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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.

Unintentional description of a #forth interpreter spotted on birdsite: “If I’m reading and I see an open-parenthesis symbol I stop reading right away and I do not start again until I get to a close-parenthesis symbol. There’s no way I’m reading that shit”

I cannot understate how much the fact that I did #esperanto a while back is helping me do #latin

It would've been so much more stressful otherwise!

Can anyone recommend a good book on data structures and algorithms for and the ?

health 

Statistical research shows that the best thing you can do for your health is to earn more money. Rich people are healthier and live longer.

@pepicrft I've used ledger-cli for a few years now and really like it

For me and represent The Literal and The Abstract of computer languages, like primitives of computation, more discovered than invented.

I'm old enough to remember when software that sent records of everything you did and websites you visited was called "spyware".

How times have changed.

And I don't mean that spyware has gone away.

@profoundlynerdy it's possible to build an elf file that is both a valid executable and shared library but that isn't the default on most OS. It is on BeOS and Haiku and I'd love to learn there are other systems doing it too?

I visited Slashdot today, don't ask me why. Somehow it's still around and it looks the same, including the weird news department names slashdot.org

I'm studying . I'm that odd duck that has a fair grasp of but never got into C. The reality is most of my code is written in scripting languages these days, , , , etc.

I don't understand how API calls work in C. If I have two C programs, codenamed Alice and Bob and I want to call some of Alice's functions from within Bob without running the entire program, how does that work? Assume a real OS such as or .

What do you think is the most complex piece of software ever written for the ?

For me it's a toss up between GeoPublish and Newcomer. The former is a full featured (if slow, absent an REU) desktop publishing program. The latter is a *huge* RPG released in the early 2000's, it's 14 disk long with a 1541 drive.

If you had the job of increasing and mindshare and market adoption in 2022, how would you so it?

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