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The constructor for NonEmpty is called :| because that's how we usually feel about using it in practice.

OK, cluster doesn't provide strong guarantees. Though I'm not sure it is fair to blame redis when it is much more stable then my application server...

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software frameworks destroy what they hold most dear

akka is all about queues, so it hides the queues from you

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http://blog.plover.com/2017/04/02/
"A Unix system administrator of my acquaintance once got curious about what people were putting into /dev/null. I think he also may have had some notion that it would contain secrets or other interesting material that people wanted thrown away. Both of these ideas are stupid, but what he did next was even more stupid: he decided to replace /dev/null with a plain file so that he could examine its contents.

The root filesystem quickly filled up and the admin had to be called back from dinner to fix it. But he found that he couldn't fix it: to create a Unix device file you use the mknod command, and its arguments are the major and minor device numbers of the device to create. Our friend didn't remember the correct minor device number. The ls -l command will tell you the numbers of a device file but he had removed /dev/null so he couldn't use that.

Having no other system of the same type with an intact device file to check, he was forced to restore /dev/null from the tape backups."
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English is a tricky language (from a French point of view). It seems easy enough to learn compared to French, and yes, it does lack the pesky silent letters we have, and then... You realize that between accents, and letters combinations, etc., while it's easy to speak broken English, it's actually hard to speak good English :)

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@chris_martin I can't believe you're on here. You're the person that keeps stealing my domain names.

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Hash: SHA256

If you only use 140 characters like on Twitter, you will be able to sign those 140 char
messages with GPG (ECC keys) here on mastodon.social
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g+GdYA4XFehfXaVSlngBAJyx9iK0PLRLAGQhrLp/LwtbG0wbjaKh7mgEvUBTGFMG
=p/Hi
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@kevin_redacted @junglestrike Wait ... So, we have this federated thing, only to rely on Amazon? :thinking:

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As an end user, I expect that to mean something like "when the org/entity that shuts down the instance your account is on decides to shut it down, your account/data/history is safe/recoverable, and easy to move somewhere else."

But it doesn't seem like that is the case now, and the README gives no indication at all if that is actually the long term goal or not.

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Don't try to break the site. It isn't hard to do and no one will be impressed.

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An example of an adoption speedbump

How is somebody new supposed to know what this jargon (and that on the previous screen) means? What's a domain? I could make a reasonable guess that worked, but could the typical twitter users. Needs reasonable defaults. And where's the cancel button.

mastodon.social/media/ZAsHbGSt

Чым даўжэй я тут, тым меньш я разумею, што я тут раблю. Чаму я яшчэ тут?

OK, I see it in the timeline. So what is the next?

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Don't read this plz 

I'm just trying things. But if you did read that, then... who are you?

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