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hey y'all should watch this video about the CIA. mostly because youtube took it down almost immediately, and the creator got a visit from DHS about the "anti-american content" in the video.

youtube.com/watch?v=_2khAmMTAj

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“Select all images with parking meters”. How am I supposed to know what a US parking meter looks like?!

Stop using this imperialist Google CAPTCHA spyware on your websites!

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Phone purchase question 

I might be buying a phone in the next period and thinking of getting a xiaomi redmi note 9 or 9s but still being slightly scared by the amount of data scraped by xiaomi from users, So I've been wondering if you know a nice android phone for somewhat similar specs at same price (sub $200) -highly dobut anything like that exist tbh- or if just installing a custom ROM (lineage OS) would block that data scraping or not, and how easy installing a custom ROM is, since I've never done it.

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"I use Linux as my operating system," I stated proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. He swiveled around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision. "Actually," he said with a grin, "Linux is just the kernel. You use GNU+Linux!" I don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk: "I use Abyss, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. It's Linux, but not GNU+Linux."

The smile quickly drops from the man's face. His body began convulsing, he foamed at the mouth, and he dropped to the floor with a sickly thud. As he writhed around he screamed, "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!" In a cool fashion, I replied "Abyss uses the LLVM compiler suite, GCC uninvolved."

With a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life was ejected from his body. He lied on the floor, cold and limp. I've womansplained him to death.
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@JordiGH @faoluin Yeah, reading code is a valuable skill that I have yet to develop myself.

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Website -> a normal website with HTML, CSS, and maybe a little bit of functional Javascript

Webshite -> The entirety of the "modern" web
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I've always found learning programming from books difficult. It's boring and I retain nothing.

And then I can't learn by doing either, since I didn't pick up the basics properly.

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nope not arabic is a collection of botched arabic rendering in the wild. it exposes the deeply held assumption that "text" on a computer really means "latin characters" and everything else is an afterthought...

i started on tumblr in 2014, moved to jekyll/github pages last year, and just moved to my own static site generator and netlify today. people have been sending me stuff for years -- it never stops! so much butchered arabic!!

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updated an old project today to make it easier to update and load a bit faster: notarabic.com/

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I like tmp.ninja's DMCA terms.
"We host content for 48 hours, and we strictly comply with DMCA requests which by coincidence take about 48 hours to process."

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epr: terminal / CLI epub reader

Remembers last read file (just run epr without any argument)
Remembers last reading state for each file (per file saved state written to $HOME/.config/epr/config or $HOME/.epr respectively depending on availability)
Adjustable text area width
Adaptive to terminal resize
Supports EPUB3 (no audio support)
Secondary vim-like bindings
Supports opening images
Dark/Light colorscheme (depends on terminal color capability)

github.com/wustho/epr

HN discussion: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

#commandline #epub #terminal #linux

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Very cool -- teddit.net is a new privacy-friendly Reddit frontend, similar to Invidious / YouTube, Bibliogram / Instagram, and Nitter / Twitter.

Source code: codeberg.org/teddit/teddit

- No JavaScript or ads
- All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Reddit
- Prevents Reddit from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint
- Lightweight (teddit frontpage: ~30 HTTP requests with ~270 KB of data downloaded vs. Reddit frontpage: ~190 requests with ~24 MB)

#Privacy

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