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Any police officer who quits in solidarity with a colleague who put an innocent person in the hospital is a police officer we're better off without.

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@sir both ways are better than reducing institutional knowledge by forgetting how to do things

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"So, do you think one day robots will have human rights?"
"Perhaps," the robot said, "but first I want to see all humans have human rights."
"What do you mean? All humans do have human rights. It's in the name."
"Then I first want to see all humans considered human."
"Oh. Yeah."
#MicroFiction #SmallStories #TootFic

Can't overstate how cool this is, even if you hate that guy that owns SpaceX... youtube.com/watch?v=Aymrnzianf

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Hate driven development

I hate computers so deeply that it drives me to write software in an attempt to fix this godawful fucking mess that we're in

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I have my technical gripes about JavaScript, but my main complaint in practice is social: when you put JavaScript on your page, you're passing a cost (in the form of compute power, which is wear and energy use) to me

If you do this, it should benefit *me* more than you. I'd bet 98% of JS that pushes to my browser benefits the operator much more than me.

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I don't care how special and cool and hip your company thinks it is, it's NEVER okay to opt users into a marketing spam list.

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Announcing the SourceHut project hub 🎉

sourcehut.org/blog/2020-04-30-

I don't usually explicitly ask for shares, but this is a big deal for SourceHut - the project hub solves one of our major goals for the alpha. Please help spread the word ❤️

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“It’s Terry,” said Terry. “‘Ere. That [story] you sent me. Are you doing anything with it?”
“Not really.”
“Well, I think I know what happens next. Do you want to sell it to me? Or write it together?”
“Write it together,” I said, because I was not stupid, and because that was the nearest I was ever going to get to Michaelangelo phoning to ask if I wanted to paint a ceiling with him.

—Neil Gaiman, on how he came to co-write “Good Omens” with Terry Pratchett

#terrypratchett #neilgaiman #goodomens

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@emersion Lying in bed awake and I've just understood how clever a name hydroxide is (OH-) vis-a-vis the *basic* complement to Protonmail (H+). Genius!

Also I'm an imbecile for not seeing it earlier, and it's probably in docs somewhere too.... 🤔

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GNU Terry Pratchett

5 years to the day

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