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Seriously, these days, the first question I ask myself before designing something is "what happens when this breaks?" It's all well and good designing for robustness, but there will *always* be something you miss, and having a system that doesn't cause any extra (sometimes worse) problems when it fails is far more important that reducing the likelihood of failure in the first place, in my humble opinion.

As if there weren't enough reasons to use the old tried-and-tested Firefox/Thunderbird combo over the competition... I've just installed a new SSD in my main PC and changed the OS from Windows 10 to Ubuntu. I copied the Firefox and Thunderbird profile directories over without modification and both pieces of software just work as if nothing had changed. All done locally and without having to sync with an external cloud service. I'd like to see Chrome/Edge/Outlook/GMail do that.

How about "set never", motherfucker? I thought we finished this browser wars shit in the 90s.

Wow, who'd have guessed that sharing biometric information with a tech company was a bad idea?

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Read an article today about why Americans think alcohol has health benefits and it's apparently another "well the French are healthy and they do X so it's healthy to do X."

So here's your periodic reminder that France (and Italy, and Sweden, and Japan, and basically every country you've seen in a "this country is so healthy, what's their secret?" headline) has universal health care.

The secret is access to health care. It's always access to health care.

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