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Congratulations to Perserverance, the latest Mars rover! Just touched down!

How do people even discover new music in the post-last.fm age? I feel really old because im excited to have found a program with decent music on the public radio.

Youtube and Spotify recommendations are shit, not sure how they did it but after 10 years of development in the field of statistics / "AI", these two still cannot even come close to last.fm.

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A libre replacement for duolingo:)

librelingo.app/course/spanish-

Currently only Spanish, no signup required but preferred if you want to track your progress

#language #learning #education #libre #foss #duolingo #alternative

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Programming in 2020:

Can't wait to boot up my APPLE to open up my MICROSOFT text editor and GOOGLE for solutions to FACEBOOK's technical debt in my MICROSOFT repository so I can deploy to AMAZON and I'll pay GOOGLE and FACEBOOK for the privilege of getting site traffic to show my visitors ads.

One advantage of contributing to Mozilla Common Voice is that it is very likely that all kinds of new voice recognition engines will be trained on your own voice. I've been trying proprietary accessibility program Talon and it has been recognizing my shitty accent better than Google or any other engines ever have. Because it has been trained on my shitty accent. You don't need to be an altruist in order to contribute to commonvoice.mozilla.org/ , selfish reasons are okay too.

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Working with the creator of #PHP, you sometimes get deep lore like "the original function hashing mechanism was strlen(), so I named the early functions so as to spread them out evenly in the hash table"

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@GOwin Are you sure they dont extract all possible metadata including face recognition or so , for the owner (FB) before bluring ? They are now ,in fact, a part of world largest business based on exploring our privacy.

Shared web hosting is a hostile environment, with all kinds of limits and idiocy imposed on the script. I avoid any jobs involving working in such an environment (imagine working without an error log!), which makes me even more impressed with Akeeba Backup. Just take a look at this little wizard trying to sense all kinds of limitations so it can do its job even where it's hardly doable.

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> Let’s say hypothetically that Apple was dumb enough to pull a Guido van Rossum, and declare that Swift 6.0 is backwards-incompatible with Swift 5.0, much in the way that Python 3 is incompatible with Python 2.

medium.com/@steve.yegge/dear-g

Oh shit, just found this poor bee in my window handle

A month without network outage is a month lost at . You'd think they have their shit together given their pricing.

> Running a successful open source project is just Good Will Hunting in reverse, where you start out as a respected genius and end up being a janitor who gets into fights.

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Source: diff.substack.com/p/working-in

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