It's really hard for floss techies/hackers to define “spam”, it's almost “any useless speech that degrades the quality of the forum”. And that's what hate speech does!
If A sends lots of useless messages to B, that's called “spam”. If A sends lots of harassing messages to B, well that's also useless and devoid of conversation!
Nearly all operators of technical platforms (forums, lists, etc) support the idea of blocking spam. They know allowing spam is bad and makes your forum useless. Blocking open email relays is widely supported.
But when you talk about “hate speech” or “#CodeOfConduct”, suddenly there's a great gnashing of teeth, intense debates if we've crossed some moral rubicon, claims that free speech is under fatal assault.
OSM Notes are getting heavy/literary in Ireland!
(Context: quotes from the excellent film The Field)
TIL #git ignore files (`.gitignore`) treat a line line "data/" as ignoring any directory called "data" in your folder at any level, but "/data/" only ignores a _top level_ directory called "data". Guess which I wanted, and guess what got excluded as well? 🤣
Tip: Create an empty 10GB file on a #linux partition like this:
`fallocate -l 10G /ballast`
Then, if your #disk fills up, you can "eject the ballast" (with `truncate -s 0 /ballast`), immediately freeing up 10GB of space, and hopefully fix your disk full issue.
(If #PostgreSQL fills up your disk, it'll stop, and you can't free up space until postgres is running...)
Red Blob Games has some great articles explaining common geometric-ish algorithms, aimed for people programming games, but useful for anyone implementing algorithms.
I'm making heavy use of their "hexagon grids" article.
But it's rubbish! Lots of "Health tracking goals & badges" & slick PR photos of people running & social media blah. Gah. Why can't I just transfer some data?!
Ever wonder how to determine if a #Rust Vector has all equal elements or not?
Well, have I got a dozen answers to show you:
RT @email@example.com: FYI for boomers: us millennial children actually find texting *more* polite than calling, because it's less of a demand on someone's time. They don't have to stop everything at that moment to talk to you. It's not just about being afraid to talk.
With the unfolding shitfire that is #YouTube's acceptance of homophobia & racism because of the clicks, I kinda wish there was like a wiki site covering/summarizing all that info. Kinda like rationalwiki.org. I think GeekFeminism wiki has closed.
Does this exist? (Should this exist? How do we make this?)