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We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free. ―Epictetus, The Discourses

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The free market is the ultimate equalizer: it does not care if you grew up poor, the color of your skin, or by what name you call God.

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You shouldn't be treated like a criminal for changing or repairing something you own. We’re proud to stand with @fsf for international #DayAgainstDRM twitter.com/fsf/status/1334890

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"Time to Say Goodbye to Google Fonts"

Self-host your fonts (or use web safe fonts) for better performance.

Good post/message! Too bad the site still uses Google Fonts 🤷‍♂️

wicki.io/posts/2020-11-goodbye

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@DaD @profoundlynerdy Bonjour. Desole, mais j'ai seulment un peu de Francais...#rakulang c'est le 'tag' on prefere (parce que, raku poteries). Vois raku-advent.blog/ pour beaucoup de blogs

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@profoundlynerdy I like #perl5, so I was following the #perl6 work with a lot of interest.

I like the syntax, the expressivity of the language, the signature with type constraints, the Unicode support, the concurrent programming and the error messages.

😉

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There's a lot of confusion around Section 230, a key law protecting free speech online, but you can help. Learn how the law works, and share it with your friends.
eff.org/deeplinks/2020/12/sect

@vfrmedia Here on the other side of the pond there just seems to be an ever increasing cloud of ceaselessness that has descended upon much of the population.

Everything from rudimentary reasoning skills to the very basics of how governments and economies actually work. Also, if it happened after WWII it has fallen down the memory hole.

Do you get similar stuff on your side of the pond? Something like, "The Iron... who?" from people who should know better?

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Today the Smurfs are generally seen as a wholesome, right-on eco-friendly bunch - but back in 1970s Britain they advertised petrol for BP (which was then full of lead) - the petrol stations also gave away Smurfs to kids who were in their parents cars, then ended up trying to save costs by outsourcing production to Hong Kong - where lead paint was still used, leading kids to get a *double* dose of lead...)

youtube.com/watch?v=w9TU9dFXPg

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There is apparently an effort to put the CASE Act into a "must pass" bill. The CASE Act would subject regular Internet users to huge penalties for using copyrighted material based on the decision of a quasi-court. techdirt.com/articles/20201201

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@Tay0 @ataraxia937

I've focused to the extent possible on Perl, though with some attention to 'C', Java, JS, Lua, Tcl, PHP, Python, and bash, for 30 years. I'd like to hear more about the Perl jobs in question.

The Perl Song:

Perl is friendly and fierce
Perl all problems shall pierce
Perl is the duct tape
That holds together all things
Of Perl God sings

Perl is far from trite
Perl is all things beautiful and bright
Perl is a magical sight
Perl each day and each night

#Perl

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Le truc avec le langage de programmation #Raku, c’est que lors d’une cherche par mot clef, c’est plus compliqué.

#raku #perl #perl6

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"I before E" except after a sans-serif font and I can't tell if it's a lower case "L"

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now that we are seeing wide use of DCMA takedown against free software, there needs to be a free software license that revokes access to companies that do this

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Ever thought about connecting your phone to a #LoRa module? @Hacksterio community shares how to do it using standard components like a USB port and an @Arduino Lilypad USB.

bit.ly/35foGNH

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