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One problem of doing any is I get used to bytes and kilobytes again, and then when I see modern junk need megabytes or gigabytes, I flip my shit and scream "what the fuck do you need 325,000 Atari 800s for just to draw a screen?!"

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I wrote this as a ha-ha-but-seriously-yes:

You should only use software you wrote for yourself, never let anyone else touch it. Other Peoples' Code is the work of the devil.

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I really do worry about the mental health of GNU/Linux users. They're like FOX "News" viewers, so much completely anti-reality shit fed to them it starts backing out of their mouths.

"We're the only free people! The UN/New World Order/Apple/Communists/Fluoridators are going to make you wear masks/use their app store/bottled water and take away mah guns/compilers/precious bodily fluids!"

Dude. Chill the fuck out, it's not like that.

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If you can't CW your problematic posts, regardless of anything else, you get muted or blocked.

If you're justifying it, you're an asshole. How about you try not being an asshole? Like, just 5 minutes a day of not being a dick.

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I've been programming for 40 years. I still fuck up and call myself a moron every single fucking day.

Best career choice. Totally nailed that one. I'm a fine specimen of Homo habilis, first toolmaker.

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Oh, I remembered a dream fragment.

I was a mutant barbarian from radioactive wastelands, which made us strong and weird. So we'd invade this bunker full of civilized people, kill or chase them out and take their bunker. Then get weak and lazy. Then we were attacked by mutant barbarians. Repeat.

One time thru, I'd grown cloven hooves and was huge, but I was using a rifle until it ran out of ammo and I just used it as a club.

The bunker was very simple, and always the same one.

Note: Frank Herbert, H.P. Lovecraft, Greg Benford, Bruce Sterling, John Shirley, and many others came after 14, so I'm not counting those for this list.

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I see people unhappy about their childhood authors being awful, and I don't get it. I grew up reading (picking a cutoff age of 14):

H.Beam Piper, Bob Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Katherine Kurtz, Brian Aldiss, Fred Pohl, Andre Norton, Michael Moorcock, Jack Williamson, Roger Zelazny, Bill Gibson, Pat Cadigan, Zenna Henderson…

I'm hard pressed to think of any author of my yout' whose work I don't still respect. Some of them as people were jerks, but their books stand tall.

Found a good webcomic, about a horrible plague wiping out everything and then TROLLS and MAGIC, but doesn't really get started until here:

It is super hard to find anything non-depressing on streaming.

I'm down to "I'm Thinking of Ending Things", "Deadwind", and so on.

"The Babysitter" looked amusing, but the boy protagonist is a wuss douchebag, which is triggering and unsympathetic.

Again I ask, why aren't there any comedies?

Note I'm willing to find a funny youtube clip, but not willing to do any research.

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There's a lot more, but they're dropping below 1 good one per page, so I'm giving up.


Out of Coke, and out of Scotch (send help), so just having the Canadian Mist ("this blended Canadian whisky is at least 36 months old"; jesus I'm cradle-robbing) on the rocks. And it's fine. Standards falling, but some kind of class remains.

That's why TOS is the best Star Trek. There are no families. One marriage in the entire run, a couple dalliances, otherwise they just fucking do the job. Remember space? The final frontier? Not "did you wash the dishes, IN SPACE?"

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I really want to like "Away", but the on-Earth Lifetime special movie family bullshit is infuriating, it makes it unwatchable trash.

Movies have made me hate families (my own are just eyerolling apathy).

It's dark and it's starting to rain. Time to put on my shades and cue up the Sisters of Mercy.

Damn it, grounds got down into my coffee. I'll still eat it with a fork if necessary, but gack.

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