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The best code ever written is the code never written.

The stock market can have a little recovery, as a treat

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So yes, don’t automate your voting systems. You’re trading a little extra work for a loss of accountability, security, and confidence in the democratic process. Plus it might not even work.

The best code ever written is the code never written.

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thinking about how dwarf fortress has free healthcare, food, clothes, and housing

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Help finding depictions of positive masculinity in media, Please boost 

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Talking to people about socialism 

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Python: better typed than you think

beepb00p.xyz/mypy-error-handli

It amazes me that once I thought about writing a `Result` type in Python, but I never thought about using `yield` for that (which is what the author did.)

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Art project idea:
"Gendered" bathrooms with e-paper signs that change to different arbitrary symbols every day.

Symbol pairs will be chosen so that each day most people will manage to fit in but each day someone else would actually prefer a third/forth/fifth option.

Examples: Star Wars vs. Star Trek, Apples vs. Bananas, Vim vs. Emacs, Triangles vs. Squares, Coffee vs. Tea, …
you get the idea…

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Dwarf Fortress has announced that they are working on adding trans dwarves, and they'd have added then already of he hadn't overcomplicated his thinking.

.... last time when he added gay dwarves he rewrote a large chuck of the personality system so that gay, lesbian, ace and bi dwarves would all arise naturally from the system, so that kinda makes sense.

Link: twitter.com/Bay12Games/status/

#dwarffortress

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Armok is a unique combat class with only two abilities:

create entire universe
destroy entire universe

The player in Dwarf Fortress plays as Armok.

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concept: "gender rehearsal" parties where you can go for an hour or two and try out being a different gender. no commitment or anything, just a good space for answering the question "what would it be like if i was a dude" etc

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love figuring out that you can read theorists and agree with some of their takes and vehemently disagree with others, and that that's not contradictory

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why is being a person so hard maybe I wanted to be a duck nobody asked me

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@Are0h "Shouldn't be political" is just code for "should be white". They know exactly what they're doing. It was political to suspend a player for saying "Free Hong Kong" to a human-rights abusing government. It was political to make video games using the labor value extraction in capitalism. It was political for them to have the power to sway an audience to their side about it all.

They make millions from their deals with Chinese corps and are terrified to let Hong Kong be a thing on their platform. I'd like to point out the white boy they suspended for using the f-slur got a shorter suspension and they took more time to "investigate" and "deliberate" the matter; also the announcers in his case weren't also immediately banned for simply being near him.

Hmm, not sure who needs to fix their software, but Mastodon push notifications (Toot! iOS app and Firefox on MacOS) and the notification on the Notifications screen in Toot! are minorly bugged. The notification I got for a person with a Hebrew name (ie. written right to left) following me were phrased as "followed you רבֿקה". I know Unicode is hard, but this kind of thing is still important. @tootapp

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i don't think tech writers really get the idea that services exist to fill needs, niches, that people have needs and that these needs may vary between different people, that sometimes it's better if people who want X use the site for X, and people who want Y go to some other site

it's all a competition to them, and that's a big part of what we're trying to get away from, and what millennials and Gen Z in general are tired of

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the mindset with Facebook is like: OMG, people are on our site a lot, but they're still searching with other sites. how do we make our site a search engine? how do we make sure people never leave our site?

that's not the sort of attitude that community-based services have. we can't be everything to everyone, and we don't want to be.

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