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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.

Diabetes is a fuck. Staying up late to make sure my cat doesn't go into hypoglycemic shock.

RT @ed_hawkins@twitter.com
Anyone with experience in OCR or AI/ML looking for a challenge to solve which would help climate science?

We have thousands of pages of historical weather observations which need numerical values extracting efficiently & accurately so we can better understand extreme weather.

The realization: the perfect audience for any advertising company is a person who’s impulsive, angry, frightened and tired. The cyclic relationships between what you see and how you feel and react means that any machine learning effort aimed at improving business outcomes for an advertising company will unavoidably optimize itself towards creating an audience that’s impulsive, angry, frightened and tired. The incentives don’t permit any other outcome, whatever the people working there say.

Current work is utterly exhausting my ability to care. I need some good code as a reminder that code can be well-designed. This stuff is atrocious.

RT @ehashdn@twitter.com
The best way to pressure the FSF to sever ties with RMS is to cancel your membership/recurring donations and let the board know why.

RMS is viewed as the main driver of donations and support for the FSF, an asset as opposed to a liability. πŸ’Έ talks

Hey good news everyone β€œremote direct memory access” is not only a real thing that’s as terrifying as it sounds but Intel actually built it and thinks it’s a feature: arstechnica.com/information-te

I recently learned that New Zealand have expanded the range of indicators for how they measure their country's success. It's not just about the economy any more.

It's about current wellbeing, future wellbeing and their impact on other countries. That covers a huge range of stuff, including biodiversity, life expectancy, literacy, greenhouse gas emissions...everything from fish stocks to child poverty.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Feminists have long said that GDP is a patriarchal measure because it ignores the value of women's unpaid work. It's also useless in so many other ways. Well done to New Zealand for coming up with a better way of measuring how your country is doing.

They're not the only country doing this, but they're one of very few trailblazers.

stats.govt.nz/indicators-and-s

"Discord’s terms of service, particularly with respect to the rights they assert over participants’ data, are expansive and very grabby, effectively giving them unlimited rights to do anything they want with anything we put into their service. Coupling that with their active hostility towards interoperability and alternative clients has disqualified them as a community platform." - @mhoye exple.tive.org/blarg/2019/09/0

re: countering dangerous misinformation about protest tactics 

The "use water or liquid nitrogen" misinformation is being spread by far-right/alt-reich taintstains in an effort to get people who don't know better to hurt themselves and/or damage their own property. Remember the "charge your iphone by microwaving it" scam? Yeah. Same idea.

Again: ⚠️ Do not use liquid nitrogen or water in a thermos to try deactivating tear gas canisters, as that can generate a steam explosion and shrapnel. ⚠️

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countering dangerous misinformation about protest tactics, twitter link source 

twitter.com/illogicoil/status/

⚠️ Do not use liquid nitrogen or water in a thermos to try deactivating tear gas canisters, as that can generate a steam explosion and shrapnel. The protestors in Hong Kong were using mud or wet sand. ⚠️

someone on one of my discord servers called elon musk "car notch" and i am absolutely using that now

My brownie recipe is very good.

I only make my brownie recipe every few years.

My brownie recipe contains two sticks of butter and four cups of sugar for an 8" square pan.

These are all related.

At the end of the day Google is becoming so dominant on the web that they practically *are* the web, so you either use Google products or you avoid touching a computer. I can't quit Google entirely (Chrome DevTools, GMaps, YouTube are the big ones for me).

How do you deal with something that builds amazing products but also does it in kind of a sleazy way? And maybe is becoming way too powerful? I suppose you become a tech vegan sneaking occasional bites of cheese pizza. nolanlawson.com/2019/05/31/tec

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Words matter. The news media's insistence on the term "migrant" instead of "refugee" and "immigrant", even when the UNHCR is involved, is destructive, propagandistic, and must be resisted.

"Art in the age of mechanical reproduction" GET USED TO IT PAINTING come and join music and theater down here in the "what am I if I am reproduced" thorns.

RT @CassidyJames@twitter.com
IT DOESN’T NEED AMP. It’s entirely static, is as fast as or faster than AMP sites, and is served from a fast global CDN with aggressive caching.

I’m INCREDIBLY tired of Google abusing their position as the global search monopoly to push their tech on sites or fear being demoted.

RT @CassidyJames@twitter.com
I launched a new blog this week. It's stupidly fast, uses zero external JS or CSS resources, is responsive, and supports modern features many sites don’t like dark style support. But Google just emailed me saying they might deprioritize it on Google because it doesn’t use AMP.

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