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"The History of Women in Science Is Hidden in Plain Sight: By searching through footnotes, researchers found female programmers who made important but unrecognized contributions to genetics."
Bell Labs, 1969-70
@fdavidcl Useful because so few people provide Alt Text when uploading, which users can do in the Advanced Settings when posting a new photo.
But also creepy because Facebook.
I'm using this 'drive' CLI for Google Drive and it works in the style of git and it's great (as great as using Drive can be) https://github.com/odeke-em/drive
"No shit. It's fulltime job to get font rendering in X that doesn't make you want to actively poke your eyes out"
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
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