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> For this we would do nothing revolutionary, except stand on the shoulders of giants.
- Joran Dirk Greef

firearms mention, transphobia mention 

"I'm a girl"

"but what's in your pants"

"a handgun"

[three mathematicians walk into a bar]
bartender: do you all want a beer?
mathematician A: I don't know
mathematician B: I don't know
mathematician C: yes

An engineer, a physicist and a mathematician find themselves in a joke, indeed a joke quite similar to many that you have no doubt already heard.

After some observations and rough calculations the engineer realizes the situation and starts laughing.

A few minutes later the physicist understands too and chuckles to himself happily as he now has enough experimental evidence to publish a paper.

This leaves the mathematician somewhat perplexed, as he had observed right away that he was the subject of a joke, and deduced quite rapidly the presence of humour from similar jokes, but considers this joke to be too trivial a corollary to be significant, let alone funny.

bad idea 

they should make a hard mode on graphical file browsers. like theres a bunch of delete buttons scattered around everywhere and theres no confirmation dialogs

vividly imagining a lisp program with toki pona comments and an ansi c program with lojban comments

game genres can be so weird sometimes, especially in retrospect

how could a game developer in 1995 ever have predicted that two decades later it would have become very clear that game genres based on leisure activities, such as fishing simulators, bowling games, or skiing/snowboarding, wouldn't really ever catch on except in specific limited circumstances

but that genres based around actual and often-stressful jobs like being a civil engineer (simcity), long-haul trucker (euro truck simulator), or ... well, just look at the entire genre of business management simulation games,
would be popular and sometimes immensely so

alright, sorry. I've been kinda negative about some stuff recently, and I want to take a step back:

What technological/social projects are you very excited about that achieve decentralization/distance from the current exploitative systems *without* blockchain?

okay is defined by the state of sitting in a bed with a warm coffee and softly cuddled up against cute girls

Media on the internet is heartbreakingly transient

I love customizing* my linux desktop

* spending hours on something other distros get out of the box before giving up

i am not adhd though i just find literally every adhd meme super relatable it's a coincidence

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This is a huge deal:

The Open Collective Foundation has just announced: "OCF now offers employment options to initiative workers—with health insurance!"

If your FLOSS project is on OpenCollective, you can hire a maintainer as an employee! With health insurance & 401(k)!

This is such a huge step forward for open source sustainability, in particular for projects with key contributors in the United States. Let's talk about why!

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is not alive

timeline's always dead 'round these parts