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New Zealand Human Rights Commissioner says that NZ's overpriced housing market is a "human rights calamity" and a "failure of democracy".

stuff.co.nz/business/125931015

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My sister wanted a trapdoor for her birthday.

It's probably a stage she's going through

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I think @gargron is making a big mistake here by signaling his intent to phase out the local timeline : github.com/mastodon/mastodon-i

Besides debates about what "diverse" means, it's taking away a major incentive for people to start and maintain an instance.

Starting an instance to host a community is appealing to some people.

Starting an instance to do free IT for a distributed server farm of homogeneous instances seems like a hard sell.

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Last October, the RIAA launched a bizarre campaign of legal bullying against youtube-dl, a free/open library that lets people save Youtube (and other) videos for a variety of purposes, including critical analysis, offline viewing, archiving and remixing.

pluralistic.net/2020/10/24/120

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'Irreconcilable Differences' by me

asininetech.com/2021/07/31/irr

My thoughts on the Mastodon iOS app and the frustrations within with a side of our long standing problems with Gargron.

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Web development 

I'm in need of some Friday inspiration... What has caught your eye in the world of web development recently? Perhaps a new technique / library / tool, or a great blog post that has excited you? Thanks in advance! 🙏

Seriously if yer American & have a chronic illness & are somewhat young & are considering emigrating, move emigration up yer priority list. Cuz if you get a second chronic illness, this system is not set up to manage both. I don’t care how rich you are.

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Autism, likely torture 

@adz good night & good luck. The web is the worst.

Autism, likely torture 

@adz oh my bad, it was overturned by the courts.

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Autism, likely torture 

So I just found out about a school in Massachusetts that regularly electro shocks its students who have intellectual disabilities like autism. The worst part is, that the FDA banned the use of these devices, but that ban was just overturned allowing their use again.

masslive.com/news/2021/07/this

Autism, likely torture 

@adz my compatriots are stubbornly devoted to torture. Interesting that Trump’s FDA banned it and Biden’s reinstated.

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"I'd like to offer a word in memory of the deceased."
"Please."
"'Plethora'."
"Thank you, it means a lot."

Every day is another day in which USA health insurance companies um communicate their um business model

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Alright hivemind. As I mentioned, my father passed away last week. Thankfully I was able to pull the majority of his files off the drive, unencrypted.

What tools exist, preferably on Linux, for organizing, categorizing, and compiling heterogeneous data?

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Every time I do regexp parsing, it’s as though I’ve never done regexp parsing.

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Your daily reminder that the enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend.

Case in point: right-libertarian and far-right asshats hate Big Tech too… but for all the wrong reasons. We have NOTHING in common with those douchebags and they can fuck the fuck right off.

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