@strypey @mala appreciation appreciated. I do try to keep in mind that it's better to be better understood than to be right.

Marriage is bad for kids.
As an institution meant to protect the family, it fails. The alternative to marriage is not single parents. The alternative is a village. It takes a village to raise a child. Every parent considers that saying, and, overwhelmed, drowning in stress, and severely lacking time to spend with their kids, asks, "Where's the fucking village??"
Every. Parent.
How do we, as a society, take a step towards building villages?

@Carnet do you think liberapay does a good job helping devs get financial support?

@fool maybe you'd like to hear about Nonmon, my concept for using information as currency, instead of numbers of other things like coins. I believe debt is good, but quantification of debt enables destructive systems of control, such as your point.

TIL all security camera products suck. Even/especially the expensive ones.

@stux cats are the best at two things: cuddling and biting. problem is when they try multitasking.

one vote makes a two party system. support ranked choice voting so that divisive candidates won't thrive in a divisive system. 🇺🇲

winning against lies and hatred is a nice first step but we need to remember: Trump is a product of the two-party system. Two parties makes a divisive system in which divisive candidates thrive! support ranked choice voting!

40 second pre-edited "Election 2020: IT'S OVER! Sam & Friends Celebrate the End of This Election | Full Frontal on TBS" on YouTube youtu.be/pV4my0v57ww

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for the foreseeable future please send me every single trump supporter meltdown tweet you see. i wish to Lavish in them.

so values and integrity really matter in US politics! 🇺🇲
I don't have to be ashamed to be an American.

@batata @wxcafe for existing projects, me neither. but I think Free Software needs fewer lines of code, which means platforms with composable core tools, adherence to the Unix philosophy "do one thing and do it well", and higher level programming languages that should be pushing the boundaries of the definition of programming

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@wxcafe @batata I think this is a really big issue. For Free Software to ever be something everyone relies on, we need average users to be able to be average contributors, not elite uber-nerds. Part of what makes me think about high level programming a lot.

capitalism IS the quantification of value. if you have doubts about capitalism, you should be thinking how to avoid valuation of your deeds and possessions, and how to give and get without ever tracking numbers.
So long as a number can be put on something, it will be exchanged, taxed, and required as payment for debts.
We are invaluable. We are not our net worth.

@aral I stopped writing Clojure because I had that feeling so much more often

@jauntywunderkind420 @alcinnz @dublinux @sir webcomponents seems like a good step forward for JS, but a step backward for HTML. looking at a couple tutorials, it looks like the display of the custom HTML tag would be relegated to a procedural JS class. that's not a machine readable ontology. it may make HTML more concise, but at the cost of making its meaning more obscure, and enabling obfuscation.

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