I've got to say that I feel that the Common Lisp community is Eitaro Fukamachi and a bunch of people hoping he's doing okay.

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Every time the US has a change of administration, EFF staffers - lawyers, policy analysts, activists - create a "transition memo": a series of one-page briefings on the tech policy issues the new admin should take up. The Biden memo is *great*.


It opens with a section on surveillance, with three subsections:

I. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

II. Facial Recognition Technology

III. Border Search and Immigration Surveillance



I don't know what to make of Common Lisp. I moved from Perl to Python because I wanted something more boring. oblomovka.com/wp/2006/12/01/th

But Common Lisp is still fun, and yet also *static*. It's like I tried to stop always running into the future, and now I'm slowly becoming at one with the past.

i thought all the Common Lisp UPPERCASE VALUES would be annoying, but now they're becoming cute, like the brackets

I am now messing with Common Lisp it is like Perl for Scheme

A newsletter I always read, and is consistently fascinating, with a community of folks experimenting with new ways of creating is @marianoguerra 's
The Future of Coding tinyletter.com/marianoguerra/a

It's so good, people

Imagine the transition from having access only to newspapers and books from your local library, to clicking on this: subgenius.com/stang/stang.html

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if you interbreed an irish setter and a labrador retriever, would you get a property

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Photoshop is such a funny name for a tool, I wish they’d run with it more




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Fun fact: the EU-UK post Brexit trade deal text includes a copy of the 7-bit ASCII table on page 977, just in case you happen to need it

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Donations from people like you are the reason EFF can do what we do! Now is the perfect time to join EFF or renew your membership for 2021 eff.org/YEC20

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Want something to listen to over the holiday break? We’ve released all six episodes of our new podcast mini-series, “How to Fix the Internet”—that’s over six hours of insightful conversation about the most pressing issues affecting your rights. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/11/intr

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In each episode, EFF’s Executive Director Cindy Cohn and Director of Strategy Danny O’Brien are joined by a guest to examine how the current system is failing, and to consider different possibilities for solutions, and imagine a better future. eff.org/how-to-fix-the-interne

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Eager to know more about the Session Protocol, but don't need the full implementation details?

Our new writeup explains the what and the why of the Session Protocol without drilling too deep into technical information.

Check it out:


I always think I’m going to disagree with Kevin Kelly and instead I always find something else to draw from his thinking: palladiummag.com/2020/12/10/ke

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