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The knight victoriously held the holy sword aloft, blade glowing with a dazzling white light. Suddenly, an ethereal voice echoed inside his head.

"Hello, Arthur Pendragon."

"Who... who goes there?"

"Registering user, one moment please..."

"How dost thou know my name?"

"User registration complete."

"What--"

"Welcome to the Excalibur Automated Combat System, powered by Microsoft Windows. I'm Cortana, and I'm here to help. To get started, please say your command."

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Gotta admit it’s really something to see Wall Streeters with a long history of treating our economy as a casino complain about a message board of posters also treating the market as a casino

- AOC

USEcon 

If those hedge funds go bust because of the WallStreetBets shenanigans, would it be considered the revenge of Occupy Wall Street?

The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML

I've told this story at conferences - but due to the general situation I thought I'd retell it here.

A few years ago I was doing policy research in a housing benefits office in London. They are singularly unlovely places. The walls are brightened up with posters offering helpful services for people fleeing domestic violen

shkspr.mobi/blog/2021/01/the-u

#/etc/ #html5 #web #weeknotes #work

>gunzip

I always see 'gun zip', instead of 'GNU unzip'.

Holding the zip at gunpoint :comfypeekyanderegun:

Warrning to Telegram users: both Google and Apple are respectively being sued in the US for hosting their apps

https://www.cnet.com/news/former-ambassador-sues-apple-and-alphabet-to-drop-telegram-from-app-stores/

you might want to consider moving to F-Droid’s Telegram FOSS, as well as preparing to use a different chat app

I would probably follow more newsbots on the Fediverse if they only posted updates a few times a day instead of a few times a minute. :blobfoxthink:

Remember when websites used tables to implement their fancy layouts? Yeah
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i got a thing!! done up by @extinct !!!

featuring @toydragon and my many legged wolf fursona

aaaaa i love this so much

If EA gets bought by Tencent, I will wish them the nice slow death that they have rightfully earned.

More people need to make fursonas.

Seriously.

I recognise people by their avatars, such that if I associate someone with... say, using an avatar of Madeline from Celeste, when I see someone else with the same avatar, I briefly think it's the same person.

Make your own fursonas. Get commissions. Use them as avatars. Be you, not just an ambiguous manifestation with an arbitrary name and face.

the internet before GDPR:
big companies collecting your data

the internet since GDPR:
big companies collecting your data after you've given up on pop-up windows with unnecessarily complicated opt-out schemes

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