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My present Recaptcha policy:

Request audio.

Respond "Fuck you Google"

Repeat until access granted, or the joy fades.

Bonus: All audio AI parsing tends to "Fuck you Google".

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My current policy for "Cookie Consent" dialogues:

1. Fire up uMatrix and globally block cookies for domain.

2. Fire up uBlock Origin to block element on page.

3. Self-Destructing Cookies for edge case motherfuckers.

Remember, boys and girls and all that lieth betwixt and beyond: FIRST pillage THEN burn!

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"Pseudonyms and anonymity are also an established part of many cultures -- for good reason."

- Alma Whitten, former Director of Privacy, Product and Engineering, Google


I've talked before about being from a coal mining family.

Union miners.

I watched family get tear gassed at strikes when I was in second grade.

I remember clearly wondering why this conflict needed to be. "Bosses" became an evil thing to me... an unbearable thing.

That represented to me an evil power structure.

I was also beginning to experience bullying. I didn't have it as bad as other kids... I was a little bigger than most.

But I recognized later, that the bullying quickly ramped into fights for me. Not because I sought fights, but I refused to submit.

Why did I refuse to submit? Because deep down I knew that this was that hierarchy trying to place me.

I've really never stopped having that knee-jerk reaction to seek conflict with any rigidly organized structure.

It's hard to exist in the modern world with these emotions.

I think it's why I do what I do.

Just realised I apparently hadn’t blocked Fixed.

extremely important museum plaque that addresses the language we use to talk about slavery in the american south. @OCRbot

I'm surprised that no one has previously combined same measurement and the metric system to arrive at "sanetimeter units"."sanetimeter"

are papering over the problem by rebranding the aircraft as the 737-8200 as 's new order shows.

Solving engineering and management fiascos by changing product names solves little.

I can think of all kinds of reasons you'd not do this in practice, at least for aircraft. It might make sense for other pressure vessels or structures though. Question is if any such thing exists?

And no, this is NOT an overpressure relief valve, it's a venting system triggered by explosive venting, intended to mitigate against total or explosive rupture, protecting, possibly, internal contents (multiple fluid exits => less severe internal flows), and vessel destruction itself.


Dear : Is there an engineering thing acting like a pressure circuit breaker / emergency relief specifically triggered by rupture?

Eg: aircraft are pressure vessels subject (rarely!) to explosive decompression. Problem being that sudden venting can BOTH decompress the fuselage AND destroy it.

One (not recommended) approach would be to pre-fit multiple venting ports which could detect a pressure drop and blow first, sparing the airframe.


5. There are few open source Android readers. However, I now intend to fork LibreraReader and fix it so that it has all the features I want (highlighting what text is being read, proper autoscroll, changing current sentence with touch)

After a week of trying every single TTS App I could find for Android, I come to the following conclusions: is looking for a new maintainer!

If nobody comes forward by 2020, it'll be forced to shut down. Please boost to spread the word.

Note that this is the podcast-sharing website: I'm not sure about the status of the app, but I think that's still doing fine.

#gPodder #podcasts #python #webdev #helpwanted

Forget slowly does its thing. Posts down from 4.4K to 2K and declining. I feel light in my Grundéns. Most important to me about keeping a light footprint is less electricity burning as a result.

By far the most common request I get is for alternatives to Google's Re-Captcha.

The situation is so unclear that I haven't done an alternatives section on the site.

Do you have suggestions for re-captcha alternatives?

(I know this has come up before, but the discussions are scattered across many threads which people are failing to find.)

#Google #Captcha #ReCaptcha #Alternatives #DeleteGoogle

Sinclair Lewis: When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.

MetaFilter, the online community I run, is 20 years old today, which is just whaaaaaat when I really think about it.

I wrote up some thoughts about what the site means to me and what I want it to be.

Dear #lazyweb, what's the largest #cgit instance you know, in terms of hosted #git repositories?

The standing champion is , but I'm confident there are larger instances out there…

Any recommendations for custom branded self-order type swag shops, in the style of Spreadshirt (

* easy set up
* possibility to upload multiple designs
* buyers self-order from the shop
* print + shipping done by provider

Huge bonus for some kind of carbon offset scheme and/or environmentally friendly materials.

#lazyweb #swag #shops #promo

US concentration camps 

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