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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." – C.S. Lewis ( on government response to and other crises?)

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Thanks for the welcome, #@freemo Here's my .

• a dad of a handful of kiddos, married, living in Colorado.
• a Christian in the Anglican tradition, and suppose I'm an unaffiliated conservatarian.
• a reader, working through the great novels as well as easier/fun books and nonfiction.
• a card and board game player and am happily teaching more to my kids as they get older.
• short on free time. I enjoy a philosophical pipe as I read and/or reflect, and occasionally get my guitar or bow/arrows out to learn new skills.
• a software developer... and have been for a very long time, now in the world of APIs and cloud development (CRM/SFDC).

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"They have succeeded in amassing more and more things, but have less and less joy."

Dostoyevski, The Brothers Karamazov

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With Pride Month Ending, Nation Excited For Lust, Gluttony, Envy Months

One deadly sin down, six more to go!

For thousands of Americans, collecting unemployment even though there are plenty of jobs available for them, it's already been sloth month for a while now.

BLM and Antifa have shrugged off upcoming official months, saying they can celebrate all seven deadly sins every day of the year.

My 12 year old wants to try game development. Any recommended tools? I've seen that the place to start?

I work primarily in business software these days,not sure what the best entry points for game development are.

George Floyd's brother Philonise: "I just want to reiterate: not just black lives matter, all lives matter."

NIH deleted data from early Wuhan COVID samples because a Chinese scientist asked them to.

Someone decided to Follow The Science instead and found the data and its revealing.

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Please, all Android developers, make a system that can fake the contact list, files and photos, location and phone ID and other information that apps usually require (but don't need).
Android only lets you disable those things, but that's not it - some apps don't work without consent.

All I could find was #xposed and #xprivacy, but it doesn't seem to be evolving much and it's definitely not for casual users. I'd love to have a system that pretended to be Android, but be based on #lineageos & #OpenGapps and include those xprivacy features by default.

To be honest, I'm completely fascinated that no one is working on this! So many developers and nobody cares about privacy?

Flying today, the TSA staff require everyone to put a face mask on to get through security.... Then immediately ask for the mask to come off for visual identification check.

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If the current administration is replacing the word Mother with Birthing Person, that may that legally exclude adoptive and foster moms from being seen as mothers in the eyes of the government wherever this is used.

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If it provides no additional protection, do we still have to call it a vaccine?

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Yes yes yes. So many yeses.

And also, the one thing most Americans actually have in common is a complete lack of financial discipline. That is the primary thing I see in these charts.

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