Important poll, please boost (unless it's already completed).

In Go, the standard library "flag" module has single-dash flags.
Like so:
-flag=value -otherflag othervalue -bool -otherbool=false

Do you prefer that to GNU-style --flag=value and shorthands -f value?
Or do you prefer GNU-style?
If you had the FREE CHOICE (both implementations are simple and easy to understand, and had no real advantages or disadvantages besides this ux), which would you choose?

Watched Dinner for one. Now my head hurts from laughing.

The ACLU is hiring for two senior software engineer positions. These are both remote friendly positions. Working here has been the best professional experience of my life. Come work with me and build awesome stuff!

The first role is focused on backend and data engineering:

This one is focused on devops for our web platform:

From HN discussion - "This is why I use ad blockers and a pi-hole server" (

This is GDPR in action. Wow.

Australian bushfires to contribute to huge annual increase in global carbon dioxide - australian government are climate criminals; they are destroying the habitable planet for selfish and stupid reasons

I'm so damn tired. This is why I have problems trusting that proprietary software, no matter how effective, is a good solution to pretty much anything.


Sitting in a noisy coffee shop, plotting ways so I never have to travel again.

Question of the week: how rich do you have to be to afford a secure mobile phone?

Sign that I might be tired: I blink and half an hour has gone past, based on timestamps of IRC messages that happened during the blink.

What are some things that every computer user should learn? What things do you wish every computer user knew? What are some of the biggest benefits that individuals and/or society could reap if computer users learned these things?

Please boost, I honestly want as many serious answers as possible. Feel free to answer variations of the question for different levels of "computer users", such as programmers, office workers who use a computer 4+ hours per day, phone-only users, etc.


Oh my god, this is beyond disturbing. The Bolsonaro regime has charged journalist with "cybercrimes" for publishing stories showing widespread corruption in Brazil.


PSA: The feature we used to call "autocorrect" is now called "autocorrupt."

You're welcome.

@liw @Greg my sister had a moat, and come to think of it also redid her kitchen cabinets at some point

theory confurmed!

when is social media going to implement the "take your friend aside for a time and gently help them work through their anxieties and traumas that are putting them in a place of hurting and being hurt" user story

@mntmn Note: I know there are a couple of things that are mildly blobby, and that the hardware itself is not completely libre when it comes to the board, etc. But to be fair, pretty much nothing is yet, and the MNT Reform I think is the best path towards such things: once we have a design that we can use for daily work where we can swap out components fairly easily, maybe that's a foundation on which better components for some of the low-level stuff can be built.

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