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In the middle of a partial power outage. Two living room lights are on very dimly, like Elder Scrolls lanterns.

Never experienced this before.

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I hate to throw cold water on this but until it's clear safety culture has evolved beyond the bad old days space tourism is extremely high risk.

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@clacke @tindall I have for a long time been of the opinion that the number of people that understands technology is constant. Back in the 80's the people who understood technology and the people who used technology was roughly the same set. This led to a misbelief that using technology made you understand it.

Turns out that the cause and effect were reversed, and just like how you don't have to be a mechanic to drive a car these days, you don't have to understand technology to use it.

The notion that kids who grew up with a smartphone in their hand would understand technology like a child learns their mother's tongue is a huge, and frankly dangerous, lie that keeps being told even today. The term "digital native" is annoying me.

Just like the people who know how to design cars put things like seatbelts, crash protection, engine temperature warnings, etc into the cars to make them safe to use for people who are not mechanics, it's the duty of tech people to make the products they make safe for the users.

The tech industry is full of drug dealers only interested in peddling their dangerous wares rather than engineers that design safe products for the public's use.

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I've been a big Linda Perry fan since I saw 4 Non Blondes perform "What's Up?" on The Arsenio Hall show when I was like 14. I love that song as well as her work with Courtney Love and Pink.

This why I feel bad every time I laugh when someone says she looks like the Babadook.

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I guess we will never know if they are doing something shifty. They won't be the first ISP to decrypt SSL, but for who's benefit?

I am curious what they are up to that messes with SSL. My Samsung phone freaked out and recommended I gtfo the network, which was actually reassuring.

Every time Comcast does maintenance they never tell us, and every time I findvout because whatever shit they are doing breaks SSL before it all goes down.

This sort of attitude is absolutely emblematic of the Arch community. It's not found at Gentoo. It's not found at OpenBSD. Why do they behave like this? There's nothing special about the distro that justifies it.

I want to say I just hate April fools but fair's fair, they got me.

Excuse me. I was not aware of the date.

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