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A perfect summary of the Uber IPO in a FT comment

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Petition: Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

petition.parliament.uk/petitio

If you’re a UK citizen or currently living in the UK, please consider signing. Even if you aren't, please consider resharing.

If you want Britain to crash out of the EU and into even more turmoil, then of course don't sign, because this one ain't for you.

#uk #britain #british #politics #eu #brexit #petition #article50

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"At the end of the day, Mr. President, no borders are visible from space."
"Really?"
"It's true. They are just social const-"
"We will change that."
"What?"
"How much paint do we need?"
"That's not-"
"Get to it!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Some successful joy-con modding. I also replaced the buckle locks while I had them apart and it definitely feels more sturdy when I am playing it undocked. Just goes to show that even with the latest electronics, that we are all told is too complicated for anyone other than the manufacturer to repair, there are still a lot of fixes a home user with the right tools can do.

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Looks like all that creepy tracking might actually be pointless after all. If this idea catches on the Facebook/Google duopoly is under serious threat: techcrunch.com/2019/01/20/dont

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I’m a generalist with 15 years professional experience and engineering/computer science degrees. Full-stack Ruby, ReasonML most recently with a fair bit of Rust on the side.

Looking for a role in Melbourne AU or remote friendly. Would love to work a bit lower down the stack, systems level, embedded, OS, networking for example. Want to work for a business that values quality and correctness, not just deadlines and piling on technical debt.

Pls boost for reach 🙏

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Google is an incredibly slimy company Show more

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A small Christmas gadget: a touchscreen controlled LED Chistmas tree: blog.speedfox.co.uk/articles/1...
Hopefully between now and Christmas I will get change to finish the remote controlled version!

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when your girlfriend bumps into an ex at a party and is having a bubbly fun conversation with them

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"You've got another suitor?"
"They're just visiting."
"You get a lot of... visitors."
"It's nice."
"You're getting a lot, is all I'm saying."
"I'm sure you could too, if-"
"What?"
"You are maybe not as welcoming as-"
"Hmpf! I won't change," said Venus.
"Of course not," said Mars.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Idea: Design your UI as if your user is constantly in an emergency. Put nothing in their way, make everything obvious, make important things stand out.

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"Genie, can you give me a superpower?"
"Only one: that all fiction you consume becomes true."
"That sounds great, give- Wait, all fiction?"
"All."
"I could not give up so much."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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linus: *bakes a cake*
stallman: *puts icing on the cake*
linus: would anyone like some cake?
stallman: would anyone like some icing with a cake base?

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Canonical extends Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS support to 10 years!

These news elevate Ubuntu to even more enterprise-friendly Linux distribution. LTS= Long Term Support.

Businesses care about stability; the latest and greatest features not so much.

They care about once something is set up and working that it keeps working for as long as possible.

Smart, Canonical, now that Winblows 10 just keeps destroying itself.

==> serverwatch.com/server-news/ca
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#Ubuntu #Canonical #LTS #Linux #10yearsupport

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