Next time someone starts whining "Sending patches to mailing lists is sooo outdated, GitLabHubFace pull requests make things so much easier!" tell them: man git-am, then to read this:

@jynx This needs a content warning, for vegans.

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@loke The basic thinking is: corporate debt is bad right now because of an increased risk of bankruptcy, and very low interest. Once the Fed started buying corporate debt the risk of bankruptcy diminished (the expectation is Fed will buy additional issues to help stave off bankruptcy) and now Fed is also a "sucker" to offload bonds onto. All the upside is now in equities: way bigger growth than bond interest from rebound from the dip, with decreased risk of bankruptcy

@loke My guess is this happened in the US because the Federal Reserve started buying corporate bonds. I was buying into the market as soon as it started to crash. When the Fed announced they were buying corporate bonds, I sold all of my corp. bonds (majority of my holdings at the time) for treasury bills and have continued buying into the market. I think a lot of investors did similar. If Fed is willing to back corporate debt right now is a good time to get out of it and into equities.

tip: check out how the Roswell launcher can help you test your libraries in multiple implementations: I am working on an integration for unit test libraries that is planned to result in this being available in roswell automatically for any CL system that defines an ASDF test-op.

Another interesting observation: in the same time frame, about a quarter of the papers in every issue are devoted to computer security, some of it on preventing insider attacks. My cynical take-away: "we will spy and record everything about you, but we do not actually know how to keep any of this data secure, and also we want to punish whistleblowers."

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So ACM has made their journals public access during the pandemic. I have been spending time systematically looking through every issue of Computing Surveys (check it out, one of the best most useful ACM journals). Since 2016, about a third of every issue has been devoted to thinly disguised mass techniques. Something is Very Fucked Up in computer science right now.

Protocols over web apps. The user interface is not the message.

Unit test dilemma time. One of my projects: "Did 666 checks. Pass: 666 (100%)" Do I stop adding tests? Drop a test for every test I add?

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We should get rid of labelling FOSS licences as Permissive and Non-Permissive. Instead we should start using the labels Protective and Non-Protective licenses to mean Copyleft licenses that protects our freedom and open source licenses that doesn't protect our freedom.

We should stop using their vocabulary and start using ours. #FreeSoftware #FOSS #Hegemony

Coronavirus is the Eternal September of Hacker News

This operator documentation from MicroAPL is really handy and concise:

COVID-19, Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein 

If your landlord has served you a Notice to Pay Rent or Quit in violation of the mayor's orders, report your landlord to the city:

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Google's IPv6 traffic hasn't dropped below 25% of their total load since December 9, 2019, with a significant jump in the last weeks as everything shifts to home and mobile connections which are more likely to support IPv6.

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Please update your "" memes to "::1". #ipv6


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Coalition for Economic Survival (213) 252-4411
Eviction Defense Network
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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