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15 years ago, EFF's @doctorow told Microsoft:

1. That DRM systems don't work

2. That DRM systems are bad for society

3. That DRM systems are bad for business

4. That DRM systems are bad for artists

5. That DRM is a bad business-move

He was right.

vice.com/en_us/article/3k3wkk/

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@lwriemen @eff
Deforestation of course, think of the implications! I would have to buy my books online from Microsoft if we ran out of paper!

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There are so many developers who insist on always using "optimal" algorithms for everything, but who don't realize that those often have really shitty constant overhead and that data locality is a thing. A simple array can easily outperform a B-tree or other complex data structure if your n isn't too large, and can provide acceptable performance even when it is.

Optimizing for code size and memory use will often get you pretty good performance for free. Everything depends on context.

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Toy #Rust app: fought the type system, won, app run without any issues.

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it’s also important for me to remind you that in 2009 we hadn’t started putting front-facing cameras on phones yet so every model in the Prē series included a selfie mirror which slid out when the keyboard was extended

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imagine if people treated other things like people treat programming

"i'm looking into cooking dinner, i think i'll go with curry"

"LMAOOOOOOO curry?? really? do you have any idea how resource intensive that shit is? i can't cook a curry on my trangea"
"nice, just go ahead and cut off the userbase that can't tolerate spicy food. asshole."
"instant ramen is lightweight, cheap, and fills you up. using anything else is just stupidity for the sake of being able to say 'oooh, look at all the cool things i can do'"
"i ate a curry and my TV stopped getting signal the next week. i don't understand much but i know to stay the fuck away from curry"
"fuck you"

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Microsoft has released their new Terminal application to GitHub, marketing it as another demonstration of their commitment to "open source". While the project is MIT licensed, did you know it is inextricably linked and dependent upon numerous proprietary SDK tools, headers, and the Visual C++ ATL.

Do not be fooled, see through the mirage of feigned support to undermine and sabotage the original ethics of the free software movement!

gnu.org/philosophy/open-source

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‘In the long run, the utility of all non-Free software approaches zero. All non-Free software is a dead end.’

—Mark Pilgrim, Freedom 0. web.archive.org/web/2011072600

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Humans are social beings, and free software encourages us to be such! Love freedom and free software.

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Our sensitive and private health information belongs to us! It should not be put into large proprietary software and servers. #SoftwareFreedom is a human health issue!

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Github is doing a hostile takeover of a few package repositories and people are cheering them on. What a time to be alive!

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Even if you’re “just a teenager,” you can make a big difference in open source software. Some of the smartest and most passionate folks I’ve worked with at elementary are younger than me. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re too young or inexperienced to make an impact!

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Do you ever sit down to do one thing and then get absolutely side-tracked for multiple hours trying to chase a bug, unsuccessfully

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#ProtonMail launching support for elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). Now your encrypted mailbox can benefit from faster and more advanced encryption. Learn the benefits of this new encryption method and how to upgrade your email addresses. protonmail.com/blog/elliptic-c twitter.com/ProtonMail/status/

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