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when you see someone criticizing open source through reference to the free software movement, or vice versa, consider that they are conflating two aspects of computing that, on each side, have taken significant and long-standing pains to distinguish each from the other

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Warren Lyford Delano, in memoriam mh(-) 

Anyway, Warren suffered some sort of mental health breakdown and killed himself 9 years ago come November. I didn't know him in person, but his work changed my life, and very possibly yours, given how widespread it has been used in the biological sciences.

I remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when I learned, some months after the fact, that he'd died. I heard it in a podcast.

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"I've already told you my name, and it meant nothing to you. Or rather, it meant the wrong thing.

Names are tricky that way. The best way to know someone is to have a conversation with them."

--Enoch Root to Randy Waterhouse in Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon.

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@Linux

The point at which I begin to question anyone's rights of free association (which includes the right to pick whom *not* to associate with) is *very* close to the point at which that someone has sufficient heft to need being regulated (eg, de facto public utility w/ monopoly or monopsony power)

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Huh, looks like some OpenSource folks are noticing that an open-source non-copyleft license does not protect from lock-in, and that lock-ins are bad:
fosdem.org/2021/schedule/event

> Open source was never designed or planned to be used as "Gateway Drug" to move people to a proprietary locked in software, but more and more this is happening.

No, actually, it was designed specifically to allow just that, to be more "business-friendly": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_sou

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I'd appreciate some time chatting with someone who thinks that licenses inspired by open source licenses, but with restrictions on use (e.g do no evil licenses) are the best and most effective way to handle people doing evil things with software.

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@joeyh @strypey

Possibly interesting angle, we are starting to see people who were educated as designers volunteering to work on open source projects. This is new to me.

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valgrind -o log … ❎
valgrind --output=log … ❎
valgrind --output-file=log … ❎
valgrind --log-file=log ✅

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L0phtcrack 7 

L0phtcrack has gone open source.

Go play with the good stuff!

git.hackers.town/The_gibson/l0

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RT from Pinboard (@Pinboard)

Tim Cook looking like the crop just failed and they're going to have to sell the old Cupertino farm to Apple

Original tweet : twitter.com/Pinboard/status/14

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Btw. are there any people livestreaming stuff they do with their homelab?

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Kahan's clincher:

"To live well—or just to live—individuals (including scientists) must accept much more [decision-relevant science] than they can ever hope to make sense of on their own."

Please rid yourself of this notion that you can somehow evaluate the science behind cancer or AIDS, behind climate change or nuclear power. That all we need is "critical thinking" or "media studies" to protect us from extremism, radicalization, false medicine, incorrect thinking.

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Apparently it’s #ShowYourStripesDay for #GlobalWarming. I still remember we’d have winters when I was little but now we only have them when there’s it’s a year of La Niña..

Also pretty upset that they don’t have Hong Kong on the list anywhere so I guess I’ll go for the closest province in China lol

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Thanks to the involvement of dedicated fellow CWA community members, there is now an official QR code generator available at coronawarn.app/en/eventregistr.

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(1) We had a new helper the other day being a badass and folding clothes. They said "so, whats this all about? What do you do"? And I said, "well, we aren't a church or a non-profit, we're just some friends who do this out of our house." And he said, "so, you just do it out of love for the world, that's what's up".

Friends, that's what it is. It's love for our friends known and unknown. It's caring that you got fresh vegetables, and non-expired pantry items, enough food to feed your family and not make weird ass meals. This is what it looks like to make food boxes out of love. This is what we mean when we say solidarity not charity.

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Every piece of electronics in your house has a cost, not just in currency but in blood. Often the blood of children. Sometimes the blood of slaves. Our appetite for cheap electronics subsidized by nightmarish misery and indignity is environmentally, financially and morally unsustainable, and it's shockingly easy to forget that. That's why I fix things, that's why I buy secondhand whenever I can, that's why I won't stop banging on about the evil idiocy of unleaded solder and planned obsolescence.

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Boosts welcome.

Anyone interested in hiring a software engineer who is comfortable with low level programming, including embedded work? Now that 2021 is here, it's high time I start considering re-entering the work force.

I'm comfortable working in assembly language for several different processors, C, Python, Ruby, and C++ (in order of most recent to least recent experience).

My professional resume isn't terribly impressive in this area (who does low-level work anymore?), but I like to think that my Kestrel-3 and Kestrel-2 work shows my skills.

Let me know if you think I might be a good fit for your organization. Thank you.

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Oh, I forgot:

* Villifying Glimpse for forking GIMP.
I believe a right to fork is pivital to software freedom (though ideally it shouldn't come to it), and I can't count you amongst our movement if you have beef with this. Especially if you're defending slurs in the process.

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following my home timeline usually obscures from me various incursions and conflicts

how does that happen do you think?

I don't want to see more crap, but I wonder if maybe I should anyway

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Okay guys it's been 9 hours you can stop saying XMPP now.

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Poverty. Religion. Everything going on. Please read if you are desperate. 

OK. ProTip.

The Mormon welfare system is accessible to non-Mormons and in fact most of the time they are enthusiastic about helping you out.

They shouldn't try to talk religion to you but you will have to tolerate some religion, clearly.

Here's how it works. You go to visit with the Bishop or somebody similar. They will have you fill out a form to request what you need. This can bed rent, food, clothing, etc.

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