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extremely cool that everyone thinks capitalism is efficient despite literal enormous mountains of material everyday evidence that it is not because some people just repeated it a lot

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Back when the GNU project was starting, among the first things they rewrote as Free Software were:
- text editor / IDE (Emacs)
- assembler, linker, and compiler
- make

IOW, they made tools that they needed to further develop Free Software without relying on proprietary tools.

They wanted their project to be self-hosting.

Nowadays, we have more free software than ever, but we develop it using github and Discord...

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I will be taking submissions over e-mail at first (I do not expect a lot to come quickly).

If you are a server owner, and you have:

1) A server policy against racism, sexism and transphobia

2) Daily database backups

3) At least one other person with emergency access to server infrastructure

4) Commit to giving users at least 3 months advance warning before closing down your server

E-mail hello@joinmastodon.org with the subject "Server submission". I'll try to figure out the blurb/category

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@rice @gid There's good evidence that moderation does reduce hate speech. If someone says horrible things about women or about people with disabilities, clear words and actions from moderators that these statements are not welcome do a lot to reduce them overall.

gizmodo.com/study-finds-bannin

Without these moderator words and actions, the nasties proliferate and even encourage each other.

We have evidence that you don't have to tolerate the bad to keep the good.

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I was reading a book in library when it occurred to me that I could clean up a part of my Racket program. I logged onto a library computer to fix it before I forget about it, I downloaded Emacs for Windows, set up MELPA to download paredit.el, copied the raw file from GitHub and pasted back the updated version.

I came home to find out it doesn't work.

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I launched it again, now it's stuck at "loading".
This is easily the worst performing desktop program I've used in a long time.

I just tried Desktop. It got wedged ten seconds after starting up, then segfaulted and died.

v3.6.2 released, dropping support for Amiga, Atari, DOS x16, OS/2, Mac classic and BeOS unless someone comes forth to help with those platforms.

nethack.org/v362/release.html

One of my favourite parts of the Fediverse is the Mastoart tag.
Scrolling through the art timeline in brightens my gloomy day.

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I've had a copy of this for years and have never gone looking for an online copy. Turns out I cannot find one anywhere. Bitsavers doesn't seem to have it, nor does archive.org. If anyone knows of an online copy, please let me know.

It's labelled as RRU 21on the spine and back cover. Copyright 1957 Sperry Rand Corporation.

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@amsomniac Well I did write #gopher support for #NetSurf, just the devs don't want to merge it in…

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Will avoiding all corporate buzzwords at all costs make me completely unemployable?

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"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko