im white, therefore im racist and if you're white, you are racist too. stop pretending you don't exist on earth and have never had any social influences. destroy the part of you that wants to be perfect and above it all because you look like a clueless dipshit who won't take responsibility to process your own mental patterns. it's not your fault. but it is your responsibility. "thats not fair" yeah i know. neither is racism.
ProtonVPN is keeping servers in Hong Kong for now.
“...we think that preemptively abandoning Hong Kong to its fate without even a symbolic resistance sends the wrong message to authoritarian governments around the world that would seek to deny people their fundamental rights.”
Some VPN providers are removing their Hong Kong servers due to China’s new national security law.
- TunnelBear: https://www.tunnelbear.com/blog/tunnelbear-removes-hong-kong-servers-to-safeguard-vpn-network-infrastructure/
- PIA: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/private-internet-access-shuts-down-vpn-servers-in-hong-kong-due-to-new-national-security-law/
- AirVPN: https://airvpn.org/forums/topic/46904-servers-withdrawal-announcement-hong-kong-hk/
call me crazy but i think your interview process should involve doing the things you would actually do at work. discuss pros of cons of different architectures for a new feature. talk about automated build systems. talk about a design problem you solved recently. when the shit are my coworkers ever gonna be writing out pseudocode for a sorting algorithm on a whiteboard.
Bibbeo gaem violence
I will buy Cyberpunk 2077 when it launches and I will commit to playing the game like this:
Every time I meet someone, I figure out whether they're a cop. If they're a cop, they die.
This includes rent-a-cops because they're basically the same thing in the corporate hell of cyberpunk 2077.
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@ljwrites software and video game cultures are sorta pushing me out of being a software engineer.
I’ve been less and less into computing as time goes on, I think the culture is not great and I sorta just see foss as a way for corporations to exploit free labor.
Idk I loved programming since I was a kid but I think these problems that you’re speaking of are getting worse, and it’s making me disinterested in continuing on in the scene, both for fun and professionally.
Oh, and just a casual reminder that the mass surveillance and data mining infrastructure you're so nervous about runs on free and open source software, including most prominently Linux servers. No that doesn't mean Linux, its developers, or users are necessarily badwrong or no one should use Linux or whatever, but it does mean that the vague and ill-defined idea that free software is some kind of guarantee of moral purity or would set us all "free" from corporate control was always a lie. To the free software ideologues, here's your freedom: The freedom of corporations to pay pennies to build a digital Panopticon. To the open source utilitarians, here's your efficiency gain: You've helped build truly impressive tools to violate our privacy. Fuck you all and your laughable moralization of technology.
The White Stripe Is For Non-Binary type colonialism in NB spaces
the discourse today surrounding the middle stripe of the trans flag pretty well encapsulated some of the reasonings i feel to not latch onto 'non-binary' as an identity
binarism is a white western idea forced onto us by colonizers, but the colonist slant remains even in non-binary spaces so long as white people continue to talk over and belittle the Black and Indigenous queer folk that have and continue to do the hard labor of decolonizing gender norms. throwing off the lashings of my binary gender was meant to be freeing but there remains those that wish to police the space to their own aesthetic morality of whiteness.
my culture, my history, my perspective of the world as an indigenous person removed from my homeland by invasion and made into an amalgamation of things haphazardly thrown together to create a new identity all heavily influence my gender status, one that cannot find a place beside the white gaze of "The White Stripe Is For NonBinary" Non-Binarism
Really interesting example of a privacy issue highlighted on r/privacy yesterday:
> visited a roommate's place and was bombarded with ads about engagement rings when I used his wifi. I asked him if he was going to propose to his girlfriend and he was shocked I found out. Helped him install PiHole/network wide ad blocking before she found out.
anarchist, privacy advocate, & software developer • he/they • ACAB • #nobot
Personal instance of nitrohorse (nitrohorse.com).