the company that made the software for my self-driving car went bankrupt and it's now incapable of moving because it has drm that requires access to the company's servers

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my self-driving car got hit with ransomware and it refuses to stop going until i pay up :/ i'm already halfway to nevada. i just wanted to go the drug store :/

my self-driving car's navigation algorithm keeps driving me places i've already been to, 'in case i missed it' and altering my route so it will go past more billboards

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So here’s one of the main reason why I’m still playing video games from 1990.

When I talk about being a "software engineer," I do so intentionally, to put the patina of engineering ethics on discussing what I do. I do my absolute best to design and build ethical systems.

One of the things that bothers me in a visceral way is that most people aren't software engineers, they are, to create an artificial nuance, software developers. They build and design systems without codifying the ethics to express the core values of humankind in them.

You see this a lot with web developers and app developers, especially in the start-up space, and ESPECIALLY in the financial application space, trying to build MVPs that wow share holders by how lean they can make their monetized Skinner box.

It is my working opinion that this is a non-trivial component to how we ended up with an internet and computing ecosystems that largely serve the greater evils of capitalism.

Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.

Email is just sending plain text files from one computer to another, it's not that complicated. I should be able to figure it out with all three of my brain cells.

whats a kobolds favourite programming language?

no its not cobol...

its ruby!

PSA: your brain never "fully matures"
there is always more improvement to be had
the worst thing you can possibly do to yourself is assume "ok, I'm there, I'm DONE" and stop progressing
this is how you become a dumbass boomer

on a scale from rust to webdev, how annoying is it to program firefox extensions? if one wanted to, say, put back the cute illustrations on error pages?

Going to start posting more links of whatever I read during the day.

Tengo que aprovechar que pude instalar KOReader en mi Kindle para leer lo que tengo en Wallabag

If you see Bill Gates is drowning, and you know how to swim, and there's no one around except you. Would you save him?

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Bitch. Anyone who has javascript disabled in their browser knows exactly what they're doing
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