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I keep two books in my bookshelf strictly to confuse anyone who inspects it. They stay beside one another at all times, and are of a small form factor... specifically to attract the eye of someone who may be looking for strangeness.

“Tacitus”. (In Latin)

“Olfaction in fishes”

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Sometimes when I'm helping a non-techie with computer issues, and the best advice I can give them is "did you try turning it off and back on again," I wonder if they think I'm not really trying to help them, or that I'm withholding some secret computer science knowledge from them. But no – this is the big insight! When you're a programmer, you realize that programmers don't really know what they're doing. All software is terrible. And our collective misfortune, as users, is to do battle with it

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Apparently an American who doesn't know Scottish is responsible for writing a significant part of Scottish Wikipedia, with hilarious results reddit.com/r/Scotland/comments

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Things Covid has proven:

1. The job you were told couldn't be done remotely can be done remotely

2. Many disabled workers could have been working from home, but corporations just didn't want them to.

3. Internet is a utility, not a luxury.

4. Universal healthcare is a necessity.

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RT @disastrid@twitter.com

I love switching between VPNs and seeing how media outlets tailor their headlines depending on who they think the audience is. First image: CNN from Europe. Second image: CNN from America.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/disastrid/status/1

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Kids...

First, we fucked up the world so badly that we invoked a Rage Against The Machine reunion.

Then we double fucked it so hard that they postponed it.

WE NEED TO GET OUR SHIT TOGETHER!!!

For fucks sake. I don’t know what to do here.

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cats are hilarious, they're like a little soft pillow filled with needles

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modern day version of Pratchet's Going Postal where a hacker realizes that by ordering the right combination of items they can lock all of Amazon's fulfillment centers in an infinite loop

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I was surprised that NYTimes still manages to detect Chrome Incognito mode (I thought Chrome had fixed that bug), so I dug in. How do they do it? It's actually pretty clever:

- Firefox: indexedDB throws an error in private browsing
- Safari: localStorage is disabled
- Edge/IE: indexedDB is null
- Chrome: estimate the available storage quota, if it's lower than ~125MB, then it's Incognito

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