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are there any 4k tablets that can run graphene?

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@thegibson if you define "hacker's hours" to be "up when something is nagging at you, sleep when you are too tired to keep poking at it" then yeah; always

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Names for software 101:
- Word so common it's impossible to search it online when you got an issue
- Write a phrase describing the software then take the first letter of each word to hopefully get a decent name out of it :)
- Be as fancy as possible, and in doubt, use Latin
- Figure out a cool name and then make all of your software just a variation of this original name, accidentally turning your projects into a brand
- Or just use the name of the platform for your project names (example: [word]droid)
- [adjective noun]
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hm yes today i will include a 5.5kLoC pile of 30-year old code in my strange setup and it will perfectly work < clueless

melancholia, dr strangelove, and terminator 3 were a few of my favorite movies for having the correct ending. going to have to add don't look up to that list.

fun fact: there are ZERO free video player apps in the Apple iOS App Store that aren't spyware.

If you want to not pay money and just play a local video file and not have your usage or crashes uploaded without your consent: no soup for you. Even VLC has spyware in it on the App Store.

"For the most part, the control these companies — Slack, Zoom, Google, Apple, the social media giants — exert on our online communications feels relatively passive. Sure, there are ads on most of these platforms and a rabid harvesting of our personal data, but Americans have largely blocked out that reality. A life without apps, it turns out, is lonely and inconvenient."

according to the nytimes, 76% of americans think facebook makes society worse.

70% of americans have facebook accounts.

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i have a brother label printer but i always buy knockoff tape carts because the design of the printer as well as the firmware features is explicitly trying to get you to use up 2x as much tape as is strictly necessary. huge margins, resets margins to huge on format clear, et c. fuck their dark pattern bullshit. i hate waste.

imagine loving running a torture center so hard that you actively work against people who might undermine you and introduce human rights protections.

this has happened to me at least five times in my life. it's really frustrating because i assume my level of social trust with someone is connected to our friendship, not my provision of dick

it's a real bummer when someone is nice to me because they are pairbonded because we are regularly fucking, then if we don't fuck for a year the pairbond goes away and suddenly the existing level of trust is downgraded even though nothing changed (except the pairbond expiring). i wish people were more in the habit of assuming good faith by default, or at least continuing with their previous value even when we're not fucking. i don't think people consciously realize the shift, either.

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Ah hell... watch out, if you're a person is actually going out into the real these days.
Scammers put fake QR codes on parking meters to intercept parkers’ payments

i see a lot of horrible shit on activitypub. i block or mute people every day. i wish there were better tools i could opt in to (like adblock hosts files) by URL or something that made the process easier.

you know what i have never wished for? that they couldn't say these things, or that other people who aren't me shouldn't be able to read them.

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