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No zombies, no purges, no half naked cannibal people in funny cars with skulls and bones... What a shitty apocalypse!

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"What was the first concert you attended? What was the name of your first love? What is your favourite holiday destination?"

The Canadian Revenue Agency's new "security" questions are indistinguishable from dating questions. Do they want my taxes or my love?

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overall impressions of using windows for the first time in... well, let's just say a long time:

sure you can boot up a game in it, but the game will crash at critical points. everything is really locked down, and in order to do anything remotely hackerish you will end up with a folder of weird EXEs that you feel nervous running because you can't view the source, and they're from weird places on the internet with a lot of ads.

there are adverts everywhere in the operating system's display, and... it feels kind of... 'cheap' - like microsoft doesn't care about windows. it just looks and sounds cheap.

by contrast linux, BSD, and free desktop environments look really glossy, or matte, and seem really responsive

OH! yes, on the topic of responsive: windows will just lock up for no reason sometimes. and there's nothing you can do about it.

i think the one things i like best about windows is the metallic grinding noise you get when it crashes and diplays a BSOD

i will routinely yell YAY IT'S BROKEN when that happens.

overall score: annoying/10
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#2286 "6-Foot Zone" 

Technically now it's a 34-foot zone.
xkcd.com/2286/

@JordiGH it's happening to us. Only a handful of cherry tomatoes left, and we don't want to go out to the store...

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#2281 "Coronavirus Research" 

"Also, reading 500 coronavirus papers in a row and not sleeping? Probably not great for you either, but I haven't found any studies confirming that yet. I'll keep looking."
xkcd.com/2281/

@JordiGH that IS awesome! Although to see the effect in the terminal it's easier if you use list(zip(...)).

By the way, do you think that x1, ..., xn = zip(*zip(x1, ..., xn))?

@RefurioAnachro
The star unpacks a list and puts each of its elements as an argument of the function where it's used... So if xy = [a,b,c...] then f(*xy) = f(a,b,c...)
@JordiGH

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Someone in (the IRC channel) just taught me that zip also unzips:

If

xy = zip(x, y)

then

x, y = zip(*xy)

(It breaks if xy is empty, so just check for that beforehand)

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Very curious that the effective response to a global crisis is to stop all the shitty parts of capitalism as quickly as possible. Suspend rents, interest, loans, provide people with healthcare, and the ability to get food. The host body is in trouble and the parasite ceases

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Challenge for applied category theory: build a ronavirus, so that the world can be sane again.

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#Fediverse demographics #poll about age and sex/gender (please boost/repeat/share!)

note: women are usually overrepresented in polls like this.
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Every mathematical proof is a one liner if you start far enough to the left -- Anon

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