"I use Linux as my operating system," I stated proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. He swiveled around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision. "Actually," he said with a grin, "Linux is just the kernel. You use GNU+Linux!" I don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk: "I use Abyss, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. It's Linux, but not GNU+Linux."

The smile quickly drops from the man's face. His body began convulsing, he foamed at the mouth, and he dropped to the floor with a sickly thud. As he writhed around he screamed, "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!" In a cool fashion, I replied "Abyss uses the LLVM compiler suite, GCC uninvolved."

With a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life was ejected from his body. He lied on the floor, cold and limp. I've womansplained him to death.

I clown ๐Ÿคก 

Hello, I'm a capitalist tool.

Barely living wages incentive poor people and tax cuts incentive the bourgeois. (That's literally an argument for income inequality today btw)

Based that claim, proved true by the history of bourgeois democracy and policies pushed by politicians today, I posit that bourgeoisie and proletariat are not two classes, but rather two species with similar in aspect. The brains of their members are wired completely differently to react to different stimuli.

rant/firefox 

Ok so you know Firefox can display PDF documents, right? Now go in your preferences and under Applications say that all PDF files should be open in Firefox by default, cause why use another program to do it if Firefox can amirite. Now go ahead and save all your work. Then find a link to download a PDF file and open it. Watch all instances of Firefox furiously opening new tabs with the path of the tmp PDF file. Somehow end the madness and change the preference to 'preview in firefox'

I'm using this website and it's so far the best I've ever seen in handling input and stuff. But (1) I have a new captcha on every page ??????๐Ÿ˜ถ (2) You can only use - and _ as special characters in your passowrd๐Ÿคข

rant 

Will people stop using Chrome already, or at least like stop complaining about it. I'd understand if there were no usable alternatives, but there are browsers out there far better than Chrome. Using Chrome is a conscious choice, deal with its issues or use a real browser.

List of bad things you should not do on mastodon:

* Posting violence without CW
* Posting sexually explicit media without CW
* Posting rust code without CW

Holy shit, mastodon development discussion are on discord? Well this is.. uh great or something. Whatever happened to email?!! I mean if you really needed an IM platform you could at least pick a free one, smdfh

Will there ever be rich text in mastodon? Polls? Who can answer these questions? There's probably a roadmap somewhere..

I'll never stop being baffled by people asking "is there documentation for <insert documented interface here>". Like did you care to check first? How are you going to set up and run a mastodon instance if you can't even ddg for the docs

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