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If I don't know who you are, then I have to spend time reading your account. If I don't know who you are, then I have to assume that things that *might* be red flags *are* red flags.

You're the one who wants to follow me. Please do the minimal effort of reading my profile and following what I mention there

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Hey, I didn't even think to use tags. Check out this thread if you want to see photos of my collection! It includes a , , , and machines :)

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time!

My name is Andrew and I run 68kmentat.com
I'm interested in and , particularly consoles, computers, 8-bits, and Tandy-Radioshack computers.

I try to learn electronics and programming in my free time, but those projects move very slowly.

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This is a really great piece of short fiction about the first successful human brain upload...in the form of a Wiki entry!

qntm.org/mmacevedo

"having the brain juice" is my expression to say around people who probably don't know what spoons are and would consider it a weird thing to say.

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Against my self interest: if you're qualified to do help desk, or even if you aren't, BB&T is hiring for mostly remote positions. No link or anything just heard it from someone in the IT division

whenever i'm suspicious about someone, i go to the local library and scroll through microfiche to determine that they have a dark past

Google is now tracking your visitors for advertising purposes even when you’re not using Google Analytics or Google Ads.

I took a closer look at Google’s FLoC initiative and how you can fight back and opt-out as a web user and a web developer

plausible.io/blog/google-floc

yes, they're proggies. not programs, or apps, or scripts. doors are proggies.

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me: i invented a computer language, it's called-

a programmer: does it have strong or weak typing?

me: yeah how do you think you get the words in there

"what if humanity became obsessed with reversing hash functions and used up all their energy resources to the task" sounds like something a cryptography researcher in 1996 might errantly come up with

it's not actually normal in most countries to constantly be concerned about the internal politics of a hundred other countries all around the globe and consider everything going on in them somehow a "responsibility". the one exception, on both sides of this, is the US - people in other countries have to worry about our internal politics, and the reason they have to do so is because we refuse to stop concerning ourselves with theirs.

is there still no easy way to browse your outbox.json file? I just want to search my old toots without having to open 8mb of non-human-readable data on a single line in a text editor.

You know what? Fuck this *fringes your copyright*

If I don't know who you are, then I have to spend time reading your account. If I don't know who you are, then I have to assume that things that *might* be red flags *are* red flags.

You're the one who wants to follow me. Please do the minimal effort of reading my profile and following what I mention there

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linux people are really just out there sending following requests without even looking at your profile huh

Everyone is asking which vaccine I got, like "pfizer or moderna, pfizer or moderna?" Like, you gotta wait for my vaccine reveal party, sweaty

running a web server by listening with netcat on port 80 and typing quickly
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