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"dad jokes" are the purest form of humor really, told for the teller's amusement, not with any expectation of appreciation

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Mozilla’s now director of public policy once asked me, with a straight face, why I was giving them a hard time and holding Mozilla to a higher standard: “we’re just another Silicon Valley tech company.”

But that’s not what you tell people publicly, is it, Mozilla?

Still, it’s time y’all got this.

Mozilla is a half-billion-dollar for-profit corporation – whose CEO makes >$3M/yr – that has a foundation do its PR.

howtogeek.com/760425/firefox-n

#mozilla #SiliconValley #BigTech #SurveillanceCapitalism

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alc adj, pdx 

Since Portland, unlike NYC or SF, is not requiring bars to check for vaccination status to drink indoors, I've put together a map of all the bars in PDX that have taken it upon themselves to require it (or a recent negative test in some case). You can check it out here: vaxed.bar/. No Google Maps/Analytics/etc added.

Ok, this is one of the creepiest things I've ever seen on a website.

These popups keep appearing on eufylife.com letting me know that other people in Colorado have recently bought products from this company.

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And always remember: The S in "IoT" stands for: Security

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“How does one hate a country, or love one? … I know people, I know towns, farms, hills and rivers and rocks, I know how the sun at sunset in autumn falls on the side of a certain plowland in the hills; but what is the sense of giving a boundary to all that, of giving it a name and ceasing to love where the name ceases to apply?”

— Ursula K. Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness)

Via @neil

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Nice mini-site from Alvy Ray Smith, one of the cofounders of Pixar, debunking a lot of the myths about Steve Jobs' involvement in the company.

TLDR; he was a very useful investor for them but the idea that his "vision" shaped the company is incorrect. Around the time Toy Story was poised to be a hit, he positioned himself to *look* like a visionary.

alvyray.com/Pixar/PixarHistory

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misinformation 

a tiny seat is a seatlle

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Funny how it’s the folks that own a huge number of servers that want you to go serverless, isn’t it?

Almost like they want a world where a tiny group of people get to own stuff and everyone else has to rent from them and on their terms… hmm… 🤔️

Anxiously refreshing my email to see if the ebook I have a hold on at the library is available.

We launched the new Science On a Sphere website today. I've been working on it for about the past year.

sos.noaa.gov/

I can't help but feel pretty good about launching it, so I wrote up some of the highlights for me about the new site: darthmall.net/weblog/new-sos-w

Love getting a package that has DO NOT BEND written all the way down it with a big crease right through the warning 🤦🏻

Oh, this is excellent. It seems to be my pi-hole that was causing Cigna's website to stop working because it blocked some script from Adobe's marketing bullshit.

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Looks like Cigna's got some JavaScript errors that might explain why all I get is that annoying UI skeleton and a loading spinner instead of a usable website. 🤦‍♂️ 🙄

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“Apple has largely ceded control to the Chinese government.

Chinese state employees physically manage the computers. Apple abandoned the encryption technology it used elsewhere after China would not allow it.”

nytimes.com/2021/05/17/technol

Apple thinks “privacy is a human right.” Unless you’re Chinese.

No trillion-dollar corporation is your friend.

#Apple #privacy #BigTech #hypocrisy

The only thing that's stopping me from buying this keyboard is I can't decide which keyswitches to get.

system76.com/accessories/launc

@heydon This track you created for the Webbed Briefs interlude is great.

@heydon in the last Webbed Briefs, was the illustration that pronounced "SVG" Kryten from Red Dwarf?

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