v important poll

probably-unoriginal shower thought 

QOTD from the lovely @diode :

like it's not even 9am. i'm not ready for this kaleidoscopically hamfisted corporate synergy

#qotd

hey gang i booted into linux and paired my bluetooth headset right away and it sounded good and after i fainted from shock and got back up it was still working

serious question about language 

food 

surveillance capitalism fears 

ProTip: Remember to check your URLs for "utm_*" parameters

E.G. If I see:
"?utm_source=reddit.com" at the end of the URL you shared, I know you got it from Reddit

Or "utm_campaign=newsletter0120" tells me you probably copied it from an email sent in January of last year

These are never needed to actually reach the page you're sharing. They're just for analytics (UTM tracking modules) and will reveal where you get your information (to us and the site), which may cause privacy issues

#Infosec

tbh i really do miss when technology was superficially bad by accident rather than now where it's deeply morally bad on purpose

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petition to rename "memes" to "darmoks"

spite your local richard dawkins today

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toys, brands 

DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?

VIRGINIA O’HANLON.
115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET.

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If your privilege doesn't make you at least a little bit uncomfortable are you even really acknowledging it?

Indigenous people from modern day Canada and Alaska invented the first sunglasses. The oldest pair known dates back to the year 1200. They work by limiting the amount of sunlight that hits your eyes, preventing snow blindness.

The Replay Foundation, my employer, announced their liquidation today. This means no more Pinburgh. It also means I'm Officially out of a job for the forseeable, so if y'all wouldn't mind boosting a link to my other source of income Improbable Island, that'd be just super.

improbableisland.com

It's a silly online game and it doesn't pay as much as fixing pinball machines but heck it's what I've got right now, and this winter's probably gonna be a hairy one.

why are folks posting the bad videosgame on mastodon, don't we have The Discourse about Bad Videosgame here

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