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i changed my system locale from en_US to en_GB and now it's acting weird. please help
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How Cartographers for the U.S. Military Inadvertently Created a House of Horrors in South Africa - gizmodo.com/how-cartographers-

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Il n'y aura pas de cadeaux cette année, la CNIL m'a interdit de conserver les lettres des enfants et m'a demandé de supprimer les bases de données, noms et adresses ...

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RT @campuscodi@birdsite.link
Microsoft Edge engineer describes how Google sabotaged Edge browser performance via constant code changes to its services.

Also remember a while back a scandal about YouTube breaking in Firefox via similar tactics. That monopoly charge can't come faster.

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1

twitter.com/campuscodi/status/

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Ne dites pas : "Je vais me laver les mains."

Dites : "J'entreprends une refonte de mon écosystème digital."

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Parents, voici un excellent conseil pour l'élevage de vos enfants à l'heure du digital :

My new requirement is that if my kid wants to download a new app, she has to write a one page report on the founders, company story, and business model so that she understands how the app benefits from her use.

This is what happens when your mom works in tech.

twitter.com/NatashaVianna/stat

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What is the most profitable business in the world? You might think oil, or maybe banking. You would be wrong. The answer is academic publishing. Its profit margins are vast, reportedly in the region of 40 per cent.

Publicly funded researchers do the work, write it up and judge its merits. And yet the resulting intellectual property ends up in the hands of the publishers. They then sell it via exorbitant subscriptions and paywalls, often paid for by taxpayers too.

newscientist.com/article/mg240

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Early unit of computing power: one "kilogirl" was equivalent to a thousand hours of manual computing labor

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« Informatique et présentation de soi : la ligne de commande, une esthétique de l'efficacité ? »

J'aime bien cet article de recherche 🤔

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@aeris Bonjour, aurais-tu un avis sur des logiciels de backup comme restic ou borg? (Signé: un lecteur discret mais attentif) merci

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Ah, il y a des choses intéressantes dans le Code Civil, tel cet article L1587, en vigueur depuis 1804 :

« A l'égard du vin, de l'huile, et des autres choses que l'on est dans l'usage de goûter avant d'en faire l'achat, il n'y a point de vente tant que l'acheteur ne les a pas goûtées et agréées. »

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legifrance.gouv.fr/affichCodeA

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- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

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Microsoft apologists: MSFT has changed! They are no longer the iron grip monopolists they were in the 90s and 00s, they are open now and love Linux and open source

Me:

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The future is here today : you can't play Bach on Facebook because Sony says they own his compositions

James Rhodes, a pianist, performed a Bach composition for his Facebook account, but it didn’t go up — Facebook’s copyright filtering system pulled it down and accused him of copyright infringement because Sony Music Global had claimed that they owned 47 seconds’ worth of his personal performance of a song whose composer has (...)
etraces.constantvzw.org/inform

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Picked up a hitch-hiker.
Seemed like a nice guy.
After a few kilometres he asked me if I wasn't afraid he might be a serial killer?
Told him the odds of two serial killers being in the same car was extremely unlikely.

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