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David @ratamacue@mastodon.sdf.org

Actual science about GMO corn!

Impact of genetically engineered maize on agronomic, environmental and toxicological traits: a meta-analysis of 21 years of field data - nature.com/articles/s41598-018

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@icefox This might be a silly question, but if you were using Python anyway, why pull in the rest? :)

@kemonine @ratamacue yes. Mentoring really helps seniors improve because, among other things, it constantly forces us to distinguish dogma from actual advice.

@kemonine. My company keeps a roughly 2/1 jr/sr ratio. Seems to work well for us. Granted, our Juniors come from mostly UCLA and UCSB so they are extremely competent.

@enkiv2 I also subscribe to that theory. But, actually measuring something that people find valuable and quantifiable would go a long way toward convincing those who not yet subscribers.

@enkiv2 @ratamacue that false positive rate includes people lying, so this opinion may not be shared by your fellow citizens. They may not agree that the false negative rate is as bad as you do.

@enkiv2 Similar problem: How do you quantify suffering in a way that allows prioritization? (Clearly this question is a little heartless because most people, myself included, believe that there is a discrete line below which any suffering is unacceptable).

@enkiv2 how do you measure happiness in an objective way that allows comparison between any two people?

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how did people react to things before GIFs

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In all fairness, many humans also find the spot in front of the keyboard is the best place in their houses as well.

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“Moving efficiently in the CLI”


This is a *very* handy graphic. I’m still stuck on arrow keys too because I don’t remember the shortcuts

(Caveat, these do depend on your particular shell and distro so do check that they work the same)


Agreed. Also I become angered if there isn't an automated test that fails if somebody ignores the comment.

RT @jk: my fav code comments are the exasperated kind that are like

// turns out those unsigned short casts are SUPER important

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I think it’s important to quit framing Mastodon as a Twitter replacement. They both have different uses!

Mastodon’s where you go to build/find community in a decentralized space, while Twitter’s where you go to emulate the feeling of sticking your head into a boiling vat of cooking oil.

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RT @daguy666@twitter.com: This is a very true statement ...

@smallsees @Gargron
Step 1: be Satoshi
Step 2: profit from bitcoin
Step 3: make mastodon
Step 4: blow profit from bitcoin on advertising mastodon
Step 5:???
Step 6: profit!