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What I want, is for extroverts who are suddenly forced to work from home and feel depressed after a week of doing it to understand that it's exactly the other way around for introverts forced to work in open-space offices *all the time*.

When it's all over, please appreciate the desire of your fellow humans to be left alone.

#COVID19 #wfh #remote #mentalhealth

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imagine if, as a culture, we had a socially-accepted and universally understood way of signalling "hey i'm really lonely and lost and would really like companionship, please come talk to me if you would too"
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the year is 2050. GTK is still preparing the move to version 4, and has collaborated with the FBI to assassinate anyone who mentions the filepicker thumbnail bug. qt stil has an open source version, but it requires you to have create an account with a valid email address and physical address, and limits applications to only containing one window.

microsoft is still "transitioning away from winforms" to the Multiversal Windows Platform, For Real You Guys, We're Doing It Platform. iOS desktop (formerly macOS) has deprecated all system widgets in favour of the cloud. google has created an artificial intelligence to randomly create and deprecate new GUI frameworks, rendering it essentially impossible for anybody but them to create android apps with "native GUIs".

the only usable framework is electron, but everybody hates it because bloat.

as people struggle to find a desktop ui framework that hasn't been bogged down into uselessness by licensing issues or lack of features, a saviour emerges from the heavens: java swing

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The “Earn It” bill is designed to allow U.S. police to read any online message. Authoritarian regimes will take notice, too.
eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn

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It is not the place of a software license to tell the user what is right and wrong. That is the decision of the user.

Working with incompetent teammates on a school project (that matters) is the absolute worst thing. Like you don't wanna fight with your teammates so you resort to just do all the work yourself.

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I do not give coronavirus permission to infect me, my family, or any people/dogs I know, in both the past and the future. By posting this statement, I give my notice to the coronavirus that it is strictly forbidden to infect me, infect anybody close to me, make me I'll, send me or any of my family members into quarantine, or take any other action against me on the basis of my body and/or its contents. The wellness of my body is private and confidential. The violation of my privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308-1 1 308-103 and the Rome statute). Note: Coronavirus is now a pandemic. All Fedi Users must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once, you have given tacit agreement allowing you, as well as all of your friends on the fedi, to be infected.
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During the panic about the Coronavirus it seems the UK is trying to force social media companies to “pre-screen” all content, which anyone who knows about technology can tell you this is impossible, and the US is working to ban encryption

I don’t believe it’s a coincidence they chose to do this now of all times and it’s worrying they might be able to do this

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The EARN It act is a bigger threat to the internet than the fight over net neutrality. Forcing backdoors in encryption will break everything. So why aren't we talking about it like the threat it is?

Take action! act.eff.org/action/protect-our

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This is my yearly Arch Wiki appreciation post. What an incredible source of information ❤️

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Another great find by @tavisobot@mastodon.mit.edu : apparently #Avast has a built-in full, homebrew (!) implementation of #JavaScript(!!), complete with DOM(!!!), *and* it's running unsandboxed as SYSTEM(!!!!).
github.com/taviso/avscript

#WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong

By the way, can I haz a dumpsterfire emojo pls. I feel a simple 🔥 just doesn't cut it for this.

#InfoSec

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dealing out imperial violence on behalf of an oil-thirsty bourgeoisie of course merits you no respect from any decent human being, but there's something particularly nauseating about wielding the imperial machine's military power from the comfort of a distant office where your defenseless victims cannot even strike back against you, totally immunizing yourself against the righteous retribution of those you trespass against, and preventing even identification of yourself as the rightful target of a grieving family's blood vendetta.

there's something even worse going on here, though. because on top of that existing mountain of ugliness and evil, we have a woman who is essentially taking the imperial accomplishments of men (who, after all, died en masse at each expansion-spasm of the American empire? it sure as hell wasn't sassy young college-educated women who call themselves things like "Sparkle") and then brandishing them for her own petty power trip. like a sorcerer's apprentice who has broken into the library and stolen the spellbook his master spent his lifetime meticulously researching and composing, this #GirlPower wasn't even fairly bought. wasn't bought at all. at least the men who deal death on the ground overseas have some scrap of honesty left to them, and put their own well-trained bodies and war-warped souls on the line for their grim and gory accomplishments. this woman simply makes use of the infrastructure that was built with their blood, and she thinks it makes her a badass.

it doesn't and she isn't. she is instead the apotheosis of the Gamer.

there is a familiar irony in here somewhere. "we want all the power and prestige and glory that men have had, with none of the attendant risk or responsibility. we want to enjoy exclusively the fruits of your hard work, without even supporting you as you perform it."

we've all heard this message many times before. and the media is glorifying it.
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@fribbledom Oh, so that's what the -2 means in "SARS-CoV-2".

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#FediverseMetrics #MastodonPolls
To all #Mastodon / #Fediverse users:

On which continent are you?
Sur quel continent êtes-vous ?
Auf welchem Kontinent sind Sie?
¿En qué continente estás?
Em que continente você está?
あなたはどの大陸にいますか?
في أي قارة أنت؟
На каком вы континенте?
您在哪个洲?
In quale continente ti trovi?
Na jakim jesteś kontynencie?
आप किस महाद्वीप पर हैं?
Je! Uko bara gani?
در کدام قاره هستید؟
어느 대륙에 있습니까?
Sur kiu kontinento vi estas?

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Folding@Home, COVID-19 

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@moonman @kaniini @velartrill when I was a kid there were already "girls in tech" events. Still waiting for the "boys as kindergarten teachers" event.
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"Visual Studio Code is a poor choice for open source cross platform development."

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Do you use #tails?

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