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"If Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, and Elon Musk agree it's a bad idea, you shouldn't do it."
"If Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, and Elon Musk agree it's a bad idea, you shouldn't do it."

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After spending a while leaning towards Twitter, I am once again participating in the resurgence of activity and growth on Mastodon, and most of my posts can be found here: https://mastodon.social/@ocdtrekkie

I used to be on mastodon.cloud but that server is no longer really actively maintained well, and is frequently offline.
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How to introduce yourself at work events so that people remember who you are.
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What's great is that with this being a very solid color graphic using only three colors... you can un-watermark this with fifteen minutes of your time and Microsoft Paint.

This isn't just stupidity, it's low effort.
This is an actual sign we sell. Look closely in the middle of the sign.
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The question is why are people who have countless examples of how harmful they are still actually working for this company? There's no excuse to still be working at Google.
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The big problem I have with the hubbub over 3D printed firearms is the basic conceit of it: that there are some facts so dangerous the distribution thereof must be suppressed.

If you want to say 3D printing of firearms should be banned, well — okay — we can have a conversation about that. I disagree with you, but you're at least doing me the favor of attempting to criminalize an action as opposed to criminalizing knowledge itself.

Once you criminalize knowledge, only criminals will have knowledge. The rest of society will have only what pablum is approved for public discourse. In such a society you may safely expect me to side with the criminals.

I have spent my entire life cheerfully acquiring knowledge that disquiets people. In my day job I work beside +Billy T in cybersecurity, where we use our disquieting knowledge to help secure your bank accounts and keep your lights on. We are the good guys. If Billy were to tell me over lunch one day, "so, I think I found a zero-day the bad guys can exploit," and he shares it with me, you are far safer for us having that conversation. The bad guys are having those conversations already: it is good for you, and society, if the good guys can lawfully do it, too.

When you say the knowledge of how to 3D print firearms is too dangerous and for society's benefit it must be suppressed — where do you propose it end? If the knowledge of how to finish an 80% lower receiver is forbidden — what about a doctor's knowledge of plagues, a therapist's knowledge of gaslighting, a soldier's knowledge of ambushes, a hacker's knowledge of hacking?

That's what this debate really is, you see. Set aside the First Amendment for right now. Those who seek to prohibit the sharing of firearms schematics and building instructions — which is all those 3D printer plans are — believe some knowledge is so morally questionable it must be suppressed with the full force of the State.

I respectfully dissent.
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Just everything about this: https://youtu.be/sbNv9MP27xE?t=2m46s

The only think I would've done different is mention Google+ instead of Friendster.
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Strange that Google says it doesn't tailor ads based on your Gmail data anymore, but it's scraping your emails to detect what you purchased from other sites: https://myaccount.google.com/purchases
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It's like Christmas! Six long years later, one of the world's largest governments has said exactly what I've been saying the whole time.
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Pretty excited that Android's illegal regime is about to come crashing down. The EU is expected to set a new record for the largest fine ever issued, topping their last fine against Google, which previously raised the record. The primary business arrangement between Google and OEMs is about to be outlawed in a major portion of the global market.
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