The answer to censorship on social media? Let's find gardens with even higher walls! 🤦‍

So, some people still believe that banning Gab from fedi somehow helps with fighting fascism. You (I assume very young) people should consider:

1. Not listening to someone doesn't mean that they magically disappear from planet Earth
2. Not being able to see your opponent means you're robbing yourself of the ability to understand them, and thus defend against them (or even understand where they're coming from and address their concerns in civil argument)

Der Verein "Mediziner und Wissenschafter für Gesundheit, Freiheit und Demokratie" bietet der Firma Tönnies, dem RKI und der Landesregierung NRW Hilfe an. Es geht darum, die Corona-Tests mit den modernsten verfügbaren PCR-Tests zu wiederholen, um ein aussagekräftigeres Ergebnis zu erlangen.

German computer geeks and civil rights activists went all the way from Freiheit statt Angst to Angst statt Freiheit. Congrats on your complete reversal of opinion.

Authoritarians only have to find the right trigger for fear. And there's a trigger for almost everyone.

Das scheint aus dem Winterschlaf aufzuwachen. Die Experten, die vorher noch als Wirrköpfe und Verschwörungstheoretiker beschimpft wurden, finden plötzlich Gehör. Bleibt zu hoffen, dass der Coronaspuk bald wie ein Kartenhaus in sich zusammenfällt.

One protester has been arrested for not wearing a protective mask. There's actually no difference to countries where women get arrested for not wearing a hijab.

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Folks in the UK, about the government’s contact tracing app made by folks from Vote Leave & GCHQ:

- Do not download it.
- Do not use it.
- Tell friends & family not to either.

This is a mass surveillance app. It won’t protect you. But it will create a very dangerous precedent.

"My problem with contact tracing apps is that they have absolutely no value," Bruce Schneier, a privacy expert and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, told BuzzFeed News. "I'm not even talking about the privacy concerns, I mean the efficacy. Does anybody think this will do something useful? ... This is just something governments want to do for the hell of it. To me, it's just techies doing techie things because they don't know what else to do."

Just deployed my first project. Getting Ballerina up an running on was tricky:
- yum install... not in repertory
- brew install... failed
- compile from source... build failed
Finally I extracted the the executables from the Debian/.deb-File downloaded from the project Page.

Most articles on the downsides of read like this: "We messed things up, so you should stick to monolith"

Software development is increasingly getting less craft and skill, but more and more frameworks and tools.

As western society has moved more and more secular and less and less Christian, we've replaced more and more holidays — holy days — that were for recognizing key moments and people in Church history with completely non-religious days.

Some of the holidays, like Christmas and St Valentine's Day, were gradually secularized but many just completely deleted. As that happened, people realized the benefits of special days and came up with substitutes.


Btw, Microsoft reported selling 100 million copies of DOS in 1993. Try to remember this every time anyone says that Commodore 64 was the most sold computer of its lifetime. Single configuration computer for the same manufacturer, sure. But PC clones eclipsed EVERYTHING, and by a *very* large margin.

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