nerds getting mad over a few open source projects finally replacing the master/slave terminology for processes is the most pathetic nerd shit imaginable. changing the terms affects nothing in terms of how the software runs. It literally changes nothing but creates a slightly more welcoming environment for non-white programmers.
It's incredibly sad and frustrating seeing these assholes vociferously defending something so completely unimportant.
ok, the spiders and I are going to start planning a podcast tentatively named
Space Imperialism: The Next Generation
it will be irregular as hell as we find spoons to do the research and writing, but it will hopefully be fun!
the first episode will be on TNG S2E9, "Measure of a Man", regarded as the first "truly great" episode of TNG (and let's be real probably all of star trek).
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Seems relevant again
Tom Morello: ‘Paul Ryan Is the Embodiment of the Machine Our Music Rages Against’
Excuse me, this ska cover of the mii channel has absolutely no right in being this good
Nintendo said a total of 300k accounts have been hacked
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On that "Science Has a Racism Problem" editorial in Cell
Unless you're committed to paying junior scientists (with money, not exposure or authorship) and paying everyone who does the currently unpaid labour in academia (with money that can be used for rent) and providing long-term job security, benefits and the things that people fucking need
Of course you're going to have a diversity problem, because it means that only the privileged can survive there
Wriggling Cat To Be Held Until It Accepts Its Fate https://local.theonion.com/wriggling-cat-to-be-held-until-it-accepts-its-fate-1843952221 #vol56issue23 #cats #pets
@baturkey It's art, so you get to decide. If you're cool, they're about getting high. If you're a square, they're about space.
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