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Stop. Buying. Apple. Products.

Apple’s longtime supplier accused of using forced labor in China
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/12/29/lens-technology-apple-uighur/

Apple knew a supplier was using child labor but took 3 years to fully cut ties, despite the company's promises to hold itself to the 'highest standards,' report says
https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-knowingly-used-child-labor-supplier-3-years-cut-costs-2020-12

Nike and Coca-Cola Lobby Against Xinjiang Forced Labor Bill
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/29/business/economy/nike-coca-cola-xinjiang-forced-labor-bill.html
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Say you want to test the effect of a libc patch on LibreOffice:

guix build libreoffice --with-patch=glibc=./my-glibc-tweak.patch

Granted, this example would contribute a fair deal to global warming, but the point is that this new option makes it easy to test patches:

issues.guix.gnu.org/45300

#Guix

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@ajroach42 a depressingly large number of people think that computers (mobile devices included) "wear out" with age and use due to this phenomenon. The fact is that in the past 20 years or so that the reason the same computer is slower at doing the same tasks now compared to then is almost entirely due to surveillance and targeted marketing practices.

Even if you're not mining bitcoin literally most of the energy expended by most computers is driven by this BS.

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the new spaghetti code is lasagna code: just add more frameworks and libraries “packages” until your code does what you want

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Child spends $16K on Mom's iPad on micro-transactions in predatory games.

Apple refuses to refund the payments.

HN commenters blame the mother.

Presumably so that they don't have to reconsider their own predatory business tactics.

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Paul Graham is the perfect case for “money doesn’t buy happiness”.

Guy has all the money and connections to do *literally anything* he wants but instead he chooses to argue on the internet.

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I should write a "JavaScript tutorial" that just teaches you how to build websites without JavaScript and never acknowledges JavaScript at all.

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I hereby forbid all programmers from using Electron for anything.

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If your analytics scripts wouldn't pass your university's ethics board... why the fuck is it installed on your website?

Opt-out is not the same thing as informed consent.

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Guide to the pedestrian. Daily Mirror, England, March 17, 1930 The British Library Board.

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Keep it up, keep on buying nothing for a few more hours, you're doing good, you can do it.

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Cop: Screw body cameras! I have rights!
Society: Okay, just sign this form and you won't have to wear one.
Cop: But this is a notice of resignation.
Society: Right.

[via /u/TheRealJulesAMJ]

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