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This is one of the best webpages I think I’ve ever read...

justinjackson.ca/words.html

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I can barely contemplate if the UK does Brexit and they become a total thrall to the USA and they kill the #NHS.

I’m saying this from the heart: the USA medical “system” straight up MURDERS working class and poor people. That is not hyperbole. It’s an abattoir. If you don’t have insurance, you die. If you do, you hemorrhage your life savings, then you die. There is *no* medical care for anyone not rich. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.

The UK has gone bloody insane.

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ssh is probably the most underrated tool I use every day. The capability for me to sit basically anywhere on the planet with an internet connection and remotely get stuff done over a secure connection is a boon. I don't think any other tool comes close to the usefulness of ssh.

The trees are losing there leaves and, on the heavily landscaped streets of Milton Keynes, crossing the road has become a little bit easier

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"Everyone understands English,
but nobody understands England."

Jean-Claude Juncker
EU Commission President

#Brexit

I have a conundrum. Suppose I'm introducing my doctor friend to someone. I would say, "this is Dee, he is a doctor" or "this is Dee, she is a doctor". So if I was using the singular they, would I say, "this is Dee, they is a doctor"? Replacing "is" with "are" would sound more natural but would that deny the singular nature of the "they"?

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♲ @alexander@deko.cloud:

"We have noticed that you are using adblocker"


This is what another website said to me a minute ago. Then it asked to whitelist them.

Dear website, you are wrong. I am not using ad blocker. I use some anti-tracking functionality in my browser. I don't even have control on most part of it unless I want to pop up the hood and go really deep in there. Also I use some blacklisting of especially abusive ads and trackers on my router. Sorry, I can't whitelist you, there is simply no easy click of a button to do so.

And you know, website, it took years and years, decades even to develop this sort of environment you find yourself running in. At first I was even glad to see banners. They were fun to see. Then as years went by I installed ad blocker. It was really simple back then. Then it just went on and on - and here we are. You are not whitelistable. Most likely your ads won't display even on unfiltered direct connection and clean Firefox install with default settings.

So what can I do? Ask yourself, dear website, how have you driven all of us to this. Sure as hell it wasn't me.

Now when we have this cleared I am going to look for an easy way to bypass your "anti-adblock" shield. I won't even bother using any dedicated tools for that. If in about 30 seconds I won't see the content I want I will close the page and move on. Also I'll make a mental note not to click on your links again because of this.

How to fix this, you ask me? I don't know. Maybe accept the fact that ads are so last century? How about dropping these user tracking annoyingly contextual ads altogether and try something else? Like, you know, conscious advertising? Like old school magazines (the ones on paper) did?

And DoubleClick and friends can go fuck themselves. Ad banners are dinosaurs and the business feels chilly because the asteroid already hit.

#ads #adblock #internet #rant
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The range from orange to green is just sublime at this stage of change °

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There's this one tree that has really got into the autumn spirit, while most remain dusky green. The sun hits it in the morning, it looks on fire °

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UK pol 

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UK pol 

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#AI #Photos
100,000 AI-Generated Faces you can use for your mockups. I'm not sure if I find this awesome or creepy because those are really realistic
generated.photos/

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RT @Louisemac@twitter.com

I find this picture so incredibly moving. This is @GretaThunberg@twitter.com aged 15, sat alone outside the Swedish Parliament Aug 2018 - the first school strike. In just one year, she’s created a wave that will change the whole world. Never underestimate the power of one young person 💜💚

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Louisemac/status/1

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