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Bryan A. Garner@BryanAGarner
Can this be true? At the very point when its guidance needs to be utterly reliable, the CDC puts out this nonsense? Someone please tell me this is a cruel joke. ⁦@CDCgov#bafflegab #doublespeak #claptrap #baloney #gobbledygook #twaddle #poppycock #gibberish #pishposh
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$THCB- still cant decide if this is big buyers playing games or we really gonna go to $8 on this one 🙄. I tend towards the former but sheesh this is brutal...
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Joshua Topolsky@joshuatopolsky
1) I want to say something: @zpower is one of the best people I have ever worked with. I don’t understand the how or why of what happened.
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Joe Armstrong@joeerl
Migrating my Blog to the @TiddlyWiki First protype here… Now that it's working (somewhat) all future blogs will be in a @TiddlyWiki This will mean: - you can read them on an aircraft with no internet access - you can hopefully read them in 1000 years
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Jason Grinblat@ptychomancer
I love maps & their promise of fractal discovery. I love procedural generation and the aesthetics of the unauthored. Where do these two loves intersect? Generated maps. I am the procgen map admirer. These are my favorite map generators and the folks who create them. 👇THREAD👇
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Horacio Herrera@hhg2288
Data structures question! How would you find the *depth* of a particular string inside this array? some result examples: getDepth('block-1') => 0 getDepth('block-2') => 1 getDepth('block-4') => 2 How would you implement getDepth??
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Tom Chivers@TomChivers
I find myself confused by the outrage here. I'm not being disingenuous – I honestly want to understand the thinking:
Usborne apologises for puberty book that says breasts exist to make girls 'look grown-up and attractive'
Children’s publisher to revise wording in Growing Up for Boys after backlash on social media and Amazon
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Dani Sanchez-Crespo@DaniNovarama
Día 1: Tengo algo que explicarles. Hoy acaba mi aventura. Aquí empieza mi último hilo en Twitter.
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Jake Archibald@jaffathecake
Valtteri Bottas reacted to the F1 start lights in 0.201s. 🏎 How about you?
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Marco Arment@marcoarment
Anyone else on Cloudflare or Linode seeing increased latency and inexplicable timeouts since around May 1? They don’t map to significant changes in server load. Requests just occasionally time out for no apparent reason. Retry and they load normally. (info from Pingdom)
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Web Components people know that you can use semantic HTML5 with JS frameworks right? I hear a lot of disingenuous strawman arguments against "div-itis". Maybe spend less time complaining and more time teaching. You're not making this industry any more welcoming to beginners.
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James Cridland@JamesCridland
Sad to see that @pocketcasts, my favourite podcast player, is in trouble: losing money by the fistful and up for sale. I'm genuinely wondering what's next for it.
Pocket Casts for sale: where did it go wrong?
I love Pocket Casts. But as it loses millions and puts itself up for sale, who would buy into it?
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David Folkenflik@davidfolkenflik
NEWS: Major public radio stations in Los Angeles, DC, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Pittsburgh etc send joint protest to NYT in fallout over collapse of "Caliphate" series. They cite "troubling" actions of "The Daily" host Michael Barbaro & presence of producer Andy Mills. /con't
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Dan Rose@DanRose999
I was at Amzn in 2000 when the internet bubble popped. Capital markets dried up & we were burning $1B/yr. Our biggest expense was datacenter -> expensive Sun servers. We spent a year ripping out Sun & replacing with HP/Linux, which formed the foundation for AWS. The backstory:
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Daniel Bader@journeydan
Quick survey: what's your home internet speed and how much do you pay for it? (Bonus points for your city and provider if you want to share.)
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Nicole Perlroth@nicoleperlroth
Exclusive: JetBrains, an obscure software company founded in Russia, based in the Czech Republic, is being investigated as playing a role in the Russian hack. Among its customers are SolarWinds, Google, Siemens, HP, VMWare with @SangerNYT @julianbarnes
Russian Software Company May Be Entry Point for Huge U.S. Hack
Russian hackers may have piggybacked on a tool developed by JetBrains, which is based in the Czech Republic, to access federal government and private sector systems in the United States.
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Alex Russell@slightlylate
Thanks to @cramforce's post, went down a rabbit hole to get blurry img previews but avoid layout re-raster and the SVG document costs. Solution only needed CSS `filter`, modern `background`, & 11ty pre-build magic. Also, animates, e.g. (scroll down):
Election Season 2020, W3C TAG Edition - Infrequently Noted
It's TAG election time again, and among a packed field, a few candidates stand out. If you've benefited from the way the TAG has become a functional and important part of the W3C and broader web ecosystem process in the past several years, I heartily recommend devoting your AC rep's first place vote to Jeffrey Yasskin.
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Shihab (JPEGuin)@JPEGuin
A lot of App Store users assume that indie devs make a lot of money, and whilst this may be true for many, it isn’t a fact for most. For instance, I’ve made roughly £25 across this past month. I think indie developers need to be transparent where possible.
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Yacine Hmito@yacinehmito
It's confirmed: Linc has been bought by Cloudflare! You might not know what Linc is, so let me share with you what I think this means for Cloudflare, and the frontend infrastructure landscape in general. 🧵
Today, we’re excited to announce the acquisition of @linc_bot, an automation platform to help front-end developers collaborate and build powerful applications.
Cloudflare Acquires Linc
Today, we’re excited to announce the acquisition of Linc, an automation platform to help front-end developers collaborate and build powerful applications.
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Getting multiple reports of ad-blocking VPNs or other network-wide ad blockers causing failed downloads for @NPR podcasts (and possibly others). I’m still looking into specifics, but in every case of reported @NPR download trouble recently, disabling ad blockers has fixed it.
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