📻 Nagorno-Karabakh: What’s at Stake in the Conflict Between Armenia & Azerbaijan?
There are a number of projects which aim to displace an established, standardized, conservative tool (examples: C, POSIX shell, SMTP, etc), but instead of *also* being conservative by deliberately choosing where to draw the line on features and scope, they smell strongly of being their maintainer's vanity projects to experiment with a bunch of ideas in the relevant space.
Let me make this clear: you're not going to replace C or any of the tools like it with reckless, move fast and break things projects, and if you claim that you're trying to, then I find your project amateurish and repulsive.
"We moved to GitHub because everyone's already there"
"We shut down the mailing lists because most of our users prefer to use GitLab in their web browser"
"We're rewriting in Rust because we don't really have any non-x86_64 users"
"We're leaving IRC because Discord is more user-friendly"
What all of these arguments have in common is that they exclude people, centralize infrastructure, and eschew free software for proprietary solutions, all in the name of some ill-defined measure of "progress".
Enough is Enough: **Call to all comrades, anarchists and anti-fascists for solidarity with revolutionary anarchist Abtin Parsa**
"A revolutionary comrade is in danger of extradition to greece from netherlands."
Wat nou als we de werkelijkheid verpakken áls complottheorie?
so the next time some dipshit brings this up point out that places like NY, CA, and NJ are literally funding deep south states, and flyover states with their taxes, not the other way round. source https://www.businessinsider.com/federal-taxes-federal-services-difference-by-state-2019-1?op=1#arizona-3
corporate hell, microsoft / minecraft news
- mandatory migration to microsoft accounts, as in you will lose access to the game you bought if you don't
- hinted at "more outfits to show off" - paid skins?
- reasons are a few things that wouldn't require this (2fa, "all pc minecraft games on the same account", improved parental controls)
- they'll throw a cape at you for migrating
Long but very interesting talk about ACLUs history, interview with Ira Glasser, who headed it for a long time, and about William F. Buckley's insolation from society.
@cypnk this is the reason why in the Euro space business, "no us parts inside!" is a mark of prestige. Because, last time I was aware of the issues, for the purpose of space hardware, the end user country is legally the country containing the space-port from which the rocket launched. Given that very often, plans change and one might switch from Kourou to Baikonur, just not having to deal with itar is a big plus
Need 1.2 billion to build and launch hundreds of drone satellites that go to asteroids to mine and refine ore. Then shuttle the ore via ion thrusters to space 3D printers at Earth's Lagrange Point 4, which then use solar heaters to build space habitat components
So like, Kickstarter or something?
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