uspol, musings on due process
reminder: if due process is revoked for one group -- illegal immigrants, for example -- it can be revoked for everyone. All the government has to do is say you're an illegal immigrant. You say, "but I'm not, and I can prove it" -- but prove it to who?? the government doesn't have to give you a chance to prove it, that's what revoking due process *means.*
But of course, most people who say it's okay to revoke illegal immigrants' due process are white. so.
an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse
Fascism joining the fediverse is extremely bad, and we have to do something about it. But please, please, please: give me two weeks before you roll out any new solutions. Some of the solutions being proposed look like they will make the situation better but will make it much worse.
I am dropping nearly everything to write a demo and spec explaining how to do things right. Please give me two weeks. I've been preparing for this.
gPodder.net is looking for a new maintainer!
If nobody comes forward by 2020, it'll be forced to shut down. Please boost to spread the word.
Note that this is the podcast-sharing website: I'm not sure about the status of the app, but I think that's still doing fine.
Can't wait to see the throngs of bigots losing their shit and imploding at this news.
@liw "The Morning Paper" can partially fill the gap:
- a paper about "convoy phenomenon", a peculiar way in which one slow process can leave the whole system bottlenecked even when it's done doing the work: https://blog.acolyer.org/2019/07/01/the-convoy-phenomenon/
- a paper about bugs that cause incidents in clouds (applicable to any system IMHO): https://blog.acolyer.org/2019/06/21/what-bugs-cause-cloud-production-incidents/
- a paper about how Go's concurrency primitives don't actually lower the number of bugs: https://blog.acolyer.org/2019/05/17/understanding-real-world-concurrency-bugs-in-go/
- and many more in the archives.
@liw Also Greg Wilson is one of the people I miss seeing now that I no longer use Twitter. I need to get back to using an RSS feed reader.
http://neverworkintheory.org/ was an awesome blog about actual scientific papers on software engineering. It's too bad it stopped.
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Him, mid twenties, fresh out of college, first proper job in his life. Thinks he's seen it all and knows it all, just appropriate for him to make blanket, stereotypical comments about an entire industry.
We've all been there, myself included. But please: try and don't be that kind of person. It's really, really embarrassing.
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