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found an old chatlog from 11 years ago and saw i'd sent someone a link to something on youtube. so i clicked on it to see if the link was still working 11 years later. anyway turns out i just rickrolled myself 11 years in the future

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I've been wondering if I actually need/want streaming video services any more. Back in the day I used to torrent and buy DVDs. When I got more money I started paying for Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime because it felt good to support the people/services who were making cool stuff. I've since pruned Hulu and Netflix because I refuse to pay three companies for the exact same thing, and I realized I was spending hours combing their catalogues trying to find *one* good thing to watch.

I'm reaching the same point with Amazon Prime. There's nothing good on, and when I do find something I pay $3 to rent it (on top of the yearly fee I'm already paying), and I *still* have to watch ads. And then on top of all that it won't run on Firefox 60 (the ESR release that's standard in a lot of Linux distros), and they won't play back if I'm using my privacy VPN. Now I'm apparently paying Amazon to dictate how I use my own computer.

So I'm planning on cancelling my Prime subscription and going streaming-less. Or at least paid streaming-less. What are other people's experiences? Do you find out-of-copyright stuff on Archive.org or rent DVDs from the library? TBH it's probably a good thing not to have 1,000 episodes of old sitcoms a click away because I've heard from more than one person that they'll put an episode on at breakfast and when they're brushing their teeth just to have the background noise. When did we get that weird about it?
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The FOSS world must understand “just install Linux” won’t cut it. We must make “the whole widget” as Jobs would say.

But don’t listen to me, let Stallman make the case:

Richard: I’ve never installed the GNU plus Linux system on a computer myself.

Me: Really?

Richard: I always found someone who knew how to do that. Got someone to do it for me.

Me: So it was so difficult that you have not installed…

Richard: No, it's just that I was so busy, I didn’t wanna learn how.

2017.ind.ie/archive/summit/vid

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@kingannoy
And when you write that kind of bug report, it's closed because another says the same but with different words and you did not notice... One hour lost for nothing 🙄
#experience
@aleks

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@kingannoy I mean I understand that all this computer stuff + accurate communication is complicated but djeez, repeating over and over "what do you mean by 'it's not working'" and discovering 10 minutes later that it was not even related to what people really wanted to achieve makes me want to glue xyproblem.info/ to people's face :/

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I'm not the most sensitive person out there but I'd love to see you CW your guillotine jokes. After all, they're about a type of death penalty and I guess we can all agree that this is a triggering topic, regardless of our individual opinions on the issue.

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@thegibson
You know how the DMV usually has this letter/number system to call you to the front?

So... I get really bored waiting to get called. To liven things up, I bring a bingo card and some little carnival toys (finger puppets and the like). Whenever my number gets called, I yell "Bingo! I won DMV Bingo!", skitter up to the front, and hand my clerk a prize. Sometimes I give out prizes and cards to anyone else who looks bored as well, so they can participate as well.

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Hello, my name is Aleks and I am tramatized by user support

This is a interesting idea, we could use more wistleblowers from the private sector!
youtube.com/watch?v=VLjxPANxMa

speakout.tech

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@jk
fair enough but honestly I think they should make computers HARDER to use because *gestures generally at the internet*

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@jk A real programmer would just tattoo her arms with the magic bash incantations needed.
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@trickster it's just genuinely never been a problem? i don't do much on that laptop really. like i know i need to sort it out at some point, but every time i try i fail to get it working. sometimes it's easier to just download the windows version of the software and run it in WINE

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you: my ideal user interface?? well it's like a High Fantasy novel, only i type words at a prompt and the author types back to me. i remember the names of all 2,000 characters in the book and their family trees, alignments and skill points

me: my ideal user interface?? is me doing fucking parkour at 760 miles per hour in a huge 3D environment filled with buttons and diagrams that represent the task i'm doing, and also sometimes i turn into a space ship and its like the video game Descent II

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> WordPress supports two image editing extensions for PHP: GD and Imagick. The difference between them is that Imagick does not strip exif metadata of the image, in which PHP code can be stored.

Yeah, but how the fuck is the PHP code in the EXIF becoming executable? How many bad decisions do you have to make to get here?

> However, exploitation is still possible by crafting an image that contains crafted pixels that will be flipped in a way that results in PHP code execution once GD is done cropping the image. During our efforts to research the internal structures of PHP’s GD extension, an exploitable memory corruption flaw was discovered in libgd.

You fucking idiots...

Data should never be executable. Come on guys.
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