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No Starch Press has another Humble Bundle, the Hacking 101 bundle
Hi book people! Read anything good lately?
Local (or just personal?) favorite Cory Doctorow recently put out latest book set in Little Brother universe, called Attack Surface. Follow character Masha from the first two Little Brother novels.
Recent read 88 Names. It's like Ready Player One, except doesn't have the retro nerd dick measuring. Found out it's by the guy that wrote Lovecraft Country!
Someone put a ref in the Github DMCA text that contains the full youtube-dl source code
RIAA trying to ban youtube-dl?
hrm, have this thing where something to feel bad about associates with something else which might even be a good thing, then get that bad feel when around good thing, enough that when not feeling bad about original bad thing the vague bad feeling remains around good thing. would like to shake that
but also random things get associated with other things? think of a certain video game when walking certain places (never played the game there), or think of a friend while making coffee (never had coffee with that friend)
dang these moves are fresh
egh, Hillbilly Elegy now a movie? with Glenn Close and Amy Adams as a drug addict, obvious Oscar bait.
The original book didn't seem that great either. First of all the guy never lived in Appalachia. Sure, a rough start to life, but MIddletown Ohio is like 1/2 hour away from Cincinnati and Dayton.
And the book talks how these people are basically in poverty because they chose. Which makes sense to have the pull-self-up-by-bootstraps attitude when this guy became a hedge fund manager after going to Yale, bet that's exactly what this guy thinks employees of companies he's extracting value from should do when they get fired.
If you want to cleanse your palate after that or get a better idea, try the book What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia which explains the intentional systemic poverty.
Satellite from days of old, lead me to your access code!
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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.