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"The checks and balances of democratic governments were invented because humans themselves realized how unfit they were to govern themselves. They needed a system, yes. An industrial age machine.
Without the use of computing machines they had to arrange themselves in crude structures that formalized decision-making. A highly imperfect and unstable solution." — Helios, Deus Ex (2000)

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Rewrote my Points PWA in Rust!

Now it has 75 lines of code, 16 kilobytes of generated WASM, takes 4 seconds to build, and, uh, it's better! Surely better than 3 lines of JavaScript it had before! Because... yes, surely.

Source: https://git.tadzik.net/tadzik/points-yew/
Live: https://tadzik.net/pwa/points.yew/
Original stinky Javascript version bleh: https://tadzik.net/pwa/points/
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Brilliant:
When the euro bank notes were designed, they used European-style bridges which were *non-existing*, not to have to choose between countries.

The Dutch town of Spijkenisse claimed them all for the Netherlands by building them on a waterway.
twitter.com/page_eco/status/13 #Europe #Netherlands

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In my experience, people who think shell scripts are not the answer to $problem for a large value of $problem are also generally the people who don't know how to write shell scripts

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Unix myths:
- tar(1) has arcane options
- dd(1) is for block devices copying
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What's the use of Instagram? All pics are compressed so it's definitely not for photographers or artists.

I guess the only use of it is to simp for hot models there. And to see ads
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My hobby: Picking file extensions other than .cpp when writing C++ code.

There are many alternatives that don't collide with the C preprocessor, but unfortunately few are as universally recognized.

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I blame @Gargron and his recent boosted posts for me just adopting a .

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OpenSSL docs: here's a pile of hundreds of functions, some of which do what you want to do, several of which will silently break your application security, and zero code samples

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Every time a project mentions blockchain, you can disregard everything else they say because you know it's being said with ulterior motives

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US health 

Got the bill for my ankle: $36

PHEW!

ER visit, 3 x-rays, and a pair of crutches. Wondering what that bill was going to look like was hanging over my head for weeks. I hate this country.

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Nice to hear that Github is finally replacing the term master with billgates

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“Why do people find DNS so difficult? It’s just cache invalidation and naming things.”

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aka the easiest change you can do from the comfort of your keyboard to fix racism

Thousands of collective hours wasted by activists who could have been motivated to do something meaningful and impactful instead

All that was ultimately done was to give GitHub a free social good headline that they can parade around while keeping things like ICE collaboration on the down-low

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master -> main 

@sir it has the same energy as Keybase announcing they'll self-censor private keys where the base64 spells out a bad word

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It is the responsibility of the good maintainer to say "no" sometimes

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