Typical. Any discussion of banning weapons of war isn't even had because it's so futile. Instead, the proposed solution is more surveillance of our communication. Would anyone blame the postal service if these messages had gone via snail mail? Then don't turn the blame on facebook. theguardian.com/us-news/2022/m

The new tube map is an absolute disgrace. Everything, literally everything in this country is for sale. The Santander bikes and Emirates cable car were bad enough, but to put corporate branding on the official tube map. Harry Beck is rolling in his grave today. tfl.gov.uk/maps/track/tube

TIL That one of the Conservative members of the House of Lords is the grandson of Clement Atlee, the post-war Labour PM that gave us the NHS. Their family motto is literally "Labour conquers all".

Today's been a scorcher and it's killed all my seedlings. Now I'm sad.

Why doesn't Joe Manchin just deflect to the GOP already -- if you're not going to vote with the party why even be in one?

The Channel 4 series, Surviving the Stone Age, is one of the best things I've watched on broadcast TV in a very long time. Absolutely fascinating to think of the countless people throughout history that lived such lives

I'm seeing a consistent theme of documentaries including bits of drama (even sex scenes) and reality-style conflict amongst participating experts, presumably to make the genre more appealing to the masses. Not a fan.

Northern Irish politics is so confusing, and it’s absolutely shameful how little it is discussed/taught in schools here in England

A virtual DOM is essentially a data structure that abstracts over modifications to another data structure simply for performance reasons. It's just a way of modifying some data in memory and then committing all of those changes in a single transaction. The very fact that this is actually a reasonable solution given the tools available just goes to show how broken the tools are. The whole computational model exposed by browsers is completely out of touch with how it's being used. For example, why isn't there a language construct in JavaScript inside of which all DOM manipulation isn't propagated to the rendering engine? Instead we build a virtual system inside of a virtual machine to achieve the same, and then wonder why things are so clunky.

It could have a “talk” mode and a “command” mode so that typing “spell check my homework” into the talk mode would suggest that you could type “read homework.txt | spellcheck” into the command mode

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Here’s a thought: could we make programming more accessible by merging the power of the command line with the approachability of virtual assistants?

With Labour taking control of Westminster does that mean we can finally see the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street and the passage of the city-wide cycle lanes through the borough?

TIL that readline, the text editor used by the bash shell, has some really quite powerful features like recording macros

I absolutely despise homebrew. Worst piece of software I’ve ever used. Will this be the last straw for me using Mac OS?

Here's a fun way to spend an hour: try re-creating this nomogram using nothing but a compass and a straight edge. I found it really quite satisfying to reverse the addition and multiplication that falls out of the quadratic equations the nomogram can be used to solve. cambridge.org/core/services/ao

TIL there's an easy way to scroll back through vi's registers

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There are dozens of fish or fish-like emoji (e.g., 🐟 🐠🎣🐡🦈🐬🐳🐋🐟.𓆝𓆟)

In fact, there are so many that, if I sent you a random one, a third party wouldn't have a good chance of guessing which one I'd sent.
This means we could adopt a new form of 2FA based on sending fish emoji

“In addition to your password, please log in with your one-time cod”

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A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

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"Being poisoned to death will kinda disrupt any plans you might have had for the afternoon" youtu.be/cNJZrHd39ag

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I love /r/antiwork but I really don't like the name.

It should be /r/antijob.

Human nature is to do work.

But human nature is not to have a job.

Building software is work. Gardening is work. Making music is work.

Work is good. Work is healthy.

Jobs, though. That's where our mental, emotional, and often even physical selves break down.

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