I still think "please watch this ad so I won't starve" is a very, very weird guilt trip.

i love the bad science in trance! it's been so long since the last one but this one is a doozy!!

"you could be / the loneliest star on the plaaannnnet"

i have SUCH bad news about the nature of stars and planets

i want a little app called "which browser tab is consuming an entire core by itself today?"

hacking in python for the first time in many years (for work) and i'm disappointed in how many warts it still has... it feels like a language in decline.

why still no persistent history in the repl?

what are we gaining by adding extra ceremony for `bytes(bytearray([ ... ]))`?

why is struct (with magic strings) still the way to do binary encodings?

Ubiquiti acts shitty • Excellent networking hardware starts sending surveillance data from your network without your permission or any way to turn it off theregister.co.uk/2019/11/07/u #linkblog #ubiquitinetworkprivacybadtechtootme

BREAKING: a federal judge has ruled that suspicionless searches of travelers’ cell phones, laptops, and other electronic devices when we cross the U.S. border are unconstitutional.

This is an enormous victory for privacy. eff.org/press/releases/federal

chipotle is burritos for people who hate burritos

Quick reminder that "Don't be evil" *used* to be Google's motto, and they deliberately changed it

TWITTER: ,we are impartial and do not take action based upon any ideology or political viewpoint.
MASTODON: Ok boomer

This article about the recent arrival on Mastodon of many Twitter users from #India is by far more complete than many others I've seen these days: qz.com/india/1746734/angry-twi
But unsurprisingly it ends with a common doubt about Mastodon being a platform filled with echo chambers.

Well, being an italian that in the last days interacted with so many people from India and having learned from many new things about indian society from them it sounds fun 😄

On Mastodon you can find and interact with a huge amount of different communities: LGBT communities based in UK, vegans from the States, german metalheads, Solarpunks, some algerian guys, italian anarchists, french hackers, anime-fans from all around, indian muslims, south american activists...

It's a kind of variety that is rarely encountered on commercial social media.

i always thought the "elvis operator" referred to an old joke ("elvis has left the building") -- meaning `?:` can tell you if elvis is still in the building...

but i just read an explanation that said the `?:` looks like elvis' hair!

heh. linux opened its gates to the systemd trojan, and now they’re stuck with it lwn.net/SubscriberLink/804254/

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