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Looks like Microsoft’s acquisition of Github was indeed nothing more than a move to lock more developers into the Microsoft ecosystem.

TIL that anarchists read so much theory that cops find it difficult to infiltrate our circles

food (sauerkraut) 

Made a fresh batch of sauerkraut while listening to an episode of In Defense of Plants.

This batch includes cabbage, onion, carrot and apple. Bring on the lacto-fermentation! 🙌

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"The 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work."

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What are some neat computer technologies that didn't "win" due to development time or cost but were better than their contemporaries?

Sometimes I wonder what our world would look like now if all of us had proper, dedicated internet connections at home instead of ancient, repurposed TV or telephone cables.

Copyright must be abolished. The fact that anything created today will never enter the public domain within any of our livetimes proves that the system has failed. We have an obligation to exercise civil disobedience to protest the broken system. I will shed no tears for billionares caught up in the flack. They never shed a tear for the tens of thousands of people they screwed with expensive lawsuits, nor the billions they screwed out of their rightful inheritance of the collective works of humanity.

It's your obligation as a good citizen to pirate shit.

I feel compelled to point out, in times like this, that in Marx's view labor isn't bad. labor is what makes us human: creation of things and services, crystallizing human effort in a form that can be used and enjoyed by other people, is both necessary for human to live (what he calls a "metabolic imperative") and is a necessary component of human dignity. if you don't believe this, think about how you felt the last time you cooked a meal for another person, or finished a big project and sat down to bask in your work for a moment. labor makes us human.

in other words: while capitalism is a productivity death cult, productivity itself is neutral, even good. it feels bad under capitalism because the work is to useless or harmful ends, the rewards of that labor are not distributed back to the laborer, and the rat race element of capitalism prevents you from ever feeling satisfied with your work ethic.

every time I work it #tic80 it's a lot of fun, but it's easy to make syntax errors because I'm used to having a lot more help getting my delimiters matched up.

yesterday I implemented a patch which highlights the match for the delimiter your cursor is currently on:

I had some trouble because I needed to skip over delimiters that were inside strings or comments, and I couldn't find out how to do this, so I asked the author, and he added a special syntax type buffer that gave me exactly what I needed. it's always a pleasure to work with maintainers who are so helpful and responsive.

so many struggling artists minds have been destroyed by the parasitical worm of capitalism so that they think copyright is in any way good for them

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Illustration from 'Zen and the Art of the Macintosh - Discoveries on the Path to Computer Enlightenment', Michael Green, 1988

such a shame that CDE while somehow still working in 2020 has too many security issues to use for real because it's still so dang beautiful i mean just look at it

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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.