OK, let's take my first attempt at Ruby on Rails programming. Time to try to add something to the #OpenStreetMap website code base! ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‚

You: "What do you mean open source software reeks of elitism and toxicity?"

Arch Linux:

"MB" means megabyte. In practice it's use for 10โถ bytes or 2ยฒโฐ. We have "Mebibyte" for explictly 2ยฒโฐ bytes, "MiB" always means binary.

It's a shame there isn't a term/abbreviation which always means 10โถ bytes. That would be convienient โ˜น

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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

Do you know about "Million Short"? A search engine which removes the top 100/1k/10k/100k, or million most popular sites from the results.
An interesting idea to explore the less popular web
millionshort.com/

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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 request is being piped directly into or just saved to a file. You can use this to send a different file (& commands!) only when it's going straight into bash.

idontplaydarts.com/2016/04/det

RT @christineexists@twitter.com
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 @alexandraerin@twitter.com: If you think cops deserve respect because their job is dangerous, I have some news about sex workers that'll blow your mind.

twitter.com/alexandraerin/stat

We tend to forget how new capitalism actually is. In most places it's a century or less old. When the Russian revolution happened most Russians were peasant farmers, not proletarians. Similar in China until quite recently.
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Moytura. Destroy the old gods.