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As an expat living in Canada, the more I live here, the more I'm convinced I'm actually stuck in some kind of cryptic horror nightmare country that's subtly and slowly eating away at me.

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A number of hospitals here in Sweden are announcing states of emergency due to lack of medical supplies. Scheduled non-emergency surgeries are postponed, etc.

What happened, you ask? Natural disaster? Mass shootings depleting supplies? Theft?!

No, they switched suppliers and the new one can't deliver.

I bet they were cheaper though! Go #neoliberalism!

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You know why all the old software people liked IRC?

Because when you wanted to ask a question in some channel you'd never been to before, you didn't have to spend 10 minutes going through forms to set up account usernames & passwords and unsubscribing from newsletters and alerts like you have to today with the damn web forum software you think is so great.

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This user is a cat. You can help it by providing more food, please.

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@liw @joeyh you mean like:

udd=> select package, version, length(version) from packages_summary order by length(version) DESC limit 2;
node-debbundle-acorn | 6.2.1+ds+~0.4.0+~4.0.0+really4.0.0+~1.0.0+~5.0.1+ds+~1.7.0+ds+~0.1.1+~0.3.1+~0.2.0+~0.1.0+~0.3.0+~0.3.0-5 | 105
node-acorn | 6.0.2+20181021git007b08d01eff070+ds+~0.3.1+~4.0.0+~0.3.0+~5.0.0+ds+~1.6.1+ds-1 | 78

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Now that I am awake, let me once again wish everyone a good Stanislav Petrov Day. On which we remember that on this day in 1983 a Soviet soldier, at the cost of his job, exercised his common sense and prevented an accidental nuclear war.

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Recovering '90s Data Tapes - Experiences From the KB Web Archaeology project bitsgalore.org/2019/09/09/reco Web-friendly version of the paper I wrote for the upcoming #iPres2019 conference in Amsterdam. Contains links to lots of tape-related resources

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This is the logical and unavoidable consequence of forcing academia to live on raised private funds. « The MIT Media Lab has long been academia’s fanciest glue trap for morally vacuous rich people—people like Jeffrey Epstein. » slate.com/technology/2019/09/m via @slate

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#CERN, #LHC, photo of scientific equipment 

Found a picture I hadn't seen before, of myself showing the CMS detector at CERN to visitors during the last #CERNOpenDays in 2013! <3

Hello Toronto, it is warm here and gets dark very fast in the evening. We must be close to the equator.

And soon goodbye, Toronto. Just need to eat breakfast etc.

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Don't forget that #Fedilab removes for you tracking parameters in URLs, if you know more well known parameters, don't hesitate to help me with that list:
framagit.org/tom79/fedilab/blo
Thanks!

PS: Regex accepted ;)

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Wondering where #DebConf21 will be? Explore some available destinations following the "DebConf21: in ... your city?" session held in the Auditório debconf19.debconf.org/schedule #DebConf19

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Academic journal web design fail 

No, when I click "Download PDF," I want to download the PDF

I never want to use your "enhanced PDF reader"

Ever

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We published a statement on our stance on neutrality of free software (and why we won't stay neutral in this case): f-droid.org/en/2019/07/16/stat

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