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Which clone do you prefer?

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We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free. ―Epictetus, The Discourses

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The free market is the ultimate equalizer: it does not care if you grew up poor, the color of your skin, or by what name you call God.

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@profoundlynerdy But I use these roles differently. Raku has parametrised roles, and I use these as types, so I don't give them methods, only attributes which are the parameters. I've explained it in detail here:

wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/ar

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@profoundlynerdy Roles are a mechanism to add functionality to classes without inheritance. You can define some methods and attributes in a role and then any class can use these by "mixing in" the role, using the "does" keyword (as opposed to "is" for class inheritance).

For example

class Quadruped {
...
}
role Canine {
method bark { say "woof" }
}

class Dog is Quadruped does Canine {
...
}

any Dog can now bark, even though "bark" is not a method of Quadruped or Dog itself.

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Canadians, you have just a few days left to speak out on a horrific proposal that would force online platforms to proactively surveil, police, and remove your speech! File your comment right now with @OpenMediaOrg's email tool: action.openmedia.org/page/9027

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Some time back in June I mentioned this idea of a Japanese-inspired programming language.

Three months and six thousand lines of code later, here is Haku: a toy functional programming language inspired by literary Japanese.

It is probably “pre-alpha” but if you want to try it out, or just read about it:

codeberg.org/wimvanderbauwhede

#programming #japanese #rakulang #haku

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"The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks."

Jeff Hammerbacher, former Facebook engineer

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I guess I lacked the discipline during the last 3 decades but still...
#retrocomputing

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This is my painting "Ethereal thunderhead nebula", designed to be a spaced-out version of thunderstorm clouds and rainshafts. Kinda pretty I think.

#art #MastoArt #digitalart #digitalpainting #painting #spaceart #nebula #nebulae

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"Energy prices in Europe hit records after wind stops blowing. Heavy reliance on wind power, coupled with a shortage of natural gas, has led to a spike in energy prices"

Now, go complain to Lazard and BNEF with their "wind and solar cheapest in the world" conclusion out of a careful cherry-picking 🤷

wsj.com/articles/energy-prices

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Thanks to everyone who came to our protest last night at the SF Apple store to send the message: Don’t Scan Our Phones! t.co/cqsBza1bQ1

Hey @mwlucas, is No Starch Press publishing process like?

I'm seriously considering writing a technical book and they're at the top of my list of potential publishers.

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@profoundlynerdy I use and prefer Iosevka (github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/re), and specifically Iosevka Curly light, for my editor font; it has a fairly broad Unicode footprint (though notably does not include most of the CJK planes) and is open source.

In my terminal I use Iosevka Fixed Curly Extended medium; its primary differences from the base Iosevka Curly are that it's a wider aspect ratio (which leads to a more 4:3-ish, though not quite, 80x24 terminal) and it has no ligatures.

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Fun story, I was actually introduced to phreaking by Richard Dean Anderson during an episode of MacGuyver where he uses a paperclip to make a call from a payphone.

Kids: A payphone is like a cell phone that doesn't go anywhere and eats quarters.

Also, a paperclip is a bendy bit of wire for holding paper together.

Paper is mulched up trees and glue for writing on.

Writing is like typing, but with a stick full of coal.

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@Phate6660 @choroba yep, modern #perl is much nicer than the old line noise days of perl <5.8. If you're interested in learning more, this book (free online) is a good primer:

modernperlbooks.com/books/mode

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