There are too many small items that Amazon has that make it nearly impossible to leave entirely, but I think with both Costco and Target stepping up their game, I may be able to eliminate needing Amazon for most items, and I think/hope that in the first half of 2020 I can get rid of Amazon Prime.

I've heard people who use Apple really like thier implementation of the W3C Payment Request API. Am wondering about it and privacy. Anyone have info to share?

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"With streaming services there's no reason to pira-"

Exclusive content

Content that can easily be removed by any contract changes

Region locking

Not being able to offically know which content is available before subscribing

Bad UI

DRM playback

Online only

Only on supported devices/OSs/browsers

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my sister-in-law wanted to make a toy for her 2 year old nephew who likes turning on and off light switches so I helped her learn to solder and we put together this box with 5 different switches and a bunch of different LEDs mounted on it.

the switches all interact in different ways, and some of the LEDs are RGB so you can play with it for several minutes before you figure out how everything works together.

I think the kid is going to love it.

Comedy Kitboga Hypno Music Woosa 

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Are you worried about your #privacy after #Google acquired #Fitbit? If you are looking for a privacy respecting alternative I can only recommend to have a look at #Gadgetbridge and chose one of the supported devices as your next wearable.

Reading about how to access the secret file companies have on me and wondering if I can use GDPR to address some of this

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Gonna add a working score as well as the ability to properly die and have a game over to Spaaaace (the terminal shooter game) then push the code and do a write-up on my blog. That's my plan for the weekend.

Then I'll focus on the distributed programming stuff in Goblins (unless we hit the $500/mo Patreon goal, in which case I'll add enough polish to make this a satisfying game).

Seems like it'll be a fun weekend...

Handed out >2,000 peices of candy (50lbs worth) yesterday.

I've been using PaperWM since last night and I love it. I think it may be the window manager i"ve been looking for all this time!

More to come but I think we finally have a winer!

Been thinking about desktop environments. This demo of a desktop has a lot of old ideas but packaged up very well.

Some people have mentioned PaperWM. If you've tried it, can you tell me your experience?

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purism, rant, negative, hardware 

Fevery, sweaty, sick.

This is awful. We couldn't get flu shots because we were already sick, and so I am fairly sure this is thre flu, just under a week after coming off from the cold.

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Addams Family (1991) 

Bareburger has a "Plant Based Egg" topping for their burgers. Stop playing god, vegans! Plants should not lay eggs!

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concentration camps, rape, violence, China 

Been playing the original Diablo lately.

At the time I didn't realize how very tile-based and "turn based" it is. The abstractions of turn based especially are hidden by the fact that turns are milliseconds.

It makes me realize how simple (by today's standards) that game is and yet how incredibly compelling it remains, more than 20 years later.

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I don't have much resources in English, but I'd say a good approach would be to go to a university library and skim through analysis textbooks, until you find a few that suit your learning style. I personally find that physical books are really a plus in terms of learning.

Other than that, always keep in mind that reading articles is hard and challenging, so don't give up and you will eventually grasp all the concepts you need!

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