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  • gender neutral she

    I HATE “gender neutral she”. It sounds prissy and academic. If you are so far gone in the social justice to want to change language away from “he”, use “singular they” it sounds natural and is actually understood to be gender neutral. If you want to be formal use “he/she” or “s/he”.

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  • educated stupid

    The philosopher and theoretical physicist, Otis Eugene Ray offhandedly coined the term educated stupid to refer to people incorrect about the nature of reality from the overly simplified version taught in lower education, and needed to unlearn anti-knowledge that got in the way of further understanding. I’m less informed on debates in theoretical physics and how much merit Gene has to be upset on the matter and won’t be commenting on physics, but I’d like to point out this problem exists in other fields of knowledge and maybe define it a bit more generally.

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  • wishlist for an overcooked editor

    So, to write this blog I use word grinder + cool retro term, and its ok. but resently I found textreme and tried it out hopeful it was better. It wasnt… as a text editor it was lacking basic features, an inablity to open a text file from the command line, so I couldn’t slot it into my scipts.

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  • variable length data words

    There is a trade-off between efficient pointer sizes and the fundamental max data allowed by your system. You can not have more memory than pointer size X the word size, period. If you want systems with more the 8 GB of ram or whatever tiny amount of hard drive space you needed to upgrade to 64 bit, which affected the fundamental choice of your pointers.

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  • community building

    Heres an email update link that may work: https://mailchi.mp/1b14f5937da7/emails and heres my tiny discord (where there is zero rules): https://discord.gg/PfX6R9CrFZ I have zero tracking, and have no idea if anyone is reading save for one person who has emailed me at monkyyy@cocaine.ninja to say my rss feed didn’t work for such a such program (which I dont know how to do anything about).

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  • review of D

    So… D, I’ve been using it for a while and I have some opinions. As it stands I would not suggest picking up D for metaprogramming or as your language for the next 2 decades but for your next small project with modest goals it’s a maybe. This space of C replacements has several newcomers in it, D will likely be my 3rd pick at the end of the day, I don’t know who wins, but it won’t be the old horse, it will be one of the risky new experiments.

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  • cruiseship seasteading

    The sea, not space is the next frontier, it’s quite a bit closer and economical to send settlers there. 2/3rds of the earth surface is actually unclaimed by nation-states and while there are challenges for making it work, likely internet access with being expensive and slow, it not speculative high concept engineering to live there.

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  • shower algorithm

    So a few days ago an algorithm for k-largest came to me in the shower and I’ve been having migraines thinking about the problem since. It started as: take a sample of the array deduce the shape of the array compile a pivot function

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  • sunzones

    So, time zones and daylight savings, what’s the deal with that. Well, there are 3 fundamental details to the discussion: Long-distance coordinated time is valuable. Humans are willing to care about this standard over their own health, i.e. people don’t change their alarms the day before daylight savings and tell their bosses “nah” west side of time zones have higher rates of sleep-related issues.

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  • ubi predictions

    So as we get the 2nd and there is talk of a 3rd stimulus check, let’s talk about what it was, a test run for Ubi. I imagine public support for Ubi has never been higher, I don’t understand the politics which drive welfare design making in the slightest, but I imagine the chance it happens soon to be raising.

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