UK pol 

UK pol 

@not_on_pizza @a_breakin_glass C can be written in a procedural way without penalty, but C++ rigidly enforces object-orientation. I would guess that would probably be the biggest change they would need to get over.

@lesbianhacker I agree. When I uploaded FOSDEM 2019 videos on the server @felix hosts I picked out 15 videos that covered useful subject and didn’t have terrible audio.

This was definitely better than just dumping every single one, warts and all. 😅

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@a_breakin_glass that’s fair.

For me I learned C++ from a book when I was 17, so for me it’s just a case of periodically updating my knowledge.

If you are coming to it from other languages that have provided nicer mechanisms for the harder parts of C++ the “eww yuck!” response is understandable and not unjustified 😂

Glimpse talk 

@a_breakin_glass not intentionally, but just spotted your toot 😂

It’s a combination of the idea of using it being shot down by Glimpse project & posts I’ve seen periodically on birdsite/reddit/fedi.

Whenever I see someone moan about C++, this is my thought process:

“I should correct them!
On second thoughts, It’s not worth it. C++ is deeply unforgiving of mistakes and poorly-written templates, and people need space to vent about that”

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WHAT PEOPLE THINK ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ARE: wow.... we're creating... new life........

WHAT ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ACTUALLY ARE: techbros worshiping the almighty algorithm, not caring to look at what bad patterns the machines are picking up (racism, sexism, etc) and how to avert them, and overreliance on neural networks meaning that said algorithms are treated as magical black boxes where nobody wants to (or can, really) point out exactly how the equation works (and why it may be faulty)

My theory is that I’m not used to such bourgeois luxury, and my body punished me by contorting my neck and spine into weird positions to punish me. 🤔😂

It seems my parents have put foam toppers on their beds, so sleeping at their place last night while dogsitting has put me in the weird position of both being very well-rested *and* aching all over. 😂

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techbro red flags 

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Google, who became the most powerful corporation in the world by selling web ads: Hey in the future every computer program should actually be a website. Don't worry about why, just do it. It'll be cool. We're the vanguard of technology or something

People: ok

People: hey why does this calendar i downloaded have ads in it

Google: Haha cool

I’m spending this weekend looking after a very sleepy doggo and a parrot.

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This is not because I have anything against people locking their accounts btw. 😅

It’s because etiquette dictates that unless you’ve stated follow requests are okay in your bio or you’ve followed me first, I try to avoid sending one. @tootapp makes it tricky to stick to that rule.

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