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Quarantine is hard but fortunately the owner of Grizzlybeatz dot com sent me heartwarming spam email reminding me to stay positive and now I feel so much better

Watching a livestream of Jason Turner converting my C code into C++


Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
Nothing valued is here.
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
What is here was dangerous and repulsive to us.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
The danger is still present, in your time, as it was in ours.

reboosting this because I found it a really good look at Star Trek Picard following the end of season 1. It's a lot more positive than the title sounds - critical, yes, but insightful

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David Mitchell and some of the writers of That Mitchell and Webb Look have done a podcast talking about this sketch

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All of you thinking Google cancelled all its April Fools jokes this year: that's the joke. A joke about not having any jokes. In computer science this is known as recursion so it's perfectly on-brand. It is the greatest tech industry prank of all time and you fell for it

Trans stuff, Coming out (+) 

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"cheating to get to the top of the duolingo league tables" and other things humans inexplicably do

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thinking about how software companies slowly chip away at the idea of consent by turning every "no" into "not right now," every "stop this" into "do this less often," every "i don't want that" into "maybe later"

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