, great

but don't tell me or anyone else how they should feel about the IRA, especially if you don't have any experience of ireland, especially pre-GFA

Further proof that #encryption helps protect your data - The Chinese government is now blocking TLS 1.3 and ESNI, which makes it harder to know certain domain information.

zdnet.com/article/china-is-now

But, it's not just in #China that these things occur...

The US government is currently trying to weaken your ability to use encryption too. If you believe in a more private and secure #Internet, please speak out to your member of #Congress and share why #privacy matters to you.

Someone opens a mouth mask and makes a huge discovery! No mouth masks for me!!!1!!1%1!!! 😷

(source: nitter.net/Nuldettig/status/12)

Q-Anon and Trumpsters have landed on Mastodon. The "mas.to" instance is hosting the account. I blocked the account and the entire domain.

Please, let's keep this cancer out of the Fediverse. Let them have their stupid Gab and Parler.

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