Today something really freaky happened. There was a talk by a energy storage startup company guy, who ended up mentioning a thing about nuclear waste disposal, and how there is an effort to make warning signs last forever.

Yesterday, I had Y-Tube on autoplay and I just watched a 9 month old Vox video on just that

youtube.com/watch?v=lOEqzt36JE

A classic example of Evil G's recommendation engine at play, spreading agenda.

For some strange reason in 's xterm.js based terminal has a huge latency. It does not happen with , but hey I am not backing down. Install evil-mode in emacs and we are good to go!

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@rtwx It definetely asks you to donate those "ransom money" to charity.

Want to know the why and how of functional programming?

Here's a great video for you.

Functional Programming in 40 Minutes
youtube.com/watch?v=0if71HOyVj

Watch this video. After, you'll understand lots problems with our computer keyboard today.
youtube.com/watch?v=FkUXn5bOwz
See also: Computer Keyboard Design Flaws xahlee.info/kbd/keyboard_probl
#xahkeyboard

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#introductions
Hi this is going to be an official account for FOSDEM.org in the future #patience-please #Free #Libre #Open-source

@thatcosmonaut
2000: "Don't be evil"
2015: "Do the right thing"

So it is OK to be evil?

@alexcleac True for any distro. has for sure redeemed its reputation with the 3.30 release. The only thing I notice in Wayland is blurry text, perhaps because I have a HIDPI display.

For those who don't know
gnome.org/news/2018/09/gnome-3

#vimTips #TIL

Did you know that vim's `:w` command can pipe the saved buffer directly to a shell command? I didn't: in the past, I'd done things like `:w` and then `:! wc -w %` to count the words in a file. But I could do the same thing with `:w !wc -w`! Even better, `:w` can operate on a text object, so a command like `vip:w !wc -w` will count the words in the current paragraph!

(And if, like me, you use vim for tooting, `:w !wc -c` gives you the chars in the current toot.)

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@daviding Let's just be glad that neither Microsoft nor Oracle bought it.

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