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1975: "Let's build the Internet, a network that can survive a nuclear war!"
2021: "Let's host everything on the server of this one discount bookshop!"

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"Any application that could be done on a could be better done on a centralized database. Except crime."

stephendiehl.com/blog/nothing-

On the one hand, is suing NSO for surveillance using Apple devices.

On the other hand, Apple wants iOS and macOS to scan your photos on your device and report back to an authority.

The is breathtaking.

apnews.com/article/technology-

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"Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter."

-- Eric S. Raymond

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#fediblock is how the fediverse dies, not with a bang but with a million little petty syncophants breaking the links that could connect the world

Hmm... no, it's not just slow. It's stopping after 50 or so events.

Looks like I'm going to have to break the .ics into multiple parts. This is not going to be fun.

Alternative idea: let's see if Apple Calendar copes any better. I can still use Thunderbird afterwards since it's a remote caldav provider.

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Unclear why .ics import is so glacially slow.

At the current rate it looks like importing a 9000-event calendar file is going to take the best part of 18 hours.

It's interesting to check your website bot traffic sometimes, to see which bots respect robots.txt and which do not.

, and do not.

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Expecting a billionaire to save you from a crisis created by capitalism is like expecting a king to save you from a crisis created by monarchy.

I love dearly, but...

defined()
isset()
empty()

Could we not have

is_defined()
is_set()
is_empty()

??

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English is a funny language with almost as many exceptions as rules. For example, did you know the word “billionaire” must always be preceded by the word “fucking?”

We need serious taxation on billionaires' assets, not just their income.

Though a tax on being a cunt would be similarly effective in this case.

theguardian.com/technology/202

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