Hey fam, does anyone know of a DIY hardware kit for digital audio players? My grandmama is losing her sight and I want to make a device for her that I can fill up with audiobooks and podcasts. Has to be button-controlled (ie, no screens). Any help appreciated!

ha ha ha, only everyone in the entire computing world uses Stack Overflow, ha ha ha, it's not like there's a systemic problem with docs/manuals assuming an advanced prior experience, ha ha ha, or a lack of decent startup guides for n00b users, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

also, after 3 years of providing this group free labor, another three years seems excessive, even if it is a vote of confidence in my work

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This is a public service announcement.

If your job uses Slack, please remember that the administrators that have been configured can view any channel and download all files and all information published, including channels that are "private" or between 2 individuals.

Your discussions are not secure and can be snooped upon, even private conversations.

In other words: there is no privacy on Slack. Period.

This is the end of this public service
announcement.

(Don't ask how I know that)

can anyone recommend a plagiarism checker that isn't going to keep whatever you submit as part of its corpus?

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facebook splitting up the word “sponsored” to sneak past adblockers

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Hot take: post-apocalyptic fiction is so popular because people desperately want to live lives that aren't yoked by capitalism, but are unable to even conceive of such a thing happening without the world ending first

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I swear to god, old white dudes on panels just make me mad

Does anyone have experience setting up a dual-boot computer with multiple internal hard drives? Say, like an SSD along with a HDD?

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a science fiction story in which an anthropologist studies an alien civilization whose only extant artifact is a database dump of their word vectors

Wouldn't be nice if we were admins?
Then we wouldn't have to ask to install
And wouldn't it be nice to run as sudo?
And we could just pip install it all

Can anyone recommend a project that sends daily coding exercises to keep your skills from atrophying?

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Library meta: NOW I WANT TO GO WRITE CITATIONS FOR THESE PAGES IN EVERY COPY OF THE 2004 BOOK.

Ugh, I am a librarian and do not handle other people being wrong well. It's one of our flaws, especially since "wrong" is so often just how we perceive things.

... but this time it's actually factually inaccurate & could be used to be like "librarians are awesome resisters" and :buzz: false. We are not Alice Herz level until we are.

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Does anybody have a working example of an actual package on PyPi that uses markdown for its project description, and it works?

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Journey to the enchanted land of Metadata, where Spreadsheet Sparkle and her pals learn valuable lessons about remediation: teepublic.com/t-shirt/2746901-

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