"Jeopardy!" will never be the same
One thing about all this election coverage that kinda makes me happy is if you watch NBC, Chuck Todd is so stoked about this interactive touch-screen electoral college map they gave him and makes it a point to demo it whenever he can. "Ooh and let's see how this obscure district in Maine is looking... And this is how that compares to 2016!!" It's kinda endearing
important information for anyone at protests, #dcprotests, us-pol, boosts+++
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For anyone planning on protesting and especially in DC please please please remember:
always have an extra means and multiple routes to get home! Especially if you're relying on public transit or bikeshare.
Transit could be shut with little to no notice, bikeshare or scooters can be locked remotely.
#wmata service hours are currently also reduced
Specific Bus Routes:
I have some examples of what I mean by multiple routes here:
Please read this guide from the EFF and please take their advice seriously. Tracking devices like Stingerays (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stingray_phone_tracker) will almost certainly be deployed.
Here's an important guide from a group of political scientists and others on opposing attempted coups. We can do this.
Wear a fucking mask. It's still a criminally mismanged pandemic.
Stay safe. Godspeed.
RIP Sean Connery, the OG James Bond
"You've had your six"
If I had a time machine, I would go back 15 years and tell my past self, "Workplace chat applications of the future will support these special characters called 'emojis' which are little cartoon-y emoticon characters. When your coworker posts something in the next-gen chat application, you can 'react' to it with an emoji. BTW one of the emojis is a piece of poop with a face on it. Enjoy the future, kid."
thoughts on RIAA/GitHub
P.S. whoever downloaded Taylor Swift with `youtube-dl` THANKS FOR RUINING IT FOR THE REST OF US... IF YOU WANNA HEAR SHAKE IT OFF SO BAD JUST TAKE AN UBER AND I PROMISE IT'LL BE PLAYING ON THE RADIO FFS
thoughts on RIAA/GitHub
If you're an artist who turned down a record deal to stay independent, I salute you.
Same if you're a programmer who didn't host your code (solely) on GitHub.
To say no to Evil Corp isn't as easy or straight forward as it sounds I'm sure, so for those who did it (possibly to your detriment) I salute you.
youtube-dl is a tool that is useful for a lot more than downloading Taylor Swift songs. It is also a handful of files that are copied locally to a lot of different computers. The RIAA must be really bored tryna play whack-a-mole with the internet using its DMCA hammer. What is the point other than to emphasize that GitHub is a bad place to host code?
Quibi is dead
I like networks, Unix, open-source, Perl, Ruby and cats
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