Today is Vim's birthday!

It's been 29 years since Bram Moolenaar gave Vim it's first public release in 1991, November 2nd. After 8 major releases and a 9th in consideration, Vim has come a long way.

Take a chance to show your appreciation for the greatest text editor of all time!

Why are recommendation engines always about consuming more and more?
With attention becoming a precious scarce resource, apps should stop limiting themselves to "you'll like this, add this, and this, and this" suggestions, and instead also give smart suggestions for things like "you don't seem to be enjoying this podcast, remove it" or "this RSS feed content seems crap, stop wasting time on it".

Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman--a rope over an abyss. What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end: what can be loved in man is that he is an overture and a going under...

I say unto you: one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. I say unto you: you still have chaos in yourselves.

Alas, the time is coming when man will no longer give birth to a star. Alas, the time of the most despicable man is coming, he that is no longer able to despise himself. Behold, I show you the last man.

"What is love? What is creation? What is longing? What is a star?" thus asks the last man, and blinks.

The earth has become small, and on it hops the last man, who makes everything small. His race is as ineradicable as the flea; the last man lives longest.

"We have invented happiness," say the last men, and they blink. They have left the regions where it was hard to live, for one needs warmth. One still loves one's neighbor and rubs against him, for one needs warmth...

One still works, for work is a form of entertainment. But one is careful lest the entertainment be too harrowing. One no longer becomes poor or rich: both require too much exertion. Who still wants to rule? Who obey? Both require too much exertion.

No shepherd and one herd! Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.

"Formerly, all the world was mad," say the most refined, and they blink...

One has one's little pleasure for the day and one's little pleasure for the night: but one has a regard for health.

"We have invented happiness," say the last men, and they blink.

-- Thus spoke Zarathustra, Nietzsche

Does anyone on the Fediverse knows of a good audio editor?

I want to release Libre Lounge out but I'm stuck in a mental rut editing the audio. But if I could pay for someone to do it, it would be done faster and we'd have more episodes.

If you're an audio editor or know of one that would be willing to edit a 45-1 hour long podcast, let me know.

Boosts appreciated!

Hello everydual, I'm currently a 4th year student. My interests are mathematical/computational neuroscience and philosophy (thinking of pursuing a PhD/MSc on mathematical modelling). This instance looks fairly interesting. I look forward to meeting cool smart people. Other notable topics of interest: GNU/Linux (Ubuntu/Kali/Mint), FOSS/H, Python, Rust, LatAm history/politics.

Random fact: this is my favorite picture

Politics was so easy when I was a teenager. Some things were obviously right, some things were obviously wrong, and anyone who disagreed with those positions were either idiots who had been misled, or had bad intent themselves.

With experience and wider understanding, things get a lot more difficult. Now if something looks like "obviously the right answer", and I can't figure out why anyone would oppose it unless they were stupid or malicious - then in reality it's more likely that I haven't understood the opposing position very well, that the issue had more facets than I understood, that there *was* no simple easy satisfying answer that's practically feasible.

They don't say "Ignorance is bliss" for nothing!

Over the past year i moved from being a long-term stock trader, to short term, to day trading, to algorithmic trading using other peoples strategies, and now im writing my own AI software suite to do my own custom algorithmic trading.. .fun stuff.

Hello everyone! Another dev/open source software enthusiast here. I'm excited to be part of the community.

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