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"On 10 April, astrophysicists announced that they had captured the 1st ever image of a #blackhole.

No headlines mentioned that the image would have been impossible without open-source software: #Matplotlib, a #Python library for graphing data.

Just 5 days later, the NSF rejected a grant to support that ecosystem, saying that the software lacked sufficient impact.

#opensource is widely acknowledged as crucially important in science, yet it is funded non-sustainably."

nature.com/articles/d41586-019

Secure boot probably wasn’t strictly necessary, but I got it working and I’m glad I did

rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/

I’m irrationally afraid that one day I’ll stumble upon a key combination that causes me to do something irredeemably stupid, like Google “Google,” thus taking down the Internet

Anyone here willing to send me a lobste.rs invite?

Please STOP, stop, stop using #Google #reCaptcha on your websites!
You are giving away your visitors' #privacy and they cannot even opt-out and avoid it if they want to reach your contents.
fastcompany.com/90369697/googl
#privacyMatters #webdevelopment

@djmoch I’d love to devise a hack that superimposes that “neighborhood watch” guy lurking in all the camera footage.

Anyone here willing to send me a lobste.rs invite?

What do we want?

Lazy evaluation!

When do we want it?

Only when it is needed!!!!

I'm generally pretty slow to attribute bad faith to others, but I'm starting to buy the story that Google is on a mission to make the Internet unusable for anyone who isn't one of their digital vassals.

Let's go to the poool todaaaay.

-- Robin Snorkels

This is also, from this sound of this post, a continuation of the Google+ displacement

lwn.net/Articles/791975/rss

Looks like the Linux kernel devs are joining the Fediverse.

Welcome people.kernel.org!

Working with the 32 maintainers regarding Perl packages in the pentium4 repo has proven to be more rewarding than just bitching about it here.

Let that be a lesson to us all.

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