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remotely disabling features of a fucking _car_ because it helps you make more money: not a computer crime

sharing a few numbers some rando is upset about: highly illegal and definitely immortal depraved computer crime

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however, the greatest player in chess right now (magnus carlsen) likes to take this a step further

he plays the Improved/Inverted Bongcloud.

you move your two pawns out of the way, and then circle your queen all the way around before bringing it back to right next to where it started

thus you spend the first 6+ moves of the game doing NOTHING BUT SWITCHING THE PLACE OF YOUR KING AND QUEEN. NO OTHER MOVES HAPPEN. YOU GAIN NO GROUND. YOU FUCK YOURSELF

and yet he wins games with it

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to explain this: the bongcloud is a joke opening where you move your king forward within the first 3 moves of the game. this is basically never, ever a good idea, it's called the bongcloud as a joke

however, some of the best chess players in existence like to play stuff like this just to kinda. flex on their opponents and make the game harder for themselves because they're just that fucking good

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it's completely ridiculous that slack, which is not capable of generating notifications on my phone due to a dependency on google services, shows up in the battery usage list, while weechat-android, which generates its own notifications is not, despite being the scary battery-hogging self-notifying app google is always warning you about

i mean, yeah blockchains suck and almost all of the time aren't the right solution for any problem, but blockchain "people" are worse than the technology itself

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for some reason all blockchain people i've seen turned out fascist or tolerant of their views (probably because they are also one, just good at hiding)

most of my posts shitting on blockchains are just to make sure i block/get blocked by them before they start reply-guy'ing my other posts

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checking various instance blocklists (to get an idea on where i should expect parler refugees) and apparently one of the biggest bitcoin instances (that i already blocked for myself) federate with literal nazis and are totally cool with them

who would've thunked

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mustardon pro tip

go to your settings and do a filter for "🐦🔗"

gets rid of the dumb crossposters, no need to thank em

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the fallacy of the free speech arguments on social networks is considering who is banned more than who is actually terrified to the point of silence. mostly because only one group is actually visible.

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if you're running a social network: if you don't ban the violent, you're effectively banning the victims who flee. the choice says a lot.

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github, politics 

Github has fired a Jewish employee for using the word "Nazi" on an internal chat:

outline.com/Mn7BCV

context: i use linux with a window manager under wayland, i know my way around incomplete messes of all kinds, yet element still feels worse than that

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felt like trying out matrix/element again and wow the ux is worse than i remember

you can smell how incomplete it (element, specifically) is yet it's still the best thing we have????

stop fucking around with governments and start making it work for the average person i promise it'll work out

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i'm just upset that my flagship 2016 laptop isn't able to keep up with modern javascript hell software tbh. computers shouldn't become obsolete this fast. web people need to stop. like, right now

it still runs minecraft _great_ tho

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imagining a kind of guy who pays 50 bucks for a custom printed poster of their github activity graph

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the only meaningful use for cryptocurrencies is to transfer money where you can't otherwise (e.g. payment processors not working on specific countries)

and even after that you should convert it to real money as soon as possible

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