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**A quirk in human psychology that helps spread COVID-19**

"Breaking social distancing rules can feel less risky with people you know than with strangers. It's a cognitive bias that's driving coronavirus infections."

#news #bot

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OMG, am dying!!!

Someone used the bug GitHub refused to fix, that allows you to add a commit to a repo you don’t control... to upload YouTube-dl to the DMCA request repo on GitHub.

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Today's threads (a thread).

Inside: Facebook threatens ad-transparency group; The madness of elite varsity sports; Bob Dylan sings a EULA; and more!

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The main problem with Github being bought by Microsoft isn't MS.

It's that in 2018 we still haven't learned that critical infrastructure shouldn't belong to one company ... and that we should avoid building single points of failure.


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Get yourself a terminal emulator made by someone who cares as much as Simon does!

😍 Extraterm

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#youtubedl is still on PyPI, so a "pip install --user youtube-dl" should also do the trick.

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They: "Imperative programming let's me know exactly in which order things get executed!"
Modern CPUs:

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Youtube-dl is a legitimate tool with a world of a lawful uses. Demanding its removal from Github is a disappointing and counterproductive move by the RIAA.

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Also, if you've ever wondered why Karaoke was hugely popular in America in the 90's and lost steam in the 2000's, it is because the music industry (Sony and Warner) sued everyone, including my father's business, so a great deal of the business's money went into pieces of paper in PACER. TL;DR They won and took everything business related and additionally considered going after my dad personally. No more new Karaoke music meant no more popular karaoke songs.

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Dear Free Software and Privacy-loving individual,

If you care the slightest bit about freedom of speech, please take 10 seconds of your time to run the following command into your terminal:

git clone

That's it. You're saving a very important piece of internet history that may be necessary later.

Thank you for your attention. Your effort makes the internet a better place.

#censorship #youtubedl

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The bigger and more powerful the truck is, the lower the likelihood that the guy who drives it actually needs it and is instead LARPing as a rugged hardworking individual.

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»Not sure whether I will turn my clocks back on Sunday.
Last thing I need is an extra hour of 2020.«

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"Covid? Nicht so schlimm!" - Manchmal aber doch! 

Eine Bekannte von uns, 38 Jahre, keine Vorerkrankungen, hatte sich im März mit dem Virus infiziert.
Seitdem ist sie krank, kann bis heute nicht in Reha, da sie bei Anstrengung sofort Halsschmerzen und Fieber bekommt.
In den letzten sieben (!) Monaten hatte sie Wortfindungsstörungen, wusste plötzlich nicht mehr, wo sie ist, war ständig kurzatmig und erschöpft.
Sie wurde nicht beatmet, war nicht auf Intensiv.

Echt, Leute, das ist kein Spiel!

RIP James Randi, "The Amazing Randi", founder of JREF and CSI, investigator of the paranormal.


Is it just a coincidence that, while Manchester has been under covid restrictions for three months, the new more generous employer support from the Treasury is brought in just a few days after London is placed under the same rules?
In March the whole country went on lockdown when only London was in trouble, but then the govt is unable to imagine what the country is line outside the metropolitan area.

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