It's a fucked up thing to make a kid do and I shudder thinking about it now.
Today out of the blue my body remembered a motion: placing my hand over my heart for the pledge of allegiance as a little kid in school. Every morning. Ship of theseus and all, a different hand and a different heart but the brain has for some reason kept that particular pattern of sparks and chemicals around these ~30 years.
‘so much of the recent debate over getting women to “lean in” has focused on getting them to adopt more of these dysfunctional leadership traits. Yes, these are the people we often choose as our leaders — but should they be?‘ https://hbr.org/2013/08/why-do-so-many-incompetent-men?utm_medium=social&utm_source=circ_newbusiness&utm_campaign=subscribetohbr_keywee_tra&hideIntromercial=true&kwp_0=805506&kwp_4=2802855&kwp_1=1189425
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Just FYI if I come across your profile and notice you're palling around with someone whose handle is a slur, I'm blocking the both of you. So many open source folks who are Too Smart To Be Bigoted or some shit have a blind spot where oppression isn't real to them, and I have zero time for that or whatever tech you make.
I think the cultures around programming and more generally Knowing Computer Shit exude a lot of pressure to form strong opinions as a way of projecting intelligence and taste and asserting a public identity that commands respect. All of which seems like a pretty sad economy.
trying to work out if it's a contradiction that i believe "virtue signaling" is an almost entirely fake idea created by regressive a-holes but also that "intelligence signaling" is real and annoying as shit.
Individualism is just a tactic of the rich to stop you seeking society and connection with others and therefore stop you organising, unionising and freeing yourself from personal burdens
"How has your life been going lately?" emails are the most difficult to answer. A ragged sigh comes out of me for an hour straight, somehow.
I like how there's an unspoken agreement among mappers that if you create a toilet you have a duty to make it as gross as possible
(Source: BadgerZE.wad https://www.doomworld.com/idgames/levels/doom2/Ports/a-c/badgerze)
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Oh, they also object to the code of conduct so they quit.
You know what, that's working as intended. I always thought that if you object to a code of conduct you probably should leave. I've never seen any CoC that wasn't anything other than be nice and aware of the needs of others not like you. If that's so objectionable to you, then yes, by all means, please leave!
The film Hackers, in its entirety, compressed down to 7mb: https://sleeping.town/@unascribed/99956612233638569
A surprising number of responses to the revelation that Quantic Dream copy-pasted Naughty Dog's denial of workplace sexual harassment are suggesting they just have the same PR people and that would somehow make it OK, instead of Garbage Tier PR work. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-25-the-red-flag-of-passion
Russia trying to shut down Telegram blocked AWS and Google IPs, effectively blocking russians from half the hosted internet.
Please, tell me again why centralized mega services are good for the internet.
Gmail, AWS, Cloudflare, Github, Twitter, Facebook.
Any one of those services gets fucked with and there are massive problems. This is a massive problem.
I wish all guns would cease to exist but I believe in one exception which is that women should be able to shoot out a tire on any vehicle whose occupants catcall her and she should then be able to watch as they sheepishly phone for a tow truck.