I'm sure I can get a bunch of tech nerds to form a union if I just call it a guild

Don't let anyone tell you that searching for answers online in a technical field is wrong or somehow a sign of weakness. It just means you're not sure how to do something and are asking questions from the internet.

Weakness is part of programming. Not understanding is part of programming. Nobody understands all of this shit without someone helping them. It's just that some folks forget who helped them.

(I wrote a book on this and other things about programming here: themediocreprogrammer.com).

Is this the part of the play where we make a bunch of noise until customers get reimbursed for the books they lost access to? goodereader.com/blog/kindle/am getting pretty tired of this

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What would you most likely combine with sudo use?

It's probably a bad idea to operate sudo while scuba diving or piloting a plane at the same time.

Scuba diving while piloting a plane sounds OK to me, though.

What you don't seem to understand though is: Free Speech doesn't mean that people have to
a) be willing to listen to your nonsense, and
b) be willing to give you a platform for doing so.

Neither of those two are infringing your free speech neither. When you sign a letter that somehow tries to force people to listen to you and give you a platform for your bullshit, then it's just a big laugh, because you clearly don't understand what the words Free Speech mean.

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Dear Free Speech enthusiasts:

Your free speech isn't infringed by people that criticize you for the utter bullshit you emit. Telling you off your your crap isn't a threat to free speech. It just is just another use of free speech. Calling you out on your bullshit is just as much free speech as you are using to put it out. Free Speech doesn't mean your "opinions" should go unchallenged, because frankly, you do challenge a lot of things of others with it.

Strange companies lying around in ponds distributing codecs is no way to choose an industry standard

How do we make ironic articles about the loss of privacy on websites that use spy trackers a thing of the past?

The duality of tech journals / online magazines / bloggers that advocate for #privacy yet are using #google #analytics, pervasive ad tracking (offline and online), etc. on their websites is an issue that may demand our attention.

What might help?

+ A code of conduct?
+ More vocal online protest?
+ Sharable “I won’t read your post because...” graphics?

Any ideas are welcome...

Ice-cold refreshing take:

Advertising-funded social media can only result in unethical outcomes

@liw I find that most of the arguments he provides are arguments against bad tests, or arguments against neglecting to run your tests.

I find it amazing that his post was made in 2020 and not in 2002. These discussions have been had and there are books, talks and best practices addressing his concerns.

He is right about one thing: Tests should be written if they help you move faster with confidence, and you should avoid tests that get in your way without providing value.

Ted Unangst doesn't like writing tests. I find that most of the arguments he gives are against for tests that for finding bugs. He ignores the kind of tests that are for confirming that code works as expected. He makes the same mistake as Dijkstra.

flak.tedunangst.com/post/again

blog.liw.fi/posts/2019/06/29/d

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