vent: #NotEnoguhRAM & ads 

LTT recently launched a video on avoiding 8GB or RAM and going straight 16GB as the new minimum or even 32GB.

youtu.be/kWcRqDfaF2Q

What are we doing with so much RAM? The same things as before, but with increasingly fancier webviews instead of native UI elements? Custom proprietary UI language that matches nothing in the system? An unified unblockable ad-viewing framework?

Are we paying better computers so we can see increasingly complex digital pamphlets?

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I wonder how some people who use light themes everywhere on their computers with factory-set brightness and don't get headaches.

I get headaches if I don't set a theme or use a plugin to generate dark themes for every site I visit.

I get headaches if I don't bring the brightness on my monitor down to zero percent.

How other people simply don't get it?

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There was a memory exception in Wing Commander on exit, because of the deadline they left it but change the error message to "Thank you for playing Wing Commander!" #gamedev

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LB: hi, i'm working on this project too!

in case you can't see, it's a decentralized social networking thingy that @byte and i are working on. here's a little rationale writeup: trashbyte.io/singularity/

we're looking for help re: cryptography, distributed networking systems, online-social challenges for marginalized groups, and anything else a burgeoning social thingy could need. so feel free to reach out to either of us if that sounds like you!

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kin stuff, human body wearing 

(Reposted from private by request)

Thinking about my humansona.

For those of us who aren't human, I think it's a worthy goal to try to attain or at least approximate the appearance of the human body you'd wear if you were deliberately disguising yourself as a human via, I dunno, shapeshifting or illusion magic or whatever.

At the very least, consider what that would look like for the sake of the mental exercise. Suppose you could choose whatever you wanted so long as it passed for human among humans. What would you pick? Even if you weren't consistent, would there be some qualities you'd tend to go for, or quirks of your appearance you'd regularly apply?

If you have to be physically human, at least be a human on your own terms.

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If you're trying to find follows or followers on Twitter who have migrated to the fediverse, Birdify is great, but it's apparently struggling right now due to getting a lot of traffic. If you need an alternative, fedifinder.glitch.me/ does the job perfectly as well!

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Why are trees opposed to gitflow? 

They prefer trunk-based development

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Why are trees terrible at their own Internet security? 

They *leave* all of their ports open

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Why are trees the best hackers? 

They always have the root password

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Rawr! (commissioned work)

really love to draw dragon cuties hehe

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Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.

complaining + Brazilian municipal elections 

I feel so uneasy to go voting tomorrow but... it's mandatory. 😒

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I miss those days where buying a new phone was an optional upgrade, not a biyearly update you shouldn't skip because phone's software will become outdated, its OS will become progressively insecure and apps might slowly stop working.

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