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SCUBA is an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. What you may not know is that Tuba is also an acronym for...

Terrible Underwater Breathing Apparatus

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child sexual abuse, uk pol, racism, ACAB 

Anyone who seriously thinks any UK police force is being deterred from investigating CSA by cultural concerns needs to explain at least one thing.

Why, when the police have proven to be consistently racist in every aspect of their work, do you believe this is the one exception.

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One of the biggest mistakes that a lot of people make when facing up against authoritarians and conservatives is to assume that these people just need to see the truth, that they are making mistakes and just need to be shown that. It doesn’t work like that. They aren’t interested in truth or justice. They care about power and a hierarchical social order above all.

The very idea of humans being all fundamentally equal and deserving is wrong and unnatural to them. You can’t argue with them about how for example legislation will unfairly harm some people. That’s an intended and necessary outcome for them, not a problem to be addressed.

And they believe everyone thinks like they do, so they assume any attempt at making the world more fair and just must be a trick to replace or surpass them in the social hierarchy. To them, the hierarchy is eternal and natural, and dismantling it impossible in the same way that going faster than light is physically impossible.

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I've just been informed someone claiming they're the King of England is in Berlin? This is fake news. I will be there in two weeks and there is no true Royal visit to Berlin until that date. Please arrest the imposter.


Just feeling a bit broken right now, no significant event to cause it but just feeling like nothing is good

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I'm still looking for a job. Anybody need a programmer in the San Francisco Bay area? I'm a python programmer with experience in C/C++/Java/JS, I've done a bunch of CI/CD/SRE in the recent years, lots of tooling and back end web dev, and I've got a good deal of amateur experience doing reverse engineering and embedded development.
(I've done devops work but I'm trying to move away from that because too often it turns into just "ops", and I am a programmer.)

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You should NOT be in a leadership role if you’re unable, for whatever reason, to tell folx the truth

If layoffs are on the horizon due to a change in strategy, resources, etc, LEADERS are able to articulate this; engage in authentic conversations

It’s cowardice to drop such news on employees and shows that you’ve NEVER valued welcoming and psychological safety AND erodes the trust of those “left behind”

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My friends at web agency Level Level repeated their ecommerce accessibility study from last year, checking how accessible the top 15 Dutch ecommerce sites are. They used a pragmatic, process-based approach to score the sites (eg “can I order”, “can I log in”, “can I pay” etc)
In almost half of them, you can only purchase stuff if you are able to use a mouse.

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are there any guides to nix that start from the bottom up (for example starting with this bash script and then working up the layers of abstraction) instead of from the top down?

all of the guides I've seen start by describing the nix programming language or other abstractions, and I'd love to see a guide that starts with concepts I already understand like compiler flags, linker flags, Makefiles, environment variables, and bash scripts

It appears I have been quiet promoted to “only person who understands the company aws infrastructure”

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re: Sex nonsense 

@nightjar Loaded with all the essentials

- Cbat

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Only at Page 11 and already the author suggests that one of the major reasons Mastodon isn't perfect yet is that its users and admins discourages businesses from advertising on it

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I feel like most of the google results I have been getting for weeks all look like they’ve been generated by AI. It’s so frustrating. The entire quality of information on the internet, such that it was before, is rapidly being lost.

Like, if I’m googling for the thing, it means I don’t know enough about it to confidently tell generated garbage from actual information.

Just today I was looking up how many carbs were in something and the TOP results definitely read like AI. Contradictions, rambling sentences, etc. There’s just a giant, growing shitpile of generated utter garbage that’s being churned out for ad views.

I genuinely worry for the future of the internet.

Does anyone have a good recommendation for domain registration now gandi has got bought up by a questionable company?

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