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I realized many of my favorite games are basically about managing technical debt:

- Tetris
- Lumines
- Splatoon 2: Salmon Run
- CSS

The only part that is surprising about Stallman's resignation is why he was tolerated for such a long time.

geekfeminism.wikia.org/wiki/Ri

People have been bringing this up for years and privileged people chose not to listen.

The fight for diversity, equality and inclusion is the fight for software freedom. Our movement will only be successful if it includes everyone. RMS does not speak for these values.
sfconservancy.org/news/2019/se

Thing you might not know: "aspirin" isn't actually a generic name, burmt the original Bayer brand name; however after WW1 the international trademark was revoked as part of reparations.

Bayer still hold the trademark in Germany, where generics instead go by the actual generic name "Acetylsalicylsäure", or ASS.

No Man’s Sky’s community is really awesome. They share co-ordinates to their farms so that others can use the resources or resell them for units. I was able to scrape together 1 million by myself, but by visiting one community farm I was able to bump that up to 50 million so that I could finally afford to upgrade from my starter ship.

twitter.com/sweekbat/status/11 "My roommate got super stoned a couple weeks back and found out you can order a personalized big toblerone. He immediately forgot about it until it showed up last night"

The computers on the Voyager probes have over 40 years of uptime, and have been patched at distances measured in light-hours. How?

Reliability, redundancy, reconfigurability.

Radiation-hardened parts, cross-connectible backups, all memory is RAM.

They've patched 'em to have better data compression and more efficient forward error correction as distance resulted in reduced bandwidth.

Can cache data when there's no signal. Have turned off instruments to save power.

#StrangeLoop
thestrangeloop.com/2019/uptime

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of GNOME 3.34, "Thessaloniki"! This release marks six months of intense effort from our developers, designers, and contributors, and we are thrilled to finally make it available to you all 😊

gnome.org/news/2019/09/gnome-3

I haven't heard the Tetris theme on bagpipes... yet.

(They've played it every year prior.)

At a medieval festival; they're playing the Skyrim theme as people battle. ⚔️

We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.

Which is your primary browser on your computer?

Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.

Retoot this to get more votes in.

#poll #browser #firefox #chromium

The depressing thing with plastic waste is that we had the infrastructure to re-use packaging in every way, and we demolished it. From the milk-man who took the empty bottles back to returnable beverage bottles, and people taking their own packaging to the grocer to put foodstuffs in, be it cheese, olives, beans or whatever.

Now we have to build the infrastructure and the mindset again. Before it's too late.

#environment #plastic #waste #plasticwaste

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Just saw a 90 year old guy wearing an EMINEM baseball cap. 😲

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