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Books and weight reps are alike.
There is light ones and there is heavy ones. The light ones pile up & feel good or bad, important or not. Heavy ones are those that really matter, but you're never going to get them without pilling up the light ones. Heavy ones will give you an emotional, intellectual &/or physical orgasm that no light ones could ever give you, but without pilling up those light ones you will collapse under the heavy ones. Light ones are the journey, heavy ones the enlightenment.

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Around 40% of gratis Androids apps report on the user's actions to Facebook.

Often they send the machine's "advertising ID", so that Facebook can correlate the data it obtains from the same machine via various apps. Some of them send Facebook detailed information about the user's activities in the app; others only say that the user is using that app, but that alone is often quite informative.

This spying occurs regardless of whether the user has a Facebook account.

https://www.stallman.org/archives/2019-jan-apr.html#18_March_2019_(Apps_reporting_to_Facebook)
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I have a feeling that many of the people dismissing honking dinosaurs as “not scary” have never been near an angry goose

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Someone responded:

"As an artist that stores their art on twitter and a lot of art related sites. This troubles me deeply. Imagine if Twitter or even Youtube did this. Every video gone forever."

And just holy yikes, y'all. This gave me palpitations.

Please don't think of uploading/sharing stuff as "storing" it on any of these sites--twitter/tumblr/etc. There's no good retrieval process, you don't control compression, etc. It's nice to access stuff one's shared for resharing but not storage.

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forget katanas and nunchucks, the real ninja move is clicking the Stop button before a webpage manages to load the GDPR overlay JS
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imagine if the gmail webapp didn't exist and you instead had a single page with links to other pages to individually load your email. no keybinds, no lazy loading, no toggling images, no attachment warnings... just pure HTTP. it would be beautiful. so minimalist that you could run it on a flip phone. and isn't that what we all want? in today's modern day and age, where mobile phones are massively more powerful than the computers of two decades ago, we *need* to ensure that every website runs like butter on a pentium II PC with 64MB of memory, no matter how complex. what's that? you want to make a video streaming service? fuck you. we already have icecast and other internet streaming standards. provide a link to the stream and a download link for VLC. this is how things should be

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‘I have to perform to save my life’: Medical bills kept rock legend Dick Dale touring till the end

“I can’t stop touring because I will die. Physically and literally, I will die.”

And so it goes in America. washingtonpost.com/nation/2019

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A technology is invented that allows us to hear sounds locked into the clay of ancient pots as they were being formed. What is extracted are conversations that will alter the perception of history in the most terrifying of ways.
#writingprompts #writing

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MySpace has lost all music uploaded between 2003 and 2015.

There are no backups.

🔗 old.reddit.com/r/techsupport/c

Don't trust cloud services. One day Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr will be gone too. YouTube will shut down, and so will Google Drive, OneDrive and DropBox.

Always keep a local copy.

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"The fan only turns on if I’m doing something intensive like compiling go or scrolling in Slack."

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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We saw the cutest thing today when we were in the metro.

We walked past a #blind woman who was feeling her way around with her walking stick. As we were waiting by the turnstiles for our bus, we see another blind man waiting at the turnstiles. When he hears a walking stick swinging around, he taps his on the ground three times. The woman tapped hers three times in response and then both their faces lit up.

They ran to each other, embraced, felt their faces, and kissed.

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Instagram Import is 99% finished, I can't wait to ship this huge feature! #pixelfed #pixeldev

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Until we have libre phone hardware with non-proprietary wifi I expect there will always be bad user experiences on the software side, whether its an android derivative or one of the others.
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The Earth is not inherited from our parents, but borrowed from our children.

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Some lessons from web 2.0 Show more

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With the debate over #Microsoft #Windows vs #GNU #Linux raging on, I look at why Windows is unquestionably the top choice in the foreseeable in terms of ease, #accessibility, and #ethics. Noble as #FOSS advocacy is, can it really compete, especially among #women, going forward?

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...This comic makes an excellent point. Why not just skip college and pay for private tutoring? Apparently you'll still come out ahead. XD

smbc-comics.com/comic/college-

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How To Get Started on Mastodon and Leave Twitter Behind

Close your Twitter account, delete your old Tweets, pack your bags, and head over to Mastodon's wild world of federated microblogging.

pcmag.com/article/364850/how-t

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Mastodon

mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.