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friendly reminder that discord constantly hits /api/v6/science every time you do basically anything in discord with the details of what you did, which is an honestly creepy amount of data collection, and if you're using the browser version of discord you can disable that by pasting the following rule into your ublock:

||discordapp.com/api/v6/science$important,1p

@mhoye no, no, we keep accumulating spook year after year until we summon It.

Stopping git naming the first branch "master":

reducto$ git config --global init.templateDir ~/.config/git/template
reducto$ mkdir -p ~/.config/git/template
reducto$ echo "ref: refs/heads/main" > ~/.config/git/template/HEAD
reducto$ mkdir newRepo
reducto$ cd newRepo/
reducto$ git init
Reinitialized existing Git repository in /home/kurt/newRepo/.git/
reducto$ git status
On branch main

No commits yet

nothing to commit (create/copy files and use "git add" to track)

From twitter.com/_Gaeel_/status/118

@gatto Thanks! I need to get back to working on it, but life has been hectic.

I'm afraid we only support links starting with `http`, `https`, and `mailto`; this was an end-user security consideration that we'd be willing to discuss and re-evaluate though.

RT @noisejockey@twitter.com
Scott Jaeger of Industrial Music Electronics posted this, and it’s the most oddly inspiring things I’ve seen in a while.

@sixohsix don't ferment in airtight containers! Ferment in something that can burp!

Attack On Titan, meta 

@brainblasted no, thanks. I haven't seen it, so I have no skin in the game. I just thought that might be helpful article for you to see where the interpretation comes from, as a friend had shared it.

"Microsoft-owned GitHub will renew a $200,000 contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite concerns about the Trump administration’s policies, according to a leaked email." theverge.com/2019/10/9/2090621

In this spookiest of seasons, do you want to do something #magical? Make something brand new come into existence, filled with #art & #game materials!

Back Homunculus Assembly Line to be a part of the magic, & retoot & share! Hurry, time is short! kickstarter.com/projects/briec

"Meaningful consent" implies more than a clause in the user agreement that says "we can update this at any time." It requires engagement with the userbase at large - and thus guarantees conflict, and compromise.

Maybe Apple would still have disabled this framework. Maybe not. What I do know, with high confidence, is that they didn't ask anyone outside the company if it was okay to do so, or explain what it would mean.

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The latest Safari update permanently disables the framework uBlock Origin (and, incidentally, 1Password version 6 and lower) relies on. There will no longer be a uBlock version for Safari.

A while ago, someone on Twitter raised the point that users are rightfully gunshy about software updates because developers often use them to make unilateral and unwelcome changes. The question "did your users meaningfully consent to this change" goes unasked, let alone unanswered.

I want better.

Brexit 

@sixohsix Strong disagree! He has the sound of coherence because he's not just hammering keywords, but his ideas hang together not at all, which to me is the real test of coherence.

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