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in a parallel dimension, they're called zunecasts

@be I'm not aware of any policy on that requires that, but the only documents I know of are the bylaws so it's possible there are admin documents somewhere else that talk about these specifics.

Today was a good step in the right direction, but keep in mind that the fight is far from over. Breath as sigh of relief that today turned out differently from so many other times, but let's keep up the good fight and make sure this never happens to another family ever again.

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police brutality 

Friendly reminder, breonna Taylor’s murders are being offered book deals. This fight has yet to start.

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A lot of people in the Bitcoin space make the case that it's good for the environment because high energy consumption incentivizes improvements in energy efficiency.

Are cigarettes good for public health because they incentivize improvements in cancer treatments?

@kris What's a voicemail? Is that some sort of old fashioned technology?

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@james oh yah, a lot of it I definitely don't agree with that part included. Still, things are getting a lot better and overall the administration has been working pretty tirelessly from day 1 to try and make conditions for refugees better. The cap thing was weird and I don't get it, it seems inconsistent with the rest of their actions, but maybe I'm missing something.

@edsu I hope you find something you like; I'll be really curious to hear what you decide!

@edsu As much as I'd love to support co-ops I *hate* GitLab. It's a mess of confusing options, it's slow, and it tries to do everything under the sun (which means it does nothing well). Gittea is a bit nicer IMO, but as far as I know there's no hosted CI that supports it and (like GitLab) it just imitates all the bad parts of GitHub. SourceHut is the best I've found so far, but some of the authors actions make me very nervous that there will be major changes before a stable release.

@edsu Glad I could be of service :) I've been looking for alternatives myself but haven't really found anything that suits my needs for various reasons sadly (although GitHub never really did either, but if I'm going to do work to move the alternative better be at least slightly better to justify the effort).

@edsu I know doesn't allow secrets in builds that are triggered externally or where the manifest has been modified, but I don't know about GitHub actions. I would assume they would have thought of this, but it's probably not a good idea to make that assumption if you're using them :)

@edsu I don't know, I don't use either Travis or GitHub actions, but I suspect it's a script and you could check the branch name and exit if you only want to run deploys on the default branch or something.

@edsu They're often used for CI so you want to check that tests and what not pass on PRs before merging them.


I keep seeing "Joe Biden has been president for X days but <insert big problem> is still a thing" and I'm getting rather sick of it. I'm no Biden fan, but what does that even mean? Yes, there is still a crisis at the border (or pick your crisis) but children are not being separated from their families and on day 1 there were executive orders to start addressing it. Push for change where it's needed, but people ostensibly on the left need to stop the "both sides are just as bad" nonsense.

@be Indeed. I sort of get why everybody uses YAML for them, but also I keep thinking there has to be something better that's actually somewhat widely supported (although TOML sort of has that issue too, though there are good Rust versions so not a deal breaker there).

@be oh cool, didn't realize you were actually asking for a purpose. Yah, IMO TOML is "good enough", especially if you just need a simple config file. Good luck!

@be I mean CBOR, not BSON (although that's also a thing apparently), not that it matters.

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