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if you overload microsoft.​com with requests, that's an MS-DOS

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An archive of Wikipedia may or may not be enough information to restart a civilization. But I'm pretty sure it's definitely enough if one also places the original texts of all the citations and references into the same archive... Oops, that's just a complicated way to describe what a library is.

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online transphobia is so bad that i just saw a tweet about how "pocahantas was a real woman" and assumed it was some TERF bullshit... until i realized they meant she was a real human in history, unlike the imaginary mermaid they were arguing about

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Are you a teacher?

Please share what #FreeSoftware do you use at #school so we can exchange solutions.

For example, at my online course I use for myself and students:

- GNU/Linux
- LibreOffice Writer
- LibreOffice Calc
- LibreOffice Impress
(Open Document Format is mandatory for all)
- Firefox browser
- Jitsi Meet
- Geany
- WordPress
- CryptPad
- F-Droid

If you love #education, please boost.

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RT @axboe
"Running a successful open source project is just Good Will Hunting in reverse, where you start out as a respected genius and end up being a janitor who gets into fights."

Quote attributed to @cra, and I don't think I've ever seen anything more true posted.

Blammo: batteries-included library for Structured Logging in Haskell, Freckle's latest OSS package.


Crash early, crash loudly, crash with structured data in your error types.

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I can’t remember who originally posted this but every day since they did I’ve been struggling with the urge to use it as a reply to every technical question at work

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May I introduce you to the #MuskPeak (according to the-federation.info/ Monthly Active Users)

Also note the general higher usage level in July. So some new users disappeared again, but some stayed on the #fediverse.

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Universal Phone Review:
Form factor: black rectangle
Screen: Same as your old phone but not as worn out/burned in
Camera: almost imperceptibly better
Battery life: Initially as good as your old phone was when it was new, then worse
Performance: see above
Looks/thickness: whatever case you end up getting off ebay
Headphone connectivity: slightly less convenient

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So I've been using browsers that now show non-https with some scarier-than-normal decoration, and I realize the only outcome is that I've been trained to ignore said decoration.

Alert fatigue in a nutshell.

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Microsoft has asked Lenovo to make it harder to boot Linux on their computers.

obviously I know some really cool people who work at Microsoft but it's very funny to me that people have been harping on us FOSS types for not instantly forgiving them for 20 years of malice, and now we've got this. [1]

when Microsoft is asking manufacturers to prevent people from booting other OSes and not communicating as to why, they are positioning themselves as the enemy. it's that simple. if they want to be trusted by Linux users, they need to earn that trust.

we're about 2y away, by my estimation, from living in a bizarro world where x86 PCs are less open to free desktops than ARM Macs.

1: mjg59.dreamwidth.org/60248.htm

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👩‍💻 Prose.sh is the incredible new Wish-based blog platform for hackers. Write posts in markdown and SCP them up for command line based CMS goodness.

To get started: `ssh new@prose.sh`


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