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The police is playing copyright protected songs so that you can not live stream them because of #upfilters on big social media platforms. vice.com/en/article/bvxa7q/new

What a fucking dystopia.

It's been said that you should "never meet your heroes", I'm starting to think you should also never follow your heroes on Twitter.

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RT @APetimezas@twitter.com

And this, ladies and gents, is what the 'digital' euro is all about

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/APetimezas/status/

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A friend just set up a #Snikket (#XMPP) server, and I'm in awe. Granted it's not super mature, but it's already in a good position to get that polish that I expect from mainstream projects. And those are the projects that succeed.

This feels like software I want to get behind. Find more details around donation here: snikket.org/donate/

...and find my XMPP handle in my description. Bonus points if someone can teach me to use OMEMO outside Snikket. Say, #Pidgin on desktop? :)

#noxp

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"Nice guys finish last" is actually pretty sound sexual advice
-EEVVEERRYYOONNEE, May 2015
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If I were immortal, I would have to be extra careful not to get trapped
somewhere with no way to get out.
-jiveabillion, Mar 2016
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New blog post: "Products vs Protocols: What Signal got right"
snikket.org/blog/products-vs-p

This extended version of @mattj's recent #FOSDEM talk explores the thinking behind Snikket, and what #XMPP and #decentralized protocols can learn from #Signal's success.

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I'm not done yet with replacing Backbone views with web components.

I've managed to shave off another 30 seconds on the tests. They now complete in about 95 seconds.

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A big part of the appeal of the Alien series is the alien and set design made or inspired by HR Giger.

I was lucky to see a Giger exhibition in Basel a while back and managed to snap a pic with a Xenomorph.

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I still have the Alien versus Predator movies to watch. I assume they're terrible, but for the sake of completeness I'll make the sacrifice

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Inspired by my recent Alien binge, I've remixed one of my older songs and added a quote from Alien 3.

soundcloud.com/dust-and-hofman

There's a cool quote in Prometheus which I'll maybe work into a future song as well.

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I also love Ripley as heroine. She's tough and courageous, but she's not macho and she is vulnerable.

IMO male action leads would much be more interesting if they were more vulnerable.

I think that's why I find superheroes boring. They're not real enough.

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I think my favourite Alien movie is actually "Resurrection", the 90s one. Such a typical Gen-X movie.

A bunch of misfits must save the earth, and they'll get no recognition for it.

The monster is mongrel ultimately killed by (what it considers to be) its mother.

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I've been on an Alien binge the last while, I watched the first 4 movies in succession.

Last night I watched Prometheus, and was shocked how little I remember from watching it 8 years ago.

Makes me wonder about memory in general, and how little I actually remember of my life.

RT @StockCats@twitter.com

me: "Parabolic moves are not sustainable"

12-yr old kid that used to mow my grass before becoming a professional stock trader: "Have fun staying poor"

me: "get off my lawn"

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/StockCats/status/1

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