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<< Code isn't enough on its own. We throw code away when it runs out its clock; we migrate data to new databases, so as not to lose one precious bit. Code is a story we tell about data.

But programmer culture tends to devalue data. >>

This is a very good article.

h/t @enkiv2

CryptPad is an #opensource collaborative editor (think: Google Docs/Drive) with a strong focus on #privacy. I have been using it for a while, and would like to recommend it to others as well!

You can try it here:

You can create and share text documents, sheets, presentations, code, kanban boards and more.

You can use it for free, but I recommend supporting them either by upgrading to a paid subscription, or by donating here:

(Relatively) Physically Accurate Black Hole Visualization in Unreal Engine

(submitted by mroche)

when you or i say 'the economy':
things being made, things getting done, people getting paid

when conservatives say 'the economy':
the process of wealth being transferred from the many to the few

Je viens de publier un billet, où j'explique que je souhaite une conversation apaisée à propos es technologies : . Bonne lecture à vous !

9/11, US imperialism 

9/11 is coming up, which means i'm legally obligated to point out 9/11 here in chile is a different tragedy & also important

the 11th of september is when the chilean right wing (funded by the US gov.) bombed our gov. building, killed our democratically elected socialist president, gutted the welfare state & enacted martial law

followed by 17 years of a violent fascist dictatorship in which at least 3k people died, 40k were victimized and half of the country was traumatized


Au cas où tu aurais encore un doute sur les "priorités" du gouvernement en matière d'éducation, une petite mise au clair

Mature projects have reasons they work the way they do. Sometimes good reasons. Sometimes bad reasons. They must be doing something right or they would be dead.

New contributors have reasons they use their tools. Sometimes it *is* a lack of exposure to other tools. Sometimes it is because their tools are better. Sometimes it's because the "right" tools are fucking hostile pieces of shit that are too painful by far.

Short form:

Have some fucking respect for one another. :flan_thumbs:


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I was notified that @tateisu's Mastodon app "Subway Tooter" has received a warning from the Google Play Store citing user-generated content that "incites discrimination".

A Mastodon app does not host or promote any content. The user types the address to connect to. The responsibility of moderating resides with that server. So unless Google is going to drop Chrome, Firefox and Opera from its platform, this is completely out of line.

Source in Japanese:

Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.

this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?

This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.

Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.

@fedilab @tateisu #fediverse #mastoadmin #freespeech #censorship

Il Ferragosto sorride col nuovo episodio! Gli scimmioni non leggono Nietzsche 17: Faro d'Agosto.
Buon ascolto e buona anguria!

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