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@solderpunk If you haven't encountered it yet, the $PAGER less supports bookmarks very similar to ed/ex/vi/vim. Likewise, if you use file-managers, vifm similarly supports marks.

I don't understand how even a rough approximation of vi's notion of "marking" a location in a file so you can jump right back to it hasn't been adopted by every other editor in the world. Heck, even in non-editing contexts, it would be amazing. I would kill to be able to mark and jump between browser tabs, and between points in webpages. Why is this not a thing?

Stack Overflow have announced, to great fanfare, the launch of a "dark mode" interface, after apparently years of popular demand. It is a massive design flaw and failure of the web that this is something which a website provider has to agree to and work to provide to its users, and not something users can simply configure themselves easily and without the site provider's knowledge or consent via a browser which empowers the user to decide how textual content is displayed.

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the javascripts will always move quickly. worry not, for in their haste lies ruin.

etch your runes carefully, child.

The world media is starting to run stories on Sweden's lackadaisical response to Corona now, e.g. and (although I am very reluctant to class as "media").

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I would love to see an effort to get mainline linux kernel running on most obsolete phones. I can't believe the level of e-waste we're producing by forcing everyone to buy a new phone every 3-5 years.
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Another reason I am a misanthrope: people’s bad taste in music correlates with both their disinhibition and their hearing problems 🤨

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Sweden is maybe finally starting to acknowledge that, yes, highly contagious diseases will in fact spread without a genuine effort to stop them: the limit on public gatherings has been reduced from 500 to 50. Compare this to 5 in Switzerland, 2 in the UK and 0 in NZ - the latter two of which have fewer confirmed cases per capita than Sweden. Restaurants, cinemas, gyms etc. all still open. Meanwhile, Finland (also fewer cases) prepares to isolate Helsinki from the rest of the country...

This is kind of interesting, I think it's the first example I've seen of a domain registrar refusing to issue domains out its own sense of what is right or wrong. Certainly there's no legal basis for this ban, as nobody holds a trademark on any of the terms listed. 2/2

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Read the following in an email from Namecheap: "...there are always those who try to take advantage of crisis
situations by carrying out acts of fraud. In response, we are actively working with authorities to both proactively prevent, and take down, any fraudulent or abusive domains or websites related to COVID19. This includes banning certain terms such as "coronavirus", "covid", and "vaccine" from our domain search tool
so they cannot be purchased and used for abuse." 1/2

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Like to read informative talks with funny slides? Try Idle Words by Maciej Cegłowski

Legends of the Ancient Web
Notes From An Emergency
Build A Better Monster
Who Will Command The Robot Armies?
Superintelligence, the Idea that Eats Smart People
Deep-Fried Data
Remarks on the Moral Economy of Tech
What Happens Next Will Amaze You
Web Design: The First 100 Years


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Mastodon always 'charges' you 23 characters for every URL you post. It doesn't matter if it is longer or shorter.
There is NO excuse for using URL shorteners which obfuscate your destination if you click - these usually go to fb or twitter, so I Never click them on purpose. They make my browser and I feel dirty.
Please tell your friends.

Mentioned to one of my Finnish friends that, as the rest of the Western world closes schools and borders, orders restaurants into takeaway-only mode, tells entire states to stay home and bans public gatherings of more than N people (in the UK N=2!), Sweden is starting to feel like the Least Concerned Place On Earth. Turns out the Finns have vintage memes for exactly this and she replied immediately with: and

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Bored because forced to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Learn assembly language!
Here are many, many platforms covered:
Really superb site!

I hope someone somewhere is writing ridiculous alternative reality fiction where the world falls apart due to devastating malware attack launched by a Mexican beer company.

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> Chuck Norris caught coronavirus

> The virus is now in 14 days quarantine
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