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thank god youtube-dl is back on github, the only website where it is possible to host a git repository

the only correct answer to every viral math problem is that precedence rules were a mistake

the virgin CSS preprocessor versus the chad cat<<EOF>styles.css script

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"It is our very creativity, our extraordinary ability as a species to organize ourselves to solve problems collectively, that leads us into a trap from which there is no escaping. Complexity is 'insidious,' in Tainter’s words. 'It grows by small steps, each of which seems reasonable at the time.' And then the world starts to fall apart, and you wonder how you got there."

nytimes.com/2020/11/04/magazin

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The argument “lol u can’t outlaw math” in favor of encryption isn’t convincing. That’s like saying building bombs should be legal because it’s just chemistry.

The points are:
1. Strong encryption is necessary for the modern world
2. Backdoors & golden keys will always fail

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How do people using screenreaders experience ASCII art? There are no title or aria attrs in the terminal.

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A lot of our changes in behavior are driven by selection pressure during environmental changes

If the digital world is considered an environment (I believe it is) then texting has irreversibly changed human language and how we perceive text

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War 

“I’ll never forget my programming teacher who was like a senior dev at IBM and decided he was done writing missile guidance software.
When he was telling us this he said "I just woke up one morning and it struck me that i was a murderer. So I quit."”

twitter.com/flakealso/status/1

the optimal number of heading levels is 1

cd $HOME/bin/submodules
git submodule add $thingyrepo
cd $thingy
$buildcmds
cd ../..
ln -s submodules/$thingy/$thingy

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btw i do know where youtube-dl is hosted now, i'm just curious about the script

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does anyone have that youtube download script that was making the rounds after youtube-dl got DMCA'd? i remember it was only a screenful of lines

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If programming has a signature occupational disease, it's not carpal tunnel or social awkwardness. It's our uncritical belief that building complex systems automatically entitles us to also understand them.

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@polarisfm

I once read a talk transcript (IIRC) where the speaker asserted that the main driver for breaking game consoles’ DRM was to run Linux. For evidence, they pointed to the PS3’s very long streak of unbroken DRM compared to competing consoles, a streak that only ended when Sony pushed the update that disabled Linux booting.

Cursor keys belong at the center of your keyboard
tonsky.me/blog/cursor-keys/
by Nikita ''tonsky'' Prokopov

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source mirror of youtube-dl encoded as image with decode commands

convert -depth 8 yt_dl1.png rgb:yt_dl1.part
convert -depth 8 yt_dl2.png rgb:yt_dl2.part
cat yt_dl1.part yt_dl2.part > yt_dl-2020.9.20.tar.gz

how does anyone even use MSFT windows? the start menu takes a good 5 seconds to launch and parts of it are unresponsive for another 10

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