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You know what’s super cool? You can just turn your phone and computer off whenever you want and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.

@somarasu Yo, literally. The biggest fear of white men is competition, especially in the tech game.

A lot of these cats don't want better communities and better software. They get into it because they believe they can create something they can control with less effort than working there way up in their respective careers.

And when they're called on it, they meltdown when they realize that yes, OSS is going to take work too and not just the code aspect.

The thing you have to keep in mind about the tech field is that white guys are invested in running out every other social group when it comes to that field because that is the only way they can maintain their 'dominance' of it.

This is the objective context of working in technology. If a dude isn't actively fighting against this context, he is enabling it.

Either you're for more diversity in the field or not. There is no middle ground.

Sometimes I wonder if substituting the word "empathy" for "politically correct" would make the conversation easier.

It's bad to be TOO empathetic, and it's bad to NOT be empathetic. Balance.

‪My deepest sympathies to all the people who can’t find a good reason to replace the phone they bought a year ago with a slightly newer phone. Their struggle is unimaginable. ‬

Google China Prototype Links Searches to Phone Numbers

theintercept.com/2018/09/14/go

What is omitted : ALL Google searches are *already* linked to strong identifiers (accounts and/or phone numbers). This time it is just impossible to pretend it won't be used for massive social control, intimidation and repression.

This is what #Google is about though, as its core business model is mass-surveillance.

#FuckOffGoogle

We Are Updating Our Occult Privacy Policy

At some point in the last few years, we have:

) Viewed you through a scrying pool and/or mirror
) Crafted a double of you from blood and willpower and used it to manipulate your moods and actions and/or
) Sunk into a dark liquid pool, then rose again to the surface but the surface was your eyes, through which we saw all you saw, thought as you thought, as intimate as breath.

Due to new legislation, now we have to ask:
Can we keep doing all that?

I literally want to choke out my iOS dev coworkers on a regular basis. They refer to the ‘X’ in every Apple product as ‘X’ and not “10”.

The petulant reactions from some of the Linux/open-source community over what Linus Torvalds himself said about his own dickish behaviour and that of the community writ large isn't surprising at all.

I expected It to happen. It serves as a reminder that no matter what you do and no matter what *they* tell you, they're unwilling to change and unreasonable to boot.

God damn I've really had enough of this handwringing over Linux finally adopting a CoC. Unfollowed a couple people who post otherwise interesting stuff over it.

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@thomasfuchs Also the Atari 1200XL: Coffee, cream, & chrome.

And TRS-80 Model 100, looked like The Future from 1960.

Man, it takes next to nothing to flip me from feeling really great at what I do, to feeling like a complete sham at the moment.

If you work with remote colleagues: check up on them semi-regularly.

It's easy to fall into a pattern of feeling that your work isn't helping anyone, or providing value.

#3 Atari 800 (1979)

An extremely pleasingly friendly yet futuristic design. Those yellow keys!

@thomasfuchs No list of computer aesthetics would be complete without the Pixar Image Computer.

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