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Zelle, the Banks’ Answer to Venmo, Proves Vulnerable to Fraud
nytimes.com/2018/04/22/busines

(submitted by rdhyee)

I wanna see a Star Trek episode where they can't scan whereabouts of an away team because of strict local regulations of emissions on frequency bands. "Captain, we'll have to aqcuire an expensive license to broadcast on this frequency" 🖖 ✨

#GSM

Heterosexual College Students Who Hookup with Same-Sex Partners
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/296711

(submitted by okket)

"Rob's in the garden doing some sort of craft work with the kids."

Toxicology says she was wacked out on some new drug called He-Man Footballs. Found her naked at a Hot Topic yellin' "Why are my hands burlap?!"

What with Github becoming CIKR (Critical Infrastructure/Key Resource) in a very bad way for Free/Libre Open Source Software, I just find it hilarious that BZR is finally being reimplemented in Python 3 as Breezy (see: breezy-vcs.org/ ).

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@paco The point is to stay independent. ASF projects do not host critical services outside of ASF infrastructure. This way the ASF can ensure long-term stability.

This is not specific to github and it applies to any critical services (of which version control is just one).

@stsp I don’t see what is “incredibly short-sighted”. It is inexpensive, reliable, and effective, no? What is the thing that these naïve people don’t get? If this is so obvious and these arguments are made so often, feel free to point me to some blog somewhere. I’ll read.

This is a bit depressing.

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This underlying problem needs to become a priority. Either pressuring to go free software or getting free software to go elsewhere.

Github becoming synonymous with open source just muddies free software waters more.

Free Software needs free tools.

@satchmoz In the long term people will cry in disappointment when the company eventually tanks or gets bought and corrupted. But something else will replace it. Alternatives will be able to step in at the right moment.

Meanwhile, grown-up open source projects which have existed much longer mostly still run their own infrastructure, so it's _not_ going to brielfy take out absolutely everything.

@satchmoz BTW I am always amused when a new project arrives at the Apache Software Foundation and demands that their primary repository will be on Github and the ASF tells them "No, that would be incredibly short-sighted; you can only have a mirror there". This discussion repeats roughly every 6 months...

Turns out that joint was laced with Viagra and Marmite. Dealers are callin' it Witch Juice.

Free of New York’s Stinky Sludge Train, an Alabama Town Is Still Steaming
nytimes.com/2018/04/19/nyregio

(submitted by wglb)