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Please don’t use Slack for FOSS projects | Drew DeVault’s Blog
I’ve noticed that more and more projects are using things like Slack as the chat medium for their open source projects. In the past couple of days alone, I’ve been directed to Slack for Babel and Bootstrap. I’d like to try and curb this phenomenon before it takes off any more.
opensource  irc  chat  internet  freedom 
3 days ago
Measurements and Review of Schiit Yggdrasil DAC | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum
This is a review and measurement of two versions of Yggdrasil: one with upgraded "Gen 5" USB board and the other with both Gen 5 USB and "Gen 2 Analog...
audio  quality  review 
8 days ago
Apple’s New Spaceship Campus Has One Flaw – and It Hurts - Bloomberg
Some distracted staff are walking into glass panes designed to foster collaboration
apple  stupid 
8 days ago
Is the community become fragile? | The FreeBSD Forums
I just saw this in response to FreeBSD's new CoC. Are people really becoming this sensitive to what is supposed to be a highly technical product?
freebsd  opensource  feminism 
8 days ago
All 50 apartments listed in Bitcoin, sold out in Dubai - CryptoCoin123
The Lingerie tycoons sold 50 out of 1300 apartments in Dubai for Bitcoin. The prices of these luxurious Bitcoin apartments ranged from about 15 BTC to 45 BTC.
bitcoin 
9 days ago
The Corrosion of Ethics in Cryptocurrencies – Rusty Russell – Medium
I work on Bitcoin (currently: Lightning Network), continuing a 20 year career of Free/Open Source Software development. I love the developers and the project, but sometimes I despair of the…
bitcoin  scam 
10 days ago
Piracy Can Help Music Sales of Many Artists, Research Shows - TorrentFreak
Based on the torrent tracker data, Lee finds that piracy can boost sales of mid-tier artists, both for physical CDs and digital downloads. For the most popular artists, this effect is reversed. In both cases, the impact is the largest for digital sales.
music  business  piracy  bittorrent 
11 days ago
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11 days ago
The Bandcamp 2017 Year in Review « Bandcamp Daily
and we’ll soon mark six straight years as a profitable company that only makes money when artists make a lot more money.

Meanwhile, standalone music streaming companies continued to lose money in 2017, and industry-wide record sales continued to decline
music  business 
11 days ago
Linux Kernel Release Model - Linux Kernel Monkey Log
Note This post is based on a whitepaper I wrote at the beginning of 2016 to be used
to help many different companies understand the Linux kernel …
linux  kernel  development 
12 days ago
New study reveals 84% of vegetarians return to meat
The first study on eating habits of vegetarians in the US has shown that those who gave up meat for health reasons are much more likely to abandon their meat-free diets than those who became vegetarians for philosophical reasons.
food  health  science 
15 days ago
The #MeToo-Fueled Character Assassination of Nolan Bushnell
[This piece appeared in my original video on YouTube. It has been slightly modified for ease of reading.] Brianna Wu is a former game developer currently running for United States congress in…
gaming  feminism 
16 days ago
Veganism: The most unhealthy diet for human beings and the most destructive diet for the environment. — Steemit
As far as the health of human beings is concerned, here are a number of studies showing the typical health problems of… by anarchyinco
health  food  science 
18 days ago
Contre la fraude fiscale, le gouvernement veut recourir davantage au « data mining »
Le Premier ministre a annoncé hier lors des questions au gouvernement que l’administration fiscale aurait davantage recours au croisement de données, dans le cadre d’un plan contre la fraude fiscale. D’autres mesures, nécessitant cette fois des évolutions législatives, devraient également être présentées d’ici cet été.
france  fr  taxes 
18 days ago
Lutte contre la haine : un rapport invite le gouvernement à réformer le statut des hébergeurs
Comment mieux lutter contre les messages de haine sur Internet ? Un rapport commandé par le Premier ministre formule plusieurs pistes. Parmi elles, une refonte du statut des hébergeurs, outre l'arrivée de brigades de veilles en ligne.
censorship  fr  internet  france 
18 days ago
16 year old app developer | Plagiarist or Prodigy
A few days ago a crypto price tracker app was launched on the App Store and got massively popular owing to the fact that a 16 year old girl claimed to be the “maker”.
feminism  programming  hoax 
19 days ago
eBay drops PayPal as first choice for payments - BBC News
The online marketplace says the move will benefit both sellers and buyers.
money  business 
23 days ago
BBC men to get pay rises as review rejects gender discrimination claims - The i newspaper online iNews
The BBC also said it had identified 188 individuals who should get pay rises to “position them appropriately” within the correct salary bands. However 98 of these are men and 90 are women.
feminism  uk  funny  jobs 
24 days ago
'Vegans call me murderer and rapist' - BBC News
Thousands of people are becoming vegans, many due to animal welfare concerns. But are some vegan activists taking it too far?
politics  food  uk 
25 days ago
10 Reasons The Dutch-Russia Hacking Story Is Fake News — Steemit
It never ceases to amaze me how intelligence agency narratives never fail to trip over their own shoelaces . Hi… by suzi3d
medias  journalists  security  usa  russia  propaganda 
25 days ago
Effects of physical attractiveness on political beliefs | Politics and the Life Sciences | Cambridge Core
Controlling for socioeconomic status, we find that more attractive individuals are more likely to report higher levels of political efficacy, identify as conservative, and identify as Republican.
socialism  science 
29 days ago
Carillion collapse: Ministers hold emergency meeting - BBC News
Carillion ran into trouble after losing money on big public sector contracts and running up huge debts of around £1.5bn.
uk  finance  government 
29 days ago
malcolm x - speeches > god's judgement of white america (the chickens come home to roost)
The white liberal differs from the white conservative only in one way: the liberal is more deceitful than the conservative. The liberal is more hypocritical than the conservative. Both want power, but the white liberal is the one who has perfected the art of posing as the Negro's friend and benefactor; and by winning the friendship, allegiance, and support of the Negro, the white liberal is able to use the Negro as a pawn or tool in this political "football game" that is constantly raging betwee...
usa  politics  racism 
4 weeks ago
EGILL EINARSSON v. ICELAND
In short, Article 8 of the Convention must be interpreted to mean that persons, even disputed public persons that have instigated a heated debate due to their behaviour and public comments, do not have to tolerate being publicly accused of violent criminal acts without such statements being supported by facts. The Court therefore finds that the statement was of a serious nature and capable of damaging the applicant’s reputation. It reached such a level of seriousness as to cause prejudice to the...
social  feminism 
4 weeks ago
The #MeToo Movement Is Destroying Trust Between Men And Women
Distrust is infecting our most foundational relationship as a people, the building block of a free, civil society—the relationship between men and women.
feminism  social  politics 
4 weeks ago
Gonzague Grandval : la révolution c’est Bitcoin, ce n’est pas la blockchain – Bitcoin.fr
Gonzague Grandval, fondateur de ChainForge, répond à Robert Ophèle, président de l'Autorité des marchés financiers dans l'émission Les Décodeurs de l'éco, du mercredi 17 janvier 2018 sur BFM Business : Malheureusement on entend souvent que ce qui est intéressant ce n'est pas Bitcoin, c...
bitcoin  fr  money 
4 weeks ago
5 Examples of How the Government Thinks it Owns Everything - Sarah Jean Seman
The federal government has been no-holds-bar in making the shutdown as inconvenient as possible, even if it means closing what isn’t theirs. Here are a few examples of the federal government’s entitlement issues. .01/21/2018 5:37:42AM EST.
government  propaganda 
4 weeks ago
Parents Sentenced After Baby Dies From Alternative Milk Diet
They had been feeding him for four months with "milks" including quinoa, buckwheat, rice and oat milks, all of which they sold in their shop.
food  health  crime 
5 weeks ago
Vegetarian diet and mental disorders: results from a representative community survey
Vegetarians displayed elevated prevalence rates for depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and somatoform disorders. Due to the matching procedure, the findings cannot be explained by socio-demographic characteristics of vegetarians (e.g. higher rates of females, predominant residency in urban areas, high proportion of singles). The analysis of the respective ages at adoption of a vegetarian diet and onset of a mental disorder showed that the adoption of the vegetarian diet tends to follow the ...
psychology  food  health 
5 weeks ago
The case for Tulipmania.
During the dot.com bubble and its collapse, economists and historians increased their study of market crazes of the past, particularly the most ludicro ...
economics  history 
5 weeks ago
The Humiliation of Aziz Ansari - The Atlantic
I thought it would take a little longer for the hit squad of privileged young white women to open fire on brown-skinned men. I had assumed that, on the basis of intersectionality and all that, they’d stay laser focused on college-educated white men for another few months.
feminism  usa 
5 weeks ago
La sanction du refus de remettre la convention de déchiffrement soumise au Conseil constitutionnel
Une importante décision du Conseil constitutionnel est attendue dans trois mois. Elle concerne l’obligation pour quiconque ayant connaissance de la convention secrète de déchiffrement d'un moyen de cryptologie, de fournir cette information dans le cadre d’une procédure judiciaire. À défaut, son refus lourdement sanctionné.
france  fr  freedom  cryptography  privacy 
5 weeks ago
Editorial: Add Automatic Semicolon Insertion hazard clause by bmeck · Pull Request #1062 · tc39/ecma262 · GitHub
I kinda wish there'd be a bit more empathy for how humans are using JS. I mean: standard doesn't do semicolons, and has almost a million downloads a month. It's by no means a definitive measure, but it probably means there's more than few people out there that don't use semicolons either.
opensource  feminism 
6 weeks ago
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