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If you're the type of person who posts memes or wishes of ill-intent upon people's homes and livelihoods, just block me now; for, if I find out you post that kind of shit, I will without warning or concern block you immediately upon seeing it. If I deem it severe enough, I'll also report you for hate speech.

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supremacism adjacent 

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Since this was such a huge problem on Twitter recently, I thought I'd make a similar announcement here on the Fediverse.

I'm just going to put this out there loud and clear right now.

If you are the kind of person who thinks that Dennis Ritchie is a somehow GOD, who can do no wrong, who has made no mistakes ever, including wrt your beloved C programming language, BLOCK ME NOW.

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Hey fediverse bot authors, this is for you.

Instead of having a bot that blindly follows someone, then having a pinned toot or description that reads, "DM me "unfollow" if you don't want me to follow you any more", how about you do something sensible like looking at a user's profile and discovering whether or not they have in it first?

Because if you write bots that don't respect , you're no better than a spammer.

Don't @-me.

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@a_breakin_glass migrated from python to Pascal 😲 now that's not something you see every day

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~✿* My history with JavaScript *✿~

*JavaScript introduced to Netscape*
:blobowo: "This is cool"

*AJAX appears*
:blobuwu: "Yes, useful"

*Early 'port X to JS' experiments*
:blobowo: "Haha it's a fun experiment"

*node.js*
:blobthinkingeyes: ".. um"

*Production software moves to webapps*
:blobnervous: "Wait"

*Electron everywhere*
:blobtired: "Oh no"

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1901 Photograph: The Orion Nebula

Image Credit: George Ritchey, Yerkes Observatory - Digitization Project: W. Cerny,

R. Kron, Y. Liang, J. Lin, M. Martinez, E. Medina, B. Moss, B. Ogonor, M. Ransom, J. Sanchez (Univ. of Chicago)

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190817.ht #APoD

Cheese so sharp, you can bring it to a knife fight.

We don't deserve 5-year aged cheddar. But, yet, here we are.

attn @EdS -- thought you might be interested in this.

I just finished the new assembler's "section" abstraction. This abstraction is responsible for keeping track of the location counter, global vector initializers, and for producing its own hunk-format image.

chiselapp.com/user/kc5tja/repo

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Fediverse surveillance instance: Fedichive 

Despite 's quirks, I'm actually finding it rather enjoyable to use; even more than C, but not quite as much as .

Still honing my techniques in the language though.

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I think there's a place for single-user operating systems, which have largely been supplanted by multiuser systems (Unix, unix-alikes, Windows NT and beyond, etc.).

I can see how this happened as a matter of convenience (it does solve some problems with single-user systems) but I think the cost of the complexity may outweigh the value when it comes to personal computers.

There is an beauty to knowing what your computer is doing because the only thing its doing are the things you told it to do explicitly.

Wrote my first unit test in BCPL today. That was ... exciting.

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The last of the images from last week's observing run. The globular cluster M30. Globular clusters are balls of 10000 to 100000+ stars that orbit our Galaxy as well as other galaxies. Generally made of older lower metal stars we don't have a hypothesis on how they're formed. #astrophoto

ABWH.

That is all.

(I suspect probably only @djsundog would understand, but that's OK.)

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When people on here complain about capitalism, they’re really complaining about corporations. If we want to make impactful change _now_, organize to start successful co-op businesses, support credit unions, and pass consumer/labor/environmental protection laws. You can undermine the harmful effects of the profit motive by allowing organizations that aren’t profit driven to succeed.

I made a number of patches to my local copy/repo of and build scripts. In theory, it ought to build out of the box on any 64-bit POSIX-like environment that runs Bash and GNU make. It will *probably* run on other makes and shells too; but, these configs are not tested.

Awaiting feedback from Dr. Richards on how to best contribute my changes back.

These *might* help solve some of the problems I'm having when building () as well. Again, untested.

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It feels even weirder that installing the GCC package did not include the C++ compiler. I guess I live in a GoboLinux bubble.

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