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Python built-ins worth learning

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The Most Expensive Lesson of My Life: Details of SIM Port Hack

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Are there any VERIFIABLE sources that show Huawei has backdoor/spyware installed on their devices? Aside from the Intel stuff, like ME, that's on nearly every modern computer and certainly isn't a China-related issue. I'm not being facetious, I really just don't see any articles or anything stating any facts here, just that Trump decided to say they (and other Chinese companies) are bad guys... I must be missing something, though.

I've heard the argument that these are Chinese companies and that technically Chinese government controls all Chinese companies... but I mean is there really any proof the Huawei has done anything? This all seems like yet another USA false flag tactic to me. The risk posed merely from a government POSSIBLY intervening in a company is the same risk posed by any US company. If the NSA subpoenas a US company to do something they do it and shut their mouths about it. This HAS been documented in the past.

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false flag issue originating from the US
and others.
yes that's what I meant hence my (hopefully) satiric tone. :-)

I seen this and though you'd laugh about it ...
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@Vladimir haha, sounds about right!

Psychedelics deserve so much more research, and less stigma. Psychedelics do things that seem unexplainable and unbelievable - but this is only the case because we have virtually no research in them. The situation is getting better, and this is encouraging, but few pharmacological substances in history have exhibited such profound results and potential in so many areas. Many people believe these type of results could not possibly be real, but this sort of research is slowly legitimizing the claims.

This needs so much more funding and attention by big pharma, and that will only come with demand - if the pharmaceutical companies see a real demand, they will use their influence to get the legal system in order, and make this happen. That demand will only happen, though, if we can soften the stigmas surrounding psychedelics by doing our part to spread research and information like this, and get it in front of as many eyes as possible. No one should claim these are harmless chemicals, of course they can be if used carelessly. However, psychedelics are very similar to alcohol in tha... show more

Not legal, decriminalized. You can't buy them, but the cops now can't arrest people for possession. Still need to grow them yourself.


The thing is the whole US defense budget is based on the idea that projecting force prevents war...and in all likelihood has done just that...the problem is that instead of simply projecting force, it's also driven violence in conflicts we had no place in. We put our noses in other countries' affairs because Russia (or some other scapegoat) was putting their nose in the area...that's a BS excuse...the real reason was the military budget was in danger of getting cut and they needed a reason to keep it funded at high war...we start fights where we can, butt into other fights where we can, "keep peace" where we can because we can...and because we do, we are able to keep blowing trillions of dollars on stupid causes...and the human cost is unfathomable.





Despite my animosity towards Micro$oft... THIS IS COOL!!!

Now, don't get me wrong, there's a lot of cringe-worthy content in this HoloLens 2 presentation... I hate hearing them brag about their interface ideas as if they invented responsive and naturally intuitive UI. Those sort of irksome things aside, this idea itself is great! This really is where things have to go in the future. Imagine, with virtualization and remote access, having your Linux machines running with potentially infinite monitors, and remote consoles scattered all around, yet never hidden behind virtual desktops or windows...

That's a utopian view, and only the tip the iceberg. I'd so love this technology to grow in to something fundamentally non-proprietary and truly open, otherwise there could be some big problems from this technology. Just imagine the damage to young minds from having to learn to filter out a literal world of ads and marketing as they try to play a game, or so their homework online... Not to mention, the magnitudes more personal information this device deals with.

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Congrats Karen Sandler!

This is always good to see! ...let's hope we see a lot more of it, too! #women #equality #opensouce #fsf


How Inuit parents teach kids to control their anger

At the top of the world, the Inuit culture has developed a sophisticated way to sculpt kids' behavior without yelling or scolding. Could discipline actually be playful?
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I’d like some opinions on the site / blog!

I run, which is a blog dealing with GNU/Linux and other topics. The blog is currently supported by minimal ads. This may change, as the blog is currently in a state of neglect, and as I begin to post again and bring it back to life I’m not sure I even want ads on it at all. Currently I make almost nothing (seriously, I’ve never reached the minimum for a payout), and my only goal is to cover some of the modest cost associated with maintaining the server. Maybe donations would prove better than ads, once I’m providing a more useful service. I’m just hoping to bring something of value to this community which I love and believe in. I just wanted to be up front on this, and to be clear with what is going on. Input from you guys and gals will help me greatly here! Is is possible to monetize a blog without compromising it ethically? I’d love some feedback and opinions! What would you like to see from Is there a niche you believe is not filled that we may be positioned to help with?

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