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I’ve just signed and sealed my letter to the PM, Boris Johnson @10DowningStreet@twitter.com, urging him to finally put his money where his mouth is and deliver real change for British trans* people + esp. youth who have for too long been utterly failed. Please share: docs.google.com/document/d/1V6

hasakl tech tip

need to do some dev stuff that needs capabilities like binding to a privileged port, or managing wireguard interfaces, without using sudo (because you don't trust your program not to fuck up root access. also it's security)?

systemd-run can do it (systemd-run can do literally anything. you'd be surprised)

systemd-run --pty -S -pAmbientCapabilities=CAP_NET_ADMIN -pUser=$USER -pGroup=$USER

systemd-run creates an ephemeral unit
--pty hooks it up to the current terminal
-S starts a shell as the process
-p sets a property
AmbientCapabilities=CAP_NET_ADMIN gives the unit the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability. you may also be interested in stuff like CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE and CAP_NET_RAW
User=$USER and Group=$USER runs it under your actual user instead of as root

help to save costs i’ve been storing several C variables in the same memory and now they’re starting to unionize

Mutual aid request, laptop needed, financial help for disabled person 

I have been unable to get my desktop repaired and so I need a laptop

I know I retooted like 7 days ago from an older post, but I am desperate

It's a quality of life thing for me as I am housebound most of the time, pandemic or not

My PayPal is bonemasque@gmail.com

What is the worst RAID for your data? 

A police raid.

tillie selfie, ec, extremely powerful, pls give boosts 🥺 

sorry for being so powerful~~

The eighth annual international Gender Census 2021 is now open until 10th March!

smartsurvey.co.uk/s/gendercens

It's for anyone whose genders (or lack thereof) aren't described by the M/F binary. It's short and easy, and the results are useful in academia, business and self-advocacy.

Hypertext: awesome idea Hypertext as currently implemented: ads, ads everywhere

subref, gross 

(some blog poster changed their site so when the referer is hackernews it opens a fart sound and tbh this was the fucking funniest thing i've seen all week)

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i wonder, is it possible to construct a complete Turing machine from Yu-Gi-Oh cards?
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RT @YuGiOHTwink
I love philosophy
twitter.com/YuGiOHTwink/status

HTML -> JavaScript (ES5) -> PHP 5 -> a little Objective-C, Ruby, Python 3 -> PHP 7, JavaScript (ES6 & Node) -> TypeScript -> more C, and C++ [and hopefully soon, Rust!]
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RT @davidfowl
QBasic -> Turbo Pascal -> PHP -> JavaScript -> C++ -> VB -> C#

Played with:
Haskell, Ada, F#, go, python

What was your journey?
twitter.com/davidfowl/status/1

i should really like, look into getting assessed for adhd or something one of these days
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RT @shiraisinspired
Does anyone else with ADHD struggle to write rough drafts? Like, I can give you a polished paper or I can give you nothing.
twitter.com/shiraisinspired/st

is this country really so full of transphobes with nothing better to do that they are organising a pile-on against a major smoothie brand for unfollowing a bigot

i guess more people boycotting the coca-cola corporation is a good thing all things considered, but still wtf

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I agree completely
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RT @TartanLlama
Delighted to announce that I've been appointed The Programming Language Decider by a semi-prominent developer*; I decide whether something is or is not a programming language.

My first decree is that everything is a programming language and they're all bad.

*myself
twitter.com/TartanLlama/status

cw: ukpol
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RT @maybulman
Excl: Home Office put refugees in barracks after fears better housing would ‘undermine confidence’ in system

Internal docs reveal govt justified placing asylum seekers in military camps bc more ‘generous’ housing would damage public perception of system independent.co.uk/news/uk/home
twitter.com/maybulman/status/1

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