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Rust doesn't have a specification
Therefore all Rust code is undefined behavior
Therefore Rust has more undefined behavior than C
Therefore Rust < C
Checkmate athiests

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Indent with semicolons

int main() {
;;;;int a;
;;;;for (a = 0; a < 10; a++) {
;;;;;;;;printf("%d\n", a);

(is it illegal to recycle your old tweets as toots)

Why read specs when you can just wing it

If we make it to 12 bits I can do FOSS forever!

The total monthly donations to fosspay et al now require an 11-bit number to be stored ❤️

Linux on the desktop: because it's easier to accept community-driven brokenness than profit-driven misbehavior

FOSDEM plan: I'll be in the RISC-V room for the first half of day one, and the Graphics room for the second half. I'll also be at the beer event (I'll be there the whole time, but as a volunteer for the late shift). I'll try to keep you guys updated for meetups!


Fediverse replies about the content of my post: n

Fediverse replies about UBI and universal healthcare: n²

Comments about my blog post: 20

Comments arguing about UBI and universal healthcare: 113

Stay classy HN

9 times out of 10, I can find a channel for exactly what I want to talk about and instantly get several people (usually experts) into a discussion (from health to software, informal chatting to gaming). Every other communication platform I've tried (besides email) seems shockingly barren in comparison, from XMPP to discord to slack.

If anything, the universe where IRC is the only chat app that has proliferated is the one we are in right now.

"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

Note to everyone telling me about their favorite thing which is not IRC: you can stay behind when I go to the IRC universe

Imagine an alternate reality where the only chat protocol that ever proliferated was IRC

Now how do we get to this reality...

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