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@pettter If you're using Mastodon you can just click "Mute conversation" in the notification (not, for some reason, on the expanded toot) to stop hearing about it, rather than relying on every participant in the thread to remember to remove you any time they respond to a toot involving you.

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If people can't be trusted to rule themselves, they certainly can't be trusted to rule others.

All the privacy issues Facebook, Google and others are pursuing somehow forgets Facebook and Google will still use your information. Misleading AF. As long as their business model remains the same, nothing will change. Don't expect the government to do anything, representatives are well-bribed.

Tusky problems Show more

Programming randomness Show more

A Minnesota Supreme Court decision is a victory for transparency that will shed light on law enforcement's use of biometric technology eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/minn

The big problem is that this is 90% of the reviews for this hotel, and almost nobody who finds it to be “as expected” bothers to leave a review. But Yelp just naively and IMO negligently) averages and gives it 1.5 stars.

People who stay at the cheapest hotel in an expensive area and then give it a 1-star review for not being like similarly priced hotels in much cheaper areas.

Yelp is about the strongest refutation of the supposed wisdom of crowds one could ask for.

It's like speeding up the process of nailing boards by giving a worker a contraption that can hammer ten nails at once instead of stopping to think about why you have humans hammering nails in the first place.

I'm finding Visual Studio Code useful in this zombie code hunt. But it's hard not to notice how many of its features are really just papering over deficiencies in the language.

Languages and IDEs really shouldn't be separate things.

This is a bit depressing.

nerdmeritbadges.com/products/o

This underlying problem needs to become a priority. Either pressuring #github to go free software or getting free software to go elsewhere.

Github becoming synonymous with open source just muddies free software waters more.

Free Software needs free tools.

Free Speech Show more

"But I think they shouldn’t be allowed to collect data about people. We need a law. F**k them — there’s no reason we should let them exist if the price is knowing everything about us. Let them disappear. They’re not important — our human rights are important."

nymag.com/selectall/2018/04/ri

#privacy #datatheft #FLOSS #RMS @fsf

To toot boldly where no one has tooted before

Is Elon Musk's car insurance rates worse or better for the Roadster in space? Not many other cars to have an accident, but if it does hit something it will be expensive.

Hitler Show more

doxxing/help Show more

“Does free speech mean literally anyone can say anything at any time? Or is it actually more conducive to the free exchange of ideas if we create a platform where women and people of color can say what they want without thousands of people screaming, ‘Fuck you, light yourself on fire, I know where you live’? If your entire answer to that very difficult question is ‘Free speech,’ then, I’m sorry, that tells me that you’re not really paying attention.” —Reddit gen. counsel

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/03

Dead code vs zombie code Show more

Dead code vs zombie code Show more

Dead code vs zombie code Show more