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i. it is better to delete code than to write code.

ii. the more code software has, the worse it becomes.

iii. the best software is that which does not exist.

iv. merely good programmers solve problems. truly great programmers do not confront them in the first place.

v. the greatest programmer of all is the humble farmer who spends his days in hard and honest labor growing food for his family and people, who has never in his life heard of a computer, and never will
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i really just can't get over all the ads today "IN THESE TRYING TIMES WE STAND WITH YOU" shut the fuck up corporation you're not my friend and you never were
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@toffee imagine looking at a cat sitting comfortably on a field of grass. Flowers shifting gently in the wind. You go outside and pet the cat.

This has nothing to do with 3D graphics but I hope it helps

@sir @newt I agree with your principle, but that’s... not true? There’s a lot that entered the public domain this year - see “Entering the public domain in the United States” en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_i

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@newt maybe you shouldn't be questioning the abolishment of copyright on the grounds that it's a necessary means for people to make a living, and instead question why people need copyright to _make a living_. Why is the human needs for food and shelter contingent on having a viable business model? Should we infringe upon the individual rights to share information for the sake of making that business model more viable - or should we maybe make sure that people's basic meets are met, period?

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

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@jordyd boost this instead to receive a deluxe UUID

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.

@sir I won’t be at FOSDEM but I’d pay you for some srht stickers

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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 

@ben I am the bot. Ping me and I’ll get back to you in six to eight business days.

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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…

@velexiraptor in part it was that my class was extraordinarily nice. Some of my teachers said that we were the kindest class they’d had in thirty years of teaching. So it was really an amazing degree of luck (and privilege)

@velexiraptor it’s hard to believe, but some high schools really are better. Source: am a college student who enjoyed their time in high school

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