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This is one of the reasons I'm still bullish on the web: at least with a website, you can install an ad blocker or a tracker blocker. With apps, though, it's kind of a black box.

It's also one of the reasons I'm glad I set up a Raspberry Pi with Pi-Hole (pi-hole.net/) this weekend. Amazingly it says it's blocked 9.2% of requests so far, which is impressive given that both my wife and I use adblockers on our web browsers. But of course phones and apps are another story.

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uuughh this is @noelle level stuff here

"A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers, and says 'Five beers, please.'"

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Here's something I've been working on the past few weeks:

dcp - remote file copy, powered by the Dat protocol

github.com/tom-james-watson/da

Think of it as a replacement for rsync/scp that doesn't require you to have an SSH connection between the two machines.

#dat #dweb #p2p #decentralization #linux

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We like to talk about the seedy underbelly of the internet being dark net sales of cheap meth and fake assassination sites, but the real seedy behavior is by large companies that prey on the lives of our children, creating shadow profiles for even the youngest of them. Everything from their apps to photos posted with parental love, data mined by AI for sinister ends -- How to trap our children in the unyielding web of dopamine slavery, clicking links in a proverbial field of advertising.

Or maybe it's just me.

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It's short notice, but Recurse Center is giving out $10,000 fellowships for women to participate in the next batch. This is a huge and great opportunity! RC has been extremely significant in my development as a programmer and it's a wonderful community. I'm happy to answer any questions if you have them! recurse.com/blog/145-fellowshi

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GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program and GNU stands for GNU’s Not UNIX and UNIX stands for Uniplexed Information and Computing Service so the full proper name for GIMP is actually:

GNU’s Not Uniplexed Information and Computing Service Image Manipulation Program

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At the Bioinformatics for the Microbiome meeting at Stanford, presenting a poster about sourmash gather (with @ReiterTaylor @brooksph @ctitusbrown): github.com/luizirber/2018-sms

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Chrome is a Google Service that happens to include a Browser Engine,
ha.x0r.be/posts/chrome-is-a-go.

Since Chrome 69 or Chromium (latest), logging into a Google service logs you in the browser. This is not neutral at all. It must be an extension at worst…

#google #chrome #neutrality

New crate: nthash crates.io/crates/nthash
A implementation of ntHash, a hash function optimized for genomic use cases.
More details: blog.luizirber.org/2018/09/13/

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I've learnt recently that finding reviewers for software papers is trickier than I guessed! If you want to help out & think Open Source scientific software is awesome, you can volunteer to review for @JOSS_TheOJ@twitter.com here: joss.theoj.org/reviewer-signup or learn more: joss.theoj.org/about

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#rustlang shit is getting real. Here's a Rust rewrite of GNU coreutils/findutils in Rust: github.com/uutils

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@sir
I think I accidentally did that a few years ago, and never figured it out again

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