Arguments over definitions have been one of my biggest pet peeves for as long as I have been able to think. There are so many layers of sloppy thinking that go into any given "is X an instance of Y" conversation where the sides are using different definitions of Y. Obvs a very common one is "is X art" where "art" is silently weighed down by an insane connotative load, very often people arguing over whether X is art are actually arguing over whether it is good

When Stadia launched, I remarked that it was very much dead on arrival.

It took a few years, as is typical for Google Grim Reaper (available on PLAY STORE!), but it's done

thinking about Idiot Mode, which is any curly-braced or explicitly delineated language can be converted from a blankspace delimiter set, thereby making it Pretty and Cool

@fluffy I don't know, haven't watched enough Owl House. In any case, Amphibia is _freakin' rad_ and I can't recommend it enough. That + new DuckTales were the main reasons we stuck with D+

I look forward to my GitHub copilot royalty check in the mail.

Okay it is supremely annoying that Disney won't put the latest episodes of their own shows on their own streaming services. What do they possibly gain by delaying the Disney+ release of Disney Channel shows?

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@mike_ If you must Ruby, get RubyMine, or swap out of the IDE altogether for scripting languages

obv I have strong opinions about this, but also jettison reddit

Separate note, stolen from YOSPOS -- one of the reasons I like Java/Maven so much at this point is b/c it's a tool, and devs recognize it's a tool. Nobody is commenting that Java code is "beautiful" or "javaceous," we don't have nicknames like javanauts or w/e, people get angry about XML, and by god it's a good life

Golang's dependency management can't be fixed. Cloud vendoring / relying on archive.org for stuff was like a secret JavaScript sin but here Go has it out in the open.

What is the deal? I don't want to bust open the internals of this language to see if it's fixable at a deeper level b/c it's non-portable (if I found a way to package artifacts, they'd have to be system-specific) -- so eventually, with my druthers, I'll land on Rust for this kind of thing I guess :/

Every AI / ML researcher I’ve ever met has been this exact same level of credulous as the dude who just got got at Google

Not sure if it’s because they _want_ to believe a machine can achieve sentience or they’re just gullible. Either way, these people and the companies who enable them need new hobbies

Replace every article about Elon Musk with an article about someone fixing/maintaining important infrastructure. A person repairing buses. A person repairing and tweaking wheelchairs. A person tending to a community garden.

So I finally killed my Goodreads account because I'm trying to limit my Amazon usage to as little as possible and switched to Storygraph a Black woman-owned book tracking platform that uses machine learning for making suggestions, which are disturbingly accurate.

The cool part is that it consumes GoodReads exports so you have all you're reading data.

You should sign up. And when you do, hit me with a link and I'll follow you.

https://thestorygraph.com/

I don’t even know where to place the blame for Morbius. The scenes feel disjointed, the plot is nonsensical, the casting is bad (though Matt Smith seems to be having a lot of fun), and the action scenes are just rando CGI with no kineticism

I _did_ laugh heartily at the “jumps in front of a subway train” scene

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