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As I suspected, you can't fix gerrymandering by making rules about voting district shape.
@ademalsasa I use LibreOffice for quick and dirty documents (e.g. a one paragraph letter), but for anything meant to be revisited I strongly prefer formats that can be managed in git.
police brutality, copyrighted works as a tool of supression
@fribbledom Jurassic Park was an excellent business plan. Hammond just needed to budget slightly more for staff.
@micahflee I'll admit that I missed that it was, in fact, your quote. Given that, please disregard my inappropriate comment and continue your completely fair personal internet fight with Glenn Greenwald.
@micahflee If you're seriously considering trusting random "the daily beast" editors over Glenn Greenwald, it's worth stepping back and carefully considering your process for evaluating information.
Dismissing Glenn Greenwald as "right wing" today would be like dismissing Neil Sheehan as "anti-american" in 1980.
Good job Canadian parliament. Way to play into the "COVID panic is destroying democracy" narrative. Regardless of the intended goal or actual effect, voting to "suspend elections" is not a good look.
@fribbledom I have three, dunno which is the most controversial, but let's go with this one:
Writing a program for an imaginary model user is stupid and produces inferior UX. If you don't have a real user at hand, write a program that you yourself would like to use.
proprietary (no source code included) s/w is like supermarket packaged goods without ingredients label. And you know how bad that would be.
It's not that everybody reads the list of ingredients, but that *anybody* could, & that organisations can randomly sample to confirm the list adds up.
We need this for software just as much as food:
- 20% evil, sends data to Google
- 38% screwed, displays adware based on that data
- 17% previous purchases shared with Amazon
- 26% audio history to Apple
Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on https://twitter.com/jason_kint/status/1398353211220807682
@kingannoy The insane conspiracy theories exist to cover up the real conspiracies. This technique goes back at least to the Aliens at Area 51 thing in like 1960.
And yes, that's a conspiracy theory. Or maybe just a "government theory", since governments have people on payroll *explicitly* to spread disinformation.
“Current trends in the automotive industry point to a future with you locked in a remote control car, your vendor holding the remote." https://puri.sm/posts/locked-in-a-remote-control-car/
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