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"Email is so inherently broken, there's no reason to die on the email self-hosting hill" I say, dying on that very hill

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Sexism Is a Feature, Not a Bug - Mar Hicks
are.na/block/11416442

chapter 6 in "Your Computer Is On Fire", Edited by Thomas S. Mullaney, Benjamin Peters, Mar Hicks and Kavita Philip
mitpress.mit.edu/books/your-co

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Deck water irons pass a stove's vent pipe through the deck. Water is kept in the trough, and thus cools the pipe by absorbing & dissipating heat.

What a great design.

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This episode of The Secret Life of Machines about the history of the word processor is so good and has so many little things in it I did not know:
youtu.be/nN9wNvEnn-Q
Tagging @neauoire just in case they haven’t seen it yet.

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"Document your goals and assumptions clearly. That won't save you from disaster, but it will at least assist the archaeologists who come later to examine your remains." (There is no Now by Justin Sheet 2015)

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telsa, dystopia 

love 2 now have to worry about a robot killing me on the road as well as all the terrible human drivers

roadandtrack.com/news/a3587836

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My book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies (proposing a way to deal with both) is now out in paperback:

onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

Signed copies here:
darkdel.com/store/p2024/Availa

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I'm just going to leave this here.

Unix: A History and a Memoir. Since its creation in a Bell Labs attic in 1969, the Unix operating system has spread far beyond anything its creators could have imagined. It has led to the development of a great deal of innovative software, influenced myriad programmers, and changed the path of computer technology.
This book is part history and part memoir. It tells the story of the origin of Unix, explaining what Unix is, how it came about, and why it matters.

Accessible to non-specialists, the book is written for anyone with an interest in computing or the history of inventions.

Published October 2019.

Don't get it from amazon, there are reputable retailers who sell it.

cs.princeton.edu/~bwk/memoir.h

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I can’t really do personal computing anymore other than sitting around on IRC :(

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just a reminder that we're offering these really nice, compact, robust, colorful, open hardware keyboards: mastodon.social/@mntmn/1058625

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