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Being a designer or dev and having the time to make something accessible without leadership support is extremely difficult sometimes.

Which is why leaders absolutely need to make accessible conformance a part of their definition of done.

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There are 1×2×3×4×5×6×7×8 minutes in this month. Since every hour has 2×5×6 = 60 minutes, every day has 3×8 = 24 hours and this month has 4×7 = 28 days.

How are electric bike/scooter companies that just dump the devices on the street not done for fly-tipping?

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Sci-fi concept: Humans evolved as persistence predators, and many of the things we can do still echo that. Endurance. Concentration. Ambition. What would an intelligent species look like if it evolved from a different behaviour? What about scavengers, like crabs? Gatherers, like bees? Or nurturers, like trees? What might be similar? What might be different?

@dylanbeattie If you're covering goofball typewriters, it might be worth mentioning that the typewriter design we're all familiar with wasn't universal from their first invention e.g. youtu.be/kbJha9GhBoQ Also, CJK typewriters were a whole different thing youtu.be/JZcui85b4EE

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Variable name vs how it’s being used vs documentation in comment above it

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Exactly 14 years ago , Satoshi Nakamoto designed the most pathetic / inefficient system ever invented by humankind : the blockchain.

Today, it weights 60 000 tons, wastes constantly 10 gigawatts .. to process less than 7 transactions per second :

Less than a 33 bps modem from 1990.

This could be joke if it didn't have such gigantic environmental impact, wasn't enabling billion dolllars ransomware industry and was not crushing thousands of lives in the process.

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Sick of people calling everything in crypto a Ponzi scheme. Some crypto projects are Pump-and-Dump schemes, while others are Pyramid schemes. Others are just middlemen skimming off the top. Others are just standard-issue fraud.

Stop glossing over the diversity in the industry.

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Look, if a core Bitcoin developer's can get their whole wallet emptied out unrecoverably on them, and that developer's immediate reflex is to start calling a centralized authority for help, it's time to stop pretending this entire cryptocurrency exercise is ever going to work reliably.

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Government's refusal to negotiate with unions as the country grinds to a halt is is intolerable

After 12 years of cuts, all of us working in public service know that #EnoughIsEnough

We need to #TaxTheRich to fund our public services


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Thought Leaders: "Programming will be obsolete within 5 years. All business software will be generated by AIs"

Actual Businesses: "actually we're mainly still on-premise, running on Windows Server 2003 and VBScript ASP, but our two-year plan to migrate everything into a cloud kicked off in 2015 and we're making steady progress."

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Saying not to bother with the favourite button on mastodon because it doesn't affect any algorithm is like saying not to say thank you to someone because no one else will hear.

Stop thinking in those old social media ways of engagement and visibility and algorithms and reach and audience and start thinking about being social.

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#woodturning #bowlsFromLogs #bowl #forest #trees #woodart #woodworking #artisan #art #craft #handcrafted #artist #maker #Norway #harvesting #wood #lathe #bandsaw

Hope to meet the folks in the Fediverse who are into woodturning, or plan to be – and share what woodturning, trade or hobby, is about. This post, and the upcoming ones, will mostly be about my woodturner daily life and surroundings; workshop, tools, harvesting wood etc.

Post 1: A peep into my workshop some days ago.

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It's called "research" because you have to read it all again to find that one thing you wanted to cite.

The fact that this isn't intuitively obvious to everyone says a lot about the state of physics education bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-639

Criminal punishment in this country is just pathetic. Five years for manslaughter by diminished responsibility is just simply not enough. Even if one ignores all other aspects of inprisonment besides protecting the public, anything short of decades is simply unacceptable.


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Every news outlet should stand up a Mastondon instance for their reporters & staff.

It’ll be great to see GivennameFamilyname@mastodon.famousnewspaper.com or whatever domain they want to use.

Built in verification. Every reporter for the Washington Post on a washpo domain. Every reporter for the New York Times on an NYTimes domain. Etc, etc.

Plus the “local” feed for each instance becomes a feed of all the posts from that institution mixed together — providing extra discovery.

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