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Intellectual property protection does not increase creativity; it just crowds out creativity that doesn't have intellectual property protection.

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Software is knowledge. It should not be funded by selling access to it.

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Local radio keeps doing little profiles of prominent LGBT+ people from the local area for Pride month

Today was Sophie Wilson, who I had never heard of but apparently she designed the BBC Micro and the instruction set for ARM processors among other things

Every day's a school day

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Methoden, mit denen Designer*innen Menschen in den Wahnsinn treiben:
- Palette liefern, davon sind aber 78% der Farben unbenutzt
- im Entwurf werden dafür zuallermeist nicht die Farben aus der Palette verwendet, sondern ganz andere
- falls es schon existierendes Layout gibt, das weiterverwendet werden soll, auf keinen Fall Farben daraus verwenden, sondern neue, die davon leicht abweichen.

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The nice thing about the Internet is that you can help a person with something and minutes later find out what utter bullshit they spew onto the Internet.

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One note for the USians in the audience: banning specific types of advertising is _really_ common around the world. E.g. here in Iceland you can’t advertise pharmaceuticals, healthcare, or anything that contains nicotine or alcohol. Moreover, the results are generally positive and politically uncontroversial.

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Good morning! Check today that your Rust cloud projects that have been humming along for ages are compiled with the latest compiler - you might save some serious cash.

3 more minutes until my new $work laptop arrives
or an excuse from UPS why it can't arrive

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Sometime I thinks that this is how product owners, project manager etc. see programming.

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When using it comes to using Display / Session managers in Linux...

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Der aktuellste Schwachsinn der Politik: Vorinstallierte Jugendschutzfilter auf allen Geräten... das das schon wieder ein Thema ist. Lasst uns die Kinder am besten in Watte packen und ihnen in den Schulen nur realitätsfernen quatsch bei bringen, auf dass sie mit 18 dann in eine Welt kommen, die sie nur noch überfordern kann.

heise.de/news/Laender-wollen-F

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Does anyone know a good article summarising and analysing how the Linux ecosystem works? Who does all the coding, who organizes it, who pays for it? How did all of this come to be? That sounds like fascinating reading and something I'd love to understand in detail.

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P.S. For anyone curious, looks like Sylvia Ritter already has another of her beautiful #Ubuntu release images up already for Hirsute Hippo!

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If you want a word that means “not nullable”, to contrast with “nullable”, what word would you use?

signed,
my vocabulary is failing me

my old and tired eyes for a bright mastodon theme that i can my eyes i just promised you can see a mastodon site in day-light

every now and then i catch myself writing pkg autoremove on a box with , and then remember just in time it's a bad idea.

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Wie Doctolib mit den Daten der Patient*innen umgeht ist absolut unmöglich und muss rechtliche Folgen haben. Aber das Mitte 2021 eine Journalistin bei den Entdecker*innen der Lücke noch immer zumindest Teile der Daten von 2019! einsehen kann ist auch mindestens problematisch. Die gehören schon sehr lange gelöscht.

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"Sony Music has obtained an injunction that requires the freely available DNS-resolver Quad9 to block a popular pirate site." yro.slashdot.org/story/21/06/2

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