As an update on the "Hypocrite Commits" scandal, the authors have now withdrawn the paper from the IEEE S&P 2021 symposium.
Withdrawal letter: https://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~kjlu/papers/withdrawal-letter.pdf
Install's GNU parallel to check it works in place of moreutils parallel in my test suite. Annoyed by all of the output from the citation request.
Read suggestion to run "parallel --citation".
Lot's of output, followed by "Type: 'will cite' and press enter". Now really annoyed.
> will cite when hell freezes over
Thank you for your support [...]
THANK YOU SO MUCH
It is really appreciated. The citation notice is now silenced.
Yes, I feel better. Thanks for asking.
Covid, NBPol, SportBall.
"No travel is recommended in and out of lockdown or Red level areas except when necessary, such as for medical appointments and essential work. This recommendation includes no travel to hockey games or other sporting events in other zones."
Wait, are you saying hockey is not essential work? What kind of un-Canadian monsters are you?
violent metaphors, covid-adjacent.
A well intentioned epidemiologist writes: "Vaccines are not bulletproof vests" .
me, that guy on the internet: Well actually, bulletproof vests won't help you if get shot in the head, so analogy is actually pretty good.
So I was running #sloccount on #notmuch, as one does on a sunny Saturday afternoon, and it reported 14.26 person years of development. Somehow that amused me, given the project is only 12 years old, and doesn't have any full time developers. Probably more interesting is that about 30% of the source is tests (yay!) in bash (boo!).
OK, I get it, Prince Phillip is dead. No further news coverage is needed or wanted. #BreadAndCircuses
NBPol, CanPol, immigration, (+)
Apparently before 1997, permanent residents (uh, I guess that's resident aliens for you yanks) could vote in municipal elections in New Brunswick. There's currently a campaign to restore that right . It makes sense to to me, and reminds me of the EU model of letting EU citizens vote in local elections.
In true New Brunswick style, it sounds like the previous time the permission for permanent residents was just sloppy regulations.
No matter how bad of day you're having, you probably didn't destroy 15 million covid19 vaccine doses. Unless dear reader you work at #EmergentBioSolutions. In which case uh, bad day. Better luck next pandemic?
computer scientist, mathematician, photographer, human. Debian Developer, Notmuch Maintainer, Scuba Diver, #nobot
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