@jim I ❤️ that movie. "Scott Pilgrim has learned the power of self respect"

@vaartis @lain Yea, it'd help if Markdown was a standard and didn't vary wildly across implementations.

@vix Weed coated in gasoline in a bowl lined with crystal meth, while living in a house that was obviously (and kinda still is) a double wide trailer.

@PublicChaffinch That makes me think of the Jim Jefferies sketch on the Secret of Happiness: youtube.com/watch?v=bLl6G-zWPx

My own brain has done that to me, many a times.

@tuxcrafting We should get rid of all software. Everything should be done by drawing wire diagrams and logic circuits and machines the size of air hangers.

@tso @gentoo You know, I've used vim for like two decades, but mostly over ssh or for a single file ... maybe I should break down, finally install a vim package manager, install a tree viewer and figure out how to use vim as a full editor replacements.

@DetectiveHyde You've seen the video on the fake grievance studies right? youtube.com/watch?v=kVk9a5Jcd1

Oh man, when I first started this instance, I got a report against myself for "doesn't understand racist language" because I comments the Master/Slave debate on Redis was stupid and irrational.

Well, it looks like updating openssl to 1.1.0j on @gentoo broke Electron/Atom in a way that's not easily patch-able for a while: bugs.gentoo.org/675578#c1

I don't feel like going through dependency hell with downgrading openssl and rebuilding .. hmm .. guess I could switch to VSCode .. why are there only like two options today ... any why the fuck are they both electron based?! Why is the only major modern native editor (Sublime) commercial!?

@lugh I visited some friends in San Jose on this big road trip (khanism.org/perspective/a-tale) two years back; very cute little city and hour from the big city on the express train.

I liked how they still used the deep Orange street lights that Chicago use to be known for, but is slowly removing. I can see a place like that having a good demo scene.

@lugh The last demoscene party I went to was yonks ago (2013 I think?) in Melbourne; like 50+ people crammed into this tiny attic like space only a few blocks from me, with C64s, 486 laptops and, mac classics and all types of equipment, both modern and ancient.

It was cozy and fun, almost all of it was streamed so some of us just watched it from the pub down the street. I totally forgot about that until just now.

djsumdog boosted

So it's functioning as intended?

"Thus far I have considered the circumstances which point out the necessity of a well-constructed Senate only as they relate to the repre- sentatives of the people. To a people as little blinded by prejudice or corrupted by flattery as those whom I address, I shall not scruple to add that such an institution may be sometimes necessary as a defense to the people against their own temporary errors and delusions. As the cool and deliberate sense of the community ought, in all governments, and actually will, in all free governments, ultimately prevail over the views of its rulers; so there are particular moments in public affairs when the people, stimulated by some irregular passion, or some illicit advantage, or misled by the artful misrepresentations of interested men, may call for measures which they themselves will afterwards be the most ready to lament and condemn. In these critical moments, how salutary will be the interference of some temperate and respectable body of citizens, in order to check the misguided career and to suspend the blow meditated by the people against themselves, until reason, jus- tice, and truth can regain their authority over the public mind? What bitter anguish would not the people of Athens have often escaped if their government had contained so provident a safeguard against the tyranny of their own passions? Popular liberty might then have escaped the indelible reproach of decreeing to the same citizens the hemlock on one day and statues on the next."

-Federalist 63

@ilovecomputers Wow. That's insane. I've always really liked the Australian system (order of preference with instant runoff), but they are still under the Queen and the Queen can dissolve the government (which happened in 1975 during the Australian government shutdown .. also the last 🇦🇺 shutdown). NZ's MMP is also really good at even representation.

For more insane UK political stuff, you should lead about London vs The City of London: youtube.com/watch?v=LrObZ_HZZU

@DetectiveHyde @fluttergirly @nerthos That ... seems like an odd place to keep your bunny. Is that like a small storage room bunny just gets free range in. Didn't you have photos up earlier of letting the bunny outside too, or was that a different bunny?

@Liberty4Masses @RandomDamage @profoundlynerdy You said "no referee" needed. Well, that's just totally wrong.

In a true Capitalist society, I should be free to not serve and not higher Asians, or blacks, or gingers. But the state had to referee because pure capitalism leads to injustices. In pure capitalism, you can get yourself in so much debt that you sell yourself into slavery. In fact most early slavery came directly from debt or war.

Capitalism (And freedom) can't exist without a referee.

@Liberty4Masses @RandomDamage @profoundlynerdy No need to belittle people. Geeze, friendly debate here.

So back with the cycle meme, you could insert Feudalism. Be like "This Republic is bullshit, things were better when Lord X was in charge or before Queen Y died"

There is a time where various States with various systems rose and fell, and I'm sure many republics failed before they became the successful norm we tend to associate with less-autocratic/more-free states.

@Liberty4Masses @RandomDamage @profoundlynerdy I don't want your Apple because you're black. You owe me 500 Apples so you're now my slave.

Capitalism requests people are free to contribute resources. Freedom requires a State, because someone needs a monopoly on violence to enforce freedom; to limit the violence.

The free market is a big myth because markets cannot exist outside of States (even when a state falls, the new market comes with a defacto State, according to Grabber).

@feoh @natecull Haha. I have a Crustaceans list on here I built from various Lobster threads of people asking everyone's mastodon.

People in that thread you linked mentioned Federated Lobster, which I though is a huge step in moving past Reddit and clones (Voat, phuks.co, etc.) as far as that style of news aggregation site. There is a HN/lobster clone that uses AP: Prisomo.

HN/Lobster are heavily moderated already and I'm not sure having a fediverse instance for it would be great.

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Hitchhiker.social is a Mastodon instance created by Sumit Khanna, a technologist and blogger out of Chicago. This is an experimental instance that's currently invite only.