It's really bizarre how people will taunt right wing militias for being far less powerful than a tank, then later when there's a decisive reactionary shift in high level government, those same people wonder aloud why the revolution isn't here.

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@enkiv2 BTW thanks for turning me on to Tedium (by way of articles you linked to in the recent past). It's my new favorite time waster read.

@enkiv2 BTW thanks for turning me on to Tedium (by way of articles you linked to in the recent past). It's my new favorite time waster read.

this is a moderate compromise position that is several steps back from what I actually believe, "'wake on keyword' should be illegal and all voice control devices should have the microphone wired in through a hardware key switch"

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every time I see a political campaign website that says "I think healthcare is a right, not a privilege" and continues "and that's why we need to fight to preserve the Affordable Care Act" my insurance rates go up 5%

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you might want to consider whether you really want your decisions to be based on what random people on the internet say.

TIL that R6RS and later adopted the "you can use () or [] for parens but they must match" syntax from DrRacket (nee DrScheme).

IMO it massively increases Lisp readability.

"lisp is cool and all but the syntax is too advanced for most people"

Racket literally started to teach youth how to code

Bootstrap World is a series of classes teaching middle school kids math concepts through programming videogames with Racket in the browser

The real barrier isn't the syntax, but existing familiarity with other languages, and an editor which supports the language.

android 9: you dismiss these notifications a lot, do you want to hide them
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Designers, designating a file named "v2.3-final-edited-done.psd" asks "Is this source control?"

so thrilling that is up now!
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Vacation over, unfortunately, but I got to bookend it with meeting both @JKirchartz and @enkiv2, so that was pretty awesome.

Now to fix all the stuff that broke while I was gone...

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Hot take: the existence of garden path sentences tells us that: 1) language isn't so much a representation of meaning as a way of representing constraints for possible intepretation, and 2) we start processing before all the constraints have arrived

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