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Are you a software maintainer? Please upload your releases with source code to archive.org/details/software and make this a part of your release process. This will ensure that anyone wanting to use your software in the future will be able to find it. Please boost.

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Remember, if you've used a technology since 2009, you can now claim your experience "spans three decades" (00's, 10's, 20's) even if you're just in your 20's now.

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So some scammer on FB just tried to tell me if I invest 1500$ in their system I'll have 15000$ in 4 days. a 10x profit in 4 days investing in their trading platform...

Of course I told them they were an idiot and not just lying but dont know basic math. With those returns if someone invested a single dollar it would take only 45 days for them to be the richest person on the entire planet... Jesus christ how did people get so stupid.

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Amnesty International: "This is what life is like for domestic workers in Qatar. Don't let abusive employers get away with exploitation.

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Amnesty International: "Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he values Amazon workers. Then why are staff who are trying to organize for better working conditions being targeted and harassed? Tell JeffBezos to let workers organize.

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Amnesty International: "Workers’ right to unionize is a human right. Respecting this right is an obligation, not a choice. Amazon should know better.

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Amnesty International: "Did you know Facebook is helping Vietnamese authorities silence criticism, by blocking people's profiles and posts? We have proof. amn.st/6011HR8CN

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Amnesty International: "9 out of 10 people in poor countries are going to miss out on a #COVID19 vaccine next year. Meanwhile, rich countries have enough to vaccinate their entire populations nearly 3 times over.

We must have a #PeoplesVaccine for everyone, everywhere.

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Commit to posting mostly or only positive things on your favored social media site for a while.

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Was playing with my son on Saturday when he said the words every weird hacker dad wants to hear: “Papa, let’s make robots out of garbage!”

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In my 2017 novel WALKAWAY, there's a scene where the protagonists get into a self-driving car owned by a ruthless plutocrat, only to discover that it moves faster than any other vehicle they've ever ridden.

craphound.com/category/walkawa

The plute explains that he's done an illegal mod that lets him override the lane-change safety margins and pay fines for it - an illustration of the principle that "a fine is a price."

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colonialism related to .io domains 

If you’re looking for your next domain, maybe consider not using .io as the TLD. The colonial history and status of the British Indian Ocean Territories is… quite terrible.

The UK colonisers forcibly removed the Chagossians from their homeland to create an empty island for a U.S. military base. They still aren’t allowed to return.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britis

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expuls

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I'm an incoming research professor at Pennsylvania State University. Interested in using population genetics methods to understand evolution in marine species, particularly those in the tropical Indo-Pacific.

Also interested in promoting open, equitable science, especially capacity-building for marine biodiversity assessment in developing countries. Co-founder of the Diversity of the Indo-Pacific Network.

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Amnesty International: "Brazil’s Amazon has suffered its worst destruction in 12 years. This is a direct result of President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies of systematically undermining environmental protections.

Take action to protect the Amazon: amn.st/6014HMUMa 📢

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My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.

pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poe

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The Ogoni 9

In 1995, 9 activists were murdered in Nigeria by the military, for protesting against the impacts of Shell’s oil production.

There were arrests, followed by torture. For example, Baribor Bera, was forced to swallow his teeth after being beaten. This is not a movie. This really happened.

Shell knew and enabled the executions.

No one was ever held responsible.

~Full report by Amnesty International~

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Amnesty International: "Performing satire isn’t a crime, yet this 22-year-old in Myanmar has been jailed for six years for performing satirical poetry criticizing the military in Myanmar. Help Paing Phyo Min.

This #W4R20, call for his immediate release: amn.st/6018HzIsp 📢✍️

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