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So what’s this EU article 13/17 that everybody’s posting about? All I picked was - websites will have to remove copyrighted contents. I don’t see what’s so new about that. Like fb YouTube etc already remove copyright content.10
Alright, with all the horrible internet freedom and privacy threatening stuff going around I'm setting up a new tor relay, hopefully 2gb/s.
Already have one running with an average throughput of 2TB/day but another one won't hurt, would it?
Who else runs tor nodes here? :D8
The riskiest thing I ever did was rant about windows 10 updates on devRant. I got shut down hard! :'D3
Just spent 30-odd seconds trying to remove a speck of dirt from my monitor before realizing it was a punctuation mark.
I don’t live in the EU, but hearing all the complaints about article 11, 13, etc. is really vexing me.
Article 11 in particular.
Why the hell would you force companies to pay taxes for linking? Why the hell would you tax websites for including sources? Do you want no sources? Do you want misinformation to become a bigger problem? What the hell is wrong with whoever proposed that bill!?!?
The internet is a place for relative freedom. A place of message boards and communities we’ve created. To impede that (beyond making sure it doesn’t facilitate hanious crimes) is just plain wrong.4
We got until April 9th to show that Art. 13 is not good and Art. 11 too.
I know that you may think 1 vote doesnt change anything.
Thats not true. Imagine Millions of people not doing it and saying the same. 1 voice doesnt change anything but now the 1 voice is part of few millions voices that we lost. So get out there and shout as hard as you can so your voice is heard !
We gotta save our internet once again.
Lets do THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!
Today, with Article 13 being approved, is the day, when devRant became very political very quickly8
Why is customer support sometimes so shitty? A coworker good a Win10 Laptop (Win7 before) and one program wasn;t working there anymore. So we reached out to the support asking to help us fix it. After over a month later and x-amount of E-mails back and forth. The answer was, you have to upgrade everything (Webserver, Database, Client) to use Win10 (no backwards compatibility). Which is fine, I don't mind upgrading and understand that software sometimes is not backwards compatible. BUT THAT IS SOMETHIGN TO STATE IN THE 2nd E-MAIL. Not an infinity later after a tiring back and forth of nonsense.
Here are my qurans. I read them religiously:
1- Epp's Discrete Mathematics.
2- Strange's Linear Algebra.
3- Stewart's Calculus.
4- TCLR Introduction to Algorithm.
5- OpenCV 3 by O'Reilly.
6- OpenGL Superbible.
7- Programming Principles and Practice Using C++ by Stroustrup
8 - O'Reilly's Python 3.
So what are yours?1
Me: finally we have automated deployment to production
Team Lead: No production deployment still requires manual approval
Me: ok how do you want to handle it slack, webhook, what do you suggest
Team Lead: let's do a proof of concept (POC) for this
Me: Ahh... Poc for this ?
Team Lead: you don't know sh*t ?
Me: well I know you're are creating that here
Next day team change...
I'm just furious right now!!!
So I'm on this project where we have to make a whole *very old* website look like it's brand new.
Thing is, the whole point of the project is to make exactly the same pages as on the existing website smh. No UX or UI suggestions.
Just put the navbar in a component that looks like a tab bar, who cares anyway!?
Btw, I'm in charge of the UI.
My colleagues and I (mostly my colleagues) made a react components library and we use it for this project.
Fucking inputs get thrown into tables and all that, but hey, that's what the client asked for.
So here I am with my shiny new page, and I just hand it over to the front-end dev who just arrived.
She's supposed to feed in the data.
I don't give a fuck you use flow or redux or whatever fancy tooling.
Just call your back-end, get the data, format it and feed my damn table with it. That's it.
So today, after 5 weeks she's in, she calls a meeting where she's screening a presentation to the team complaining about how long it took her to understand what I did and change it completely.
Pieces of code on screen, saying it's crap and it shouldn't be like that.
I'm not responsible for inputs in fucking table, the client is!
Of course I have nested components with data passed through all the way: it's a series of fucking radio buttons within a table within a form!
During 5 weeks, yoy didn't even come to me once saying it's not what you expected or you're having trouble with my work!
And there we blaming my job like I'm the bad guy?!
Tonight, everyone's going home thinking I'm no good at what I do and completely lost, all because of her.
If you got this far, I'd like to hear from you on how I should act with her and how to tell her what she did is awfully wrong?2
This little piece of something was on few pins of the ram socket. That explains why I was getting all of those MEMORY_MANAGEMENT GSODs
With this rant I am not going to make a lot of friends. But it's fitting good in the context of today's discussions here on devRant.
None of you can deny the article 13 rants that were posted in the last couple of hours. And guess what: that topic is a POLITICAL one! I know it's hard to believe, a political topic being addressed on devRant!
So what do I have to criticize about that?
Since I joined devRant, I identified two political topics that are 'allowed' to be discussed on here: 'SWJ' and passed laws that somehow affect the people of this community.
Something I have to let off about the first topic is this: don't share news stories about 'SWJ's attacking your freedom before having at least once thought about the point of view of the corresponding marginalized minorities.
You all know how the news can twist stories to let them have entirely different messages and such stories are often twisted in the most drammatic way possible. 'This SWJ wants to limit my freedom, I have to react with hate, death wishes and more'.
Let me tell you. If you feel threatened by feminists or political activists, there probably is a good reason why you should feel so.
As you can see by now, I have a different opinion about 'SWJ' than 90% of the people here on devRant. But this is not the main point of this rant, it merely is my personal opinion about a specific topic I had to let off for once.
So what do I actually want to address?
It's the fact that you can not talk about political issues unless they are related to tech. I understand the reason, of course: this is a tech forum so you should talk about tech and nothing else. But here lays the problem: To really understand the decisions that led to, e.g. article 13, you need to talk about politics in general.
You can not properly discuss a political topic, be it article 13 while all other political topics are forbidden to be thrown into such a discussion.
Politics don't end as soon as you aren't the one being affected. But this is exactly how devRant thinks. We are missing on solidarity and a general political discussion. This consequently also results in a missing political consensus.
And this is exactly what is needed to really make some effect. Do you think that EU-politicians will change their mind because some people on here will be mad at them for approximately three weeks? I don't think so. So let us find the political consensus of this community and really change something!
So yes, this is a rant about devRant.
( p.s. while selecting fitting keywords for this rant, I was offered this suggestion: 'politics == suckmydick'. This really says a lot about the current situation )12
Maybe this ever tightening straight jacket of surveillance and restrictive legislation is pushing the internet in the right direction. We might end up with a proper free and anonymous interwebz.
Personally, I'll start worrying when they ban the operation of Tor nodes... And that will probably pass easily since regular folk don't know the implications. The smear campaign will be ez mode: just call it a hotbed of pedophilia and criminal activity and push the new laws as something along the lines of Put an End to Naughty Individuals and Scumbags (PENIS) act. Done and done.
I mean... if they can threaten to take away the memes without being stopped then there's nothing they can't do, lol.3
Copy/Paste to/from multiple clipboards in Windows - https://github.com/Matts/AltCopy
I've always had the issue when refactoring code, I am wanting to "copy on cut", or just having two clipboards to use separately.
I am not sure if anyone has ever had this issue before, and so am also not sure if anyone has ever created a solution it. So I took 10 minutes and made a AutoHotkey script to solve it.
Yeah sure...article 17 sucks. But the EU parliament has also decided to abandon EU summer time and I refuse to program that.2
Article 13 has gone through.
If you have a startup idea, move outside the EU to avoid millions of dollars of copyright fines.
Get the memes, get tor, get vpns, research how people get around the great firewall of china, because the EU just asked china to hold its beer.
I pity whoever's job it is to implement this piece of shit.10