I really do not understand why people use GitHub over Gitlab AT ALL.
GitLab consistently brings out AMAZING features at least 1x/month. Their company is ethical (donates regularly to amazing coding groups like BlackGirlsCode, DjangoGirls, PythonLadies, etc.).
Just look for yourself: https://about.gitlab.com/features/
Oh for fuck's sake, OpenSSL. Just when I was starting to think they'd finally gotten their shit together
hi it's april 15 and there's a blizzard outside
An oldie but a goodie: The Case of the 500-Mile Email:
"We're having a problem sending email out of the department."
"What's the problem?" I asked.
"We can't send mail more than 500 miles," the chairman explained.
I choked on my latte. "Come again?"
"We can't send mail farther than 500 miles from here," he repeated. "A little bit more, actually. Call it 520 miles. But no farther."
Someone in my social circle just built a new high powered windows PC and shared a photo of the innards, and I felt so confused for awhile cause I haven't built a PC since the IDE cable days.
Technical Note: We originally wrote this article in Word, but then we converted it to Latex to make it look more like science.
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"Everything else I read on [this] topic has falls into one of two categories; (a) advice on how not be depressed and, (b) general productivity advice. When realistically, (a) the situation is that right now I am suffering depression [...] and (b) I'm generally fully aware of what I need to do and how to organise myself, but simply unable get past the paralysis, to break the catch-22 and actually do it."
reminder that making bread is exceedingly occult, you're ritually creating a tiny microcosm and then destroying it in fire to create the very first meaningful food ever made, the thing that made us settle down and start doing civilization
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the fact that backpage was primarily a source for lower price sex workers and clients while escorts for the rich with personal sites are largely unaffected isn't a coincidence. they will largely turn a blind eye to escorts for the rich while targeting marginalized swers
Everyone should be doing the following:
Move adult sites to be hosted offshore
Change domain (no .com, .org, .net)
Get a VPN
Cover the camera lens of ALL electronic devices.
Backup mailing lists, archive and download emails, remove presence from Gmail completely.
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For every new software feature you want to add, think, "How would a group of persistent, tech savvy people use this feature to harass someone."
Maybe that means you decide not to implement it. Maybe that means you work on something else that would support people who get the majority of harassment.
life hack: buy a bag of Starburst jellybeans. hide it from everyone; eat it all yourself.
PSA and reminder:
The terms "blacklist" and "whitelist" are racially charged. Please use "blocklist" and "allowlist" instead.
Yes, the terms are old. Yes they're not directly based on race. But they _are_ based in the systemic idea that "white == good; black == bad". Just because something is traditional doesn't mean it's acceptable.
It took me a while to see just how insidious little things like this are, too. It's ok to take some time to understand. Just please switch terms while you do.
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They knew. The bastards knew all along what risks they were taking with other people's lives, and they didn't care because to them the end justified the means.
This is capitalism.
This is exploitation culture.
This is rape culture.
This is what happens when people with too much power and privilege are allowed to think that their goal is so noble that it justifies the means used to achieve it.
This is why Facebook must be utterly destroyed.
The Trump administration wants heavy surveillance over social media of anyone crossing the border: https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/29/politics/immigrants-social-media-information/index.html?sr=fbCNN032918immigrants-social-media-information0127PMVODtop
Folks, the stuff we're working on matters. We need to bring social media underground. Put users in control.