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"...Sanjay surveyed the screen in front of them. There were four windows open: on the left, a Web browser and a terminal, for running analysis tools; on the right, two documents in the text editor Emacs, one a combination to-do list and notebook, the other filled with colorful code. One of Sanjay’s composition notebooks lay beside the computer...."

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12

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The ebook of Walkaway is $2.99 at all online stores today!

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Bush promised "no newt axes," and I haven't seen one of those buggers with so much as a switchblade since.

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#1yrago NSA employee pleads guilty of taking classified info that was later stolen by hackers boingboing.net/2017/12/01/nghi

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We have a new episode out!
Samsung’s Dex, oooh new Deepin, Mycroft raising, Purism about to start shifting dev kits, Macs and Linux, going open source only. You can leave your hat on.
Get it at linuxlads.com/ and in your podcatcher of choice!
#linux #opensource #podcast

Cory Doctorow argues that Big Tech is a problem, but the problem isn't "Tech," it's "BIG." Giants get to bend policy to suit their ends, they get to strangle potential competitors in their infancy, they are the only game in town, so they can put the squeeze on users and suppliers alike.

archive.org/details/dweb-8_2_1

Unscii is a set of bitmapped Unicode fonts based on classic system fonts. Unscii attempts to support character cell art well while also being suitable for terminal and programming use.

pelulamu.net/unscii/

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Exec who oversaw Google's failed babykiller projects and cozied up to Saudis quits after employee uprising
boingboing.net/2018/11/17/dian

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Chris Webber, the co-editor of ActivityPub (which enables Mastodon, Pleroma, Peertube, etc.) is inventing the next generation protocol for decentralized social games & online collaboration.

It is really important work.

I am convinced that there are institutions out there that would give him a grant to work on this.

Foundations? Boston-area universities? If you know of one, please consider nominating him!

Please boost!

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I engage in efforts to teach people program for the first time as part of #FSHM.

I am amazed at the simplicity of #clojure #lisp. I would only have to teach them the basics of #logic to understand #RPN and they now know the entire lang.

Why are we melting away brains in the form of stupid syntax when everything can be processed as lists?

I haven't introduced #clojure to a first time programmer yet, will do that and compare it with how they take to #python.

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