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Just saw a "free software" manifesto that actually says that "software should be written for programmers", and... how can anyone be this dense? If software is only usable by a small percentage of people with highly specialized technical skills, it's not really free, is it? You're just replacing one gatekeeper with another.

Instead of software being controlled by capitalistic monopolists, you're advocating it be controlled by a small technocratic elite. That's not better!!!

I'm feeling like hindsights gotta be less than 20/20 though, because some stuff can be messed up for a long time and nobody notices.

@psych There are other languages that compile to javascript, like coffeescript and dart.

There's also the possibility of using Rust, C, or C++ and compiling it to Web Assembly now. But, web assembly just became officially supported in major browsers 6 months ago, so it's very new stuff.

Someone on switter mentioned calling statuses on their instance sweets.

They're learning.

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There's a new Mastodon server for sex workers: switter.at (see @switter for updates).

@amphetamine I think there isn't a separate fullwidth character for the ellipsis. So they just expect if you're rendering the smol one alonside chinese or something, that your text renderer would give it block-centered spacing?

I'm just guessing there, though.

I got a concrete answer! unicode.org/cldr/charts/32/by_

Basically, ellipsis is cool with mostly everywhere. A couple places want a space before it, hong kong wants the ellipsis to be a little higher up, and bhutan goes for the rare triple tsheg.

Apart from recommending using the ellipsis character instead of three periods, this is the only word I can find from Unicode. cldr.unicode.org/translation/c

Are ellipsis internationally understood for text that's omitted?

I'm specifically thinking about ellipsizing cut off text like "@Vavassor@mast…". Does that ever get localized to another symbol, like a dash or something?

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I can't think of a name for something so right now there's an ObjectLady.

She takes care of objects.

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Yo can we talk about the IAU constellation boundaries for Draco and Eridanus? Gerrymandering imo

It turns out that finding the roots of a power of four equation is a *bit* complicated.

There's a lot of methods and most of them require many cases. Or just solve using complex numbers and then picking out whichever roots aren't imaginary at the end. Which is what I ended up doing.

Finding the intersection between a ray and cone wasn't too bad. How about a torus instead?

*it's a quartic equation*

Oh no

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