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What RMS, Torvalds and the like cost us 

For every gross dude you tolerate, there's almost certainly several people who are pushed out of that space you created for him

The more influential the gross dude, the more people will emulate him and help to push out even more people

And it's mostly women who get pushed out

So for the likes of RMS and Torvalds, the damage they have done to the field of Computer Science may be incalculable

Good riddance

OMFG I just went to buy something using PayPal.
1. They didn't have a credit card on file. Fine. I'll add one. I get an error.
2. They recommend chat with support. Fine. I wait 10 minutes for support drone.
3. Support drone needs to authenticate me. Wants a mobile phone number. The one they have is out of date. He gives me a phone number to call.
4. I use Skype to dial the phone. I copy/paste the CC number to the voice response system. Poof! Works like a charm.

This makes no sense.

If anyone is just starting on / and wants a few million units, I can save you the grind. I’ve got a few hundred fusion igniters worth like 15.8M each. No Man’s bugs.

"Austerity is the idea that the global financial crash of 2008 was caused by there being too many libraries in Wolverhampton."
Alexei Sayle

#politics #austerity

There is a site on the internet for everything. I discovered I may or may not have made a purchase

Marketing math. Making mac and cheese in 10 minutes:
1. Boil 6 cups of water (takes 0 minutes)
2. Cook pasta 9-11 minutes (takes 9 minutes, even if you boil for 11 minutes)
3. Drain pasta (0 seconds because you multitask)
4. Add butter and stir (30 seconds)
5. Add pasta back to pan and stir (30 seconds)

Amazing how this is in any way “in 10 minutes”

We are truly in a new era of politics if you can ascend to any position of leadership with a name like Dick Braine.

Uncovered a box of artifacts at my folks’ house. Original Dungeons & Dragons books from 1970s and 1980s!

the great thing about getting middle-aged is that you go from "poser who only knows the new album" to "appreciator of obscure deep cuts" with absolutely no effort on your part

I’m at a hotel bar in Dublin. A man orders a pot of tea and a glass of ice. He proceeds to mix them himself at the bar. Guess the man’s accent. 😜

extremely important museum plaque that addresses the language we use to talk about slavery in the american south. @OCRbot

I just realised what a nomad I am. In addition to having every kind of power plug and adapter as standard kit in my backpack, I have a water bottle, full set of cutlery, and chopsticks. I am surprisingly light for having so much stuff.

Started listeing to music through my conference call headset just because it was still on my head. Eventually thought I should switch back to my music headphones. Man, what a difference

You should block adverts on your devices. And make your friends and family block ads on their devices.

People who watch adverts are like anti-vaxxers - blissfully unaware of the benefits of herd-immunity. And dangerously undermining our collective safety.


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About to grind out 10 competitive qual matches. I’ve kinda gone off overwatch. But I’ve played every season since season 1. I’m not ready to miss out.

At my new house in the US, these are my speed choices. 100Mbps, 300M, or 1 Gigabit! I currently have about 70Mb via BT in London. It's fine. I can't justify the gigabit connection. What am I missing?

Seeing School of Rock in London. Very cool show. Kids are really great performers.

You know you're packed for an day when you pack sun lotion, a beach towel, rain boots, a warm jumper, and an umbrella (for rain, not for sun!)

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