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I heard this thought recently:

"Video games are the most alienating form of art because they are the closet simulacrum of unalienated play while remaining totally at the mercy of capitalism"

And I think I agree

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Coronavirus, UK politics - 

The misplaced arrogance. The ignorant optimism. The innate belief that we're better than other countries. The not listening to experts, except the minority saying what we want to hear. The refusal to collaborate with foreigners. The lies and the contradictions. The absence of official opposition. The lack of scrutiny from the BBC and mainstream media.

"Siri, show me 'Brexit: Pandemic Edition'".

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tired: website requires javascript to render

wired: website requires javascript to render in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.. but in lynx(1) it Just Works™

inspired: website Just Works™

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If we want to get *really* scifi, maybe these hypothetical carbon capture machines could construct *themselves* out of captured carbon, possibly using some kind of tiny pod containing most of the materials needed to get started as well as the information to construct the entire machine... Maybe these pods could, themselves, be made through carbon capture using the same machines, making them self-replicating without any technical skills needed

But this is all some kind of absurd pipe dream, of course. It's not like self-replicating material-producing carbon capture machines grow on trees

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logoff & make videogames or art or whatever the fuck

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Quick reminder that "Don't be evil" *used* to be Google's motto, and they deliberately changed it

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Do you want to tax billionaires out of EXISTENCE *gasp* ?


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RT @PhilosophyTube@twitter.com

listening to sad music when you’re sad:
- depressing
- low-energy
- you’re a bad slug thing

listening to the Indiana Jones theme when you’re sad:
- jaunty
- you’re a down on your luck adventurer who’s too old for this shit but got a heart of gold

🐦🔗: twitter.com/PhilosophyTube/sta

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Good news as EU formally adopts Ecodesign measures:

- As of 2021, all TVs, monitors, fridges, freezers, washing machines, washer-dryers, dishwashers and lighting products on the EU market will have to meet minimum repairability requirements
- Manufacturers will have to ensure easy disassembly with commonly available tools.
- Spare parts and repair information will have to be made available to professional repairers for a minimum number of years.


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Public Library Receipt Shows How Much Money You’ve Saved by Borrowing Books, Instead of Buying Them

openculture.com/?p=1068394 t.co/EQkfiikep1

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#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.

It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.

It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.

It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.

It's not how e-mail should work.

Consider dropping GMail.

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RT @baekdal@twitter.com
We need to bring back floppy disks as a metric of how big a web page is. I just visited AdAge, and their pages are 15 MB in size ... or about the same size as Windows 3.11.

To see one article (with ads), you are downloading the equivalent of an entire operating system. ;)

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FAIRPHONE: what icons should we show on home screen advertising our new model?

SANE PERSON: how about free software alternatives like Open Street Maps and F-Droid!

FAIRPHONE: nah, lets go with Google Maps, Google Play Store, Gmail and Google Photos, cause uh, fairness

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RT @mcclure111@twitter.com

The basic premise of geoengineering is that it will be easier to get the planetary atmospheric and ecological systems to change the way they work than to get the capitalist economy to change the way it works

🐦🔗: twitter.com/mcclure111/status/

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Hey programmers - any of you got some code you want some unit tests for?

I've got to write a few for a job interview to prove I understand methodology, and I'd rather do something practical in case I don't get the gig

One day offer - I'll have finished by Thursday

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