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J'ai écris sur pourquoi je pense que tu devrais lâcher facebook. Avec quelques trucs pour t'aider en prime!

C'est quand même un long texte pour moi qui est habitué à juste écrire ~3 paragraphes. Ça m'a pris beaucoup de temps. J'aimerais savoir ce que vous en pensez.

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Quand tu comprends qu'on est juste une gang de singes qui se pensent bons, debout à la surface d'une petite roche qui file à 30000 km/h dans le vide, y'a pu grand chose qui te dérange dans la vie.

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Quand j'étais à l'université:

if toto():

Dans les tutoriels en anglais:

if foo():

Comment je code:

if prout():

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Better yet, the same people who spew this nonsense DO in fact have something to hide! They hide tons of things from people around them, they would throw a fit if someone browsed through their mail, and so on. Even if you don't have a super strong reason to do so, wanting to keep things hidden and secret is normal for humans.

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People who dismiss privacy with "I don't have anything to hide" are so frustrating. They implicitly equate caring about privacy with having something to hide, with doing something illegal or bad. It's like saying a man cannot care about abortion rights, and that any woman who does care about them does so because she wants to have an abortion.

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Just watching some interesting video conversations from some months ago about Linux not being suitable for everyone. I was almost full time on Linux for 3 years and none of the common reasons were what eventually, sadly, bumped me off it.

Graphic design - nope, though it was more difficult I got all my pro workflows going with Krita, GIMP, Inkscape, Figma, MyPaint.

Video editing - nope, met my work needs with DaVinci Resolve.

Gaming - nope, was happy with native games plus Proton and consoles

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Landlord is the only job where you can act like a douchebag and still get paid in time without worrying too much about losing your income.

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"There’s a growing chasm between how everyday users feel about the technology around them and how companies decide what to make. And yet, these companies say they have our best interests in mind. We can’t go back, they say. We can’t stop the “natural evolution of technology.” But the “natural evolution of technology” was never a thing to begin with, and it’s time to question what “progress” actually means.

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Aujourd'hui j'apprends que durant toute ma vie je me suis moqué de quelque chose que je ne connaissais pas. De quelque chose qui est en fait plutôt cool, et qui fit avec mes valeurs: accessibilité, durabilité, résilience, etc.

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Quand j'étais à l'université en informatique on faisait constamment des blagues pour se moquer de COBOL. Parce que c'était un vieux langage apparemment oublié. Parce que c'était uniquement utilisée par les banques.

Même encore récemment, c'était source de moqueries à ma job en jeux vidéo. Et quand les médias ont rapporté l'année dernière que les systèmes d'assurance emploi étaient brisés à cause de cobol, j'ai partagé la nouvelle avec mes amis pour qu'on puisse rire.

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COBOL - Built to Last

In this sense, COBOL and its scapegoating show us an important aspect of high tech that few in Silicon Valley, or in government, seem to understand. Older systems have value, and constantly building new technological systems for short-term profit at the expense of existing infrastructure is not progress. In fact, it is among the most regressive paths a society can take.

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iOS malware 

More than 2500 apps on the App Store contained malware, and they were downloaded by 128 million people, and it wasn't even revealed until now, in court fight they're having.

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Rectification : les poteaux électriques c'est le Fediverse des chiens! 😄

C'est clairement des instances décentralisée!

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Dans le fond, les poteaux électriques… c'est le twitter des chiens 🤔😄

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The aliens were awed at how Energetic humans were. Me in particular.


I barely get out of bed because of my everything.

It took them a week to communicate this because they were decidedly... not energetic.

I tried to explain I was hardly the epitome of human 'energeticness', but then they witnessed me bolt from one end of my kitchen to the other to pry an unidentified object from my pet's jaws and called off their invasion plans.


#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #SciFi

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