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Sometimes low-tech is a cooler solution than high-tech.

This sensor device detects if your package was handled roughly during transport: no electronics, just clever engineering.

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The growing normalization of surveillance by tech companies. Even five years ago being able to do this would have been regarded as a scandal comparable to Snowden. Google dredging payments data out of Gmail, knowing where you live, what places you've visited, etc.

Some days I wonder if we really need any new computer technology. After all, is there anything Unix *cant* do (if you’re willing to learn all of it)?

Wow, my dreams of once again running my favorite productivity tools (MacWrite, MacFlow, etc.) on Linux just got a lot closer...

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Your attention please!

Today is the Dutch #activist and #anarchist Joke Kaviaar arrested and send to jail. She must stay in jail for 71 days.

Joke is also active on Mastodon (and therefore the Fediverse) under the alias @Jo.

Her arrest was not a surprise, cause she lost earlier this month her last appeal. She must go to jail cause she first published alleged seditious texts, criticizing in her unique creative style the Dutch #asylum policy. The second reason was an action in a municipal council chamber against the #deportation of children and their families. So yes, she has to go to jail because of a now forbidden text and a non-violent action.

Read more about this all here:

This is the side of the #Netherlands you don't hear about comrades. So please don't think this country is a free haven. It' s a neo-liberal tax haven, and don't you dare to criticize the state. Of course the Dutch national media is silent about this and that in the same week as a near government coalition conflict about child deportation.

Please boost to show your #solidarity!


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Whenever a web browser, operating system, or web site gains dominance among users, it stops being cool and starts becomes blatantly abusive.

This Chromium nonsense is just more of what we saw from Internet Explorer.

Every generation of geeks learns this anew, and acts all shocked. Learn some history, folks. Learn from those who came before.

Stop supporting only one platform. Variety is ESSENTIAL. Monocultures are death. #sysadmin

I really don’t need any more old computers (in fact, I need less), but seeing stuff like this makes it really hard to resist picking-up my favorite old Mac, the SE/30...

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First post in a series in which Jason learns how to use a / framework:

(don't tell them, but as soon as I know this stuff I'm going to use it to empower the proletariat...)

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Okay friends of port 70, guardians of the gopher, lovers of plaintext and long form content, the process has begun. I am very new to android dev and this is slow going, but enthusiastic to announce start of a new gopher client project for android.

Want to keep things as simple and elegant as possible, but already having tons of cool ideas about functionality.

Stay tuned :)
#gopher #android

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Thanks to @asos for their fast response—that their initial letter should never have been sent. We welcome the apology and hope that this case serves as an example to others who might send careless or overbroad trademark threats.

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*me, when i die in super mario*

hehe looks like i just got super mari-owned

Any of you know of an off-the-shelf (can be a kit) ESP8266-on-a-usb-stick sort of thing? (something like this but with an ESP instead of an attiny):

I can hack something together but I figured I'd see what was on the market first 🙂

TFW you ordered 12v fans and realize you only have a 5v supply...

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Think about how many times in a day on the Web you click “I agree” when you really don’t agree just so you can get on with your day and use an everyday thing.

This is not how consent is supposed to work.


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@jjg I'm afraid that's a very bad and elitist approach.

It directly led to a destruction of some communities I was a part of. You cannot just exclude a lot of people because they don't have time to go through your LDAP config.

You need computers to be _designed better_ and understand that bakers and schoolteachers don't want to worry about HTTPS and DNS. They want to be able to use computers as _tools_ at work.

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@jjg I'd rather that you had to be nicer to use a computer. Pass basic ethics tests to do more than read mail, contribute to charities to send anything, pet a dog to be able to code. It'd block a lot of the annoying population.

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