RT @hundredrabbits
If present trends continue, there is the real chance that articles warning about page bloat could exceed 5 megabytes in size by 2020.
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Is there any system to check if a video is modified (i.e. deepfake)? If a video came out of some extremely important thing how would it be verified by the public?

"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all, irrevocably." - not George Washington, John Locke, or John Stewart Mills. This is from Star Trek TNG

"About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers." - Calvin Coolidge

I had to do a captcha earlier where I was asked to select all pictures with cars. One of the pictures was of a train. Do train cars count as cars?

I'm a big fan of the return of the bearded politician. Ted Cruz and Justin Trudeau show that this is a non-partisan, non-ideological issue that we can all get behind. Now I'm looking forward to the modern day Rutherford B Hayes.

Trump's press conference cut into Jeopardy. He's officially gone too far

Have any of you hosted your own git server as an alternative to github? What recommendations / tips do you have?

The cdc employees calling for racism to be named a public health crisis are dumb

"But reflecting persons perceived that when society is itself the tyrant —society collectively, over the separate individuals who compose it—its means of tyrannising are not restricted to the acts which it may do by the hands of its political functionaries. Society can and does execute its own mandates: and if it issues wrong mandates instead of right, or any mandates at all in things with which it ought not to meddle, it practises a social tyranny more formidable than many kinds of political oppression, since, though not usually upheld by such extreme penalties, it leaves fewer means of escape, penetrating much more deeply into the details of life, and enslaving the soul itself." - John Stuart Mills

On the bird site I see some people praising Parler as an alternative. Alternative to what? Definitely not centralization and the consequences of it.

"The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America.—I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more." - John Adams
He was close

@forgefed I'm really looking forward to using a federated git client!

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