One thing that really kills me about Python is the lack of automatic forward declarations for classes.
It forces you to either write your modules backwards (most specific to most general instead of vice versa), proliferate ad-hoc or util modules, or resort to gross hacks like using strings then fixing it all up later. It also forces standard libs like typing to do same.
Not even Java has this issue. It's 2020, how is this even still a problem?
American Exceptionalism at its peak.
World Famous / American Made / First Wave
“The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that most leaders are able to act swiftly and decisively, but the same urgency had been missing in politicians’ response to the climate crisis.”
— Pandemic shows climate has never been treated as crisis, say scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/16/pandemic-shows-climate-has-never-been-treated-as-crisis-say-scientists
The StarLabs Lite Mk III looks pretty nice, especially the glass trackpad. Wonder if it's any good? https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/07/starlabs-lite-mk-iii-linux-laptop
If it was 13" I'd be seriously considering it....
The Paradox of Tolerance has been on my mind lately. Here's Karl Popper, in _The Open Society and its Enemies_
"If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them."
If you meet a free speech absolutist who insists deplatforming nazis is unethical, that means they haven't thought through the Paradox.
Does anyone use Uber anymore? If so, this long litany of horrendous things you are contributing to: https://www.dnalounge.com/backstage/log/2020/07/10.html
Loving this special secret GitHub profile feature…
I like this new feature on @GitHub! (https://v2.jacky.wtf/post/177d6d55-5303-45ba-931d-acc8ac184697)
“The State Government should be focused on implementing measures that protect residents, rather than treating them like criminals […]. Why couldn’t this happen in the towers? We can only assume that to the government, some lives are worth respecting while others simply are not.”
— Policing the Pandemic: Melbourne’s Public Housing Lockdown Criminalizes Those on the Margins — https://msf-analysis.org/policing-the-pandemic-melbournes-public-housing-lockdown-criminalizes-those-on-the-margins
Melbourne, Wurundjeri Nation.
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