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Embrace and kill? AppGet dev claims Microsoft reeled him in with talk of help and a job – then released remarkably similar package manager

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'We appreciated your input and insights'

Updated  Keivan Beigi, developer of AppGet, has described how Microsoft nearly hired him to work on the open-source Windows package manager as an official feature, then went quiet for six months before announcing WinGet, which Beigi says is "very inspired by AppGet".…

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Executive extortion goes domestic in "The Don, Part II"

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The two upcoming Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader, are now available for order, but will only be available by online pre-order.

Information about the books, including how to pre-order, and special offers here. The deadline for ordering is June 30, 2020.

"Ruben Bolling has been sending me his secret messages for years, in the form of comics printed first on paper, and then, once paper became extinct, on the internet. I don't know exactly what he's trying to tell me, except he seems to know about everything I find funny, delightful, strange and inexplicable to get my attention, from obscure literary references to negging deep dish pizza. … I still obsessively keep reading, not just because he's hilarious, but because someday I hope to find out who this Tom the bug is, and why he is dancing."
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100 TV shows ranked by their final episode

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TitleMax says, "What are the best and worst TV finales of all time? To find out, we examined the most popular shows listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB). We scanned the list to find the top TV shows that have ended, and out of that list of popular shows, we took a closer look at each TV show’s rankings both for the show overall and for its last episode."

100 TV Shows, Ranked by Their Final Episode - TitleMax.com - Infographic
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No Bojack? I'm disappointed.
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Trump Declared Twitter Should Be Shut Down

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“If it were legal, if it were able to be legally shut down, I would do it.”

That’s the president of the United States yesterday, describing, I think honestly, what he’d like to do to an American company that no one — no one — is alleging to have broken a single law. Their transgression is that they simply displease him. It’s worth watching him say it on video, just to absorb how casual he is about something so profound.

It has been the historical norm for all presidents, Republican and Democrat alike, to speak of the U.S. Constitution with reverence, as a set of righteous ideals that guide our nation, a codification of our collective sense of what is right and just — not as a set of constraints that shackle the president from doing what he’d really like to do.

Link: twitter.com/politico/status/1266146945342615553

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Brickbat: Burn It Down

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The German parliament has voted to make burning the flag of the European Union or of foreign nations a hate crime. It was already illegal to burn the German flag. Those who violate the law face up to three years in prison. "Burning flags publicly has nothing to do with peaceful protests," said Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht.



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It was already almost impossible anyway because the fire regulations mean that most flags sold in the EU in the last 20 years are pretty much fireproof anyway. Still, interesting to know that disposing of your old, ripped EU flag (that you just replaced by a nice new one) by stuffing it in your incinerator is now a crime.
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Sigh.
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Mmmmmm
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Hmm so if a Spaniard burns a Spanish flag which group is the hate crime against. The law seems to side with the types who hate Kaepernick for taking a knee during the anthem.
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goddamnit. I move here, and immediately they cancel Oktoberfest, close all the brothels, and now THIS?! What am I supposed to do for fun now?
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Made-up murder claims, threats to kill Twitter, rants about NSA spying – anything but mention 100,000 US virus deaths, right, Mr President?

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Trump's throwing everything at the social wall to see what will stick

Opinion  “In their natural habitat, when chimpanzees become angry, they often stand up, wave their arms, and throw branches or rocks – anything nearby that they can get their hands on. When chimps are removed from the wild and kept in captivity, they experience stress and agitation, which can cause them to react in the same way – by throwing things,” explains the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada.…

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