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Yeah, Linux is difficult to use.

But Windows is impossible, so Linux still wins out.

Say what you will about Linux

I don't have advertisements in my file browser

What happens when coinbros buy a ship to build a libertarian utopia?

If you ever wondered that, well, here's your answer:

Spoiler warning: it didn't work out.

This is awesome. Write about a forgotten game.
Through the month of September, KRITIQAL is hosting the forgotten games essay jam. If you have been looking for a chance to write about that game nobody else seems to remember, maybe now's the time.

All the details on the itch jam page:

They should warn everyone planning to become a researcher that thinking is hard.

The department I'm at MIT, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, is hiring an assistant professor specializing in either 1) media industries or 2) computational media

The most common national celebration on Earth is a holiday shared by 65 different countries, on different days in each country. If you average it out on an annual basis, this holiday is being celebrated somewhere on the planet once every six days:

Independence from the British.

Here's a hypothetical scenario: one of the great people on my instance sees someone being harassed and calls out the harasser. That counts as interaction, so now our instances federate.

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I came across another article detailing the different issues with dark theme and whether it is truly better than light theme


A bit uncomfortable with seeing messages where instance admins ban instances based on who they federate with. Federation is simply a technical consequence of anyone ever having interacted with anyone on that instance.

I host an instance and simply wouldn't have the time to scour the public timeline for everything objectionable. There are simply too many instances out there to proactively ban all bad actors. I wouldn't notice unless they start harassing my users.

I have to check whether I can use videos from last year in class and that means that I have to watch myself on video.

Teens Flock To New App Where They Just Enter Own Personal Data Into Form

I've been doing some conlanging (specifically phonology), and my boyfriend has informed me I accidentally just made Polish again.

The wikipedia page about humans doesn't say anywhere on it that it was written by them, which imo is a conflict of interest

scriptnames lists vimchant as being loaded, but :VimchantSpellCheckOn doesn't do anything.

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Has anyone gotten vimchant to work on MacOS? I've got enchant and libvoikko installed through brew and vimchant is being loaded. Not sure what the problem is.

I am again struggling with Pandoc not finding my references. :ohno:

I been having trouble focusing, so I started using the Pomodoro technique to see if it would help. At first I thought "how can anyone focus for 25 minutes on one thing", but it turns out that if you take regular breaks, it's much easier to focus. Who would've thought?

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