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the only thing thats going to stop me from eating wingstop every night is death and its not coming any time soon

new gemlog post: i hate dealing with proprietary software

gemini://nytpu.com/gemlog/2020-11-22.gmi

Press CTRL + ALT + LEFT SHIFT + F9 to install Netscape Navigator

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Um um um um ummmmm... is this what it sounds like? Google is blocking browsers it doesn't "approve" of... apparently just letting in Firefox and Chrome? developers.googleblog.com/2020

The web as an open standards platform is rapidly falling apart. :\

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RT @SeanBurkeShow@twitter.com

This man plays acid jazz piano for wild elephants - and they fucking hate it.

i just learned that sparkfun electronics discontinued the avc :(. i probably wouldn't have even noticed if i didn't look it up for a blog post of mine.

it's really sad, the avc was one of the major things that got me interested in robotics and programming in general, and it was so much fun. i went every year since i don't even know when, even if i didn't personally have a robot competing.

avc.sparkfun.com/

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Two decades ago, people would think I was cracy if I said that by 2020 people would love to give their private data to numerous ads (and surveillance) companies.

The data are:
1. Contacts,
2. Phone logs,
3. SMS,
4. All of the data saved on cloud storage (think Google Drive),
5. Browsing history,
6. Email (think Gmail),
7. Camera on their phones,
8. Health data (think Google Fit),
9. Schedule (think Google Calendar),
10. Family photographs,
11. Real time locations,
12. And numerous others.

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"If consumers even know there's a DRM, what it is, and how it works, we've already failed."

—Peter Lee, Disney Executive in an interview with The Economist in 2005.

From:
defectivebydesign.org/

@redstarfish i love stow! it's got the classic "read the gnu info not the man page" issue, but it's really great once you know how to use it.

side note, there should be a community project to write actually good man pages for gnu programs.

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@sir that's not really a huge bar to clear though.

Reading a medium.com article via a script that blinks morse code at you via your keyboard's numlock status light is a better experience than reading on medium.com.

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International Men's Day, serious 

This marks the 7th year of my brother-in-law's custody battle over the son of his previous marriage (he's currently married to my sister).

The mother is a narcissist, a stripper (when she can get work at all), abuses drugs, is deep in poverty, and has mothered 6 kids by 4 men.

The courts have awarded her the majority of my nephew's time, child support payments from my brother-in-law (which she spends on herself), and she is the child's primary caregiver. She manipulates the child and uses him as a pawn to get what she wants.

My nephew hasn't stopped growing up while this case has been argued in the courts. He's spending most of his finite childhood under his mother's tutelage, and it's going to impact his life forever.

US family courts are *heavily* skewed in favor of the mother, regardless of the circumstances.

@if many people independently told me about how they (and “everyone”) had an awesome social life and good relationships in college.

definitely very true and totally in line with my experience and absolutely not an absolute lie.

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Arecibo 

This is the death of the unbridled scientific hope we had when I was young.

This is the result of wanton abandonment of infrastructure.

This is not political.

This is lazy.

A person born with little knows to maintain things as long as you can.

When only the super wealthy have power, everything is an incidental expense.

I hate you for what you’ve done.

Making a circus so grand that dreams die within.

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If you spell "Apple" backwards you get "DRM hell." I wonder if steve jobs did this on purpose

is it sad that i'm actually excited that i've found a situation where i can genuinely use noreturn? i remember reading the changes in c11 a few years ago and i've been anxiously looking for a use case of it since then.

@machado @natecull well yeah, that's probably an end goal for disney with this

@SciencePhysicist python works if you want to get your script on, but it has to be python2 because python3 dropped support for windows 9x >:(

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