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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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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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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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@monsieuricon Seems approapriate to also mention Migadu Possibly slightly less user frindly than fastmail but a very good mail hoster nonetheless. And I would expect no issue with patches either (haven't tested).

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.

You can see some of their work here

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.

@wolf480pl @robby
I do use that trick myself sometimes, but more for controlling CWD and auto reverting it than anything else. In my experience most people treat shell as batch scripts with very little design or consideration. Which leads to not knowing much shell and using everything as global.

@wolf480pl @robby global in the sense that they are always available from all my processes. Not in the technically accurate sense.

@wolf480pl @robby Most people think of environemnt vars in interactive context, and all my interactive shells inherit the same profile, so all processes from my shells inherit those variables from my profile.... so they are global.

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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. 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://

If you don't speak gopher:

"Making of" screenshot attached.

(Boosting the post will help.)

@wasamasa Sorry I wasn't clear. I meant for an investigation like you later posted on Reddit. I guess if it's a one-off search doing the whole indexing would probably be overkill. If you were looking for more references or to get more discussions about historical Emacs development, would you keep with mblaze or look for alternatives (like an index)? This is quite a tangent from your original post so feel free to ignore me, and thank you.

@wasamasa I'm curious on your take of this approach versus using an indexer like notmuch. I didn't know about mblaze and use notmuch for my personal inboxes. Is there a specific benefit/tradeoff I'm missing?

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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:
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shower thought 

@wasamasa At least that's how I've always understood the meaning of science.

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