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Pour la genre 3ieme fois cette semaine depuis que je l'ai acheté, j'ai relu My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness. Ça va me prendre un bon moment encore avant que ça finisse par rentrer. J'ai beaucoup de choses à apprendre sur la solitude et l'intelligence émotionnelle. Parce que je suis tanné de la théorie et que ça me fait du bien de lire des exemples concrets.

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Roommate: you'll never believe this
Me: is everything slowly getting worse, more absurd, and more violent in a way that is both terrifying but not surprising?
Roommate: ......well yeah, but this dog is dressed like a professor.

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This is now my retort for grammatical prescriptivists of any age.

"It's not 'laying,' it's 'lying' on the floor. A thing can't 'lay' on its own."
"Ok, Boomer."

nytimes.com/2019/10/29/style/o

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Hey fellow #mastoadmin types: is there a better way to customize my instance's names for things (toots, favorites, boosts, etc) than editing en.json and en.yml?

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@tedu What's actually happening is actually pretty sad. As they are getting in shorter and shorter supply, the cost of assignments is going up and up. They are now so expensive that only large companies like telcos and Google/Amazon/etc can afford them. Smaller, independent ISPs are opting for hacks like CGNAT that break connectivity even more than consumer NAT already has.

Not saying that IPv6 is great, but the lack of uptake is just another means for big co's to squeeze out competition.

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Exemple intéressant d'effets problématiques de l'utilisation d'un algorithme pour résoudre un problème.

Les US ont un programme de bons alimentaire appelé SNAP. Il concerne des personnes ayant peu ou pas de revenus et leur permet de régler leurs courses. Il concerne environ un foyer américain sur dix.

Or, pour détecter les utilisations frauduleuses de ces bons (genre, les échanger contre du cash), le département d'agriculture a récemment mis en place un algoritme (ALERT).

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How an algorithm kicks small businesses out of the food stamps program on dubious fraud charges (2018)

newfoodeconomy.org/usda-algori

"It’s a justice system that puts the burden of proof on the accused — and one in which most cases are decided long before they reach a courtroom. In the blink of an eye, the owners of small, neighborhood grocery stores can lose half their income."

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*ding-dong*
Child: "Trick or treat!"
Me: *dumps entire bowl into kid's bag* "GET THIS CANDY AWAY FROM ME"

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mon sms à mon fils : bon halloween, ne t'approches pas des capitalistes, ils sont dangereux.

lui - merci je sais !

Il semblerait que j'ai inconsciemment remplis ma vie de prétextes pour parler aux gens (soirées de jeux, ma job aux milles meetings, podcasts) parce que sinon je reste seul et je sais pas quoi faire ou comment aborder les gens.

Wow.....

Qu'est-ce que je fais maintenant?

Thanks for listening to my séance of self therapy! 😓

Wait no that's not true. I did open up quite a bit in the last year(s). I should remember that. Celebrate it a little even!

Oh and I have yet to put any of it into practice!

I probably sound like I'm super wise right now but I really aren't. I basically just discovered that this week. Only took like… 33 years or something.

It's a rethorical question of course. I know why. It's because we're afraid! We fear so much about what others will say after we told them about emotion stuff than we much prefer to endure all the other crap!

Fear of rejection is pretty intense, yo!!

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