OK, I've managed to muddle my way through Ruby on Rails and I think I've fixed the papercut bug I had, so I've made a pull request. 🤞🏻🙂
You: "What do you mean open source software reeks of elitism and toxicity?"
"MB" means megabyte. In practice it's use for 10⁶ bytes or 2²⁰. We have "Mebibyte" for explictly 2²⁰ bytes, "MiB" always means binary.
It's a shame there isn't a term/abbreviation which always means 10⁶ bytes. That would be convienient ☹
web pessimism Show more
@maiki i've come, at length, to the conclusion that we face two nearly insurmountable problems when we talk about "fixing" the status quo:
a) the web was architecturally compromised almost from the beginning in ways that made its current pathologies almost impossible to mitigate.
The most rebellious thing you can do under our current system is to be kind to others
#SurveillanceCapitalism is like the Global Warming of the Information Technology world.
- Most people don't know about it.
- People whose behavior helps it don't want to talk about it.
- A few corporations make ridiculous profits from it.
- No immediate side-effects are felt at an individual level but only over the long run.
- The people who warn about its dangers are dismissed as being paranoid.
Also, surveillance capitalism indirectly helped global warming by getting Trump elected.
Bittorrent is all about sharing in abundance as fast as possible, Blockchain is about preserving ownership through inefficiency
a human being is just a ghost and a skeleton working together to move some meat and skin around
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"I Didn’t Hate the English — Until Now / In which an Irish woman discovers how little the people who shaped her country’s fate know or care."
I'm tempted to switch from screen to tmux. Horizontal splitting seems good. Gotta relearn all keyboard shortcuts though
"Detecting the use of "curl | bash" server side" (as opposed to curl & save to a file).
Now this is some very clever, and scary, stuff. It's possible to detect if a #HTTPS request is being piped directly into #bash or just saved to a file. You can use this to send a different file (& commands!) only when it's going straight into bash.
TELL PEOPLE IF YOU APPRECIATE THEIR WORK BECAUSE IF THEY'RE SAD IT WILL MAKE THEM FEEL BETTER & IF THEY'RE NOT SAD IT WILL MAKE THEM FEEL BETTER TOO
RT @email@example.com: If you think cops deserve respect because their job is dangerous, I have some news about sex workers that'll blow your mind.
Roses are red
Knowledge is power
Go smash the patriarchy
You beautiful flower