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Let me hop on this train as well, it's been too long.


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Graeber's Dawn of Humanity and absolutely blown away by it.

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Hurt my shoulder putting ketchup in the fridge and although I appreciate not being dead this whole “getting older” thing is unacceptable.

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If we ever get superintelligent AI's, let's give them Emacs. They'll be too busy configuring it to bother with taking over the world.

Completed the ruby track on exercism. I know I should move on, but that Rust track sure looks appealing.

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Finally getting annoyed at code style. That's my personal indication I'm settling in well at a new company.

Was challenging though, not many docs out there for GraphQL on Rails. Luckily among my colleagues there are some shoulders of awesome giants to stand on.

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Who painted pictures like this on rock walls in Norway 5000-8000 years ago?

Researchers are uncovering the mysteries of rock paintings millennia after they were created. More and more paintings are being discovered.


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All my passwords are protected by amnesia.

A side effect of his books is the urge it throws up inside me to get back to writing myself.

I kinda stopped after writing one really good story. Don't really know why.

On a related topic, is there an English word for `faalangst`? Fear of failure or performance anxiety seem so unpoetic :)

Anyway, switched back to a Murakami book of short stories, always makes me feel right at home.

I just couldn't get into Campanella's The City of the Sun. Just reminded me too much of Utopia - even though that's one of my favourite books.

Am I missing something, should I persist?

I'm struggling setting up rails on docker on my ubuntu machine. Probably due to the awkward file permissions, but I'm forced to as the plan is to host it on a linux droplet. I'll keep on struggling I guess. There's no way I'll pay DO 5 bucks per project to use their pre-made rails "apps"

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James Cameron on why T-1000 was a cop 

From a 2010 book “The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron” by Rebecca Keegan:

'"The Terminator films are not really about the human race getting killed of by future machines. They’re about us losing touch with our own humanity and becoming machines, which allows us to kill and brutalize each other,” he says. “Cops think all non-cops as less than they are, stupid, weak, and evil. They dehumanize the people they are sworn to protect and desensitize themselves in order to do that job.”'

Headline from my native country of Belgium: People are spending less.

Not a little either, up to 30% less people on the high streets, 12% increase in sales of cheap knock-offs.

Thus it begins. Will it end with a bang, or with a whimper?

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:anarchiststar: Warning :anarchiststar:

You are now in Zapatista territory. Here it is the people who command, and the government obeys.

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Funny trivia:
The name of the archaic "Neanderthal" human subspecies, which died out about 40000 years ago comes from the "new-human valley",
as the name of the valley Neandertal simply means "Neander Valley" and Neander was renamed hundreds of years ago after a priest that liked the place, whose ancestor had changed the family name from native German "Neumann" which means "new man" in English, according to the trend of their times to a Greek-Latinized "Neander" ("neo"=Latin "new", "anthropos"=Greek "human").

That the subspecies happened to be found in a valley that had that name is of course purely by coincidence,
but the very old humans are by thus commonly called "new-human valley archaic humans".

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Last day of developing PHP at the old company yesterday!

On Monday my new adventure starts, developing GraphQL endpoints on Ruby on Rails, getting professional experience in Python (finally) and learning Go, all using TDD.

I couldn't be more excited!

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#Anarchism stands for the abolition of oppressive and exploitative social relations. It means the organiztion of an egaliterian, self-managed, and co-operative society.

Join you local anarchist group :anarchoheart3:

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#introduction I'm a computational neuroscientist and anarchist looking to change the way we do science.

In neuroscience, I'm interested in spiking neurons and non standard machine learning. I wrote "Brian" ( and organise SNUFA (

As an anarchist, I want to replace hierarchies that hold science back. I've started with Neuromatch (, but hoping to do more. Next target, replacing journals.

Loving the fediverse philosophy!

Of course that in my last post had to be 'The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity'.

In my excitement I seem to have abbreviated it perfectly though.

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