There is a scene in the new Aladdin movie where princess Jasmine explains to her father that she wants to become the next sultan and he mentions that that was unheard of.
I’m not sure kids nowadays understand that he means a woman being sultan (from the context it could just as well have been an unmarried person becoming sultan, or someone that young, etc.). Or if they do then only from movies whose plot is women doing things previously reserved for men.
Am I too optimistic?

I quite like music but could never add it to my music library because with its weird casing it’d just look wrong next to all other music…

For some reason git decided to switch the editor from vim to nano and I feel about as lost as other people do when using vim.

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please CW your side effect-posting, impure operations upset me

Most of the time I’m pretty happy with TypeScript. But there are days where it fails me. And when it does, it does so on multiple levels all at once.

I still can’t get over the fact that Mozilla copied Microsoft’s XMLHTTPRequest as XMLHttpRequest and didn’t notice (or care about) the inconsistent casing.

Which is the most correct?

Für mich machen all die Fußballbeispiele im Text voll Sinn. Aber genau deshalb würde ich mich auch nie trauen, öffentlich über Fußball zu sprechen.

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Cory Doctorow: "Google verdient Geld indem es dich ausspäht, Apple indem es dich einsperrt, Facebook indem es dich ausspäht und einsperrt."

Schön zusammengefasst!

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Es gibt übrigens - eine Mastodon-Instanz für Büchermenschen. *hint*

So no longer offers free year-long email validation certs for S/MIME. Now you only get 30 days. That’s pretty useless. Someone needs to do for S/MIME what has done for domain validation.

Or, you know, I could just go with the flow and switch to PGP…

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#privacy is the freedom to act without being watched and thus, in a sense, to be who we really are — not who we want others to think we are.

Ein riesiger bürokratischer Aufwand, um 50 Franken zurückzuzahlen. Kann ich als Haushalt da auch ein Opt-Out machen (und nochmehr bürokratischen Aufwand generieren)? Zumindest solange dann der Bund meine 50 Franken nicht in neue Kampfjets investiert?

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A developer next to the many HDDs needed to store the folder node_modules of her Hello World application.

Storage media concept examples:

Write once, read many: CD-R
Write rarely, read many: EPROM
Write often, read rarely: Amazon Glacier
Write once, read never: Corporate wiki

I want apt autoremove to remove all the cars from the world.

If there was a platform that offered movies DRM-free, I’d be out of money in no time.

Who wants a 30-day digital subscription to the Washington Post?

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Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.

Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.

Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".

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1. April. Plötzlich ergibt vieles in Sozialen Netzwerken tatsächlich mal Sinn!

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