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> I immediately came home, tried logging into my online banking accounts, but couldn't due to 2FA. Of course, I won't be able to log in until a replacement phone arrives.
> > It's the same failure mode if you s/phone/token/.
> There is nothing in any dishwasher, fridge, vacuum cleaner, washing machine, ${you_name_the_home_appliance} that would require to be smarter than they are without those (actually far from smart) hardware and software that is being installed and imposed on customers.
> Typo in the headline: s/DNA/NDA/
> I distro hop with my home laptops and use Windows at $JOB
> \> If we assume that both groups visit government websites equally often
> My pattern matching experience from real life tells me that this is unlikely....
> The blog post misunderstand that many people that do that are simply using "hello" as a "ping" to see if someone's really there for immediate synchronous communication. They want to type just 1 word first ... and then wait for a human-style-TCP-ACKnowledgement
> Some grouping or merging of URLs for major news would be nice, though hard to implement. For example Apple releases a new product, new version of Firefox, new S1 filing of $unicorn.
> Yes, crows use poke, dig, find, free, head, tail, touch, more, mount, make. And if they dont like you, they use kill. Sometimes even killall.
> crows are unable to use git, but then even I was unable to use git right after onboarding.
> Unbounded extensibility is a great way to get adoption of a standard, in the sense that a lot of products will say "Fully $standard Compatible!" in their marketing materials. It is a bad way to ensure that the standard actually means anything outside the marketing materials.
> Then again, I've used mailing lists since UUCP and VMS, so maybe I'm just exp\^Wold.
> English is the javascript of languages: full of warts and enforcing a status quo that sucks but everyone has to learn it because this is the world we live in.
> Esperanto would be like Haskell: beautifully pure and regular but no one uses it except for a passionate community of die-hard zealots.