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Software "engineer" by trade and study. enthusiast, loves . Also looking to pivot away from pure software, and into , or . Or in any other way contribute something meaningful back to this world. is my OS. I may have made a for it once.

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We have a problem with door to door solicitation in our neighborhood, so we put up this sign.

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You can relive the lunar landing in real time (50 years latency) here: apolloinrealtime.org/11/

The Gulf Stream and global supply chains are similar in that if either one destabilizes, we're going to be in deep trouble. Except that we can most likely survive the Gulf Stream shutting down, but we won't survive global trade collapsing.

Fighting change is an extra difficult task, because while the change itself is a threat, the defeat condition is "losing technological civilization". Which means we have to fix climate in such a way that doesn't kill us all anyway.

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RT @stylewarning@twitter.com
Common Lisp isn’t hot new stuff, but you know what’s cool? My code from 10 years ago runs without modification. I don’t mean “runs after clearing the cobwebs.” I mean runs today truly without touching it. It’s like I have a personal history that’s executable. For example... (1/5)

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"People shouldn't just die for no reason" is really the core of my politics. Anyone who agrees with that statement is on my side essentially. Specifics are important of course. But I feel like other disagreements aren't as fundamental.

It manipulates both left and right wing, and wants to see the world upside down. What is it? 

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“But people won’t work unless they’re threatened with homelessness and starvation!”

No, people won’t work for YOU unless they’re threatened with homelessness and starvation

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Adblocking, old man yells at cloud 

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the ten words every girl wants to hear 

I'm not a believer in , but I do like to write tests once first iteration of the design and the most basic implementation is done. At that point I get to switch my mindset from "how can I make this work?" to "how could it break?", and unit tests are a nice way of writing down every corner case I can imagine, and making sure the design gets updated to accommodate all of them.

Ouch. Can't in full honesty deny it.

Any ideas on how to better calibrate your sense of "everyone and everything is shit" to the real world? Or maybe it's already an accurate view of the world?

(Screen from dev.to/taillogs/how-to-write-a)

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Dear everyone who is considering making a video of yourself talking rather than just writing the *exact same words* into a text file, a blog post or a PDF:

Unless you're specifically targeting people who literally cannot read...

Please don't.

Sincerely, A Person Who Doesn't Have Literal Free Hours To Hear You Slooooowly Say Something It Would Take Me Five Seconds To Read And Also I Can Ctrl-F It

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If during update you'll get:

Repository 'ftp.se.debian.org/debian buster InRelease' changed its 'Suite' value from 'testing' to 'stable'
E: Failed to download some files

This error means that repository for buster was designated stable, which is expected ;)

To solve it just run:

> apt-get --allow-releaseinfo-change update

Beginning of something beautiful.

Who's gonna guess what's this for?

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@dredmorbius pfff, it'd probably result in a three way split of the Fediverse: one side complaining there's too much cowbell, another about there being too little and a third having no opinion, but being ostracised by both other sides for 'siding with the wrong side'.

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I'd order some stickers from , but the problem is... I don't know where to put them. It's been a while since I used an actual full-sized laptop. stickers I got still sit in an envelope too...

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Daughter has reached the age of asking "why?" to everything.

"hold on to that cup with both hands"
"why?"
"i don't want you to drop it"
"why?"
"It's made of glass, and if you drop a glass thing it can break"
"why?"
"because glass is brittle"
"why?"
"because supercooling molten silicon dioxide makes an amorphous solid which is weaker than the crystalline form"
"why?"
"the crystalline form has a tetrahedral lattice of ionic bonds"
"why?"
"because one silicon atom can bind with four oxygen"
"why?"

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