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I'm Andreas, an , software engineer, and advocate based in .

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"White People: I don't want you to understand me better; I want you to understand yourselves. Your survival has never depended on your knowledge of white culture. In fact, it’s required your ignorance."

-- Ijeoma Oluo,

“Researchers at MIT warn that if remains unchecked (Business As Usual-scenario = RCP 8.5) over half a billion people will, from 2070 onwards, experience humid heat waves that will kill even healthy people in the shade within 6 hours. The Wet Bulb Temperature (WBT) would exceed 35°C (95°F), at which the body – of any mammal – cannot cool itself, overheats and shuts down.”

Reddit discussion:

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Whoa 😮 “the European Commission has awarded €2 million to Proton Technologies AG, the parent company of @protonmail and @protonvpn, to develop a suite of encrypted services.”

FFS, people, put background colours on your web sites!

Instead of making me open up my developer console and type in = 'white' every time, type body { background-color: white; } once and save some folks some effort.

obtained hundreds of thousands of messages from white supremacist and neo-nazi Discord chat servers after Charlottesville. Unicorn Riot Discord Leaks opens far-right activity centers to public scrutiny through data journalism.”

Discord leaks:

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“Surveillance video showed the officers later dropping Chambers off, and a rape kit found semen matching the DNA of detectives Eddie Martins and Richard Hall. The officers resigned from the NYPD, and in October 2017, they were charged with 43 crimes, including rape and kidnapping.

But on Wednesday, those charges were dropped, and Martins and Hall will face trial only for taking bribes and official misconduct — counts that don’t relate to what Chambers, now 20, said she experienced.”

“Rape charges were dropped Wednesday against two former officers accused of assaulting an 18-year-old woman in the back of a police van.”

“Letterboxing is currently available in Nightly.

The feature isn't enabled by default, though. Firefox users will first need to visit the about:config page, enter "privacy.resistFingerprinting" in the search box, and toggle the browser's anti-fingerprinting features to "true."”

is scheduled to add a new user anti-fingerprinting technique to Firefox version 67, scheduled for mid-May.

Called "letterboxing," this new technique adds "gray spaces" to the sides of a web page when the user resizes the browser window, which are then gradually removed after the window resize operation has finished.

Letterboxing was originally developed for the Browser four years ago, in January 2015.”

“Thousands of education workers from all around the commonwealth of Virginia descended on the capitol city of Richmond [on 1/28/19 to demand better working conditions and pay] in what was the largest single demonstration on the Capitol since 1916.”

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Fascinating interview on Media Roots Radio ( with “Aaron Good, a PhD student and researcher at Temple University whose work focuses on US hegemony and State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADS). Good takes a deeper look at the political assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK during the 1960s, and reclaims the "Deep State" narrative that has been hijacked by the Trump camp.”

I mean, certainly it's no skin off my nose for my skills to be in high demand. But we can tell when we're working on a bullshit product and we don't like it.

Imagine a world without bullshit software. Every programmer currently working, making only the software that's no worse than benign.

By god, we'd all have sixteen-hour work weeks.

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