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The detached head from the toppled racist John A. Macdonald statue in Montreal has been immortalized as a postage stamp. Some mischievous government workers managed to get this printed through Canada Post’s Picture Postage program, which allows people to put their own photos on usable stamps. For background, visit: bit.ly/33hxLU3

Sunn O))) & Boris - Altar // sunn.bandcamp.com/album/altar- // drone // USA, Japan // 2006 // I forgot how good this album is

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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

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"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it"

Great post!

daringfireball.net/2020/09/onl

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Vitriolic FOSS culture 

Having open sourced quite a lot of stuff I can see how people decide against publishing their work. The amount of vitriol you get confronted with is probably too stressful for some. I can take it, but I don't think that "grow a thicker skin" is a useful advice for anyone who can't. It kind of makes be sad to ponder how many creators withhold their awesome code because they are scared of getting harassed by trolls.

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Interesting website that lays out the math of why mask wearing is more effective than you think in cutting down #COVID19 transmissions.

aatishb.com/maskmath/

#Mathematics

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"These values mean that the world’s top 10% of income earners are responsible for between 25 and 43% of environmental impact. In contrast, the world’s bottom 10% income earners exert only around 3–5% of environmental impact."

- #ThomasWiedmann

doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-169

#JustTransition #inequality #environmental

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It's funny how adding a single word can drastically change how I view a phrase.

AAS < AAPS

The P is for "public".

Suddenly, PAAS becomes PAAPS and I'm super for it. Email as a public service? Yes. Mastodon as a public service? Rad. Blog hosting as a public service? Fuckin' please. Continuous integration as a public service? Sure.

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A compilation of common mistakes made by bash users. Each example is flawed in some way.

mywiki.wooledge.org/BashPitfal

#Linux #bash

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Google removed K-9 Mail from the Play store with zero notice because the description of the app included alternate spellings of the app name we'd included to work around how bad Play's search is.

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Microblogging was a mistake. An attractive, candy-colored, addictive mistake. 

Microblogging was a mistake.

An attractive, candy-colored, addictive mistake.

I will never actually implement it but sometimes I look at what the popularity of Twitter has done to the shapes of our conversations and I want to mandate a *minimum* post length here.

Mastodon's default limit of 500 is a start but not really enough. Every instance that raises the limit into the thousands of characters or beyond is doing a great thing by providing a way to wean people off of short, staccato exchanges and give them the opportunity for thought and nuance in a text box they have been trained to dump thoughts into. It looks short at first but it just keeps on growing and growing as your thought takes shape, and you can actually go back and *edit* the fucking thing.

But really I still miss when goddamn Livejournal was where all my online social shit happened. People could still be dicks on it, don't get me wrong! it wasn't set up to encourage and enforce hot takes, though; it wasn't built to make a ton of money by farming your outrage and stress and turning it into ad views!

(Which is really a problem with ALL modern social sites, everyone wants to become the next Zuckerfuck and there is no way to do that without strip-mining your users' attention. But I've sung that song more than once and don't care to sing it again today; I've got shit to do.)

(This post brought to you by watching a disagreement actually get *resolved* thanks to the power of replies that are long enough to have some fucking nuance, instead of blowing up into a multi-day shitstorm of too-short replies going back and forth.)

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if i had a nickel for every nickel i got i would have a positive feedback loop of nickels and the universe would be destroyed pretty quickly

I'm pretty much binging his whole discography today, all his stuff is great.

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Mdou Moktar - Sousoume Tamachek // mdoumoctar.bandcamp.com/album/ // dreamy desert rock // Niger // 2017 // This is medicine for the soul

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You know it's a holiday when all the FOSS software on your computer has updates but the proprietary stuff does not.

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