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Full stack: we cant afford to hire more than one developer
Follow policies and procedures: spend most of your time on paperwork
Governance: innovation not allowed
Lead troubleshooting efforts: no one is fixing our issues, guess who gets to fix them
High availability 24/7: expect calls at 3am
"We found that at least 61 percent of apps we tested automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app. This happens whether people have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not."
Investigating Apps interactions with Facebook on Android | Privacy International
It's hard to know where to start on describing on how terrible television is, sometimes, but when we have commercials funded by the taxpayers of alberta to promote building pipelines across canada *on the fucking CBC*, a pipeline that can only have one consequence: more CO2 emissions as more fossil fuels is burned, and more catastrophic global climate change...and to top it off, and put the cherry on top:
We can't respond to this in a way that will be seen on that medium.
It is infuriating
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Shared network folder
Emailing WinZip archives (trial version)
Copying folders onto floppy disks
Is there any reason not to use a VPN service in all cases (where already available and presumable not sketchy)?
From #Reddit #Bitcoin: Andreas puts the energy consumption FUD to bed once and for all https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/a1wtk6/andreas_puts_the_energy_consumption_fud_to_bed/ #Bitcoin
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Don't let Google News decide which stories you see, control your own news with RSS:
Also, did you know you can follow any Mastodon account through RSS?
Just add ".rss" to the end of the account's address, for example:
The cubicle of the future is a 5x5 closet with a VR helmet and a USB-to-neuralink interface.
Plugged in, the workspace is an empty stone temple, with countless virtual displays hovering at varying positions. Information input is maximized to what the senses can take.
You teleport to meet your coworkers daily at a nonexistent office in an imaginary city. Yet you have never met them in person.
Help set a new standard of trust online by encouraging your friends to #ComeToTheDuckSide with this info:
* Google tracks you. DuckDuckGo doesn't.
* No "Filter Bubble" bias in results.
* App blocks FB/G trackers.
* Pro-privacy business model. https://duckduckgo.com/spread
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1043859278774370305
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