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  1. Comment on What can a software developer do about climate change? in ~enviro

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    I'm always happy to see people talking about Zig, but out of curosity, would you mind sharing your opinion of D?

    I'm always happy to see people talking about Zig, but out of curosity, would you mind sharing your opinion of D?

  2. Comment on What can a software developer do about climate change? in ~enviro

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    Wren seems pretty neat. I'd like to see how it compares in energy efficiency with Lua. I'd also like to see how other implementations of these languages compare to their standard implementations,...

    Wren seems pretty neat. I'd like to see how it compares in energy efficiency with Lua. I'd also like to see how other implementations of these languages compare to their standard implementations, like LuaJIT versus "regular" Lua, or Cython compared to Python and C and PyPy compared to Python.

    Oh, there's also Julia.

  3. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Nice! What are you going to school for? If you don't mind me asking, what community college and university have you attended, or maybe just what state are you in? (I'm assuming you're in the US,...

    Nice! What are you going to school for? If you don't mind me asking, what community college and university have you attended, or maybe just what state are you in? (I'm assuming you're in the US, could be wrong though.)

    Reason I'm asking is that I'm currently enrolled at a community college with plans to transfer to a university later, but part of me has been wondering if I should have just gone straight to a university. I'm also just kind of curious to hear how your transfer went.

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  4. Comment on What's the Deal With Raytracing? in ~games.game_design

  5. Comment on Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation, and from his position at MIT in ~tech

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    I mean, sure, I'm all for dunking on liberals for being too right-wing and stuff[1], but I think letting this incident form your opinion of an entire section of the political spectrum is an...

    but this whole event has made me very cynical of the liberal left

    I mean, sure, I'm all for dunking on liberals for being too right-wing and stuff[1], but I think letting this incident form your opinion of an entire section of the political spectrum is an extreme generalization and you should probably take a step back and reflect.

    yet somehow some irrelevant comments by Stallman is getting him removed from his life's work

    Stallman caused this. Stallman made the decision to resign.

    If you haven't done it yet, you ought to check out the comments in the other topic that preceded this one. The comments in that topic and the article the topic links give a lot more context (including my opinion on this matter).

    However, in the interest of brevity, let me explain to you why I feel like Stallman should have resigned from MIT and the FSF:

    • This isn't the first time Stallman has done something inappropriate, insensitive, and rude like this
    • Stallman was the president of the Free Software Foundation and his historical relation with the free software movement means his actions, opinions, and incidents reflect on the FSF and FSM
    • The FSF is vastly more important than Stallman is and is so much more than just Richard Stallman; the foundation should get along just fine without him and is too important to continue to be negatively affected by Stallman, whose present contributions to the foundation are not nearly as important as they were decades ago
    • Stallman's historical contributions earned him a special place at MIT and gave him a degree of influence, which he doesn't seem capable of responsibly, professionally, or courteously handling
    • Stallman's behaviors present problems for the inclusion of women in STEM, especially at MIT
    • Stallman's behaviors have, for decades, according to numerous testimonies, driven a countless number of people away from STEM, the FSF, and free software

    The main point I want to try to make is that this is Stallman's fault.

    It wasn't radical leftists or limousine liberals that forced him to resign, it was his own actions.

    I will concede that some media organizations ran articles that were incorrect or "inflated" this incident, but even when just examining exactly what happened on the CSAIL mailing list using the archive of the original thread, I still believe this action was more than enough to prompt for Stallman's resignation from MIT and the FSF.

    Here's the link to the CSAIL mailing list archive, so you can read the exact exchange that started all of this:

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6405929-09132019142056-0001.html?embed=true&responsive=false&sidebar=false

    It reads from bottom to top.


    1. This is a joke. Liberals are alright most of the time.
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  6. Comment on Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation, and from his position at MIT in ~tech

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    For what it's worth, I didn't really know a lot about his past behavior before I posted my comment in the "Remove Stallman" topic. I also didn't post that comment until something like forty-eight...

    For what it's worth, I didn't really know a lot about his past behavior before I posted my comment in the "Remove Stallman" topic. I also didn't post that comment until something like forty-eight hours after I first saw that article, because I ended up just diving into the whole world of RMS and discovering all this stuff.

    To be honest, it kind of melted my brain and made me really upset, learning about all of Stallman's shit throughout the past and I think that was because I used to, before a few days ago, really revere him for the work he has done and what he has created.

    I still respect him, to an extent, for his involvement in free software and the FSF and I would certainly pay attention to him or heed his advice if I was ever in the position to, but I can't ignore the other parts of him outside of free software and I think that really fucked me up in a way.

    What's that saying? "Never meet your heroes"? This was kind of like that, I guess.

    What I'm getting at, the reason I'm explaining this about myself, is that I don't blame you for disagreeing with me, the author of that article, or others about this stuff. I really feel like these past few days have been a real "eye opener" for a lot of people.

    Mostly, I'm just glad we can have this conversation.

    13 votes
  7. Comment on Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation, and from his position at MIT in ~tech

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    Just so nobody gets confused, I originally posted this topic announcing Stallman's resignation from MIT. Over an hour later, it was announced that Stallman also resigned as president of the Free...

    Just so nobody gets confused, I originally posted this topic announcing Stallman's resignation from MIT. Over an hour later, it was announced that Stallman also resigned as president of the Free Software Foundation. I originally posted another, separate topic about that news, but expressed concerns about posting a whole new topic and asking if the FSF news should somehow just be merged into this topic. @Deimos was kind enough to alter this topic, which was originally just about the MIT resignation, to include links to both the MIT and FSF resignation announcements.

    So, that's why the discussion and other stuff here might seem a little wonky.

    Anyways, since the FSF announcement is a big deal, I wanted to write another comment talking about that as well, since my original comment about the MIT announcement seems kind of out of place now.


    First, wow. What a wild couple of days. I honestly didn't think anything would happen as a result of his comments on the CSAIL mailing list, but I'm happy to be proven wrong. I think Stallman's resignations from MIT and the Free Software Foundation are good steps for him, the university, and the FSF. I have pretty mixed feelings about Stallman and while I wanted to, since the beginning of this event, see him step down or be removed from the FSF, I don't wish him any harm and hope he can find the time to improve himself and move forward in life.

    Now we have two things we have to wait on:

    • Who will replace Stallman as president of the Free Software Foundation?
    • What are Stallman's plans for the future?

    I'd also like to know what projects, if any, Stallman was still a major contributor to or maintainer of, as well as how his departure is going to affect various FSF projects. Once a replacement for him is selected, I'll be asking the same questions about the replacement as well.

    Overall, I think this was a good move for the FSF and that the struggle of the free software movement is going to be better off with Stallman not being in such a prominent position, especially if the right candidate is selected to replace him.

    If anyone has any ideas for who should replace him or opinions about how this affects the FSF and the free software movement (especially in relation to its place in the world alongside open source), I'd love to hear your opinions.


    Aside from that, I'm not looking forward to the "SJWs ruining free software" and other culture war bullshit that's already been sprouting up around this event. I feel like this is only going to bring out the worst of people in ways we haven't seen since Linus announced he was stepping back from the kernel to get help with his attitude towards other maintainers. This is a much bigger, more permanent event and I think the shittiness of online discourse is going to reflect that.

    19 votes
  8. Comment on Richard M. Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation in ~tech

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    Changing the other topic to a text post and including both links in the topic's text would work. A part of me kind of also thinks these topics should be separate, since Stallman leaving MIT versus...

    Changing the other topic to a text post and including both links in the topic's text would work.

    A part of me kind of also thinks these topics should be separate, since Stallman leaving MIT versus Stallman leaving the FSF have, I think, very different repercussions.

    I'm really fine with either choice though. I'll leave it up to your judgement.

  9. Comment on Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation, and from his position at MIT in ~tech

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  11. Comment on Richard M. Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation in ~tech

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    Similar to the other topic about Stallman resigning from MIT, I posted this as its own topic since it's "big news". That being said, would it be better to update the title and link of the other...

    Similar to the other topic about Stallman resigning from MIT, I posted this as its own topic since it's "big news".

    That being said, would it be better to update the title and link of the other topic to reference this event as well? I didn't know if that would be appropriate to do or not. There also isn't a single link that a topic could link to in order to cover both resignations.

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  12. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    I knew I was forgetting something today! Sorry about being late. I had my server turned off this morning at 11:00 AM, so the script that would normally post this topic obviously didn't run....

    I knew I was forgetting something today! Sorry about being late. I had my server turned off this morning at 11:00 AM, so the script that would normally post this topic obviously didn't run.

    Anyways, like I talked about last week, I'm still going to be working on two school papers this week. I also have a review for a math exam that I need to wrap up. I will probably do that tomorrow.

    Other than that, I've kind of been thinking about when and how to ask out this girl in one of my classes. We've quickly become good friends over this past month and get along really well, but I'm definitely still nervous. Just need to build up the courage to do it I guess.

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  13. This topic is part of a weekly series. It is meant to be a place for users to discuss their week. If you have any plans, goals, accomplishments, or even failures, whether they be personal or work...

    This topic is part of a weekly series. It is meant to be a place for users to discuss their week.

    If you have any plans, goals, accomplishments, or even failures, whether they be personal or work related, I'd love to hear about them. This is a place for casual discussion about your week, past, present, and future.

    A list of all previous topics in this series can be found here.

    So, what (or how) are you doing this week?

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation, and from his position at MIT in ~tech

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    EDIT: I wrote this before the FSF resignation news broke and this topic was updated, so hopefully that clears up any confusion. There obviously isn't much information available, but this is a big...

    EDIT: I wrote this before the FSF resignation news broke and this topic was updated, so hopefully that clears up any confusion.

    There obviously isn't much information available, but this is a big announcement, which is why I posted it as a new topic.


    I am doing this due to pressure on MIT and me over a series of misunderstandings and mischaracterizations

    Hopefully this will result in Stallman taking a step back and reflecting on his behavior.

    I still think he should step down as president of the Free Software Foundation though. However, I doubt that is going to happen as a result of this recent event. Most news coverage seems to have focused on his place and role at MIT (as a visiting professor/scientist), which is probably why he's taking this step first.

    "Resigning" from MIT, if you can call it that, is going to be much easier to do for him than resigning as president of the FSF and I wouldn't be surprised if he's hoping that stepping away from MIT will take the spotlight off him and make it easier for him to remain at the FSF.

    Personally, I hope it doesn't. I don't want to be malicious towards Stallman, but I also don't want him representing the FSF anymore, even if he improves. I feel like he carries too much historical baggage. Time will tell.

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  16. Comment on Remove Richard Stallman in ~tech

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    Riding off your comment: The author of this article has posted a followup: Remove Richard Stallman: Appendix A The Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation cancelled their FSF membership and...

    Riding off your comment:

    The author of this article has posted a followup:

    Remove Richard Stallman: Appendix A

    The Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation cancelled their FSF membership and announced that GNOME would be "severing the historical ties between GNOME, GNU and the FSF" if Stallman remains:

    GNOME relationship with GNU and the FSF

    9 votes
  17. Comment on How I manage my LaTeX lecture notes in ~comp

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    If you haven't checked out the other two articles on this blog, you should. I think they're very interesting. Past topics on them: How I draw figures for my mathematical lecture notes using...

    If you haven't checked out the other two articles on this blog, you should. I think they're very interesting. Past topics on them:

    Also, I came across a thing on Hacker News today that's neat and relevant to LaTeX:

    Mentioned in the comments of that Hacker News post was another LaTeX related tool that I think is neato:

    3 votes