@cwebber To the extent that I've noticed any difference in "consent" dialogs, is that sometimes they actually have a "no" button that doesn't break the page. I don't think I'd ever seen that pre GDPR; if there was even a notification, it was "accept or go away."

Article by @pluralistic about the strangeness around befuddling "rapid flips" on issues with the left: flipping pro-CIA/FBI, pro-diebold-voting-machines, anti-free-speech... what's the reason? Defining ourselves *in opposition* to "the other sportsball team" doctorow.medium.com/schizmogen

@cwebber this has the potential to get confusing in discussions around stellar's "quorum slices," as they've basically found a quorum based mechanism that works with open membership.

Good thread.

@dthompson oof, I was there about two days ago; hope it passes relatively quickly

Inflation 

An actual economist (with a Nobel prize no less) talks about what's really happening with inflation. Spoiler: it has nothing to do with government spending:

nytimes.com/2021/11/19/opinion

inflation 

@dl @cwebber inflation is happening world-wide, including in countries that didn't do a big stimulus thing, so the case for fiscal policy being the source of this is weak.

Supply stuff yes.

Paul Krugman (nobel prize winning economist at the NYTimes) did a piece the other day going into this; also pointed to post WWII inflation as the most compelling historical parallel, which petered out after a year or two.

@cwebber I feel like this applies to most things, not just compliers; there's often an interesting conceptual problem, and then a whole ton of incidental complexity.

Tbh I think compliers tend to be better on this than a lot of things, just because they don't need to talk to a lot of other systems, so more of the work is on internals.

People making jokes about the Facebook services going down make me sick. Anyone who was using an Oculus headset at the time is currently trapped in VR, and if they die there then they die in real life.

pet death 

@dthompson sorry to hear. We lost two cats over the pandemic, so I know how hard this can be.

@fossandcrafts do you mean the 17th? 15th was yesterday, a Thursday.

@danielcassidy @cwebber @davidak IBM entered the PC market with the mindset that the hardware was the thing of value -- software was an afterthought that they outsourced. Microsoft really "pioneered" the proprietary software model, and that was well into the PC era. So I doubt it would be all dumb terminals, except perhaps to the extent that a browser is the modern equivalent of a dumb terminal.

is participating in ! They have a matching fund and the quadratic funding model they're using means small donations can get a big boost -- consider donating:

fundoss.org/collective/sandsto

@gamingonlinux @ubuntu submitting false dmca claims is an act of perjury; they're actually opening themselves up to a lot of liability of someone decided to pick a fight.

andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned libera.chat in their topic.

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.

archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log: gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5

boost this if you care about foss in any way.

Picking up a project again that I haven't hacked on since November. Having to view docs for my dependencies through the wayback machine. Web frontend tooling is horrible.

@mattl we figured out way back that surface contact isn't a major source of transmission for covid-19 the way it is for some pathogens; you could have been licking doorknobs this whole time.

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