From HN discussion - "This is why I use ad blockers and a pi-hole server" (news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2)

This is GDPR in action. Wow.

If you can't fix it, you don't own it.

Repair:
- Is better than recycling
- Saves you money
- Teaches engineering
- Saves the planet

ifixit.com/Manifesto

My friend's got this book project on Unbound; unbound.com/books/virtual-citi - it's a study of cities in videogames. If you like videogames, urban planning, and maps, it's probably your kinda thing. :D

Using test-driven development is something that causes lots of developers rolling eyes.

But looking at certain projects I worked on before and project I start to work on now, which use a test-driven approach look a lot more stable to me.

Things I noticed:
1. Less dependencies (because I hate mocking)
2. easy integration for automated dependency upgrades (due to automated integration tests)
3. Confidence while refactoring (because I easily see when things break unexpected)

@falktx To be honest 800k is not that much money. Considering we throw millions into way more pointless things.

So I wouldn't consider it that much of s scandal, but also don't think it's a good thing. Let's not make it a pointless hype, let's work on solving it instead. :)

(Hint: They would pay similar amounts of money to SUSE, Canoncial or Redhat when they would use their desktop solutions EOL)

The difference between knowing something and being aware of something is that the latter means your knowledge will influence your decisions.

@Gargron @jpmens is definitely the guy to go for DNS questions. Maybe he finds the time to answer.

USA geoblocking EU citizens 

@ndegruchy Interesting, I'm with Fedora 31 on 72.0.1. Works fine over here, so there is hope I guess :D

@ndegruchy What firefox version are you using? Just realized that the setting is called "privacy.firstparty.isolate" over here.

@ndegruchy *confused* What part breaks?

I have it enabled for quite a while and I'm sure I use Bitwarden on a regular basis.

This is a useful way to see how the different protocols of the #Fediverse and #Federation interact and which software uses which.

It was just too funny not to share.

Warrior: I swear I will have revenge for the death of my brother.

Elf: You have my bow.

Dwarf: And my axe.

Necromancer: And your brother.

During the last weekend I realized that we tend to put a ton of complexity into those little devices called smartphone. Of course it's awesome how universal they can be used, but there is a level to basic complexity to it and it's a crazy task to make it simple enough so everyone can understand it. And I'm talking about simple things like a home screen. For someone who never used a computer, that already a super alien concept.

@baccenfutter uhm mal so aus Interesse, wie entwertet man bitte ein Handy-Ticket? Also in den Automaten passt es ja garantiert nicht, gibt es da einen extra Knopf, den ich bisher nirgendwo gesehen habe? (Bin kein Nutzer von Tickets ΓΌber Smartphones)

Yes we live in societies where we live as neighbors with each other, in social contract, our day-to-day governed by written legal-formal laws, and as well as other semi-formal and non-formal presumably collectively agreed upon community norms. Facts remain though.

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#fz_thinkingOutLoud #Politics #Philosophy #Sociology #Morality

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