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A hamster has been trading cryptocurrencies in a cage rigged to automatically buy and sell tokens since June - and it's currently outperforming the S&P 500. 😂
npr.org/2021/09/25/1040683057/

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The joy of corporate laptops and their numerous "security" features: put them to sleep on Friday evening, battery is completely flat by Monday morning. What have you been trying to do instead of sleeping, little one?

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The first time I saw 65daysofstatic playing live they had driven twelve hours to headline a festival held by a youth club, on a stage barely large enough for the band and their (still quite modest) gear, surrounded by beet fields, in Évelette, Belgium. That was fourteen years ago.

Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou - Anou Malane // abdallahagoumbadougou.bandcamp // gritty but groovy tuareg guitar // Niger // 1995

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Many scientific articles are currently published in subscription journals and locked behind paywalls. This model impedes research and diverts public funding to parasitic publishers, while relying almost entirely on the unpaid work of researchers. nofreeviewnoreview.org/

Oh sweet lord, this has been boosted to the "Bitcoin Hackers"...

I'M NOT A LIBERTARIAN, I criticize public service because I care about public service. Hell, currently I'm working in the public transportation sector

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Dear national weather forecasting service: you run on public money, why don't you provide forecasts as open data?

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This is your irregular reminder that crypto is short for cryptography, which is good and useful. The monster you're thinking of is cryptocurrency, which is currently a toy of the rich and the bro.

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Me, in tears: you can't just call every system you happen to dislike "technical debt"
IT Manager *points at a seagull* technical debt

I've made the mistake of commenting on a couple of quite bad-faith posts from US conservative pages on Facebook. Since then The Algorithm™ thinks I want to see every single conservative-leaning post America has on offer (I don't vote in the USA, I don't live in the USA, never even have visited the USA).

So I'm taking this opportunity to get a glimpse of the conservative mind: they've reached the point where they're badly photoshopping Biden bumper stickers on old memes to make a point

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building the future is not a purely technical project, I don't even think it's a primarily technical project. it's a project of community and people, which is to say is inherently political. I think that word is a turn off to many programmers in the West who (due to Cold War era education I guess?) are effectively politically illiterate. and when you insist on being "apolitical" then all you can do is bolster the status quo. this is not how you make progress.

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Lambda Chip is a 100% free software and free hardware embedded system for functional programming lambdachip.com/index/

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Just came across this excellent, and also funny, breakdown of how full of shit Elon Musk is. Great primer for anyone who doesn’t know about any of the details:

youtu.be/5pNL7MlUpmI

Scienide 1995 - Dub Techno Selection 075 Dub Garden // youtube.com/watch?v=clwgY8yv1Z // dub techno // Russia // 2021

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racism 

like i hate to break it towards people but the reason your electronics are garbage isn't because they're chinese, it's because they're cheap

the chinese market does sell a lot of cheap shit- to people that buy it

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