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U.S. politics/cruelty 

shitty beer mention 

the tech world has done its damndest to get us bought in to a world that offers zero-friction convenience, "like magic", while externalizing and hiding the human costs wherever possible. these are the visions of people who want to be served but never serve, and at the end of the day they don't especially care if it's a human or a robot. we cannot let these people determine the course of society.

computers men: i want to make a computer do a thing that humans do

me: maybe you should ask the humans who do that thing how they do it

computers men: preposterous. absurd

The two approaches to pet ownership in Game of Thrones:

1. Utter apathy

2. “They are literally my children.”

How many times have you overheard this conversation?
“Well, static types are all well and good, but we use tests to get those kinds of guarantees.”
“I see. What’s your test coverage like?”
“Oh, I don’t know, sixty percent?”

actually, the _connector_ is called USB-C. the standard is USB-C's Monster

The "no true Scotsman" fallacy is... 

Oh my God, Kubla, you can’t just *decree* a stately pleasure-dome.

you know, when you look back at all of recorded human history, people keep getting things wrong over and over again about literally everything. but i've looked at the empirical evidence, and it looks to me like our current set of beliefs about the way things are is the correct one

programming is like a detective novel where idk maybe google "body no head who is murderer" and see if stack overflow turns up any clues

the legal system is basically just lawyers playing magic the gathering against each other

everything runs on computers, therefore i am an expert in everything -the actual thought process of big brained computer nerds

Always the bridesmaid, never the APT with Super Cow Powers

proposal for compiler warning levels:
· You can do that.
· You can probably do that.
· You shouldn't do that.
· You really, really should not do that.
· I'm not letting you do that.
· You actually can't do that.

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