open if you're a fearsome and powerful dragon 

hee hee pretty dergy :dragn_pats: :koboldbeam:

Any software produced on contract for the government should be open source on condition of the contract.

It was paid for by the tax dollars of the population† and the population‡ should benefit from it in the most full and complete way possible.

†(and the illgotten gains of imperialism)
‡(of the entire planet)

"If a man has reported to you, that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make any defense to what has been told you: but reply, The man did not know the rest of my faults, for he would not have mentioned these only."
~Epictetus

Friendly reminder: "X as a service" is just a misleading corporate euphemism for "pay forever for not owning it".

"Software as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the software".

"Games as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning games".

"Infrastructure as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the hardware".

And so on.

There is no "cloud", it's just other people's computers

I don't want to. I would never, could never, touch a boog

i like how no people who shit on "anarchism" actually know what it is

no one who shits on "socialism" actually knows what it is

and no one who defends "capitalism" actually knows what it is

Harry Potter 

But that also means that their popularity is fleeting. People who were aged ±4 years of the characters in those books are the only ones who will be able to develop that attachment to them. So much of the experience was the waiting. No future child will ever have to wait to see how harry grows up, alongside their own development.

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Harry Potter 

I think a lot of the success of Harry Potter, what made it truly a phenomenon vs., say, The Inheritance Cycle, is the way the books were able to tie into people's childhoods.

They were published.... mmmm, almost once a year. As you progressed in school and your view of the world became broader, so did the characters progress in magic school, and the books more serious. They grew up with you.

Linux: idk doesn't have games or something

Windows: oh i see you're trying to type on the keyboard what if that literally didn't work!!! uwu best operating system

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Left my wild rice on the stove for too long and it started to cook the bits on the bottom but not only does it taste fine it smells like popcorn now

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