I browse without JS on mobile to save my meager bandwidth (8mb for JS libs from 10 different sources), to save battery life, and to avoid the deluge of on-page malarkey that make most sites unusable
Why can you subscribe to yourself on #peertube. That’s cheating!
student loans Show more
We were sold a scam by our parents' generation and we're going to be paying for it for the rest of our lives. "Any degree will do!" "Employers just want to be see that you can finish something!"
I'd actually be pretty financially comfortable if I had just never gone back to school.
I do believe in the value of higher education, but it shouldn't be about employment and it certainly shouldn't lead to financial ruin
Hamtaro Wikipedia article edited anonymously from US House of Representatives https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=860447031&oldid=860363034
Just saw a comment on LWN where someone said that Dick Cheney cursing was considered controversial too, just like Linus cursing is.
I think there are more controversial things about Dick Cheney than him cursing.
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Documenting AbilityPub Show more
Second of all, I want to talk about *how* I'm going to write this stuff up because I'm a bit nervous... I have a lot of ideas, and each of them can be implemented independently. Thus, I'm afraid that if I write them all down in the same place, people will think all of them need to be implemented together, which isn't true.
Maybe the right answer is to put separate documents all in the same repo. What do people think?
Documenting AbilityPub Show more
First of all, I'm going with the name AbilityPub since this layer of ideas is based on ActivityPub, it sounds like ActivityPub, and it stands for (Object Cap)Abilities for ActivityPub. (Someone else suggested this to me, asking permission before I attribute them first though, if I remember right who it was.)
John Hancock will include fitness tracking in all life insurance policies
> John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones, the company said on Wednesday....
it kind of seems like in practice about 70% of the benefit of continuous integration setups gets eaten up in the overwhelming amount of fiddly bullshit required to keep the CI pipeline running happily.
AT&T employee: #GDPR “basically means more popups on cookies & tracking…it also means that some websites from outside the EU are no longer accessible (the sites prefer to keep the detailed tracking, & simply block EU visitors).”
Person sets him straight: “please don’t continue to peddle common misconceptions about GDPR…“
Google employee: “I don’t think the intention here is to have a political debate about GDPR, but simply to analyze its technical effects on websites.”
Open Source bikeshedding Show more
If you ever doubt the usefulness of your efforts, remember that a substantial amount of trees are planted by squirrels hiding nuts and then forgetting where they put 'em
#rust office hours is a pretty cool idea
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