Weapons, guns 

Like, fuck, you can't fucking win as a robotics developer.

Either your tech is boring and not that useful, or something will inevitably accuse you of making a giant machine gun drone that is specifically designed to target civilians, there's no fucking nuance

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Weapons, guns 

The Boston dynamics spot robot will:
- save lives and increase the health and safety prospects for many high risk workers
- be used by bad people for bad reasons

Both of these things are true! The existence of bad uses does not mean BD are literally out sticking a machine gun on a robot dog

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Weapons, guns 

Unfriendly reminder that Technology can be used for bad reasons!

This isn't new and it doesn't mean we should be banning guns or <x new technology> just because it's new scary tech / dangerous

Social media gripes, misinfo, politics 

Did you know that (rolls dice) the transport industry uses so much (rolls dice) bubble wrap because (rolls dice) oil industry execs bribed politicians to force them to do it?

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Social media gripes 

Thing x: happens for y reason
Some asshole on twitter: hey everyone thing X DEFINITELY happens because <completely made up bullshit that leverages leftist language in a way that could be true but absolutely isn't>

Software licensing opinions 

People: use copyleft licenses
Company, an explicit for profit entity: *scrapes that code*
People: but thats illegal* :blobcatsurprised:

*maybe

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Software licensing opinions 

Like, I'm sorry, you thought your rights would be protected by a system that's literally designed by capitalism to make money?

You built licenses that frustrate, delay, and annoy good faith programmers and which only provide protection by leveraging the system they're trying to game, 20 years ago, and expected them to protect your rights?

Hell - you put your code on github, and expected It was all going to be fine because stealing is illegal?

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Software licensing opinions 

Whole lot of people seem surprised that putting stuff on the Internet means it's going to be used in ways you don't like and you can't control

Tech whine 

Every time an app gets semi popular, the developers always seem to get some fucked up ideas of it being the next up and coming ~platform~ or whatever and them making millions, when in reality it just collapses because their users hate the changes and the platform isn't really good for anything

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*app developer voice * USERS!!! do you enjoy paying money and creating new accounts? Of course you do! So you'll LOVE v2.0 of our app!

Food 

@meandering_misfit I take it back

She's so hyper she's PAINTING MINIS!

It's a miracle!

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Food 

@meandering_misfit got TWO coffees today and yet DENIES she will be hyper afterwards

hm, looks like someone is finally building "Keybase but the server is open source because seriously what the fuck" with some extra whistles

keyoxide.org

Medical device recall, Phillips cpap 

Hey if y'all use (or know anyone who does) Phillips cpap / bipap / similar you should check the recall notice usa.philips.com/healthcare/e/s

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