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climate, webdev, rant, looking for something else 

I hate my web developer job. No time for unit testing, no time for documentation, no time for creativity or nice algorithms.
Just use whatever trendy JS {front,back}end framework, ship high bandwidth, heavy, soulless sites in no time.
The mere consciousness of it from my colleagues are jokes between two crypto bs talks. The climate catastrophes ahead are literally a joke to them.
I hate that I contribute to this and I want out.

Does anyone here have experience going from this kind of job to a more engineering-focused, ethical one? Tips? Interesting reads? I'd love to hear about it!

Boosts are appreciated!

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How you think democracy works: People elect enlightened individuals to lead the country, representing their interests.

How democracy actually works:
Nobody really cares until the state starts oppressing them, and then they elect crazy people so the govt will become mired in discussions of the shape of the earth and whether people actually went to the moon.

He declares himself Republican.

He says "capitalism is a wonderful system".

He goes on to present the most realistic, socially-just, climate plan I've come across.

youtube.com/watch?v=ta2Wvy9F_g

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TIL that your elbows should go back, not out, when doing press-ups.

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sometimes feels like the whole crypto-debate masks a meta-debate about trust

a debate between less trust ('trustless') and more

and I'm wondering to myself, if all those start-upping towards trustlessness, do they have friends like I do? who help me out? forgive me when I fuck up? to share food with?

2 people at a market grab the last orange. They glare at one another.

The farmer asks what they each want it for. One wants to eat the flesh, the other wants the peel for a cake: bot get exactly what they want.

Fun story from the CFAR workshop handbook fhttps://rationality.org/files/CFAR_Handbook_2021-01.pdf

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happy new year ┌(・。・)┘♪

may all you git merges be conflict free

keep an eye out for 22/2/22 22:22:22

I've been meaning to try /e/ out for a while. Have you? It's Lineage + microG with the prime focus being usability.

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It is sad that the best apps aren't default a lot of the time :(

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I also use VLC instead of the default media app

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>Although throughout this period sailors and naval surgeons were increasingly convinced that citrus fruits could cure scurvy, the classically trained physicians who determined medical policy dismissed this evidence as merely anecdotal, as it did not conform to their theories of disease. Literature championing the cause of citrus juice, therefore, had no practical impact. Medical theory was based on the assumption that scurvy was a disease of internal putrefaction brought on by faulty digestion caused by the hardships of life at sea and the naval diet. Although this basic idea was given different emphases by successive theorists, the remedies they advocated (and which the navy accepted) amounted to little more than the consumption of 'fizzy drinks' to activate the digestive system, the most extreme of which was the regular consumption of 'elixir of vitriol' – sulphuric acid taken with spirits and barley water, and laced with spices.
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"War...war never changes"

submitted by General_Following727

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“The State is a condition, a certain relationship between human beings, a mode of behaviour; we destroy it by contracting other relationships, by behaving differently toward one another…" - Gustav Landauer

"A Floppy-ROM vinyl record in the May 1977 issue of Interface Age magazine. The 6 minutes of audio held Robert Uiterwyk's 4K BASIC in the Kansas City Standard format."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_C

Ban "up to xx% discount!" communications.

Median, mode, mean—all fine. But the very upper limit? Get out.

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