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Public Transit Projects Cheaper Than Uber's $5.2 Billion Q2 Losses, Ranked jalopnik.com/public-transit-pr

Please fund more transit for people instead of pernicious capitalist nightmares for rich sycophants.

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"You have to be a different kind of person to love C++. It is a really interesting example of how a well meant idea went wrong." -Alan Kay

#cpp #programming
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Trying to think of songs about hating a place.

Death Cab for Cutie - Why You’d Want to Live Here
Paul Kelly - Adelaide
Public Enemy - Burn Hollywood Burn

Anyone got any others?

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After Microsoft moves its servers back to the USA, German state's privacy commissioner advises schools not to use Office 365 / Boing Boing
boingboing.net/2019/07/11/hess

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the next release of the english language contains some breaking changes:
. FIX: ough is now always pronounced as in dough
. OBSOLETE: removed semicolons
. DEPRECATED: "dge" (bridge, dodge) is now deprecated. migrate to "j" when possible.
. STYLE: the compiler will now recommend the use of the oxford comma
. PATCH: season exclusive words (marinate, trowel, reverse) have been made unobtainable
. FIX: "ghoti" no longer spells fish
. BREAKING: the alphabet is now ordered by minimum amount of ink required to create the symbol
. PATCH: sentences are no longer required to start with a capital letter

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when you think about it, the idea that software should scale is actually really weird. "sure this garden is nice, but how nice can it be if it doesn't grow to cover the entire surface of the earth?"

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**Hotter than Death Valley: Europe burns, sweats in record heat**

"Wildfires burned tracts of land in France and Spain at the weekend as Europe sweltered in record-breaking temperatures that pushed the mercury toward all-time highs on Sunday in Germany, killing at least seven people. "

reuters.com/article/us-europe-

#news #bot

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How good are your error messages? Wouldn't it be nice if there was a tool that told you if your error messages were unhelpful?

Proactive Detection of Inadequate Diagnostic Messages for Software Configuration Errors homes.cs.washington.edu/~merns

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la rue et desesperait de jamais retrouver. A la fin, elle s'eloigna,
indicatrice, diligente, parmi les ramifications de son parfum,
laissant sur le visage de Swann le reflet de son sourire. Mais
maintenant il pouvait demander le nom de son inconnue (on lui dit que
c'etait l'andante de la sonate pour piano et violon de Vinteuil), il
la tenait, il pourrait l'avoir chez lui aussi souvent qu'il voudrait,
essayer d'apprendre son langage et son secret.

Aussi quand le pianiste eut #PROUST

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Warum bieten Nachrichtenmagazine wie der Spiegel, Zeit etc. eigentlich angepasste Apps für das Smartphone an?

Na weil sie dort jede Menge Tracker- und Werbeanbieter integrieren können. Zitat elfchen dazu: "Die Apps sind für die der Jackpot, weil sie so an viel mehr Daten rankommen als mit dem Browser." 🧚

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