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Oh and due to overwhelming demand I've set up a Liberapay account. If any of you wants to support my #Emacs, #Scheme or other hacks, the link is in my bio.

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@yakub Using tax money to pay for proprietary software should be illegal.
Funneling public money into private pockets sucks in general but with software you can at least require that it should be open source.

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Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

Hanlon's Handgun: "Never attribute to stupidity that which can be adequately explained by systemic incentives promoting malice."

Need to pick the right weapon for the problem at hand.

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infosec meta 


I love how refreshingly honest this one is compared to other silicon vulnerabilities. Yes, they're cool, but they're also mostly irrelevant. If anything, this one highlights how awful the M1 design is.

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Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?

You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!



Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!

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pdfjs.enableScripting -> false


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Hey Europeans, there's a European citizens initiative going round right now for universal/unconditional basic income.

The deadline has just been extended to the start of May.

Be cool if you signed it!


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RT @city_xen
May I please get 2 followers to copy and re-post this tweet? I'm trying to demonstrate that someone is always listening.

116-123 (UK & Ireland)
1-800-273-8255 (US)

Just two. Any two. Copy, not retweet.

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:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me. https://www.eff.org/about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation

You can see some of their work here https://www.eff.org/work

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.
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ICYMI: That grumpy BSD guy: RFC7505 Means Yes, Your Domain Can Refuse to Handle Mail. Please Leave Us a TXT If You Do. bsdly.blogspot.com/2021/02/rfc with thanks to @thorsheim for a flash reminder of that actually useful RFC

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Do you know anyone browsing web with unusual hardware and/or operating system? Out of the usual Windows/Linux/Android/iOS scope? Please point them here:


Explanation here: gopher://i-logout.cz/1/phlog/p

If you don't speak gopher: hracka.org/~logout/phlog/2021-

"Making of" screenshot attached.

(Boosting the post will help.)

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Asking here is probably a stretch. But if there's anyone in Norway looking for an apprenticeship position, I'm looking for one: https://537754.webcruiter.no/Main/Recruit/Public/4326699644
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> Google also [redacted] of non-AMP ads by giving them artificial one-second delays in order to give Google AMP a [redacted][…] which Google uses to turn around and denigrate header bidding for being too slow.

So Google's been committing not just treachery, but active sabotage of the Web.

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[ANN] EmacsConf 2020 videos are out!

The EmacsConf 2020 videos are now ready. Thanks to everyone who helped
make it happen!

You can check out emacsconf.org/2020/talks/ to find the videos,
Q&A, links, and notes for each talk.

Read the full announcement on the emacsconf-discuss mailing list archives:

#emacsconf #Emacs

I.ve been trying to recall a really neat list of suggestion for performance improvement but can't find any reference, so hoping someone here will know and kindly share it back. The list started with something like:

1- Don't do it
2- If you must do it, do it only once

Note it's not Michael Jackson's quote discouraging newbies (which seems to be the only reference I can find anywhere). Any help is appreciated!

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Join us for basu development:

- Doesn't require to think too hard
- Just delete large chunks code as long as it compiles
- The code you get to delete is terrible, so you'll sleep better afterwards
- Can be seen as payback for all of the bad code you've written during the day

Some doctors even recommend it!


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