June 1st, 2020

(C)opied from Reddit

That last sentence is a sentiment belonging somewhere in the age of Enlightenment — or possibly even in ancient Greece (I don't remember whether the ancients expressed it). She clearly is trying to say that no particular group is inherently bad, and that bad people come from various backgrounds; but, curiously, she uses the word ignorance rather than something like evil. As if it's only the want of knowledge that makes people bad.

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Twitter is funny.

Today/yesterday it has been diligently unfollowing some guy who's been posting all sorts of rubbish (longer thread). The question for me here is how the guy has managed to accumulate his following — from the look at his tweets, he is not even interesting...

Unless perhaps the only noteworthy thing about that guy is that he is Russian who's emigrated to the US at the age of 15.

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They have taken ReactRouter docs offline.
Let this sink in.
They have taken ReactRouter docs offline.
"The React Router docs are temporarily offline out of respect..."

Imagine typing man tar, because of course you forgot the options, to discover that man won't open today out of respect. Or imagine going to github or StackOverflow, only to be greeted with a page that explains that they’ve taken their service offline for a while, but won't you be a good sport, express your solidarity and donate to a cause.

It is one thing to support a cause privately. To root for it, to donate to it, even to walk around with a badge or a sign if you think it important that passers-by know how you feel — knock yourself out. But to impose your support of a cause on others — ?

Argh, how I wish for a virtual world that exists in complete disregard of this physical one!

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Oh dear...

Makes me wonder whether they have any sufficiently asocial employees at Facebook who deeply care about tech, but detest all that protesting and walking out crap. Or who believe, deep inside, that it's not social media's job to be an arbiter of other people's content. The stereotypical neckbeards from the past. And if there are such people (doubtful), what are they going to do?

Also, didn't know that Rachel Nabors is now at React core.

P.S.: interesting that they sign their open message to Facebook with their Twitter handles. Not github accounts, not Facebook profiles — Twitter handles.