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Just another desperate #Objectivist #Perl hacker. Lately into #cosplay and #dance, sometimes simultaneously.

Sorry libertarians, you can’t have #AynRand:

If you block me because you don’t like what I say, I win.

Other interests: #music, #Commodore #RetroComputing, #DoctorWho, #drag

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mjgardner, (edited ) to programming
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The #Perl #programming language core team has just released version 5.40.0! Check out the announcement: https://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2024/06/msg268252.html

Previously-experimental features now fully supported:

try/catch exception handling
• iterating over multiple values with for loops
• the builtin module and about a dozen functions within

Also, #CPAN modules can now unit test with the included Test2::Suite without extra dependencies.

Full list of changes: https://perldoc.perl.org/perl5400delta

mjgardner, to Texas
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Remember also that was a de facto independent republic from 1836 to 1845. They immediately sought annexation by the but faced complications due to the slavery debate and potential war with .

Instead, the Republic of Texas was recognized by the US, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and the UK.

American political winds shifted in 1843, Texas got its statehood (without an intervening territorial phase), and the US got its Mexican war.


mjgardner, to hire
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Would you #hire this man?

#FediHired #FediHire #OpenToWork

xan, to random
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it is therefore my conclusion that bicycling and using public transit increases your odds of using Fediverse technologies

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@xan Must be why it’s so hard to find fellow residents here

xan, to random
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I'm not horny. It's just that I think it would be incredibly practical to distribute my workload across a fleet of identical clones who, by all appearances, are typical employees with all their faculties, but are in fact in a constant receive-evaluate loop; all transforming orders, directives, metrics into productivity at my behest, in my image.

mjgardner, (edited )
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@xan I’ve seen that movie already: https://IMDB.com/title/tt0117108/

atomicpoet, to random
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Things that should definitely be connected to the Internet:

  • hinges
  • zippers
  • coat hangers
  • jars
  • spatulas
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@atomicpoet You’d get the -enabled spatulas at Spatula City, of course

spatula city GIF

daringfireball, to random
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eBay Is Dropping Support for American Express

mjgardner, (edited )
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@daringfireball How does this jibe with last year’s rumored #AppleCard switch from #GoldmanSachs' #MasterCard to #AmEx? https://DaringFireball.net/linked/2023/11/28/apple-goldman-breakup. (The other rumored partner was #Synchrony.)

Another possibility might be #Barclays; last month, #Goldman was supposedly in talks to transfer its #GeneralMotors card program there: https://WSJ.com/finance/goldman-sachs-general-motors-credit-card-barclays-226d2b02

(Barclays had a #Visa with #Apple Rewards card in the 2010s.)

/ @gruber

#AmericanExpress #CreditCards #GM

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@gruber I agree, which is why I think Synchrony or Barclays makes more sense

mjgardner, (edited ) to opensource
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Another project pulls back from active :

(a theme engine for the command-line ) author Roman Perepelitsa has placed the project on "life support” due to the high cost and mental strain of addressing personalized assistance requests: https://github.com/romkatv/powerlevel10k/issues/2690#issuecomment-2132146751

jmac, (edited ) to random
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Pause to reflect on the controls of Defender, recognized as totally bananas in 1981, let alone today.

A 2D game where you move your ship up/down/left/right, except:

Moving up and down is easy - that's what the joystick does. But that's all! It’s a one-dimensional lever.

Moving left or right is… less easy. The Thrust button pushes you in the direction you're facing. To turn around, slap Reverse, and your entire POV on the playfield flips around the Y axis. Haha!

mjgardner, (edited )
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@jmac They were trying to out-bonkers #Atari’s “Asteroids” controls from 1979

#VideoGames #gaming #ArcadeGames #arcade

appleinsider, to random
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Apple os continuing to thrash Google in app expenditure, with iPhone owners outspending Android counterparts with their App Store purchases. However, Google Play still has more app downloads.

mjgardner, (edited )
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@appleinsider So it’s like how BMW makes more money even though more people ride mass transit?

I know which kind of vehicle I’d rather be in.

thomasfuchs, to random
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My point here is that this is something you can’t control, because 1) scrapers will scrape it anyway and 2) 99% of spammers don’t get your email address from scraping.

It’s a waste of time trying to control this. It’s like trying to keep your hair color secret.

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@thomasfuchs I’ve had the same email address since 1997, have never posted a childishly “obscured” version of it, and for the past ten years ’s spam-fu has been kicking >99% of my unwanted email to the curb.

problematicfacts, to random
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When asked to pick a number between 1 and 100, most people will pick 69.

𝘑𝘰𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘈𝘳𝘮𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺:

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mjgardner, to Jpop
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"Obenkyō Shitoite yo" (お勉強しといてよ) [English title: “STUDY ME”] by the collective has no right to be as funky as it is: https://songwhip.com/zutomayo/obenkyou-shitoiteyo2020

fans may know them from their song "Zanki” (残機) [English: “Time Left”], the second ending theme for the series : https://songwhip.com/zutomayo/timeleft

ovid, to ai
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I can't imagine working without GenAI any more. I often write quick bash scripts to automate things, but for some reason, the syntax always falls out of my head and I'm constantly looking things up.

Now I just hit ChatGPT and ask it to write the script for me. With the latest version, is usually works perfectly the first time, so long as I craft a good prompt. This is a huge productivity boost.

#AI #GenAI #LLM #Copilot #ChatGPT

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@ovid Is that praise for or a condemnation of ?

mjgardner, to random
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jmac, to random
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Kids today have it so easy, when I was your age we didn’t have all these flavors of gay with their own flags, we just had LiveJournal quizzes to find out which Welcome Back Kotter character we were or whatever

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Alice, to random
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A penny for your thoughts? In this economy?

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RickiTarr, to random
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One of the things I love is when a noob starts watching Trek shows for the first time, and they're like, This is so silly, it's ridiculous, that guy turned into a lizard and impregnated his captain, that lady got possessed by a sex ghost that belonged to her grandma, the captain is sorting a room full of floofy guinea pigs, the ship runs on mushrooms, this theme song makes no sense, and I'm just like Yeah, isn't it great?! You either get it or you don't, I don't know what to tell you.

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@RickiTarr It’s even funnier if they’re a Whovian


hazelweakly, to random
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Y'know how there's a pattern of behavior where someone says something is bad about the tech industry or community or OSS software or something, and then every single nerd within a 50 square mile radius says WELL ACKTUALLY??

I just realized that if, like, even 10% of them just... Sat down and spent some energy fixing the problem instead of insulting someone for experiencing it, we would've solved all those issues by now

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@hazelweakly Fact: #Excel is the world’s most popular IDE and it makes the program manager for Microsoft #VisualStudio SO MAD

mjgardner, to Geology
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rocks but is where it’s at

atomicpoet, to random
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There’s certain technology that I earnestly wonder why we abandoned it. For example, digital audio players (DAPs).

These devices provided something smartphones don’t: a distraction-free way of playing music.

And they were way more personal because everything on your DAP was put there by you! They were a collection of your genuine taste!

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@atomicpoet The industry and listeners have been pining for a “celestial jukebox” since Paul Goldstein coined the term in the early : https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=30020

The curated but disconnected digital audio player was just a step along the way.

gizmomathboy, to random
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A lot of my dreams last night centered around making donuts

Obviously I woke up wanting donuts

I have not had any donuts today.

I'm ok with that

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@gizmomathboy “Time to make the donuts…”

dunkin donuts 80s GIF

philsplace, to random
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I’m calling a foul on the play: That is not sausage.


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@philsplace Fauxage?

Alice, to random
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I put the "I" in narcissist.

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@Alice Remember that there’s no “I” in “team,” but there are four in “platitude-quoting idiot.”

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