remember the 500 miles email thing? http://web.mit.edu/jemorris/humor/500-miles
So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?
If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.
That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.
craigslist ad: SF Bay Area indigenous queers seek unwanted land where they can build an intentional community
"Poor but resourceful Indigenous, Oakland raised queers seek unwanted land in Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, San Leandro, or Hayward. We are serious about turning a neighborhood blight into a home, and have the capacity to build a structure ourselves. Able to pay up to $10,000 for something currently in living condition.
Ugly, outdated? No problem! Tear down condition? Awesome! Inherited some property that you don't know what to do with? We'll roll up our sleeves and make it a home. About to fall behind on your mortgage? Don't give it up to the bank!
We're aware that this is a hell of a long shot, but we know that there are houses sitting empty in the Bay right now, and we'd be happy to help keep some land from the capitalist developers displacing BBIPOC.
No scammers or trolls. We're not interested in lectures. We just want to stay in the community where we belong, and create a safe haven for our queer friends. If this works, we'll pay it forward to the community. Peace!"
So there is this service, made for the richest man on earth to earn more money, letting other people listen to the podcasts you make – but they don’t share your burden, they don’t cover your expenses, don’t pay for your equipment, don’t cover your hosting. “We’ll be your middle man, help you reach 55m people!”
Truly, the attack of the middle men. Mediocre men, inserting themselves everywhere, taking your stuff. To think that we believed the Internet would help us get rid of them.
Someone noticed a particular language variation and asked if it was "just a trend or does it have grammatical backing," and that broke my brain a little because these feel the same to me.
"Grammar" to a linguist doesn't mean "arbitrary language rules you (didn't) learn in school." It means a native speaker's intuitions, what we say or understand without finding weird. So there's no objectively correct grammar, it's not like digits of pi, it's all consensus. And consensus starts out as a trend.
Four years ago, I signed a contract with a vengeful demon and pledged her my first born child.
I haven't been able to get so much as a coffee date since then, let alone get laid, and the demon's starting to get really impatient with me. She keeps texting me dating advice. It's starting to get awkward.
In other news, the FSF is having a totally normal one again.
"I must warn you," the librarian said, "this book is cursed."
"Read the first two chapters and you will be trapped, unable to stop reading until you reach the end."
I swallowed. "I... I have read books like that before."
The librarian nodded. "Then go, and read."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
poly bridge 2 level 5-1 spoiler
Strange bridges are necessary sometimes... xD
Here the challenge is: you get only just enough road to do it this way, and no hydraulics. But springs are fun :) #linuxgaming
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