"A defiant Manning told Judge Anthony Trenga in a federal district court in Alexandria, Virginia, that she would “rather starve to death” than do what the state insisted and give testimony before the grand jury."
the centrality of twitter in peoples socials circles encourages using it against the way its designed because micro blogging is an inherently limiting format. It also tends to make these posts more terse and combative because people need to save every word. (2/im not actually going to do this)
q. why does windows do [bizarre action]
a. for compatibility. to answer in more detail, we'll need to discuss a flaw in
earlier versions of windows NT
pre-NT windows versions
MS-DOS before networking support had been added
the discovery of electricity
also if you're wondering why so many files use three letter extensions, like how JPEGs are often .JPG: it's because of MS-DOS. DOS allowed for filenames with a maximum length of 8.3 - that is, eight letters with a three letter extension. so FILENAME.JPG is okay, but FILE_NAME.JPEG is too long on both accounts. everyone just kinda agreed that 3 is a good number for file extensions and here we are still using it for pretty much everything even though it hasn't been required for decades
it sucks to feel like a killjoy when i talk about it this way, and obviously this isn't something people just know about. really this ties into a wider problem with "prank"-associated culture which leads people to think that it's excusable to psychologically fuck with the people and animals in their life
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> Has anyone tried functional programming in #RustLang? How well does it work?
That depends on how pure of a functional programming you mean. I tend to write *fairly* functional #rust—that is, I use very few mutable variables and lean on map/filter/etc pretty heavily. That style functional-lite coding works great in rust.
For anything purer than that, well, I haven't tried it but I don't think Rust would be a great fit: it cant guarantee that a function has no side-effects