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Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?

* Tax savings: Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.

* Collaboration: Major projects can share expertise and costs.

* Serving the public: Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.

* Fostering innovation: With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.

#democracy #democratic #politics #freesoftware

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Here's the thing about "Thinking outside the box": you don't need to worry about it if you've never been inside the box at all.

Just found the problem. I was forgetting to pay my credit card bill.

This is one of my busiest weeks in college so far, and everything seems to be going really, really well.

Something must not be right.

I am also very happy for finally configuring my Emacs in a way which makes seem comfortable to do things that are not coding. emacs-dashboard helped me use mail, slack, mastodon and rss in plaintext once again.

Note to self: it is never worth to stalk someone. Usually it just makes you find out again how despicable that person can be.

I suppose this is an exaggeration, but sometimes (like, right now), opening my feed on any mainstream social media makes me want to puke. Odd stuff, but perharps also an unconscious warning to myself.

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Hey *nix user: Vim is vulnerable to high-severity bug
"[it] allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary OS commands.
PoC + some details here by the man who found the vulnerability: github.com/numirias/security/b

via: threatpost.com/linux-command-l

I feel specially "closed" today. Right now I'm surrounded by people whom I see everyday, however I'm feeling a little social anxiety of sorts, as if I wanted not to be noticed or approached by anyone. I am not nervous, but I just kind of feel like opening my mouth to say anything produces an absurdely deafening noise.

New passion: listening to Deep House while reading.

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Here it is, the first release candidate of Telephant 0.1:

github.com/muesli/telephant/re

Static binaries for Linux & Windows are ready to download! Arch users can simply install "telephant-git" from the AUR.

Packages for other Linux distros and a macOS binary will follow soon!

I just wanted to have a morning of reading a book and sipping my tea, but apparently people can bother me anytime.

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Please don't demand content warnings from strangers. Content warnings are a sort of social contract between an author and their followers; if you are not happy with how someone chooses to use them, do not follow that person or outright mute them, or mute words.

One of the most alienating experiences on Mastodon I've observed is when someone posts about something they're passionate about or is part of their identity and the first response is "please cw that" from a complete stranger.

Thanks

After implementing Sleepsort in Plan 9's rc as a challenge, I can't help but wonder why the hell Bash's syntax is so weird

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jargon file appendix a:

" might be characterized as ‘an appropriate application of ingenuity’. whether the result is a quick-and-dirty patchwork job or a carefully crafted work of art, you have to admire the cleverness that went into it."

My country is so immersed in politics that I am afraid of sharing any political views whatsoever, often doing ANYTHING to avoid talking about politics. I don't think this is normal, but given a state where stuff always leads to an argument, name-calling and label-giving, being far away from it seems to me as the most rational thing possible.

I suppose there are plenty of resources for that, but could anyone point me to a good one which teaches how to write your own memory management, for a small kernel project? Book recomendations are also welcome.

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Case in point: try reading the following:

Subject: =?utf-8?Q?Your=20order=20is=20being=20shipped=20=F0=9F=8E=89?=

This whole UTF8 code salad for one (ONE) emoji in the Subject line. Sheesh.

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