like, it doesn't feel as nice to use as Haskell is

*gently but firmly escorting a bug outside* you don't have to go home, but you can't stay here

ok, well, so far i can't say i.... like... Scheme....? but maybe I just don't like Guile

@niconiconi Ever read a Commodore 64 user's guide?

It teaches you EVERYTHING.

E V E R Y T H I N G !

They don't make 'em like they used to!

@mmu_man My understanding is, sacrificing some serviceability is an objective outcome of higher integration, also, low reliability or even the lack of basic documentation is argued by some people as the fault of customers.

But I think bottomline that most people can agree is, manufacturers shouldn't actively stop someone from fixing it, or reporting your compatible replacement parts to ICE to seize them as "infringement" , or sending a team of lawyers to you. But unfortunately...

Having grown up around this stuff, not quite so. I've seen this level of documentation for things ranging from toaster ovens all the way up to home computers. The Commodore 64 and 128 programmers reference manuals come with complete schematics for their respective platforms, plus datasheets for all the custom parts inside.

TVs and radios used to even have these details on a sticker *inside* the chassis at one time.

So, Danah Boyd at notes that if you search for "social justice", you'll get hits for people who criticize social justice first, because they will be the ones specifically using that term as a title, rather than just embedded in the conversation. You hit a similar effect searching for "jew", because just using the term "jew" is actually more prevalent among anti-semite discussions than in other contexts. 2/?

@a_cat @sylveon and if your problem is outdated drivers, there are rolling release distros

and if rolling release sounds too dangerous, there's Nix and Guix

The same thing happens with anti-vax advocates. The case for vaccines is already established in scientific circles -- there's no real incentive to publish a paper saying "Vaccines work! And they're they're not dangerous". But of course, public spaces are full of the opposite arguments, because those people really want to contest that established science. Which means if you go looking for the discourse on vaccine, you're going to get more of one side than another. 3/?

let's all spread positivity and say nice things to one another bc the world is shit and we need to offset that :blobcatheart:

Is using superglue to bind headphone wires back together punk? :thaenkin:

Do mermaids just pee wherever?

Like if two mermaids are having a conversation and one of them needs to pee, do they just start peeing?

Or do mermaid communities establish like designated peeing areas? :think_shark:

Leftist unity will come through kindness & respect for oppressed people, not the expectation that they tolerate as much cruelty & dehumanization as they can stomach.

If kindness or respect can doom your grand plans for fighting fascists or toppling capitalism to total failure, your plans are shit. Make better ones.

The service manuals of old professional equipment are truly amazing, the schematics are shown in three different abstraction levels, every single connection is shown, waveforms at 100 different test points are drawn, every single component is listed, with step-by-step test and calibration guidelines. You can almost remove everything from the board and put it back together with a service manual.

Something that today's consumers can only dream of...

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I was house-sitting for my parents last week. Look at my mother's garden now!

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