Hey folks: I'm giving advice to someone who just finished HS. She will be entering a CS + Linguistics program in some shortish time from now. As I'm mindful of so many of my bad programming habits come from before I entered uni, what resource would be best to teach her?
"Best" defined as: most able to *think* about the programs/model them in head/not be messed up when hitting intro to programming courses in other langs?
-A misanthrope who's probably not even in a good mental space to be romantically involved with anybody anyways!
And the beaus:
-Maybe It's A Bad Idea To Try To Change Yourself To Be What You Think The Girl You Had A Crush On Back In Freshman Year Wants Guy!
-Commitment Issues, Edgy Sarcasm, Elitism And Unresolved Trauma Guy!
-All The Relatives My Age Were Guys So I Think Women Are A Different Species And Am Terrified To Talk To One Guy!
First the queers and furries build a space where they can be themselves.
Then the infosec folks find that it fits well with their values.
Then the communists flock to the first real alternative to capitalist monopoly on shortform burst communication.
Then the artists come to find new walls to paint and nobody to tell them no.
The intellectuals, the chroniclers, the priests and the prophets, singly and in droves.
Slowly, it builds. It's neat to build an oral history from inception. #mastodon
"...women participated more actively when a more casual and collaborate atmosphere was encouraged, which also gave rise to simultaneous interaction between speakers." (Yuasa, Ikuko; 2010)
Hmm gee I wonder why that might be
Peer pressure culture extends not only to alcohol drinking, but SIGNING UP FOR A CLUB CARD AT BEVMO.
I see you, lushes who literally want others to join your club.
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Things Mastodon and other OStatus & ActivityPub protocols will have to deal with eventually, as learned from email:
- How do you deal with spammers, especially those rapidly churning through domains/instances? Do your solutions make it harder for small/new legit instances to federate?
- What happens as instances diverge in formatting support? What are the graceful fallback points?
- How do you avoid phishing based on similar domain names? (Address books?)
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"We know that if engineers, scientists, or doctors are paid ten or a hundred times more than a labourer, and that a weaver earns three times more than an agricultural labourer, and ten times more than a girl in a match factory, it is not by reason of their 'cost of production,' but by reason of a monopoly of education, or a monopoly of industry."
Kropotkin's critiques of state socialists are SO GOOD. I didn't quote the snarky stuff...
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171116132135.htm To absolutely no one's surprise, when the price of vegetables is lowered to be closer to the price of chips people buy more vegetables
there's only two types of people:
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apparently the us govt thinks that the solution to people being unable to pay off student loans is to make it impossible for them to earn any money at all!
> Firefighters, nurses, teachers, lawyers, massage therapists, barbers, psychologists and real estate brokers have all had their credentials suspended or revoked.
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could it be that part of the reason #google and other large corporations have been so supportive of the TLS/encryption push is that it makes it ~that much easier~ for them to establish unauditable communications channels with the devices we buy from them?
when your phone talks to google or #apple, do you really know what they're talking about?
#security #privacy #encryption
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the reality is that as much as #Google and other corporations want to claim credit for writing #free and "open" software, they're not willing to do it across the board -- most Android phones have become infested with proprietary Google and manufacturer binaries -- and they're certainly not willing to do it with their hardware.
#Android may be open source, but IRL, we're usually much WORSE equipped to control our devices or know what they're doing than we are even with Windows/OS X!
I completely forgot that I own pastels
Need the right paper and some fixative for them though
Wait, wait, today was going to be a writing day
Gotta stay Focused (tm)