shells have commands like `sleep(1)` to just wait a specific amount of time. But there is no common way to "sleep until this specific date/time"! it's all just hacks and kludes

New #OpenStreetMap project: Mapping & Tagging #Irish pubs! I'm using `theme=irish` tag (as per discussion on tagging@ & talk-ie@ lists). Now to search the #OSM database to find them and tag them.

Half the time you talk to capitalist bootlickers about private property, they're arguing about the ability to own your own home and the land it stands on.

Which is literally what communists want: not to pay rent to landlords--you own your domicile and don't owe anyone for land rights anymore than you "steal" the air you breathe.

What most leftists mean by abolishing private property is unused land or concentration of the MOP within a small group of elites--excess property that one person or co-owners could not possibly work themselves.

The same goes for businesses: if the business cannot be run by its owners alone, then there needs to be a distribution of either ownership or profits until we can find a better system where profit is no longer necessary.

I think the problem with nonviolence comes down to how the state has coopted and redefined the term "violence"

Private property has no rights. Smashing a storefront or torching a cop car isn't "violent" because it doesn't actually harm anyone

If you define nonviolence as "not causing direct harm to any individuals except in self-defense against a direct attack" then I think a huge number of radicals would agree with that. But when most people say "nonviolent" what they mean is "nonthreatening," and yeah, that's gonna be ineffective, almost tautologically

Life is similar to tetris in that everything fits together perfectly until a straight comes out of nowhere and ruins it.

The opposite of โ€œeasy peasy lemon squeezyโ€ is โ€œstressed depressed lemon zestโ€

"Joint statement on the Project"
"We believe that Richard cannot represent all of GNU. We think it is now time for GNU maintainers to collectively decide about the organization of the project. The GNU Project we want to build is one that everyone can trust to defend their freedom"
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Good to see
guix.gnu.org/blog/2019/joint-s

RT @kittenradio@twitter.com:
Is there like, a secret club of specifically dedicated to fighting ? Because I know some Linux, I want to do security, and people I love need protecting. Please induct me into your secret club. I'll send you homemade granola+bread for 1337 skills.

twitter.com/kittenradio/status

Fixed my computer by installing the propriatary nvidia drivers with

sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

Worked for me on my 18.04 bionic ubuntu.

I had uninstalled the propritary nvida graphics driver, and clearly the open source one had crappy support, hence the 1024x7something resolution.

Part of why we say "solidarity not charity" is because the way charity is typically presented gives moral superiority to the givers - and often, moral inferiority to the receivers (or sometimes "takers," if they decide to be particularly transparent about it)

Truisms like "it is better to give than to receive" implicitly contain "it is wrong to receive help." It's wrong to ask for the support you need, to want it, even to accept it when offered. Panhandling, for instance, is often portrayed not just as shameful, but immoral - even greedy

Solidarity, and especially mutual aid, are meant to reject that dichotomy. Everyone at Food Not Bombs eats together, volunteers and otherwise, and talks to each other. Our Free Store puts "it's free because it's yours" all over its reading material - it's not a gift, not a blessing, not charity. And that makes *such* a big difference

The karaoke machine played my Irish folk song much too quickly, but "Sweet Carolina" get the proper speed ๐Ÿค”

Friday evening at the local LGBTQ bar and the batman needs to look up the recipe for a mojito...

#foss #mastodev

What are you doing to help more poc/women/queer folk have positions in programming?

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