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It's really hard for floss techies/hackers to define โ€œspamโ€, it's almost โ€œany useless speech that degrades the quality of the forumโ€. And that's what hate speech does!

If A sends lots of useless messages to B, that's called โ€œspamโ€. If A sends lots of harassing messages to B, well that's also useless and devoid of conversation!

Idea: Would it be effective to refer to bigoted /hate speech as โ€œโ€?

Nearly all operators of technical platforms (forums, lists, etc) support the idea of blocking spam. They know allowing spam is bad and makes your forum useless. Blocking open email relays is widely supported.

But when you talk about โ€œhate speechโ€ or โ€œโ€, suddenly there's a great gnashing of teeth, intense debates if we've crossed some moral rubicon, claims that free speech is under fatal assault.

๐Ÿ˜‚ I tried to sign up for Instagram. As soon as I logged in, it say my account was suspended for breaking their ToS.

Must be because I default block all the FB trackers which messed up the account creation.

I'm trying to contact the author of a blog post, I'm looking for the email address and gah it's hard.

Email has many flaws, but it's the last, strongest part of the non-centralised Internet we have left. We should promote and support it for that reason.

I'm trying to save an image/link in (on ), and I can't see how?? ๐Ÿ˜• It seems to be sorta impossible...

The Tragedy of Commons was a thought experiment made by a proponent of unregulated capitalism, how ever several sociologist have shown it to hold no real truth in real systems. A sociologist/economist Elinor Ostrom got a Nobel prize for her work on looking at cases of commons in the real world.

OSM Notes are getting heavy/literary in Ireland!
(Context: quotes from the excellent film The Field)

TIL ignore files (`.gitignore`) treat a line line "data/" as ignoring any directory called "data" in your folder at any level, but "/data/" only ignores a _top level_ directory called "data". Guess which I wanted, and guess what got excluded as well? ๐Ÿคฃ

Tip: Create an empty 10GB file on a partition like this:
`fallocate -l 10G /ballast`
Then, if your fills up, you can "eject the ballast" (with `truncate -s 0 /ballast`), immediately freeing up 10GB of space, and hopefully fix your disk full issue.

(If fills up your disk, it'll stop, and you can't free up space until postgres is running...)

Red Blob Games has some great articles explaining common geometric-ish algorithms, aimed for people programming games, but useful for anyone implementing algorithms.

I'm making heavy use of their "hexagon grids" article.

OMG Garmin watch. Stop notifying me every 10 minutes that you want permission to read my calendar! You're quickly gonna wind up uninstalled!

I have a new , and I'm trying to put in enter some saved locations. I've given in and installed the "Garmin Connect" app on my phone, and fine! I'll upload all my personal data.

But it's rubbish! Lots of "Health tracking goals & badges" & slick PR photos of people running & social media blah. Gah. Why can't I just transfer some data?!

Y'know there isn't any English language #OpenStreetMap #podcast.... ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿค”

Ever wonder how to determine if a #Rust Vector has all equal elements or not?

Well, have I got a dozen answers to show you:

RT FYI for boomers: us millennial children actually find texting *more* polite than calling, because it's less of a demand on someone's time. They don't have to stop everything at that moment to talk to you. It's not just about being afraid to talk.

With the unfolding shitfire that is 's acceptance of homophobia & racism because of the clicks, I kinda wish there was like a wiki site covering/summarizing all that info. Kinda like I think GeekFeminism wiki has closed.

Does this exist? (Should this exist? How do we make this?)

this kind of in-your-face combative messaging addressed at changing harmful behaviors towards queer people is a great example of a large organization doing pride right




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