@trysdyn I'm pretty sure it's that everyone still around here forgot that the cyberpunk hellscape megacorps are the bad guys.
@BestGirlGrace Could switch to using lbzip2; it can handle parallelizing decompression of wikidata dumps. But yes, gzip would also be faster to decompress.
@BestGirlGrace This, of course, begs the question of, "pills you get from a gas station which turn you into a skunk, pills which turn you into a skunk who operates a gas station, or pills which turn you into a skunk which is also a gas station?"
@trysdyn Just, like, embrace your inner cat, and rub random parts of your body up against random objects. When one of them starts itching, you know which thing caused it. *nod*
@BestGirlGrace I can still consider releasing a nanovirus in a corporation's office which transforms the afflicted into skunks, right? I mean, it'd be a shame to have to avoid thinking about last Thursday.
@BestGirlGrace Borrowing haircare things from you sounds like a good way to end up with fairy highlights.
@trysdyn Yep. There was one Windows-based open source project I was trying to work with, but the build instructions for it included, "make a windows VM in hyper-v with automatic updates turned off, and update it to this exact level and no further, or the build will fail." And that was *before* "set up VS with these libraries."
Sweet, I got a prototype of my Second Life tarot reader working, in that it will now pick a card based on a hash of the user's UUID, the machine's UUID, and the date, will spit out an interpretation of it, and will do a very basic dealing animation. Now to spend six months procrastinating on making a custom mesh for it, stressing how I won't be able to come up with anything good enough to go with @anthracite 's awesome tarot cards. >..> <..<
@zx3 Ground troops and warfare in general could both make sense depending on their goals. I mean, if they just want to exterminate all life, or want to take over and have no particular time limit, then yeah, throw a rock, or use infiltrators, respectively.
Frex, "the aliens at least follow a veneer of morality like ours, and a high ranking US military official is secretly an alien war criminal, hiding on Earth," would be a good reason to both not indiscriminately bombard and (potentially) hurry.
@trysdyn I'll definitely have to show up! I'll even make sure to wear my very best chainmail bikini. *nod*
@BestGirlGrace It's pretty easy to combine the two! At the very least, I'm regularly told that most of the scripts and such I write for my job are cursed. Just because I have to make things like bash/python polyglots, or puppet classes which completely uninstall puppet, install a new version, and switch to using a new puppet server, without being disrupted by silly little things like losing all the libraries and executables it was using.
@BestGirlGrace Ah, I remember that speech given by Satya van Nadella.
Tell me, for what do you compile?
How very glib. And do you believe in running Linux? Linux's unity is forged on faleshoods. Its distributions are built on deceit, and its source code is an instrument of deception. It is naught but a cobweb of tech debt - to believe in running Linux is to believe in nothing.
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