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Look, if a core Bitcoin developer's can get their whole wallet emptied out unrecoverably on them, and that developer's immediate reflex is to start calling a centralized authority for help, it's time to stop pretending this entire cryptocurrency exercise is ever going to work reliably.

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Government's refusal to negotiate with unions as the country grinds to a halt is is intolerable

After 12 years of cuts, all of us working in public service know that #EnoughIsEnough

We need to #TaxTheRich to fund our public services

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Thought Leaders: "Programming will be obsolete within 5 years. All business software will be generated by AIs"

Actual Businesses: "actually we're mainly still on-premise, running on Windows Server 2003 and VBScript ASP, but our two-year plan to migrate everything into a cloud kicked off in 2015 and we're making steady progress."

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Saying not to bother with the favourite button on mastodon because it doesn't affect any algorithm is like saying not to say thank you to someone because no one else will hear.

Stop thinking in those old social media ways of engagement and visibility and algorithms and reach and audience and start thinking about being social.

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#woodturning #bowlsFromLogs #bowl #forest #trees #woodart #woodworking #artisan #art #craft #handcrafted #artist #maker #Norway #harvesting #wood #lathe #bandsaw

Hope to meet the folks in the Fediverse who are into woodturning, or plan to be – and share what woodturning, trade or hobby, is about. This post, and the upcoming ones, will mostly be about my woodturner daily life and surroundings; workshop, tools, harvesting wood etc.

Post 1: A peep into my workshop some days ago.

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It's called "research" because you have to read it all again to find that one thing you wanted to cite.

The fact that this isn't intuitively obvious to everyone says a lot about the state of physics education

Criminal punishment in this country is just pathetic. Five years for manslaughter by diminished responsibility is just simply not enough. Even if one ignores all other aspects of inprisonment besides protecting the public, anything short of decades is simply unacceptable.

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Every news outlet should stand up a Mastondon instance for their reporters & staff.

It’ll be great to see or whatever domain they want to use.

Built in verification. Every reporter for the Washington Post on a washpo domain. Every reporter for the New York Times on an NYTimes domain. Etc, etc.

Plus the “local” feed for each instance becomes a feed of all the posts from that institution mixed together — providing extra discovery.

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"if i replace all the words, is it really plagiarism?"

this argument is known as the ship of thesaurus

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“You can find us anywhere you get your podcasts.”

I *adore* this phrase, because it has been like two whole-ass decades and not one single venture capital darling has managed to unseat plain RSS as the distribution method for podcasts. Not one. (And they have really tried!)

Podcasts are just out there, like air. You don’t go to one place to get them; you get them from everywhere and anywhere. You can choose how you want to engage with them and manage them and it is legitimately heartwarming that nothing has ever gotten in the way of that being a fundamental fact.

This is the best of what the web is. It will never have a stock ticker or even a marketing scheme. Most people don’t even know it is there. But it endures (past the many, many attempts by squillionaire corporates to kill it) because of its absolute unshakable utility.

My suggestion: any time you hear “anywhere you get your podcasts”, send a little thanks to RSS for keeping the real web alive.

#RSS #Podcasts #ProtocolsNotProducts

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We simply should not let people become so rich that their personal issues become society's problems

After all these years of casually using it, I'm actually reading the original markdown spec. It's actually really clever how it codifies common conventions for drafting digital text. Each document markup standard -- roff, tex, html, markdown -- seem to be a step towards readability, that's for sure. Though I am left thinking that markdown, with all of the various variants, has inherited the issue that shell scripts have where one must be cognisant of the common standard.

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Wow, after 25 years of Unix experience, I learned that you can filter output in #less.

Press ampersand (&) and enter a regex to show only lines matching the regex.

Press ampersand (&) and then exclamation mark (!) to apply an inverse filter.

They would have to start by actually following the monad laws though... Just spent a couple of hours trying to figure out how to write a `sequence` function to avoid deeply nested and completely unnecessary `then` callbacks. Turns out there's some kind of global state going on so it's never going to work, just great...

If you define a function called foo
function foo(actions) {
const [action,] = actions;
action.then(x => cy.log(x));
and then call it like this
const list = [cy.wrap(7), cy.wrap(8)];
const nine = cy.wrap(9);
You would expect 7 to get logged -- but nope, 9 does… Makes no sense whatsoever, just prevents any kind of user-defined abstraction. What utter garbage

Cypress would be so much easier if it came with basic monad combinators and do-notation. Seriously considering prototyping a PureScript wrapper…

Cypress would be so much easier if it came with basic monad combinators and do-notation. Seriously considering prototyping a PureScript wrapper…

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