OK, I've managed to muddle my way through Ruby on Rails and I think I've fixed the papercut bug I had, so I've made a pull request. 🤞🏻🙂
You: "What do you mean open source software reeks of elitism and toxicity?"
"MB" means megabyte. In practice it's use for 10⁶ bytes or 2²⁰. We have "Mebibyte" for explictly 2²⁰ bytes, "MiB" always means binary.
It's a shame there isn't a term/abbreviation which always means 10⁶ bytes. That would be convienient ☹
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@maiki i've come, at length, to the conclusion that we face two nearly insurmountable problems when we talk about "fixing" the status quo:
a) the web was architecturally compromised almost from the beginning in ways that made its current pathologies almost impossible to mitigate.
The most rebellious thing you can do under our current system is to be kind to others
#SurveillanceCapitalism is like the Global Warming of the Information Technology world.
- Most people don't know about it.
- People whose behavior helps it don't want to talk about it.
- A few corporations make ridiculous profits from it.
- No immediate side-effects are felt at an individual level but only over the long run.
- The people who warn about its dangers are dismissed as being paranoid.
Also, surveillance capitalism indirectly helped global warming by getting Trump elected.
Bittorrent is all about sharing in abundance as fast as possible, Blockchain is about preserving ownership through inefficiency
a human being is just a ghost and a skeleton working together to move some meat and skin around
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"I Didn’t Hate the English — Until Now / In which an Irish woman discovers how little the people who shaped her country’s fate know or care."
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@dgold in this particular case, it looks like the EU did offer the 1 year extension.
But stuff like this pisses me off:
"Pro-European MPs want to be able to table amendments to any motion on the Brexit deal so that they are not faced with a choice between accepting an unsatisfactory deal or allowing Britain to leave without any deal."
No vote in UK Parliament can change EU law. They just don't get that.
I'm tempted to switch from screen to tmux. Horizontal splitting seems good. Gotta relearn all keyboard shortcuts though
@nikola In theory, it would be hard to detect unless you know about it, because you'd always presume it'd be the same....
Even detecting it would be hard, cause you'd have to simulate a bash shell, but not get hacked yourself. Some weird VM trickery would be needed....