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Confirmed: the FSF's sole purpose is to serve as RMS's amplifier.

Taken as is, this is a complete slap to anyone who directed the FSF in RMS's absence. If the organization is so rudderless as to be cast adrift without one man then the bus-factor of that organization is too great for long-term survival.

The FSF needs to consider what their mission is, because right now their mission is in jeopardy and the folks willing to carry water for the FSF are vanishing.


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Thread 🧵 of 501(c)(3) public charities you can support instead of the FSF, if you care about its mission:

Soon the struggle begins to convince the kid to actually go to bed the last night of spring break.

allergies, serious question 

@WizardOfDocs Dust mites are another allergen that can be more of an indoor issue.

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who was in charge of catering for the rebel alliance?

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So 2021 webdesign is all about
- HUUUUGE fonts
- the same cookie joke everywhere
- annoying mouse cursor hijacking
- scroll hijacking, again
- text moving around while you scroll
I feel like all the webagencies have those now.

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Brute force login alert from a site I manage, letting me know that an IP had been locked out: "The last username they tried to sign in with was: 'scamnumbersalert'."

I...why would you even expect that to work?

No, brain, Duolingo and iNaturalist are not the same. I mean yes, they're both green icons and they both have owls in them, but that's about as far as it goes.

Thank you, Google, for your monthly reminder that you track my movements and that I haven't gone much of anywhere lately.

Heh. "Why Does Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall Volcano Look Like a School Science Project?" And why the type of lava and type of eruption make it (comparatively) safe for people to see it up close.

Free brick!

Spotted a few years ago, stumbled across the photo again today.

I really need to get the rest of the photos off my old phone so I can wipe it.

A very literal explanation of the joke 

@hafnia @viv I was wondering if it was the same "joke" I'd heard as "purple pandemonium"

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i really want a clippy plug-in that's like

"it looks like you're replying on a toxic web forum. would you like to delete and go do anything else instead?"

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This comic by Jorge Cham (PHD Comics) gives a simple, top level view of the new muon results that may point to new particle physics beyond the Standard Model.

#Physics #StandardModel #Muon #Science #ParticlePhysics #Particles

And now I'm reminded of an essay I saw years ago about how people are more likely to ask for a preference to change application behavior than just ask it to change.

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Interesting: "Across many experiments, participants tried to fix problems by adding stuff" even when removing something was a simpler solution.

@brion reminds me of the time I got into the comic con ticket system solely because I copied and pasted the URL instead of clicking on the actual link in the email that went through a redirector that couldn't handle the load

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Please remain six feet apart in order to maintain your mental health.

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