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Why isn't the Mastodon introduction post called tootorial?

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Happy Birthday, Debian. 🎂 🎉 🎈
25 years old.

Ian Murdock announced #Debian on August 16th 1993. The first release, 0.01, was made the next month, on September 15th.

Congratulations & thanks to the Debian volunteers, past and present, for making it such a fantastic distro. Here's to the next 25 years.

debian.org/doc/manuals/project

Nothing like reinstalling software just to get the uninstaller, because the stupid A/V you were testing quarantined and deleted them.

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Twitter shares drop 12 percent after reporting declining monthly active users
cnbc.com/2018/07/27/twitter-ea

(submitted by okket)

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There should be a global 'awareness' week for developers. For a week reduce your RAM to 2 GB, disable all cores except 2, downscale your resolution to 1366x768 and cap your internet at 1 Mbps (or less for mobile developers)...

Maybe, just maybe we will start to have less crappy, bloated software.

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🔴 Amis du Fediverse, je vous rappelle que sur Mastodon, il est nullement besoin d’utiliser la technique de réduction d’URL, car n’importe quelle URL postée est égale à 23 caractères.

Exemple :
t.co/Blabla → 23 caractères

https://uneadressebienlonguesortiedenullepart.unsuperdomaineàlacon.qqch → 23 caractères aussi

En plus spa top pour la vie privée (cf. fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9d)

Le bisou 😙

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Ceci était un message de l’amical de l’URL la Vraie !
Vous pouvez retournez à vos occupations.

Facebook "can effectively censor public speech, perform psychological experiments, and potentially sway elections...if users don’t like...[it]...there is nowhere else...for them to go."

Well when you say it like that it sounds bad.

eff.org/deeplinks/2018/07/faci

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The rumors of a Deadwood movie are finally becoming a reality: The movie is set to begin shooting this year. https://t.co/gcUpkdLwXf
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Confidential Mode will push users further into Google’s own walled garden while giving them what we believe are misleading assurances of privacy and security.

It’s important to note at the outset that because Confidential Mode emails are not end-to-end encrypted, Google can see the contents of your messages and has the technical capability to store them indefinitely. In other words, Confidential Mode provides zero confidentiality with regard to Google.

eff.org/deeplinks/2018/07/betw

that wasn't so bad, and to think I wasted all that procrastination on something so simple.

Okay, here we go. Time to get SSLing on my GitHub Page.

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Reminder to all the people writing wannabe top replacements in node or python or ruby right now:

A performance monitoring tool which is the biggest CPU hog on your system is fucking dumb

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the hardest problems in computer science are printers

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