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"The move is a sea change for Google and a further blow to the online ad industry’s longstanding contention that web tracking is mostly anonymous. In recent years, Facebook, offline data brokers and others have increasingly sought to combine their troves of web tracking data with people’s real names. But until this summer, Google held the line."

Ever wondered why computer games like Simcity and Cities Skylines will selfdestruct the towns if you raise taxes?

Here's a long read about the right wing economic theories that laid the foundation for Simcity when a logic was needed during its creation and then continues to influence game makers (and policy makers) today

(from Logic Magazine)

I have high hopes for Flickr under SmugMug. And they're just getting started. They ask that you link back to images on Flickr and I get that. But these are my only options for sharing?

:blobnotlike: blocking ads is evil grr
:blobuwu: HTTP is a pull-based medium. it is within the original philosophy of HTTP to selectively pull the data, for example, a device that doesn't support images won't download them. by circumventing ad "blocking", you are spitting in the face of HTTP. a more accurate term would be ad rejection. ads are not "blocked", they are simply not asked for.

"Structural Advantages for Software Developers to Leverage and Destroy"

> Free and open source software represents a post-scarcity methodology, but it does not fill our bellies or pay for our roofs; we do that for ourselves. Given the nature of our works, tech workers are in a unique position to call into question scarcity itself: if we can pay for our labor without paywalls, we can build post-scarcity systems.

Had the most white customer ever. Dude asked if we had the spicy salami. Didn’t quite understand and thought he meant like the peppered salami. Then he was all “I see it now! Right there the Genoa salami.” Fucking genoa salami. - Old post I converted to use local links instead of Flickr (since they are going to start deleting my old Flickr pictures soon since I'm not willing to pay for Pro)

bought a notebook with 'linux preinstalled' and it literally kernel panics on bootup

Thanks to @skquinn I recently discovered that the high quality FLAC collections of my music were broken.


Well, they've now been fixed, so if you want some free (cc-by-nc 4.0) high quality #chiptune music then head on over to my website and grab a download! #chiptune #creativecommons

reminder: apple surpassed $1,000,000,000,000 in value about half a year ago. that's one trillion dollars.

reminder: it's against the EULA to install macOS on "non-Apple branded hardware". this means that if you want to test your mac app on a mac, you have no choice but to buy a new laptop or computer

reminder: if you try to screenshot a movie purchased with itunes on a macOS or iOS device, it won't work. this is presumably to prevent you from taking 24 screenshots per second and stitching them back together into the full movie, because why else would you prevent people from doing this

reminder: apple was the first important company with the courage to drop the headphone jack. now that they've done it, everyone is doing it, and this >200 year old standard is dying thanks to them

reminder: everybody knows that apple intentionally slows down their old phones to coincide with the release of the newer ones. they even admitted it:

nothing happened, they didn't stop doing it, but they *did* offer a $29 battery replacement for affected phones c:

reminder: other phones did the notch before the iphone and they were rightfully laughed at. then the iphone did it and it became widely popular

reminder: the four most powerful mobile CPUs in the world are made by and for apple's exclusive usage in their phones

if you want the world's most advanced mobile CPU you're stuck with The World's Most Advanced Mobile Operating System

tired: getting a smart home to control your appliances remotely
wired: getting a smart home to play DOOM by piloting your roomba around and shooting other "smart" appliances

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more