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United States federal student loan payments are being deferred until Sep 30. Don't pay your federal student loans until then. No interest will accrue and it won't affect your credit score. (Most student loans in the US are federal but uh make sure yours are before doing this.)


Microsoft originally included Minesweeper, Solitaire, and Hearts as educational/tutorial tools to get people used to using a mouse and a graphical UI.

Minesweeper (showed up first in Windows 3.1) taught left/right click and precision clicking. Solitaire (showed up in Windows 3.0) taught drag and drop. Hearts taught what networking was (included first in Windows for Workgroups 3.1, showed off NetDDE)

From what learning in my research, most software optimizations should come up naturally. As you try to make a design as simple as possible, and as you find bottlenecks, you already have the required knowledge to find solutions. And I shouldn't worry too much about making the wrong choices from the start, as long as I keep everything clean enough.

It seems like a lot of people are feeling justifiably anxious right now and having trouble dealing with it. A lot of common anxiety management strategies assume your fears are irrational, so here are some tips that might help deal with it when they aren't!

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Code reviews can be really great, but I've noticed that lots of code reviews in open source projects are just "I would have done this slightly differently" and I wish that wasn't the case.

Good news: because it is so fucking weird to have a pandemic and be in quarantine and try to work as normal and you've done such a good job all week everyone decided that we can have Friday off hooray.

Hey folx. I'm writing a free book called Riot Medicine to help teach people first aid for protests, riots, and insurrections. Ⓐ 🏴 ⚕️

Some volunteers have already completed illustrations, but there's still many more that are needed before this can be distributed. If you're able to help out (even with just a single illustration!) get in touch.

You can find out more at

Examples of content (including illustrations) are provided below.

Me: "Oh cool, it's a Mushroom!"
Mushroom: "Let's Bailout Landlords!"
Me: "Yuck, it's a Shittake Mushroom."

A special Numberphile #video on the mathematical modelling of #Covid19, using the so-called SIR Model. Once again Ben Sparks shows off Geogebra's capabilities.

Also good to see them practising physical distancing!

#mathematics #maths #math #pandemic

"humans are the disease" factoid actualy just ecofascist rhetoric. average person ruins 0 planets per year. Capitalism Georg, who lives in cave & ruins over 10,000 each day, is an outlier adn should not have been counted

tired: “look how great the planet is without humans”

wired: “look how great the planet is without humans commuting by car and exploiting each other for profit”

If anyone tries to tell you rent forgiveness or rent strike is extreme or radical in these times just show them this:

U.S. Retailers Plan to Stop Paying Rent to Offset Virus Closures

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