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Most people are under the impression the ADHD is somehow a 'deficit of attention,' but it could equally and quite appropriately be framed as having higher than normal neurological requirements for stimuli.

When ADHD kids especially seem to bounce from subject to subject "mindlessly," what they're doing is not just randomly slopping through whatever without paying attention. They're running through lists of potentially stimulating subjects until they find one that suits their high requirements.

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c++ is great cause they'll put literally any feature in it, so every other language can use c++ as an example of what not to do

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making kids do the pledge of allegiance in zoom school is so depraved what the hell

The number of times I write a script that's basically just ~/bin/$NAME_OF_SHITTY_PROGRAM

#!/bin/sh
fuck the environment so shitty program works
exec $FULLPATH_OF_SHITTY_PROGRAM "$@"

Now of course, I can stop using $SHITTY_PROGRAM, but unfortunately, compromises for my job need to occur.

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open πŸ‘ source πŸ‘ projects πŸ‘ should πŸ‘ not πŸ‘ use πŸ‘ closed πŸ‘ chat πŸ‘ platforms

Used our new espresso machine for the first time today. Turned out well, first time. I’m very proud of me.

Any day you delete more code than you add is a good day.

β€œLaws are for other people” is the only evergreen political philosophy.

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Woo! polycul.es 1.2 is out! Now featuring the ability to remove a passphrase, cleaner code, and a security fix.

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Mozilla take 

Mozilla should stop trying to be like every tech shit company out there and re-structure itself into a worker-owned cooperative.

VLC is the best program.

1. It's free.
2. It plays everything.
3. It's versions are named after discworld characters.

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Using Discord for your Open Source project. I hate it.

I was QA for date & time handling at my last job. This speaks to me

qntm.org/calendar

Your time code is broken, fix it.

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tired: running wayland because it's better than x

wired: running wayland so i have an excuse for not doing screen share in work calls

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COVID vaccine very good news 

The first paper on a COVID vaccine is out, and initial indications are VERY good. While we don't know how well it protects, the people injected with it wind up with MORE antibodies then people who actually GOT COVID, which is a good sign.

blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/

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COVID vaccine very good news 

And this is just the first vaccine paper out: Heck, THAT COMPANY ALONE has *four* in the works.

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