I wrote down some notes for working with NumPy in Python.
"So now let’s connect all the dots. Capitalism didn’t just rape the planet laughing, and cause climate change that way. It did something which history will think of as even more astonishing. By quite predictably imploding into fascism at precisely the moment when the world needed cooperation, it made it impossible, more or less, for the fight against climate change to gather strength, pace, and force."
I'm starting to hate working with computers
People are Happier in Social Democracies Because There’s Less Capitalism
"Because in America, the very same thing which in Europe are provided freely to all — healthcare, education, media, transport, retirement, childcare, and so on — are things which people must compete for. Because these things are life’s essentials — not luxuries, but necessities — the result is that the average American is forced to fight a bruising, bitter, endless battle. With whom? With everyone."
How do you browse websites in Firefox that need Tracking Protection disabled?
I want to apply for jobs, but the InstaHyre website is completely broken if I enable Tracking Protection in Firefox. It's not the only website that breaks, but its one of the worst offenders. They have too many analytics and tracking JS in their code.
Do you maintain a separate browser for websites that track you?
Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Targets DuPont, Chemours, 3M, and Other Makers of PFAS Chemicals
A list of Data Types in Python
Dockerizing Tweet-Toot: A practical guide to deploying your app using Docker
I’m also annoyed at the people who say “it’s just all your browsing data so what’s the big deal?” It’s my *browsing data* that’s exactly why it’s a big deal!!!
Really enjoying Stephen Pinker's "Enlightenment Now" - it's a well-cited and uplifting read, but the bigger takeaway for me so far is that it has made me realise that not reading the latest news headlines may not be such a bad thing. Always felt a bit of an ignoramus in not keeping up.
Especially in these times of news from all sides being often partisan, biased and occasionally outright fabricated, you're likely to get a better pulse on the state of the world by brushing up on your history and statistics.
@TheKinrar I'm getting a lot of duplicates in the instances.social endpoint. I'm sending the next_id as min_id in the instances list request. How should I fix this? The API response contains the duplicates.
How do I use the instances.social API to get the URL of the instance? The response doesn't contain it. This is the response for one of the instances:
Doctor: I'm terribly sorry but the tests are back. Your child is artistic.
Doctor: Now don't worry, it's not the end of the world. Your child will never have the mind of an executive, but with modern innovations like Etsy, Patreon and Kickstarter, they may be able to pay rent well into their mid-20s.
Parent: Did... did crayons do this
Doctor: Who can say? We're exposed to so many forms of art every day: music, poetry, language, geometry..
Parent: We're getting crayons BANNED
Quick question: What is obs_rank in the Mastodon instances API? For example, this is the response for mastdon.technology:
obs_rank: "B "
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