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Ever grateful for the quiet, tireless effort that almost-powerless individuals expend trying to make the policies and actions of organisations less damaging.

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I'm so tired of computers. Specifically, the impossibility of fixing things once.

Morbid joke 

Doing 250 sit-ups a day so that I can be buried in Speedos.

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Earthquake at 2:04 PM, 30 km north-west of Levin.
Magnitude 4.6, at a depth of 30.1 kilometres.
Modified Mercalli Intensity: V (Moderate)
geonet.org.nz/earthquake/2020p

So nice of the RIAA to advertise this youtube-dl tool! Maybe someone didn't know about it. Really appreciated!

Wack how media portrays base human instnics as violence. As if human instinct does not include compassion, mutual aid, and loving the sound of running water. As if we did not biologically evolve the innate instinct to care and love. As if we have not hard wired ourselves to protect and nuture and to dance. As if we haven't been pact bonding with animals since the dawn of time and told stories for as long as we could speak.

Lewd 

I had to explain this lame joke to my wife.

After the divorce I'm going full McAfee.

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Morbid joke 

Ordering a MedicAlert bracelet that says "please play Friends theme tune as I die".

More to point, though, and more relevant to the parlance of our times, dude, I have the same problem with "yeet" and "skeet".

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Anyone else ever have difficulty separating words that they learned at the same time? I learned "oublier" and "perdu" in the same french lesson and, ironically, to this day I still can't remember which is "lose" and which is "forget" without remembering what an "oubliette" is. It's like a mental hash collision.

Lewd 

Abandoning my paramedicine degree and putting 100% effort into my "big natural philosopher" CafePress store.

When Mastodon polls close, I can't see which option I voted for. The source of this problem is:

Trump password hack 

We all make mistakes, but some people are this stupid on purpose. Some of them controlling information that will literally change your life.

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Trump password hack 

On the one hand, this story sounds like opportunistically timed BS, but on the other... [gestures weakly towards 25 years of sysadmin].

trump's :birdsite: password 

Regarding Trump's :birdsite: password, let's not forget that Permissive Action Link - the thing protecting intercontinental ballistic missiles from being launched without authorization - had the code set to 00000000 for 20 years:
arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Ever grateful for the quiet, tireless effort that almost-powerless individuals expend trying to make the policies and actions of organisations less damaging.

Unrelated, puppy is spending some time outside, in the care of Old Dog.

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Puppy has discovered Barking At Strange Noises. It is her new favourite thing.

tech issues 

man fuck this. i think computers should just work all the time

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