@ndpi that's still on my todo! I'm currently using an expanded hosts file + script blocker. Is it worth it?

@ndpi oh wow, that's just... insane. I notice it mostly with webthings. Just preventing most sites from downloading ads from third party sites saves at least half of the bandwidth.

@ndpi do the same thing to the bandwidth when developing applications that work over a network, and you might start seeing real thought put into how the bandwidth is utilised

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I wonder: If we required all programmers to use a slower device than their target for development would we see improved software? Limitations do breed creativity, after all.

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"Communist society"; in the sense of a society organized exclusively on that single principle -- could never exist. But all social systems, even economic systems like capitalism, have always been built on top of a bedrock of actually-existing communism.
-- David Graeber

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don't trust data to be always available.

scrape it. now.

Took a picture of this dumpster that didn't survive new year's.

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“But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work. We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.”
— Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed raptitude.com/2010/07/your-lif

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There's a line between undefined behavior and A̡͊͠͝LGΌ ISͮ̂҉̯͈͕̹̘̱ TO͇̹̺ͅƝ̴ȳ̳ TH̘Ë͖́̉ ͠P̯͍̭O̚​N̐Y̡ H̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬC̷̙̲̝͖ͭ̏ͥͮ͟Oͮ͏̮̪̝͍M̲̖͊̒ͪͩͬ̚̚͜

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The proprietor, producing neither by his own labor nor by his implement, and receiving products in exchange for nothing, is either a parasite or a thief.
-- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

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"Yes, sure Pension Company, please let me fill and submit in my health details via a PDF that _only_ works in Acrobat f#*!ing Reader. It's only a program that has a loooong history of security problems, but I'm sure there's no problem when handling potentially sensitive health data."

If you can't tell, I'm pretty pissed off now...

What. The. Fuck.

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Consumer debt is the lifeblood of our economy. All modern nation states are built on deficit spending. Debt has come to be the central issue of international politics. But nobody seems to know exactly what it is, or how to think about it.
-- David Graeber

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