Asking 4 help 

"Free market capitalism doesn’t assign a negative value to “how much stress workers are under.” It just assumes that unhappy workers will leave their job for a better one, and things will find a natural balance. But when the technologies that make life miserable spread everywhere at the speed of globalization, finding something better isn’t really an option anymore. And a system that runs by marinating a third or more of the workforce in chronic stress isn’t sustainable."

@vantablack

"The factors a scientist would remove from a rat’s life to make it depressed — predictability and control — are the exact things that have been removed from workers’ lives in the name of corporate flexibility and increased productivity. There’s little more relief for many low-wage workers than for those lab rats desperately trying to keep their heads above water."

vox.com/the-highlight/2019/7/6

DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS BLATANT BIOMETRIC INFO GRAB:

Facebook Will Start Asking For A Selfie To Verify Your Identity • Facebook, Featured • WeRSM - We are Social Media - wersm.com/facebook-will-start-

#deletefacebook #privacy #infosec

We did it! We came together as a community and met our fundraising goal to defend software freedom from patent litigation.
💙
Next up comes the hard part - winning this lawsuit and setting precedent. Stay tuned for updates as we progress forward

secure.givelively.org/donate/g

theguardian.com/world/2019/oct
Student in Peru makes history by writing thesis in the Incas’ language, Quechua.
Scholars say it is the first time in the university’s 468-year history that a student has written and defended a thesis (answering questions from examiners) entirely in the native language – even though it is the most widely spoken indigenous tongue in South America, used by about 8 million people, half of them in Peru.

Shotwell was originally developed by a nonprofit organization and is now maintained by the community. Rothschild should not be harassing GNOME with its frivolous claim. We fully support GNOME and encourage others to do the same. sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/oc

This talk, "Performance Matters" by Emery Berger, is blowing my mind. youtube.com/watch?v=r-TLSBdHe1

Summary: profilers from ~20 years ago (what I talked about when I was doing performance work back in the day) are no longer as useful. There is evidence that unpredictable things like memory layout can change performance by ~40%. Everything is async, concurrent these days, and profilers don't cope.

Shows newer methods and a new profiler, and gets awesome results.

@hergertme you'll enjoy this :)

I’ve been hearing this whole “the kids will save us” line since I was a child myself. In the 1980s.

What that line means is “I can’t be bothered to lift a finger, so I’ll make someone else take the responsibility”.

I'm 39 years old. If the people who had said that about my generation as children had decided to actually do something about either climate change or white supremacy, imagine where we’d be by now.

correlation does not equal causation, and other lessons the fediverse could stand a refresher course on

Disappointed that Firefox is giving Cloudflare user DNS resolution data by default via DoH. I trust my ISP but if I didn't, I'd use a trusted VPN to protect *all* my traffic. DoH is just a DNS-only VPN. What's worse, if you do use a VPN for #privacy FF will still leak your DNS data to Cloudflare by default. blog.mozilla.org/futurerelease

C++11 is really an entirely different language by comparison to previous C++ versions. C++20 builds on top of the momentum with C++11 and really brings some amazing stuff.

i agree that C++03 and earlier were trash, but modern C++ is really worth using.

GNOME is not just a collection of applications and code - it's the heart and soul of the people who build and support it. We are fortunate to have such great people in our community! 😊

SpinachCon in the home of spanakopita! If you're at GUADEC, swing by for UX testing and snacks! schedule.guadec.org/bofs/320

#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.

It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.

It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.

It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.

It's not how e-mail should work.

Consider dropping GMail.

can someone please put me in charge of building a router firmware so i can,

you know,

actually enable security features and make a router that maybe won't be pwned in zero seconds flat after its release onto the market

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