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Reportedly, in Tokyo, local gangs have started using drones to transport drugs across the city.

In response, the police are using net-carrying drones to try to capture these packets mid-air.

The gangs are counter-attacking with their own net-drones to try and drop police drones.

In a statement with the Tokyo police, they say they "Haven't had this much fun in years"

The pity of crossposting with twitter is: you never know if the crossposter also reads his mastodon account.

That isnt a form of interaction.

@lain @lanodan

locales are boring just be like me and run everything on C.UTF-8
"The following is a real critical problem that we ran into here at TripAdvisor, but have yet figured out a clear way to mitigate.

Streaming replicas—and by extension, base backups—can become dangerously broken when the source and target machines run slightly different versions of glibc. Particularly, differences in strcoll and strcoll_l leave "corrupt" indexes on the slave. These indexes are sorted out of order with respect to the strcoll running on the slave. Because postgres is unaware of the discrepancy is uses these "corrupt" indexes to perform merge joins; merges rely heavily on the assumption that the indexes are sorted and this causes all the results of the join past the first poison pill entry to not be returned. Additionally, if the slave becomes master, the "corrupt" indexes will in cases be unable to enforce uniqueness, but quietly allow duplicate values."

What an absolute nightmare.


"Telecom companies in the US sell access to their customers’ location data to other companies...who then sell it to specific clients and industries."
This is what can happen when you have a completely unregulated data ecosystem.

I do if-this-then-that things at home with #mqttwarn ( so that I don't have to rely on stuff going away for me: "IBM Watson drops IFTTT support"

@aral If anyone is attending the first copyleft conference, which I suppose will be a landmark, I would suggest a talk topic such as:

"A survey of tech conference sponsors: the ethics of influence"

Fediverse folx, I'm still looking for a #Job. My focus lays on #Frontend-Development and UX/UI-Design, though I'm a full stack developer and knowledgable in system engineering and DevOps as well. I live in Berlin, am only able to work 15-20h (university), and remote is fine for me as well. My programming languages of choice are Rust, Python, C, Golang and #JavaScript.

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Society of Trolls

A nice little Mastodon instance. Mild trolling encouraged (keep it local), but not required. Malicious behaviour is not tolerated. Follow Wheaton's law and you'll be fine.