#Unix 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
Engineer shows off her awesome mechanical dinosaur costume https://boingboing.net/2019/10/12/engineer-tests-out-her-awesome.html
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
@deltaidea GNU++. The GNU compiler gnu. NextGNU. ObjectiveGNU
"Joint statement on the #GNU Project"
"We believe that Richard #Stallman 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"
👍🏻 Good to see
I know it's like half way to the next #Eurovision, but INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW
Is Kosovo in the #Eurovision yet?
@stavros it's such a shame it turned from "help scan old books" to "help Google's car driving system"
Is there like, a secret club of #feminist #hackers specifically dedicated to fighting #spouseware? 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.
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
@BalooUriza I did hear about something that does that for making a deb package for a programme, to figure out the dependencies. It runs the programme (or make) in strace, looks for file opens and the like and does apt-file on names to try to install it.
Can't remember of the top of my head what it's called though