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Developer at Insignia and Pretendo, BSc student

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Congrats!

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Nice email nerd

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DEPRECATING POINT

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So many random instagram requests…

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😅

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James Cooray Smith's avatar James Cooray Smith @cooraysmith.bsky.social
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The Telegraph is so determined to threaten me with a good time.

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Bela Lugosi's Dad 🏳️‍⚧️ 🇵🇸's avatar Bela Lugosi's Dad 🏳️‍⚧️ 🇵🇸 @belalugosisdad.bsky.social
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As both a professional archaeologist of 10 years and a political activist, this is fucking dumb, but if this is the thing you're mad about just know that if the A303 judicial review fails this year we're going to dig a 2 mile long tunnel through the site and get it stripped of World Heritage status.

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✨brit ✨'s avatar ✨brit ✨ @britculpsapp.bsky.social
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another budget hack? quit paying that water bill; it's a luxury item.

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Dave Karpf's avatar Dave Karpf @davekarpf.bsky.social
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This should be front-and-center in every “hey why are so many VCs backing Trump this time” article. Joe Biden has spent 3.5 years rebuilding administrative capacity. We now have regulators actually saying “hey knock it off that’s illegal.” The VCs would much prefer autocracy to accountability.

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Bailey McCann's avatar Bailey McCann @baileymcc.bsky.social
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Not to mention that even the banking industry is now like ok have an offline meeting with your family and decide what your codewords are for the inevitable deepfake wire transfer phone call - which is absolutely insane

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kilgore trout's avatar kilgore trout @kilgoretrout.bsky.social
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I am once again asking you to consider that an entire information ecosystem established as the primary form of communication over a hundred years and allegedly regulated by the federal government was destroyed by scammers virtually overnight and we just don’t, like, ever talk about it

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Swapna Krishna's avatar Swapna Krishna @swapnakrishna.com
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GUESS WHO IS SENDING BACK DATA FROM ALL FOUR OF ITS OPERATIONAL SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS?? Voyager 1 we love you

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Internet Archive's avatar Internet Archive @archive.org
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More than 500,000 books have been removed from our lending library due to the publishers’ lawsuit, including more than 1,300 banned and challenged titles. 📚🕳️

Sign our open letter to the publishers urging them to restore access to these books. 📖✍️ #LetReadersRead

👉 blog.archive.org/2024/06/17/l...

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Dave Weigel's avatar Dave Weigel @daveweigel.bsky.social
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Drinking the coffee I got at the Libertarian convention

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this story alone makes me want to buy the book!

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maura quint's avatar maura quint @mauraquint.bsky.social
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works starts at 9am me: ok you need to be at your computer and working by 9am me: can do 9am is the official work start time me: I might even log in around 8:55 :) colleague schedules a 9am meeting me: what kind of perverted sicko shit, it is basically the middle of the night, derelict behavior

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Paul Frazee 🦋's avatar Paul Frazee 🦋 @pfrazee.com
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Amazon Prime says “3 episodes available” while Netflix says “3 episodes remaining.” One imagines the discussion where Amazon engineers wanted to put “remaining” but the backend doesn’t distinguish between episodes purchased (therefore available) vs episodes in existence

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Dreadnought Holiday's avatar Dreadnought Holiday @dreadships.bsky.social
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Reminder for British voters that the deadline for registering to vote in the general election is *midnight tonight*. Unless you're standing for Reform, that is, in which case the last chance to register to vote for your preferred candidate was shortly before he shot himself in 1945.

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lmfao.

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didn't even realise you could draw a custom pattern like that :D

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Mary Branscombe 's avatar Mary Branscombe @marypcbuk.bsky.social
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UK peeps! if you're not already on the electoral roll, deadline to register to vote is 11:59pm on Tuesday 18th June. especially if you live abroad, takeup has been really low. British/Irish citizen; Commonwealth and EU citizens with permission to enter/stay in the UK tell a friend!

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lmao nice UK Tim Hortons

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Ninji's avatar Ninji @ninji.dog
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Going on Grindr this father’s day to seek someone who can do daddy things (e.g. teaching me basic life skills)

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Dread Pirate Zed's avatar Dread Pirate Zed @dreadpiratezed.bsky.social
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New employee show up for his first day; he's taken to the mailroom, and his supervisor shows him the sorting/distribution routine. Newbie stands to his full height and says "You don't understand-I have an MBA!" Supervisor takes a moment, says "Ah! That changes everything. So, this is an envelope..."

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Mirrors Edge (original) or the second title? I liked the first but couldn’t get into the second as much.. wasn’t as good with the timing

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I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. Some places in the UK have an opt out (like a greeting card provider and a supermarket) but unfortunately not enough of them do it..

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bandwidth saving!

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fr

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LOL

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David Thiel's avatar David Thiel @det.bsky.social
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So apparently last September Meta sent C&Ds to every open-source project that implemented a Threads API client, precluding development of tools that provide any kind of research access. Basically the polar opposite of Bluesky.

github.com/junhoyeo/thr...

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Kameron Hurley's avatar Kameron Hurley @kameronhurley.bsky.social
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Steps to access "gift" paywall article: -Enter your email! -Oh you already have an account! -Re-enter your email on NEW page! -Enter password on another NEW page! -Cannot auto fill stored password! -Tab lost looking for password! -Give up -Receive 2 junk emails from mag! -Never read article!

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Microplastics Instrumentality Project's avatar Microplastics Instrumentality Project @bluespacecanary.bsky.social
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a lot of people are really determined to forget how wildly hostile the internet was before locked down OSes, aggressive sandboxing, mandatory-ish codesigning, forced security updates, etc got malware somewhat under control

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Paul Frazee 🦋's avatar Paul Frazee 🦋 @pfrazee.com
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when somebody shows me their cat on the internet and I cant pet it

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Tyver Foucault's avatar Tyver Foucault @thedoorthedoor.bsky.social
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The purpose of stickers is to Never Use Them so that when you die your friends can put them on your coffin

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Advos's avatar Advos @advosart.bsky.social
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Riolu Yeah because funni Twitter trend

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cute memory!

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BASED

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Wil Deny's avatar Wil Deny @wildeny.bsky.social
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This is where I post from

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Nanoraptor's avatar Nanoraptor @nanoraptor.danamania.com
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I am so sorry. Sometimes I hate myself.

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Michael Tae Sweeney's avatar Michael Tae Sweeney @mtsw.bsky.social
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Not delighted by the "continued into Biden's presidency" framing when the actual thing the Biden administration did, according to the article, was ordered it shut down immediately after finding out that it was happening

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imagine if web penalized links. that would be pretty wild right but no, our Discover doesn’t penalize links! (other custom algos could implement different strategies if they wanted to)

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Rob Pegoraro 's avatar Rob Pegoraro @robpegoraro.com
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A $36.5 *billion* endowment and a safe space in the Bay Area is apparently not enough for Stanford University to stand up against bad-faith attacks from right-wing liars.

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mmm toasty

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Usenet is still super cool to me

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