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Here we see a group of JavaScript engineers implementing a method that adds two numbers

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On the plus side, I've had a Firefox "Account" for 10 years now, and this is only the second piece of unsolicited bullshit marketing I've had in that time. Good work!

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To the Tumblr refugees: welcome!

Having been on the Internet for over thirty years, I have one piece of advice for creative folks working online:

Control Your Platform.

Don't build a business around Facebook, Tumbler, G+, Geocities, MySpace, AltaVista, or any of these other third parties that claim to offer quick and easy results.

They all go away. Every one of them.

Build your own site. Use third parties to steer people to your site.

Third parties are the devil--useful devils, but devils.

US Federal government seems to be unable to account for $21 Trillion. A stunning amount of money. I am not sure about this website, but there is an interview and links to supporting documents.

usawatchdog.com/missing-21-tri

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The ebook of Walkaway is $2.99 at all online stores today!

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STEM, capitalism, hot take 

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software licensing hot take 

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You can now watch my #LibrePlanet keynote (edited w/ slides) about how firms and markets have coopted the free culture and free software movement's most powerful weapon (mass collaboration) and where that leaves us. mako.cc/copyrighteous/librepla

I thought @mako talk at was interesting and important mako.cc/copyrighteous/librepla

Boingbong's Cory Doctorow summary is here:
boingboing.net/2018/06/21/digi

Who are you really working for when you give away your work. It might not be who you think.

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what about adding an external gear-driven floating point co-processor so when you really start crunching numbers you can hear it get all clacky inside

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Is anyone doing a #federated #OpenSource alternative to Meetup.com?

It's useful for local events, but very expensive for organisers ($15 a month for a basic events page). People pay purely because others use it, an open alternative would be 👍

Meetup's "network effect" might be overcome because it isn't a global network (e.g. someone in London is only going to care about meetups in London).

Also, an open alternative would be perfect fit for #federation, each community having its own instance.

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