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slphil.xyz/post/2018/09/08/ana I wrote an article about pernicious big tech megacorps. I'm not going to be satisfied until the whole system is turned on its head.

I still don't care that Linus Torvalds is a dick and I never have. On a related note, surveys have consistently shown that both sexes receive an approximately equal amount of abuse online, although the type of abuse differs between them. More importantly, women appear more sensitive to abuse than men overall. I wouldn't be so quick to just say they should get over it, either. It's a complex topic, and sensitivity probably ties into reputation mindsets. Discard your name. Acquire resilience.

Excuse me. A strawman that I agree with is called a joke. A strawman I don't agree with is intellectually dishonest. You're cancelled.

Ever-growing list of websites that don’t work at all or show a plain white page without #JavaScript is a testament to the cesspool that is modern web development

I browse without JS on mobile to save my meager bandwidth (8mb for JS libs from 10 different sources), to save battery life, and to avoid the deluge of on-page malarkey that make most sites unusable

Why has the PHP developer a better earing than the .NET developer ?

.NET dev knows C#, but PHP dev knows Symphony (and is friend with composer)

'Elsevier says, “If you think information shouldn’t cost anything, go to Wikipedia”, inadvertently reminding us of what happened to the commercial encyclopedias.'

well, quite. George Monbiot on the rip-off factory that is research publication:

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

There are very few things I love as much as watching top-level competitive Starcraft. (Both games are equally good for watching, but BW is the better game.) I don't make fun of normies for liking sports because I get it.

theatlantic.com/education/arch A bunch of fucking babies. If you're anxious about speaking in front of groups, here's a tip: grow up and do it anyway. If you avoid it, you're just going to end up useless.

been reading a lot of Aristotle recently and damn this asshole needs to take some high school science 😂 mf doesn't know shit 😂

psyarxiv.com/nm5sh/ "Causal understanding is not necessary for the improvement of culturally evolving technology" Pre-scientific humans could create massively complex tools without understanding how they work, just by slowly modifying them over time. It's possible to slowly blunder your way into highly efficient tech without ever understanding how it works.

sci-hub.tw/10.1002/ijop.12529 "Sex differences in personality are larger in gender equal countries: Replicating and extending a surprising finding". Brand new paper released yesterday. Excellent data. Differences in personality between men and women are not socially constructed, although the roles men and women play in a society are constructed using them as a base.

This is weird. This page apparently works as both a legitimate HTML document and a JPG image.

lcamtuf.coredump.cx/squirrel/

Did you install EFF's brilliant Privacy Badger or any other smart HTTP Cookie management tool? Or did you simply pick the privacy preference in your browser that ignores all third-party cookies? Did many websites you visit annoy you with permission-to-use-cookies pop-ups because of European legislation?

Guess what, it's all been useless.

youbroketheinternet.org/tracke

Protip for Chrome users: to improve your security when using Google Chrome, uninstall it and use a browser that’s not from a company which makes its money from spying on you 24/7

me, age 15: pfft. people said "may you live in interesting times" as a curse? that's stupid. i don't want to live a boring live, i hope these times are SUPER interesting!
me, age 22: put it back Put it back Put It Back PUT IT BACK PUT IT BACK

theregister.co.uk/2018/09/04/w A rare example of boomer judges getting tech law right. Digital archiving is as valid as a photograph under the right conditions.

name one minority more persecuted online than firefox users

you can't

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