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Once I've got this integration going well, I think I'll switch back to Rhapsode and embed eSpeak NG into it with some playback control via the arrow keys.

Also I'll add a couple of changes to my CSS engine "Haskell Stylist", stay tuned.

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‘Mr. No’: Meet the U.S. congressman who requested a formal vote to delay the coronavirus bill

… John Kerry, a Democrat who is usually diplomatic in his manner of speaking, wrote on Twitter that “Congressman Massie has tested positive for being an asshole. He must be quarantined to prevent the spread of his massive stupidity.”…

End times neigh! Diplomats, speaking their minds!

reuters.com/article/us-health-

#ThomasMassie #JohnKerry #covid19 #RighteousBurn #NotFeelTheBern #DoesAnyoneReadThese

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Decided to migrate my main to @allison and make a new Pleroma priv at @allison because of continuing site accessibility issues on blob.cat

Feel free to RT
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@namark @kragen @cwebber @phoe @ivan

I feel that we've veered way off track of my original point, which was just that we can't simply argue that the solution to shipping software around is always going to be to ship source code. It's a nice idea in theory, but it bangs up against practical limitations, thus we'll eventually need to ship binaries around, and once we do that, we need to think of what the implications of that are in an AGPL-ed world.

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I feel like using #JupyterLab for my #Scipy notes was a mistake.

I wanted collapsible headings, found jupyterlab-toc. JupyterLab has a package manager 😞 so used that. But that depends on npm. 😠 but installed it. Now it wants npm>=8.16.2, but I have some 8.10.x. 😡 Guess it wants that because the thing is written in TypeScript... Gave up right there. 🤦‍♂️

Why not just distribute compiled JS via pip? I shouldn't need 4 or 5 package managers (apt, pip, jlpm, npm, nvm?) to deal with just 1 app?

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VSCode + Python extension can handle Jupyyter notebooks just fine!

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@sir @tidux
only because we're in a pathological world.
In an ideal world, all hardware would come with full specs, so you could write your own drivers for the hardware you own, and then send them upstream.

Also, in an ideal world, ioctl never existed.

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*crackly audio narration like a 1950s public advisory newsreel*
There’s a disturbing hidden trend amongst the youths of today that you may not be aware of. Many of them are under the misguided impression that it’s necessary to pay various giant corporations hard earned money every single month, to maintain access to a catalogue of movies and TV to view! These sadly misled folks believe that at the whim of a licensing executive, or if they fail to submit their tithings, their access to media can be taken away without warning! This may shock you, but it’s true.

Do your part to combat this worrying trend. Teach Your Local Teens To Torrent (Responsibly)!

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It's still not a perfect trolley meme for this situation, but it's much better than the previous one than screamed “hurr durr cApITaLiStS want to kill us for profits”
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Please

Please please please

From the bottom of my heart, I am begging you, dear reader

Install 9front on a VM or on your old ThinkPad and spend this weekend messing around with it.

9front.org/

PLEASE

DO IT FOR YOUR COUNTRY

I am dead serious, *please* do this. Please...

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The problem with Plan 9 is that everyone comes away from it trying to bring its ideas into Linux, instead of weeping with exestential dread at how we got to a universe where this platonic ideal operating system is not the norm, and wondering how we may ever redeem ourselves in the light of our lord

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@namark @cwebber @kragen @phoe @ivan

I updated the post last night at around 3am EST (if that gives you a sense of how well I'm sleeping these days)

I mentioned AI explicitly,. and the challenge there is that if reproducible builds are hard to do generally, with AI they're impractical or sometimes impossible.

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If you find yourself working at a software or hardware company, and someone starts talking about implementing DRM, I want you to punch them square in the face.

Then I want you to immediately get all concerned and apologetic and play it off like an accident, and then when they start to get back on track and talk about DRM again, I want you to punch them in the face, again.

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USB-C will not be the badass universal standard connector of The Future until the goddamn specs and firmware are fucking open

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covid support, --- 

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Here's how I ask for open-source in my mutual aid groups, when they're taking about setting up new digital tools:

I don't have the bandwidth to involve myself in any of the tech stuff, but have a strong personal preference for open-sourced software. Is there a chance either of you are already familiar with <open-source alternative>, so could set it up instead?

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Again, FOSS nerds, mutual aid groups need your help. Stay on your ass but close the video games.

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Bezos, again :

Delivery drivers face pandemic without sick pay, insurance, sanitizer.

On his delivery route through Orange County, California, Joseph Alvarado made 153 stops one day last week for Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), touching the inside and outside of his van, more than 225 packages, and dozens of customers’ doors and gates.

reuters.com/article/us-health-

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@kragen

I don't believe what passes for pragmatism is an intrinsically good thing. I think the challenges ahead are so deep and so vast, anything we do to expand our comprehension, variety, and depth of our tech arsenal is a good thing. There won't be such thing as "Just do it" if you don't have the right tool at hand. Tools as part of our evolutionary development as a species will define how long we prolong our welcome in this universe.

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