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And that's so right. Every time you make a mental exercise to try to categorize folklore and culture, you realize you are drawing a line based on value judgements and ultimately prejudice. (For our local culture, in particular, a prejudice very rooted in colonialism.)

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Recently, there was a lot of discussion of the `funding` package, which shows ads during npm install. I found this recap very insightful and helpful: feross.org/funding-experiment-

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My gf's learning html. Nobody told her that vim's a strange tool for genius programmers, so I just told her it was a normal tool, showed her insert and escape, then let her get on with it.

Half an hour later, I showed her another vim command.

Someone with almost zero education, who can't type properly, is programming in vim because nobody told her it was difficult. I know people who can program in Haskell who aren't sure if they can do vim.

sourmash 2.1.0 released!

Including a new feature: Dayhoff encoding of amino acids, contributed by @olgabot!
github.com/dib-lab/sourmash/pu

(And bugfixes and doc updates =] )

PyPI:
$ pip install sourmash==2.1.0

Bioconda:
$ conda install -c conda-forge -c bioconda sourmash=2.1.0

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Not surprisingly, the best article I've ever read about React is flagged and dead on the orange website. It's not doing too great on the red website, either. It's an amazing article, though. Really explains how React got popular and why that's been a bad thing. And draws a line between the socially bad and the technically bad in a way that is *fascinating*.

sonniesedge.net/posts/react/

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people read fewer books now because every online recipe contains the entire text of war and peace

@manishearth bunch of people in the lobby, would you like to grab us for the hack day? =)

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The greatest grift the privileged ever ran was convincing everybody that "Anarchy" was another word for "Chaos", and not an ideology based in the dismantling of hierarchy to be replaced with a system founded in equity. It’s almost like a small albeit powerful group of ppl´s privilege and influence depends on a strict pecking order they’d do literally anything to maintain :blobcatglaredrink: . Almost :TDR: :TDR: :TDR: .

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@brion that's the error approach I took with github.com/dib-lab/sourmash (based on github.com/getsentry/symbolic), but nowadays I think returning an error code is less cumbersome...

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Lessons:

Technology always works in favour of who has data access;

The users must always know who and why someone looked up at their data;

Digitization might work to perpetuate corruption - unless citizens are co-designing the systems;

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My slides from talk on security and privacy hosted on casa hacker: caioau.keybase.pub/slides/casa , for english speaking people I have almost the same talk in english: caioau.keybase.pub/slides/eldP

Enjoy :D

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This is awesome. NPR gave me a legitimate choice to accept their cookies and have a fancy experience or get the raw content I wanted with their text-only site.

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We don't have wifi. Pretend it's 1814. Have a drug-fueled sleepover with your husband's 'bad boy' friend & accidentally invent six or so genres of literature that went on to dominate the cultural frame of the entire 20th century.

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How DRM has permitted Google to have an "open source" browser that is still under its exclusive control. boingboing.net/2019/05/29/hoar

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