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me: :polarbear:

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why organize tech workers? Show more

i'm boosting this because i was still thinking about it when i woke up this morning.

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comrades,

i am writing to share my realization that, towards the end of the film, the score of 1986's _howard the duck_ (executive produced by george lucas) blatantly quotes aaron copland's interpretation of the shaker hymn "simple gifts".

yours,

brennen

comrades,

i am writing to share my realization that, towards the end of the film, the score of 1986's _howard the duck_ (executive produced by george lucas) blatantly quotes aaron copland's interpretation of the shaker hymn "simple gifts".

yours,

brennen

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RSS and ATOM AREN'T BAD AND PEOPLE PLEASE STOP RIPPING THEM OUT OF EVERYTHING FFS
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RT @ScottFilmCritic@twitter.com
If you only see two signs about a raccoon room today, make it these two.

up at 8k feet, there's fog and freezing.

down here, the weather websites are promising snow tomorrow and a high of 35°.

it is, at long last, the time for flannel-lined pants.

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1. Self-driving cars are claimed to be ready for the roads right now

2. The most reliable way to prove you are human online is to select regions of an image that contain a stop sign.

-- Nick M

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@kragen @brennen There's a reason why MS-DOS 2.0 specifically was planned to use / as the path separator and - as the switch, though.

MS-DOS 1.x was absolutely a CP/M clone, but MS-DOS 2.0 was intended to be something entirely different - the eventual goal was to turn MS-DOS into a single-user, single-tasking Unixlike, with Xenix binary compatibility (much like the goal of Heinz Lycklama's Version 6 Unix-derived LSX).

Obviously things did not ultimately go that direction, but a fair amount of Unix semantics made it into MS-DOS as a result anyway.

github.com/Microsoft/MS-DOS/tr

"The user manual contains some significant errors. Most of these are due to last minute changes to achieve a greater degree of compatibility with IBM's implementation of MS-DOS (PC DOS). This includes the use
of "\" instead of "/" as the path separator, and "/" instead of "-"
as the switch character."

it's always kind of interesting when you encounter a fossil trace of someone's Giant Mistake as it happened.

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I’ve been thinking of selling print-on-demand stuff online. I want to choose an ethical service with good quality. I’m not expecting to make huge bucks or sell large volumes. Any recommendations? (boosts welcome)

"will anything good happen if you engage in a dialog instead of just blocking some people who fuck up your head in a bad way when you read their stuff" is probably a question i should take seriously more often.

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