BTW, this is not the first time I've been attacked by British Labour folks. I've been attacked on Twitter, and the Fediverse. This is just the most recent one:

twitter.com/emacsen/status/155

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It's amazing to me how angry British labor party folks get when all I do is reference the issue of antisemitism in the labour party.

They do everything from trying to shut me down, to cursing me out, to accusing me of being a political operative.

Everything other than asking why a left-leaning Jew might feel this way.

If Perl is English, and Python is German, Lua is Esperanto.

And Miniscript is... Toki Pona?

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Suicide/addiction 

@checkervest I just learned that the animated movie Iron Giant was taken from a book Ted Hughes wrote for his kids after their mom, Sylvia Plath, had committed suicide. And the theme of having a body that can be a tool of love or a tool of destruction (or both) can be seen as a way of coping with the suicide (or addiction, or other destructive issues) of a loved one. :empty_heart:

What does"Balancing on the Mechitza" tell us about the trans Jewish experience?

What can a cis Jewish man learn from reading this book?

blog.babka.social/2022/08/bala

Spent a big chunk of the evening fighting with and OpenResty.

When I was running the code run from Fennel, I'd get:

"lua entry thread aborted: runtime error: /usr/local/tc/root.fnl:14: attempt to yield across C-call boundary"

I manually compiled the fennel code into plain Lua and the error went away and the code worked.

I think I'm just going to compile this code into Lua. :)

Also this is where something like would be lovely instead of using Markdown.

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antisemitism, communism 

When I hear people talking about the Soviet Union, it's almost always someone who didn't live in, or wasn't often alive during the time of the Soviet Union.

Moreover, the people advocating for Soviet style communism are rarely a persecuted minority.

Try to keep that in mind.

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antisemitism, communism 

There's a lot of anticapitalist sentiment on my feed- which I entirely understand. I draw the line at supporting communism because for many Jews, we know just how cruel the Soviets were towards their Jews.

There was Jew killing, but there was also a concerted effort to destroy Jewish identity specifically- the language, culture and religion.

They used propaganda to lure Jews in, and then oppressed them into nothingness. Some lucky ones escaped.

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Do you say "Bless You" when your pet sneezes?

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Your password must contain at least one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter, one forgotten rune, and one unspeakable horror

Someone stopped me and noticed I have a Framework laptop, asked me questions about it, said he wanted to get one to run Linux on it, etc.

I wonder what would have happened if I'd had my @mntmn with me instead.

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My wife has my birthday present and I have a practical use for it now.

Should I:

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Update: Since the post on hackernews between 7000 and 22000 people accessed the wisp article.¹ Between 400 and 900 clicked the why-wisp? link. 300 to 800 people downloaded the PDF of the article. The number of accesses have been decreasing over the second day. There was a spike at posting-time (22:00 CET / 20:00 UTC / 13:00 PST) and another in the morning the next day (8:00 EST / 6:00 UTC).

¹: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3
²: draketo.de/software/wisp

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Facebook messages used to prosecute teen for having an abortion 

Couple things about this:

1. It is a risk with any text communications system that isn't end-to-end encrypted
2. At least they had to get a warrant. Some companies, in particular telcos, don't even ask for a warrant in all cases.

So, don't use Facebook, not because they did what they were legally required to and turned over this person's messages, but because they don't have end-to-end encryption.

forbes.com/sites/emilybaker-wh

health, diet, keto 

I think one oft he biggest misnomers about keto is that some keto people promote it as a way of burning lots of fast super fast.

The data doesn't back that assertion up. Keto doesn't magically make you suddenly get thinner.

What keto does is help the body stay satiated longer.

Intermittent fasting doesn't do magic for weight loss either[*], but it helps you maintain caloric deficiency.

[*] IF may help control blood sugar and hormones, but not calories.

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