"the climate emergency risks far more lives than coronavirus. The market cannot solve that problem either, it only makes it worse. So for the good of all humanity, we have to see coronavirus as a wake-up call. The market will not save us."

aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/

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Due to corona people are using the internet like the marketing people of ISPs show it in their ads, turns out their infra can't handle that.

"I need , not because my actions are questionable, but because your judgement and intentions are." (c) u/starrywisdomofficial

Something I find very funny:

I have never written or been part of a project with memory leak issues in C++.

I have both written and been part of projects with memory leak issues in Go and node.js and other managed languages.

Hot take: garbage collection comes at a huge cost, and is largely ineffective compared to a decent ownership model with deterministic destruction.

@wizzwizz4 @igeljaeger @steakwipe Silly girl, bro.

I mean she's not wrong that the gov, is unprepared for something like this, but that's spilled milk.

Right now it's a matter of bucking up, doing what needs to be done and we can all get through this.
@wizzwizz4 @igeljaeger Yeah sorry about that fren.

The thing about America that's great is that you can still go off and just do your own thing.

I get what you're saying, we have some absolute shit here that even I can't stand and I'm a proud yank.

idea: 4MB game challenge

make an interesting and compelling game that fits in 4MB. why 4MB? default file upload limit for Discourse forums. plenty of space for art assets, as long as you have a reasonably small binary size and support libraries

‪You don’t always need a purposeful conspiracy. It can be sufficient for enough people to be very publicly wrong, not realize it, and then be ashamed/embarrassed to admit it.‬

this year we in "the west" learn that all the arguments about how bad the niqab is are just thinly veiled (ha ha ha) xenophobia

This was Cambridge Analytica's pitch: not that they would find racists and tell them about Trump, but that they would make decent people into Trump voters.

There's some narrow truth to this Running ads that tell lies (especially harmful ones) is often illegal. At the very least, it can mire you in scandal. Targeting allows you to place secret ads: ads whose content is only seen by people who won't narc you out. That gives targeted ads a persuasive advantage that billboards can't have.

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:blobcat3c: i have been thinking

i have seen other people do this, but i have a lot of followers for a fediverse account so i am going to do it too. i hope you do not mind

if you're a person who is making less money due to the virus going around, pls reply to this post! i have heard that a lot of people are having a hard time with money right now.

if you have money to spare, pls have a snif around in the replies. in tough times like this it's important for us all to help each other :blobcatheart: 💕 thank mew

is our fault.

We have no right to bitch about zoom, when we have nothing to offer to replace it with.

TeX and LaTeX users: you can put & before symbols to get them to line up across line breaks. Different numbers of & appear to mark different "line up" stops.

f(x) &= (x + 1)(x - 1) \\
&= x^2 - 1

a ray of sunshine 

The World Health Organization has announced that dogs canot contract Covid-19. Dogs previously held in quarantine can now be released. To be clear, WHO let the dogs out.

Eureka, at one point, had product placement for Cisco.

Except! …they would just ominously zoom in on a Cisco logo on a piece of equipment sometimes in a way that made it look like they were setting up Cisco to be the arc villain for the series.
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