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I’ll be real: my adrenaline is flooding my body still and I’m on high alert. I was scared shitless that things were going to get out of hand thanks to a cop that felt the need to enforce his will, but at the end of the day, if I can’t use my privilege to step in, what good is it?



Baby Yoda implies the existence of a Sporty Yoda, Scary Yoda, Ginger Yoda, and Posh Yoda



"mistake was made by a Wyze employee on December 4th when they were using this database and the previous security protocols for this data were removed"

That is not an employee error. That is a security procedure and culture problem that goes much deeper than an employee mistake.



It may sounds silly out of context, but webrings were actually a brilliant model of anarchist web communities - a show of support for your comrades and a pledge to assist each other when needed and in turn promote crossover.


I need a round SSD so it will be a disk



Remember when Facebook collected millions of phone numbers — ostensibly to secure user accounts — then used them for targeted advertising? By all means, give them your private health data.

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This presupposes there's much "STEM education"
Sure, I see lots of people with Computer/Software Engineering degrees or Computer Science degrees, but I also see lots of people out of code bootcamps, and *no one* using the code part of their degree

what little philosophy is taught in STEM is usually 'philosophy of science', which is useful and interesting but not really sufficient. We need some kind of 'Ethics & Diversity' class.



It's super weird how R2D2 went from working on a space ship to working for a queen
Then went from working on a spaceship then owned by a farmer turned rebel

I don't understand the chain of ownership for R2D2 or C3PO



"openbsd isn't for the weak!" "won't spoon feed you" "shut up and hack"

This is in no way the project, or people, I've come to know. Especially that last one... the meaning has twisted, badly.

We build a set of tools. It won't meet every need, and bits are sharp. Instructions and some protective guards are placed. We don't explain all the way down. That's not a bat to hit people...the code's public.

There is no inherent merit to mastery of an OS, beyond use of the OS itself. No prize to win.



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There is A LOT going on here

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I should build a fediverse bot that sudo can send reports to, so when sudo says "this incident has been reported" it has teeth

It'll mostly be me trying to sudo as "mpduser", but I would find it funny


The curse of the sysadmin is that expertise can only be shared, not returned


Everyone after the Force Awakens: "Sean, you're just a naysayer, look at all the cool ideas that can build on"
Everyone Now: "Sean, you're just a pessimist, just because this was awful doesn't mean Disney is entirely bad"


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2019-12-26 16:49:57

@gaywonk One of the biggest parts of the labor movement was that people shouldn’t have to work themselves to death for a meager existence. We’ve been conditioned to forget about that though.


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2019-12-29 23:30:00

@SBrevipes @aarrzee @gaywonk My Hran used to say - If hard work was worth having the rich would have it for themselves.


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2019-12-26 16:39:24

I don't know who needs to hear this, but:

The whole point of having a "developed" economy is that we get to work less while still getting our basic needs met. The goal is to spend as little time as possible at work so we actually get to enjoy being alive on the planet together.


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2019-12-29 12:59:48

Last/ "You're not," I told him. "You're someone who enjoys sex and takes his health seriously."

He got PEP and follow-up for a health provider.

Meds work. If only we had pills to cure sexual and HIV stigma.

#medtwitter #SundayThoughts
#meded #AcademicTwitter #sexualhealth





I don't want to work

I want to make, create, help, supply, support

But not work



Ug, I think my server is underpowered for the number of users/instances I connect to an my server move is taking forever, even though it's just me changing URLs

I have a feeling I am not getting some events

(I was once friendica.obscuritus.ca but I decided to unify to single address and so convenient.email)
Did you actually move domain without me having to do anything about it? Have we achieved something at Friendica?
Are you seeing me as at "convenient.email" ? I am not 100% it's working everywhere, but maybe it's working?
TBF I did it Christmas Day and today is the first day I think people see me
I do! Your XMPP address on your profile is still silverwizard@obscuritus.ca but your Friendica profile Webfinger address is now silverwizard@convenient.email
Yeah, XMPP hasn't moved
It probably will, but I have *users* there

But woooooooo


One day, I am going to go back in time and spout a huge amount of bullshit predictions

And call myself John Titor



in europe we say "hello pal"
in america they say "hello ntsc"



4 healthy adults, 1 sick adult, 3 sick babies/toddlers in the house
MIL comes down stairs to see I have made (from scratch) the entire planned Christmas dinner, and was finishing chopping apples for a pie, and when I say I am about done says "Oh, I'm not hungry"

After being the one to start the turkey
Ok, sure, I only had done the vegetarian parts

Which was everything but the turkey


I should build an antenna so I can rebroadcast secretbroadcast.net over radio waves as a post-art project?


This feels like the mess of Tesla's console

Or, you know, kubernetes on fighter jets

Everyone involved in designing software should read this amazing and brilliant article:


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2019-07-02 19:07:49

Smart city has nothing to do with artificial intelligence or sensors.
A city is smart when children can walk and cycle freely and safely. Technology is only a bonus.

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Windows 10 Ultimate Home for Fighter Jets


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2019-12-28 18:58:27

StarTrek: First Contact.
Keep Patrick Stewart. Also, all the Borg are played by The Swedish Chef.


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2019-12-28 17:06:38

Ah, this again. I love it. The pullquote: "I am willing to wear a wire and set Jesus up."



Movie: .. and then Rey takes Luke and Leia’s sabers to Tattooine.
Me: Why?
Movie: So their spirits will be home. You know, closure.
Me: Leia wasn’t from Tattooine.
Movie: ....
Me: Leia primarily remembered Tattooine as the place where she was a giant slug’s sex slave.



every villain in the past 15yrs: you may think me evil due to all the genocide but consider this: i was sad once, in the past



Sonos states on their website that "sustainability is non-negotiable," and that they design products to minimize impact, but I work at an e-waste recycler and have demonstrable proof this is false.

Sonos's "recycle mode" intentionally bricks good devices so they can't be reused.

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How does @VIA_Rail manage to find such bad speakers for its trains?


Me, trying to convince my wife to let me operate a pirate radio station: I've operated a pirate radio station before, what do you think I did in christian camp?!


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2019-12-27 20:31:22

Developers, if you have good IT and DevOps people, let them do their damn jobs.

Stop trying to micro-optimize a utility that has to be provided at scale to multiple teams.



“We’re hiring full stack developers” often means “We’re too cheap to hire people who have a specialty”.

It’s super rare to see a developer who’s equally good at doing serious back-end work as they are at pixel-fucking.



I'm gonna pretend there isn't a weird ideological component to this for a sec and just engage with the core question…


Starbucks has so many efficiency systems it's hard to order from if you go there less than once a month
Also, Burrito is the most consistently delicious food I have ever seen
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