"tech is ethically neutral" is "guns don't kill people" for techbros

Poor freedom of speech. Its meaning has taken such a drubbing in the last few years.

I mean, originally, it was just "the government can't tell you what you can and can't say".

Then someone decided it meant "what you say should never have any consequences".

Then someone decided that it meant "nobody can deny you a soapbox".

Then someone decided that it meant "nobody can refuse to listen to you."

Now apparently it means "every program that could possibly access my soapbox MUST do so."

me: accidentally types a website wrong into the search bar

google chrome, for the rest of my life: you want to go to netfliz? you like netfliz you dipshit? you really sure you don't want to go to today?

Starting to feel like a Star Trek engineer in this job; my plans get approved the fastest when I throw in jargon that I know my director doesn't understand. "Our ML performance will improve if we can integrate an inverse tachyon pulse diffuser." "Make it so."

Welp, you can now watch me delivering the talk about why I think federated package management is what we should do. Ulp.

It's no longer possible to create a second twitter account, it's effectively locked to phone now. So whatever accounts you currently have, that's it apparently!

Tired of your phone alarm going apeshit while you try frantically to silence it? Well I made you a ringtone! It's a simple song that begins with brief, discreet tones. There are long pauses at the start, so you have more time to turn it off calmly:

jfc the internet is wall-to-wall Game of Thrones spoilers this morning. Good thing we watched the new episode on time for once!

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