The entire thing could have been fewer, but I made it into a function and abbreviation so that I could reuse it.

I hate lines of comments that are just the comment marker. Certain co-workers require them. My biggest complaint (other than visual noise) was that they never line up. One person challenged me to fix that. Seven lines of vim script later, we solved that complaint!

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Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?
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The most dangerous phrase in the language is, 'We've always done it this way' -- Grace Hopper

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It's 1969. The Apollo 11 lands on the Moon. But... There's a base already there. And people. A flag is visible from afar. It has red markings on it. Approacing, Neil Armstrong sees an astronaut keeping the door open. Oh wait, the flag it's not Soviet. It's Canadian.

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I'm doing it @cosullivan !!! 😝💦

🔥 HAPPY 23rd ANNIVERSARY, "HACKERS" (the movie, 1995)! 🔥

"#Hackers" was released on Sept. 15th, 1995 in the US.

"This is our world now... the world of the electron and the switch. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias... and you call us criminals. Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity." (Hacker Manifesto)

"Hackers has achieved cult classic status." (Wikipedia)

youtu.be/Rn2cf_wJ4f4

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How did I not know this? The decimal expansion of 2017 repeats every 2016 digits!

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RT @SamhainNight@twitter.com: I do not consent to having a sexual predator being allowed to send a message to my phone!!! twitter.com/NBCNews/status/104

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The demon appeared in the pentagram, studied the lines and glyphs, and smiled. "You made an error. I'm unbound."
The summoner blanched.
"I could torment you," the demon said, "but I won't."
"W- why not?"
"You'll remember this mistake, and torture yourself, the rest of your life."

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@xj9 @seasharp Well. We've built i2p. And for all intends and purposes, it's good. It's pure FOSS, it's so secure literally nobody will find you unless you explicitly tell them where to. Basically, hacker's paradise.
And it's not that it's vary hard to use either (except for may be DNS issue, but I'm sure we can make something more clever than registrars with different address books)

Still, I see no one going crazy about using it. Why is that?

We're stuck with Web, for better or for worse. It's where our friends and family are. Ever tried to make your closest ones to use a super-cool FOSS messaging app you use? Now extrapolate this problem to the whole Internet, and you'll see what you're getting yourself into.

Because network, as a communication tool, means exactly nothing without its users.

We gotta fight for the Web, and take it back or else everything is probably fucked.

Time to plan the upcoming robotics season!

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Scott pilgrim in your early 20s: man I get it Scott

In your late 20s: Scott you really should have gone with Knives this whole time

In your 30s: Scott you’re a piece of human garbage who needs to grow the fuck up

Today is very much a "make 0 progress because everybody who had the info I need is out" sort of day.

@Gramiq I think I've heard good things about Amaroq, but I'm an Android guy so I haven't tried it myself

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