From the RIPE DB mailing list:

This paradigm shift mirrors one in general society as
well, where it has become acceptable to cause any amount of pain
and inconvenience to the general population in the name of

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This github fiasco makes me glad I host my projects by printing out all the code on paper and pinning the pages to a bulletin board in the basement of an abandoned warehouse.

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Interesting take on the GDPR by EasyDNS:

Basically, they claim not to fall under the jurisdiction of EU law, and go further to say that acting as if they do could expose them to other undesirable (from their standpoint) EU laws, like VAT. It makes sense, and all discussions I’ve had with real lawyers indicate that they likely are correct, despite the prevailing opinion that it applies to everyone serving ppl in EU

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There’s a good chance you’ve already heard this year’s song of the summer.
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Alt Right or Alt Left? It's all down to preference. Sometimes the Alt Left key is easier to reach.

Did a preso at work trying to get across the point that our 10 year-old backend software needed to be replaced. I started by asking the question, “How many of you would wear ten year-old underwear?”

I did not get the answer I was looking for.

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Most importantly, stop putting institutional events on Facebook, stop using it at universities, stop making participation in Facebook mandatory through your institutional, organization, and activist roles. You can be online, and social, and connected without supporting Facebook.

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RT Very sad news today. Maya Jribi, a long-time fighter for human rights against Tunisia's bloody & brutal dictatorships, died today. She was a strong woman & principled politician whose life brought Tunisians closer to democracy and dignity. Allah yerhamha. Rest in power dear Maya.

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@gargron if you're interested, here is @bortzmeyer 's presentation about the Fediverse at the RIPE meeting:


Does anybody have any opinions regarding Spring Webflux vs Vert.x? Any actual experience on either?

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"Africa's internet body hit with sexual harassment cover-up claims
Calls for vote of no confidence in Afrinic board"

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Hey all you Masto warriors.

Been working on a SUPER SECRET #facebookbreakup campaign to drive dissgruntled users into the welcoming arms of the Fediverse.

Would appreciate any feedback on the draft campaign outline and to know who might be down to participate.

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