how to animate ducks in blender, by Ian Hubert:
"Don't overthink it! They don't."
not rid of RMS yet
So RMS resigned as head of the FSF, but he's still head of the GNU Project? (https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-gnu/2019-09/msg00008.html)
GP is a wholly owned subsidiary of the FSF.
I call bullshit.
The FSF board is actively weaseling around RMS being cast out from polite society.
Ok this is actually pretty sweet, someone made a Deathmetal version of Greta Thunbergs speech
(Youtube link to song, song starts a minute in about)
it's KIND OF WEIRD to think that Germans just grow up knowing that there's *literally tons* of explosives buried around the towns they live in that MIGHT blow up at any point especially if disturbed but they probably won't so it's just kind of taken as a fact of life
I'd previously mumbled about how growing up in post-WW2 Germany is a bit weird because construction work keeps turning up unexploded bombs and everyone just kind of goes "oh, okay, another one of those"
there was one found in Nuremberg again yesterday but when searching for news reports about it I'm just finding other articles about one found in February (also in Nuremberg)
here's a screenshot of the "related articles" bit from one of them
#Tusky 9 is out!
Creating polls, improved search, always expand content warnings, and more!
Read the full changelog here: https://github.com/tuskyapp/Tusky/releases/tag/v9.0
A friend suggested today that it's time for a manifesto and I agree. Another friend in another conversation mentioned that "free software" and "open source" are not relevant terms for what we need. I also agree.
It's time for something new. A new, community-centered ecosystem.
I'm increasingly of the opinion that the way forward for us is to build a dual-purpose Commons: one where our communities can freely partake and share and collaborate and learn and build each other up, while those who seek to profit on their own terms put cold hard cash down.
What RMS, Torvalds and the like cost us
For every gross dude you tolerate, there's almost certainly several people who are pushed out of that space you created for him
The more influential the gross dude, the more people will emulate him and help to push out even more people
And it's mostly women who get pushed out
So for the likes of RMS and Torvalds, the damage they have done to the field of Computer Science may be incalculable
The only part that is surprising about Stallman's resignation is why he was tolerated for such a long time.
People have been bringing this up for years and privileged people chose not to listen.
The fight for diversity, equality and inclusion is the fight for software freedom. Our movement will only be successful if it includes everyone. RMS does not speak for these values.
Thing you might not know: "aspirin" isn't actually a generic name, burmt the original Bayer brand name; however after WW1 the international trademark was revoked as part of reparations.
Bayer still hold the trademark in Germany, where generics instead go by the actual generic name "Acetylsalicylsäure", or ASS.
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