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I honestly don't really care how "unreliable" you think shared libraries are, using entirely static linking is how we get gigantic 500MB monoliths that waste disk space and RAM, don't integrate with the rest of the system properly due to mismatched library versions, and also don't get security patches from the system unless you manually update the binary itself.

Static linking may be "easier", but as programmers, it's our job to use the *right* solution, not just the easiest one.

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An IRCv3 spec round-up for 2020/2021.

ircv3.net/2021/11/17/spec-roun

Lots of new drafts, ratified specs, and interesting things bubbling away on the roadmap. Thanks to all the contributors and implementors!

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J'ai appelé la machine à café Fillon parce qu'elle ne rendait pas la monnaie (alors que c'est marqué qu'elle doit) mais ça n'a pas amusé mes collègues 😓

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as REST, is in fact, HTTP+JSON, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, REST minus HATEOS. HTTP+JSON is not a REST API unto itself, but rather another component of a fully functioning REST API made useful by the hyperlinks, schema-lessness and generic system components comprising a full REST API as defined by Roy Fielding's thesis.

Python 3 is not Turing-complete because it can't do this:

True = lambda f, g: f
False = lambda f, g: g

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…I’m seeing people say “just don’t use an iPhone.” It’s not that simple when everyday things like financial apps with two-factor authentication are locked into the two main platforms.

We need legislation to ensure critical services use open standards so you can use your Pinephone to buy lunch in the future.

It’s shocking how easily some folks jump to “just go live in a cave.” No, that’s not an acceptable alternative. We deserve to partake in modern life without sacrificing our human rights…

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Imagine a government agency ordered Apple to include hashes of all documents they wanted to track into that kiddie porn database. Suddenly the government knows who's got that antivax meme JPG. Or tax protest DOC. Or an environmental report PDF.

And it's just hashes! Apple won't know what they're tracking, so they can't say "no".

Now tell me you honestly believe no government *ever* will take advantage of this invisible monitoring power.

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masto meta / discourse / sarcasm 

How Gargron seems to view the average (potential) Mastodon user in the last couple of years:

* too dumb to understand columns, that's an "advanced web interface"
* offended by the word "toot"
* too dumb to understand what a server is
* too dumb to understand local and federated timelines

Mastodon should probably remove CWs too, that's a really confusing feature since Twitter doesn't have it.
After all, the only important metric is how many new users it has.

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RFC joke 

The key words "ASSHOLE", "MORON", "EXPERT", and "ANGEL" in this document SHOULD be interpreted as described in web.archive.org/web/2005101620

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the university of milan has released over four hundred meows for non-commercial and research purposes zenodo.org/record/4008297 (via data-is-plural.com/)

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Politique française 

Rappel qu'il y a les élections départementales *et* régionales aujourd'hui.

Si vous allez voter, le matin c'est le mieux pour éviter la foule et la chaleur.

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Politique française 

Rappel qu'il y a les élections départementales *et* régionales aujourd'hui.

Si vous allez voter, le matin c'est le mieux pour éviter la foule et la chaleur.

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oc.todon.fr is a mostly French-speaking Mastodon instance with an active moderation. oc.todon.fr est une instance Mastodon principalement francophone et avec une modération active.