This (twitter.com/wtwiwf2/status/157) suggestion really isn't as silly as it sounds. I think it would have been far better to have had a procession snaking down the country rather than flying the coffin to London and then having everyone queue. They could even put a stone cross-like marker at each point where the procession stopped each night…

Charles will not cool on climate action, say friends
bbc.co.uk/news/science-environ

Good, I say. Climate change is not and should not be a political issue; it's time everyone in society stood up and took action on the reckless behaviour of our civilisation. But if he's going to be vocal though, then that action had better start at home -- a commitment to travel by train instead of private jet would be a start.

Type-driven development means the type checker is my copilot.

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I see a lot of people complaining about how "RSS readers went away." It's a bit baffling, because they didn't. You just stopped using them 🤷

I wonder whether the smell of petrichor is a biologically engrained thing, simply because its a sign that the drought is over, in much the same way that salt and sugar taste good. In related news, IT'S RAINING!

Forget CO2 concentration, mean temperature, or what have you, I think far more accurate measure of climate change is the number of days in a year that I have to resort to putting on shorts

“People around the world no longer need to fear the vicious and determined killer.” -- says Joe Biden, announcing the state-sanctioned assassination, by remote drone, of a man without any trial or jury

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Is there an ActivityPub service for sharing reviews or restaurants, hotels, etc?

I appreciate the humour of the PureScript library: Argonaut is the JSON parsing library, Biscotti is the HTTP cookie header library

"The cost of sending a text message depends on how long it is. Anything over 160 characters counts as more than one message." What year does GDS think it is, 1993??

gds.blog.gov.uk/2022/07/20/how

If he’s not going to get on board with his party’s legislative agenda why is Manchin even in the Democratic Party? In the U.K. if you don’t vote in favour of the key pieces of legislation you lose the whip

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In 1440, the Republic of Cospaia was created by accident when a small strip of land was excluded from a peace treaty.

By 1484, the neighboring states decided it was too much trouble to redraw their border.

The Republic of Cospaia survived another 386 years. t.co/LaoOKxn2Xy

Thinking about it, this is probably why using pure functional programming languages feels like writing an interpreter for some weird domain specific variant of lambda calculus.

Also, by this definition, is return-oriented programming the process of tricking a domain specific machine into being a different domain specific machine?

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Software
noun. Carefully crafted data that can trick a general purpose computer into thinking it is a domain specific machine

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I feel like understanding the monad is the boss battle of a computer science education

"'The naughtiest thing I have ever done? Invaded a country', says Tory leadership contender"

This could have been a headline two hundred years ago, have things changed so little?

news.sky.com/story/the-naughti

PureScript is to JavaScript what sourdough is to Chorleywood bread, or what greenwood working is to nailing chipboard together.

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