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It turns out that the polar ice caps are melting because Santa's elves are running a 500-megawatt bitcoin mining rig

On Amazon being an appalling company, I agree. It's not just the warehouse staff who get abused either.

But here's the thing.

This isn't a problem unique to Amazon. Many companies behave in similar ways. They're just not as big or well known as Amazon, and so stories about them don't get into the technology news.

This is a Capitalism problem, not an Amazon problem. It's also about the failure of unions to act in the interests of workers and to adapt their organizing methods to a post-industrial setting.

Pro-Tip: If you want to drive a react dev crazy, just put an empty file named react.js in a folder called __mocks__ and every test in that folder or its subfolders that uses the DOM will fail with the error "TypeError: Cannot read property 'ReactCurrentOwner' of undefined". Hours of fun!

get the fuck out with your traditionalist family values, python

Sulphur Aeon - Gateway to the Antisphere // sulphuraeon-vanrecords.bandcam // blackened death metal // Germany // 2015

MastoPurge v1.1.1 released! 🎉

Automatically remove old posts from your Mastodon account!

This is an interesting gadget. The old Psion 5? Someone made a new one.

Dual-boots Android and a full Linux. With a nice keyboard.

Theming my using the base16 grayscale dark color set. Using as my window mangler, the suckless terminal (st), conky for diagnostics, and showing the quodlibet player.

"The Programmers’ Credo: we do these things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy" –Pinboard

roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more