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harsh technology words 

if you build technology that only works for able-bodied people, you're actively working on turning diversity in to disability

no, your inaction does not excuse you or make you less accountable for your decisions, eat my ass

non-FOSS licenses 

the whole 'X may not use my software' takes you out of that blame graph and i guess you can feel squeaky clean that the nazis in society aren't nazis with your help. but that doesn't solve the nazi problem does it now. you still have nazis

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non-FOSS licenses 

i guess it also depends on whether you claim responsibility for how people use your software?

like if i make a web server and nazis use it to host nazi shit, am i morally responsible? probably indirectly, you've made nazis live easier to be nazis at best.

are we going to start measuring dependency graphs of software whenever someone does a bad and start playing the blame game?

probably the biggest nazi enabler then is glibc

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non-FOSS licenses 

this comes from a long and tired perspective of seeing how people don't take their creations or tools seriously in the first place, open source or proprietary, and the impact that's had on the dignity and livelihoods of people who don't fit in the average idea of a human

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non-FOSS licenses 

if you think of giving people tools and autonomy over them as fundamental to human rights, then the whole 'you may not use this software to X' feels a lot like dehumanization to me

it's likely not intentional though, because people don't think of things they create as tools or believe humans should have tools to do things

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non-FOSS licenses 

i guess it depends on whether you believe in FOSS because you want to ensure people are empowered with the tools they have, or because you want to share code and develop with others

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non-FOSS licenses 

it also just kind of rubs me the idea that people are building solutions to problems but want to deny people the ability to use the solutions.

there's something deeply sickening to me about, say, building wheelchairs and denying them to nazis

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non-FOSS licenses 

over the past years or so i've seen 'no evil', 'no nazi', 'no military' or 'no commercial' use software licenses, whatever- software licenses that include clauses that aren't directly about the source code or authorship itself

as far as i can tell this is just to make the author feel empowered about stuff without actually making a real change in the world

smartwatch 

so after my fitbit watchband broke, my replacement i bought broke. guess i have to buy another x_x

purism junk 

wow someone paid $2000 for a librem USA phone and hasn't got it

imgur.com/a/W4J1wWc

color me shocked

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olympics nonsense 

they shouldnt have cops defending the olympic torch bearer to stop ppl putting it out. if u cant run fast enough to dodge the saboteurs, ur not qualified to bear the olympic torch, sorry

cursed male anatomy 

saving your foreskin for marriage

webcam stuff 

'jookia wouldn't it have been better to use a practical example, such as a PCB you're soldering?'

yes

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webcam stuff 

oh looks like you can focus the lens by removing the hot glue that stops you from focusing the lens:

hawksites.newpaltz.edu/myerse/

before/after pics

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webcam stuff 

so my webcam, some logitech thing, keeps dropping out. WHY. EXPLAIN YOURSELF. *gets screwdriver*

pinecil review, other iron 

i did some power reviews with no thermal loads

the pinecil uses 10w idle, 35w heating up. this is double what it says so maybe there's some HUGE loss in the USB charger i'm using

my 937D+ uses like 150w heating up and idles by bouncing between 10w and 50w, it's listed as a 70w iron though so this is kind of fine

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pinecil review, other iron 

might as well look at my main iron now huh? it's a 937D+, it cost $40. this is my first iron that didn't melt or just spontaneously break. it's supposedly temperature controlled but i haven't checked if that's true. the tips it came with were trash so i bought an actual hakko tip for it for like $8.

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pinecil review 

how does this compare to my other irons? well, MUCH less power. my hakko red 30w hangs around 35w of constant use, and takes 3 minutes to heat up to 260 degrees without me actually soldering anything and using up the stored heat

i haven't tested my main (ex-main?) iron but i assume it solves the issue by using MORE POWER

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pinecil review 

my only gripe is that i don't have a proper power supply for it. it can go up to 21 volts, but i've only been using it at 12 volts since i'm using a usb cable and generic qualcomm charger. usb pd is pretty expensive still. but even with like 12 watts of power this thing kicks ass and does its job

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