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@body I like your site's aesthetics. Esp this thing

Did you keep any pictures of the shrines from minecraft

My view is that it's not hypocritical at all to reap benefit from an unjust law if you're in the process of credibly campaigning to destroy it (esp if the benefit produces fuel for your campaign), and that's not just because I want to convince the local secular humanist rationalist group of Logical Decision Theory-based platonistic metapsychic unification so that they can register as a religion, be tax-exempt, and keep their venue and allow us to meet in it

[looks at myself and my friends]
Does doing transhumanism make you go nonbinary?

Wait, Urbit supports non-scarce identities? ("comets") Presumably the trust system for that isn't fully implemented yet, but if it's there at all, I'm not sure we get to complain about any artificial namespace scarcity, the technical foundation for escaping that scarcity once it starts getting oppressive appears to have already been laid?

(Seriously though I didn't pay to get content, I paid because the content Scott has put out over the years has been pretty consistently exceptional, will apparently continue to be exceptional, and because I believe that whatever scott does with the money will be good, as he's one of the brightest most honest people writing, and because also he's literally said that he needs the money for starting up an affordable psychiatric care practice)

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Looking at the subscriber-only Astral Codex Ten comment section

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people say how am i 'doing?' am i 'okay'?? is an ocean wave okay? is a hummingbird?

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The subconscious is just a wolf that was absorbed into the body of an early human

Conference in formal verification (methods perfectly secure software), sounds really awesome, people from the FHI and Deepmind. I was invited but I'm probably not worthy of it (I work mainly in games, my software doesn't need to be secure at all right now), so, passing it along.

Didn't we know some people who worked in digital democracy? They might want to get in on this. If you can't really trust your systems, there are many civic processes you wont be able to implement

In new zealand, we don't have snow on christmas, we have pohutokawa fluff

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@body I've been thinking of inducting you into NT, and every now and then I show them one of your toots but oh uh hm.

I don't think you're really a lolcow at all. Too self-aware. Your ridiculousness is in your posession, not the audience's. Too many of your ideas are actually cool.

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Now thinking about the ludicrously intense and prolonged ghost sighting I had at age 14 again, and spooping myself the fuck out

this year's Shut Up & Sit Down annual donation appeal is pretty great it's december, support meaningful work, or else quinns will have to go in the sea

"The features of the package manager, the package distribution and the Fuchsia storage systems then perform various levels of deduplication in order to make this approach transport, storage and runtime efficient."

Wait, no, O=

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"The Fuchsia Package System does not provide native support for inter-package dependencies. This is a considered restriction in order to avoid various challenges that are inherent to dependency management and versioning. This choice keeps the system extremely simple and secure. The solution for handling dependencies is therefore to embed all dependencies into a package."

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Fuchsia OS recently started facilitating outside contributions

It seems quite good? Do any other big OSes have IPC messaging standards as good as FIDL (fuchsia interface definition language) (why aren't they using capn proto?) (has no generics yet =<<)

The basic unit of execution is the Component. A component can get Capabilities (EG, the ability to make a window, connect to the internet, access the system clock)

Society grows great when there are people employed full time to keep on top of things and route funding to the most important projects that we wouldn't even know about.

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.