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    And here’s the MIT Scheme edition for those who are curious about Lisp-like languages:

    https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/structure-and-interpretation-computer-programs-second-edition

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      I thought this part was pretty funny:

      The FBI added that QR codes “are not malicious in nature.”

      On a more serious note I don’t think their advice to look at the URL to guess its legit-ness is particularly useful. Most restaurant QR codes I come across don’t point directly to the restaurant’s own domain, but instead to some third party redirector/link-shortener service with a name like qrco.de, which looks a little suspect.

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        Gotta catch ’em all!

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          This video was one of the winners of 3Blue1Brown’s 2021 Summer of Math Exposition, which featured some other cool maths videos but this one by far is the prettiest and best animated.

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            See all these fields were all AJAX & Web 2.0! ;) It was another set of companies trying to control things, Flash & if you were really unfortunate, ActiveX. I’m not sure how much Microsoft practices have set the human race back but the IE 6 monoculture of a dead browser that was no longer maintained that lacked new features was a pain that collectively web developers suffered in maintaining support for (Opera was the leader there in supporting web technologies). Etsy & Flickr were exemplar companies with the rise of automation & system administration. Yahoo acquisition of Flickr really took the wind out of their sail.

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              No tag for maths, art and design it is :)

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                I find that younger folks may not even know how the web used to be

                I’m too young to truly remember what the web was like a decade ago, I wish I was around for it. Seeing the simplicity of everything back then (from old websites/blog posts etc. such as this one) really emphasises how much companies like Facebook and Google control the web nowadays.

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                  We need a poster of all the shell scripts! :)

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                    One day when the Bourne shell is complete we’ll stop needing all these other pieces of software that ride its coattails. 😉

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                      -1 off-topic, yet the tags fit surely? (did you listen to the first minute before marking down?)

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                          I wonder how integrated it will be.. The idea of opening and closing issues, commenting on pull requests, etc from mastodon is really interesting to me.

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                            Last month I was working on a constructed language, and needed to read up on some linguistics concepts. The results I got from DuckDuckGo were hardly relevant, and the ones from Google even less so. A few years ago, I remember doing similar searches, and the results weren’t that bad. But now, everything I pulled up barely scratches the surface of what I am researching, and a lot of it sounds like it was written by a robot. Occasionally, I’ll see a linguistics research paper in the results, but it will be behind a paywall.

                            I had a similar experience when doing a Bible study, with even worse results. You won’t find any academic or historical info on page one, because it’s dominated by junk like “Answers in Genesis”.

                            I have to give credit to Wikipedia. In both cases, Wikipedia gave me somewhat relevant information. But if you want to go further than the Wikipedia article, search engines are of little use.

                            I find it alarming that some people think libraries are obsolete, or that for so many people, “research” means “Google it.” Googling means wading through ads, spam, and clever SEO by people with an agenda.

                            We need to support libraries. We need to expand our own personal repertoire of research methods. And developing more curated alternatives to search engines wouldn’t hurt, either.

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                              will this be something you need to opt-in to? or at least something you can opt-out from?

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                                that’s a lot of words to say: use a ton of electricity, and destroy the environment, to create a ponzi scheme for techbros to get rich off of.

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                                  I can relate. I’ve been quite excited lately by codeforge mirroring; codeberg, tildegit, etc. But all that does is bring us back to the web 1.0 days of websites that were thin veneers for large lists of ftp mirrors. Federation would augment that read-only interface with writes, the ability to contribute back.

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                                    I’m legit so excited about this! I cannot WAIT to log-in to any gitea instance using my tildegit credentials ^_^

                                    This might mean I don’t have to like, uh, install cgit on my server ^_^

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                                        Once this has more widespread availability it could have implications. Like, instead of showing proof of vaccination to participate in certain events, you need to pass one of these tests.