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"The checks and balances of democratic governments were invented because humans themselves realized how unfit they were to govern themselves. They needed a system, yes. An industrial age machine.
Without the use of computing machines they had to arrange themselves in crude structures that formalized decision-making. A highly imperfect and unstable solution." — Helios, Deus Ex (2000)

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I do wish people wouldn't post things that amount to "ha ha, people use Linux and care about owning their computing time, imagine how much more they'd get done if they didn't."

I wouldn't be getting more done, I'd be in another industry.

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Build rejected because it links to the GitHub of Mastodon which links to the Patreon :cate:

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Oh and due to overwhelming demand I've set up a Liberapay account. If any of you wants to support my #Emacs, #Scheme or other hacks, the link is in my bio.

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e bo teraz jest olimpiada więc potrzeba jakiejś maskotki dla reprezentacji
rysunek autorstwa securipun jakby się pan zdecydował panie ministrze
(tak to postać męska)

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This random rooster kept showing up in my yard today, so I set up the most Wile E Coyote-ass trap to get rid of him

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The lesson of this story (of a Catholic blog using commercially resold Grindr data to out a gay priest) is *either* that anonymised data can always be de-anonymised (pretty much the intuition of lots of experts I know), or, less generally, you can't expect an org that benefits from selling other people's data to calibrate how much they should spend on anonymising.
twitter.com/josephfcox/status/

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When you sit down for your first day in rocket science school the professor should already be writing “DON’T MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A DONG” on the board, loudly.

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*run tests* => FAIL
git stash && *run tests* => PASS
git stash pop && *run tests* => PASS

Oh, it's one of those days.
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Today is #nonbinaryday, so I want to raise awareness that integer factorization based cryptography is becoming obsolete with the rise of #nonbinary quantum computers. Switch to alternatives like lattice-based #cryptography or supersingular isogeny Diffie-Hellman key exchange now, save yourself from trouble later. Furthermore, gender is becoming obsolete and enbies are hot.

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Wild
Habits from survival games are strong and I had to eat them directly from the bush :ablobcatreach:

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Fun fact about the universe:

Everything is constantly moving at the speed of light through spacetime. You can't accelerate/decelerate in spacetime, only change directions.

If you accelerate in the space direction, you automatically decelerate in the time direction, making your time pass more slowly, and vice versa.

medium.com/predict/we-all-trav
diagonalargument.com/2019/09/1
youtube.com/watch?v=iBTez-nTKe #physics

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Simple Life Hack For Webdesigners: You can remove cookie warnings from your website without legal consequences by simply NOT ADDING COOKIES

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what my girlfriend thought dating a software engineer would be like: "honey, I got an AI robot maid to do all our cooking for us"

what dating a software engineer is actually like: "if that microwave connects to the internet we're heating all our food with a blowtorch from now on"

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