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Hackers.town/fediverse DefCon meetup tonight at 8PM in Bally’s bar area.

Yes, it’s going to be a cigar party… but you don’t have to have one.

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Is it recommended to use #nix on my #arch #linux install before jumping into #nixos ?

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"The penalty for [having] too little is greater than the penalty for [having] too much"

How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions | Scott Galloway

youtube.com/watch?v=xRL2vVAa47

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RT @memenetes
Me: I can't afford sponsoring open-source projects.
Also me:

<anakin it's working meme> moving 25TB of Wikimedia data at full link speed 📈

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Moving my wikimedia mirror to a new more energy efficient storage array. 😌

I need two signs printed to hang on my office wall:

"Make it a viable product first"

"Nothing new until everything is fixed"

For managers of engineering teams, memos are to tickets as Terraform files are to bash scripts. Being able to specify a desired state of the world and leaving the execution/implementation details up to teams keeps our eyes up and forward.

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The US has the most nuclear-powered aircraft carriers on two planets.

uspol 

The Promises and Perils of Central Bank Digital Currencies (Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy)

This was an interesting meeting aside from some AltaVista users.

financialservices.house.gov/ca

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npr.org/2021/07/23/1019909860/

> Last year, Citibank accidentally sent $900 million to lenders of the makeup company, Revlon. Mistaken payments happen all the time in finance, and it's sort of understood that the thing to do is send it back. And that's what everyone thought would happen — except the lenders wouldn't do it...

Transcript: npr.org/transcripts/1019909860

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A very interesting engineering review of the collapse of the Arecibo Telescope, following the formal report. Sadly youtube of course ...
youtube.com/watch?v=3oBCtTv6yO

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This guy house walls getting hit by car accident 2 times in 4 days

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