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I hate when I want to do complicated reading or programming but I didn't sleep enough the night before and so I feel like I'm just useless all day

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My new language will be called "rm -rf ~" and the compiler will be installed at /usr/bin/rm -rf ~

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uspol 

Called my Republican senator to remind them that they have a constitutional obligation to be an impartial juror in an impeachment, practicing partisain politics instead would amount to treason, and I'll personally see to it that they don't get re-elected and see their day in court if they forget this.

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Such a power move for Linux to take 'kernel.org', thus (correctly) implying that it is the definitive kernel.

plan9 is legacy free unix
gnu is free legacy unix

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Do you like these sites and projects Wikipedia, creative commons, EFF, internet archive, framasoft, aprilorg, linuxfrorg, etc. ?

Common point: ".org" termination in danger of US privatization #SaveDotOrg

savedotorg.org/

patents + me being stupid 

If anything I write ever gets popular enough that someone sends me a patent violation notice imma literally take a scanner and mail them back a scan of my ass

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"I understand this is a very difficult decision. I'm not sure if its right or wrong. From the perspective of Human Rights its probably right, but from the perspective of investment its difficult considering China's growth prospects."

Actual verbatim unedited quote from Hacker News

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Fuck the mainland government, actual Nazis of our generation. White power groups are fucking small-time. I stand with Hong Kong. Tell your own government so if you feel the same way. Not CW'd because it's your responsibility to know about and act on this problem.

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The Ubuntu "store" doesn't even have lootboxes, smh.

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Google AMP. A copy of your website on Google servers.

Now Google is testing hiding URLs.

Google is trying to swallow the internet.

redd.it/def9gg

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Making my software decisions based on dragons:

clang: ✔️ has a dragon
gcc: ❌ no dragon
kde plasma: ✔️ has a dragon
gnome: ❌ no dragon
wireguard: ✔️ has a dragon
openvpn: ❌ no dragon
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Today is the 33rd birthday of #aaronswartz, he fought to free #knowledge and killed by flawed unjust system that valued money over humanity. Let's remember him, and continue the battle he has started #knowledgefreedom #creativecommons

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Word on the street is that YouTube is suspending people's accounts for posting mildly spammy comments (emojis supporting their favorite youtuber) around YouTube.

The real news is that they're also closing their Gmail accounts over this. I still get a lot of email from gmail.com, even from technology people. The clock is ticking, folks.

migadu.com

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A friend of mine told me he'd really like to use vim, aerc, irssi, ncdu, qutebrowser, and so on, but he finds j=down and k=up to be unintuitive. This was his solution.

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