why is so many people's reaction, when told what someone else's life was/is really like, to instantly come back with "no it wasn't"?
that thing, that insistence that they know someone else's circumstances and biography better than that person does themselves - especially when they're asserting it from a continent away! - is one of those things that instantly makes me lose all interest in / respect for someone
in related news, i've had my arsehole quotient for the day :-/
@norm (caption: photo of the front face of a bus - the billboard at the front says "Rail Replacement" on its top line, then "🚂 I'm a train choo choo" on the second line
@a1ba caption: a wallposter of a Venn diagram between a cat and an inkjet printer: the only text is in the intersection, which reads
* spend a lot of time self-cleaning
* demand feeding when container is full
* ignore requests
a cat is reading the venn diagram with interest
This really sucks (read thread). And has told me more than I need to know about CalyxOS. Won’t be looking into it any further as a potential alternative (microG is a deal-breaker for any longer-term solution anyway).
wet markets = farmers markets (terminology)
Many Americans have this weird idea that a 'wet market' is where live animals are butchered. That is not correct.
@noelle This seems like the kind of thing you'd appreciate: https://twitter.com/mattgemmell/status/1441497498573545478
“Kids who grew up with search engines could change STEM education forever”
We’ve needed better metaphors than f&f for a while now
OTOH: when the dominant form of computing is a sealed widget, of course competence is going to drop like a stone across the board https://www.theverge.com/22684730/students-file-folder-directory-structure-education-gen-z
rant on neurodiversity
Neurodiversity isn't about "you're not broken, just different", it's about recognition and acceptance. You wouldn't tell someone in a wheelchair that nothing's wrong with them. As a ND person, I constantly butt my head against unfair social expectations, but I also struggle with real problems that have nothing to do with that.
No one expects the physically impaired to do what they can't do, we recognize their limitations and offer them help where possible and necessary, both as individuals and as a society.
Neurodiverse people deserve the same treatment. We need you, the neurotypical, to stop making a joke of our condition and telling us that it doesn't exist, that we don't belong. We need you to stop yelling at us for being late or forgetting things. We need you to stop expecting the impossible in social settings. We need you to reach out and help when you can. We need you to stop gatekeeping the only goddamn treatment options we have. With the right social structures, we could actually live normal lives, it's just the definition of "normal" that needs to change.
Neurodiversity is ultimately a good thing. The memory of a person with ADHD or ASD works very differently from a neurotypical. Creativity, ability to think outside the box, hyperfocus, curiosity, obsessive thirst for knowledge are all assets. But we can only use them if you accept us, and help us not be useless and a danger to ourselves.
tl;dr: stop saying nd people aren't broken, that's not the point
so does lz4 decompression in 78 bytes http://www.oldskool.org/pc/lz4_8088 help at all with squishing stuff into a bootsector?
just a rabbit caught in time's headlights
(byte-and-iron level alt of @thamesynne - see profile there)
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