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More from @janellecshane about how the robo-@lingthusiasm episode was generated!

(And an excerpt about pink velour vans, which are definitely not from the original) t.co/RWOzF9szSo #linguistics

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The idea that Y2K wasn't actually a big deal because nothing big ended up going down because of it is an *incredibly* dangerous error in thought.

Y2K didn't end up being a big deal because *tens of thousands of programmers* spent *millions of hours* making sure that it wasn't.

This afternoon's Java lesson: Always use the Override annotation when you're overriding a method, so the compiler will TELL you that you have a freaking typo in one of the parameter types instead of just cheerfully creating a method on the subclass that never gets called.

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For the record, this is Opera's response:

"The Company believes that the report contains numerous errors, unsubstantiated statements, and misleading conclusions and interpretations..."

But they admit they have "recently launched and scaled multiple new businesses" and on the same page they are touting their "app based microfinance offering" which is "focused in emerging markets".

investor.opera.com

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In today's WTF news... Opera - yes, the browser company - "has made a dramatic pivot into predatory short-term loans in Africa and India" hindenburgresearch.com/opera-p

I wish my visual migraines would make themselves useful.

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Humble Bundle just went live with an Australia Fire Relief Bundle.

All the proceeds goes to 3 different charities (you can choose how much to which).

Check it out here: humblebundle.com/games/austral

#HumbleBundle #AustraliaFires

(this is a partnered link, but money only goes to charity from what I can tell, and I wholly support there.)

Wow, the jump straight from "Next Right Thing" to the Panic! at the Disco version of "Into the Unknown" is *really* jarring.

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When the aliens established contact, the human representatives asked "Why now?"
"Other spacefaring entities has used Earth as a fuel stop for a long time, which we think is unethical."
"Fuel?"
"Faster-than-light travel needs non-physical fuel."
"Non-physical?"
"Your ghosts."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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"For whom the ratio trolls" by Shuja Haider theoutline.com/post/8534/twitt

Interesting breakdown of some of Twitter's upcoming changes.

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Patch Windows 10 and Server now because certificate validation is broken

"Microsoft's scheduled security update for Windows includes a fix to a potentially dangerous bug that would allow an attacker to spoof a certificate, making it look like it came from a trusted source. The vulnerability, reported to Microsoft by the National Security Agency, affects Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server version 1803."

arstechnica.com/information-te

#infosec

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