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This poll is inspired by the fact that ever since I started trying to make TikToks, I've been legitimately horrified at how slowly I speak, even when I've practiced (in my head) the script.

Like, I watch YT at 2x speed. Maybe my inner monologue is calibrated to my typing speed? That's at least average.

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For those of you who have both (1) imagined yourself having conversations and (2) seen a recording of yourself speaking, how do you relate your internal monologuing with your actual speaking?

tech vent 

Argh at my wits end with #Libreoffice not taking system language input. It used to work perfectly fine, but maybe something changed with the current version ( but no matter what the systemwide input setting--which still works on, say, Chromium and OmgaT--says, Libreoffice will. not. fucking. change. its input to Korean.

Evidently LO has its own language settings which I've never had to touch before, and Korean input even briefly worked after I checked the ignore system language input box. But nope, it's right back to not working whether I check the box or not.

Fucking hell, even if I only do the final editing on LO I can only work so long by pasting Korean characters from the fucking browser address bar. I've restarted X so many times hoping it was a temporary thing and I'm losing actual work time over this :blobcatflip: it's gotten to the point I don't want to and possibly CAN'T accept English-Korean translation jobs, all because this fucking basic thing won't fucking work!!

When optimizing your programs DON'T try, say, swapping out / for >>. At least if you're writing C, C++, Rust, or JavaScript. These sorts of optimizations (all some people know) are usually already done for you, as I've been spending over a month now explaining, and as such just serves to make your code less readable.

If you have otherwise squeezed all the performance out from your code & need more, take measurements. Know what you're doing.


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Holy shit. OpenInsulin successfully formulated a non-proprietary version of insulin and they are ready to scale production! 👀

Programming question 

Why do people like Lua, over Javascript or Python? I know a few things that've used it (Tabletop Simulator, L:OVE), but I never got around to learning it to figure out the appeal.

If you're looking for a chance to get paid to write meaningful open source software, here's one of those rare opportunities. Fully remote.

We're hiring additional software engineers to join the SecureDrop team, an open source platform to protect journalists & whistleblowers. Our posting outlines the specific skillsets we're looking for:

If this describes you, please get in touch! Happy to answer questions.

"This is how programmers think trees work"

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I feel like I have a bad relationship with ending things, especially fictional universes. I finished Mass Effect today, and it's left me pretty forlorn.

Just finished Mass Effect 3 (original only) for the first time. This game had me crying and only for the characters.

I'm actually really impressed by the number of software updates ReMarkable has been putting out for the 2.0 I got last year. Like, features.


Just hyperfixated and cleaned my room for like 4 hours. And replaced my blinds. And cleaned out the junk drawer that's been empty since my mom threw out my rock collection. Went through like 5 lint roller sheets to clean the felt.

Google removes yet another FOSS application from the Google Play store because it links to its website which links to its Patreon

Walled gardens strike again

A game that visualizes "a slower speed of light" 

CW: Bright lights, light effects. Very likely to give a headache, at least.

My mother has recently learned that fish is, in fact, an animal.

Also: if you're outraged that libraries have to discard books, *donate money to your local library*.

Real estate and shelf space are expensive.

The library is one of the last places where you're not expected to spend money or suffer advertising.


carbon pol, countering a meme that's meant to disclaim individual responsibility 

Hey, you know that meme that "100 companies are responsible for over 70% of emissions" that's used to imply that individual action is useless against climate change?

It's worth taking a look at the actual report that that meme comes from - the CDP Carbon Majors Report 2017:

That report did state that, in the 1988-2015 period, 100 fossil fuel companies were responsible for 70.6% of global industrial GHG emissions... but what does "responsible" mean?

Turns out that their methodology looked at two things - "scope 1" (operational emissions - that is, their actual emissions) and "scope 3 category 11" (use of sold products).

In that period, 58,328 Mt of CO2 equivalents were actually emitted by the fossil fuel companies in question.

576,506 Mt of CO2 equivalents were emitted in the "use of sold products".

That is, *not* by the fossil fuel companies.

By their customers.

Fuck off entirely with the "100 companies emit >70% of CO2" meme.
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