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programmers love to talk about how much smarter and better they are than others but the amount of people being fucking disgusting is so huge that it scares me

welcome to programming land, here we have:
- men being assholes to women about literally the smallest things
- transphobia
- libertarians who can't shut up about their free speech blockchain bitcoin framework devops
- gatekeeping based on how easier languages aren't valid

rant about programming, misogyny, ableism, politics 

- men turning EVERY possible programming thing into a misogynistic "joke"
- people being condescending and rude over the smallest things
- literally every kind of shittiness

how wonderful :)
I'm glad I can mostly avoid non-queer tech spaces but sometimes the disgusting things still get through and I hate it

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@AgathaSorceress fun fact: ime techbros are actually incapable of programming

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@AgathaSorceress like hands down
i can name like 2 total cishet guys i would trust to write a program nicely

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@AgathaSorceress like if u meet a cis guy and he's actually good at programming u can safely assume he's not straight

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@haskal @AgathaSorceress fairly certain that carmack is the only good cishet programmer

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@haskal @AgathaSorceress Funny; a few people I know have been legit surprised to find out I'm straight. The second of my three pinned statuses probably didn't help lmao.

Though now that I think about it, my antidepressants have rendered me basically aromantic, which just might be the real reason why I became a better programmer after taking them...

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@haskal @AgathaSorceress like, fr, the one who invented the computer is gay (alan turing)

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@haskal yeah they're mostly just people who spent a few weeks learning web dev or whatever and decided that now it's time to harass people and spam about how this new revolutionary corporate technology will boost your profits by 2000% and will make you an epic capitalist winner

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@AgathaSorceress Where do you find queer tech spaces? 👀

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@sarahthesystem @AgathaSorceress youre already on it

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@deletescape @sarahthesystem yeah it's mostly just fedi

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@AgathaSorceress @deletescape @sarahthesystem also, many Discord servers tbh

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@AgathaSorceress
you aren't a real programmer if you don't input every single bit into the CPU by hand smh

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@kescher @AgathaSorceress fuck cpus I count electrons and whatever else makes the rock think

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@AgathaSorceress high-key hope that a massive-scale event like The Pulse, as in the old TV series Dark Angel, wipes out all data-related shit, and all those programmers are revealed to have very few applied, practical skills of any kind whatsoever in a post-Pulse world

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@patience iirc a solar storm powerful enough to destroy most electronic devices is a thing that's possible

can't wait for that

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@AgathaSorceress yeah, a powerful X-class and a direct hit, like with September 1859

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@patience @AgathaSorceress yeaaaaaah but I feel like I'm not good at anything else either, programming is the One Thing I can do to stop myself from feeling worthless skcmdkfkxkdmf

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@keith @patience oof meanwhile even programming doesn't stop me from feeling worthless

but again, determining one's worth based on the things they can do is ableist and capitalist bullshit and i really wish society would stop :)

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@AgathaSorceress @patience yeah same

hard to get my brain to stop doing that to me though

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@keith @patience same,, I pretty much never judge others for not being able to do things but rlly hate myself a lot for not being able to do anything

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@AgathaSorceress @patience exactly

like, for other people? fucking valid, your worth as a human has nothing to do with your ability to work

but for me? FUCKER if you don't get your depressed ass out of bed RIGHT NOW

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@deletescape @AgathaSorceress @patience man I'm really hoping that a post-capitalist society will still have use for programming sjdndkdkd

like, I don't see why it wouldn't, automation would be nothing but beneficial in a world where you don't starve if robots take over your job, and the original vision of the internet as a decentralized way to share information with the world is ancom in nature imo

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@keith @AgathaSorceress programming (well, programming and higher-level math) is literally the one thing i know i cannot do, with other things i can learn if i don’t have some experience with trying out in the past, even if i sucked at it

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@keith @AgathaSorceress (and i suck at a lot of things)

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@patience @AgathaSorceress yeah that's valid too

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@AgathaSorceress yeah it's. really not great skckdkfkc

like fuck, I've made my own CPU and written a multitasking kernel for it in nothing but an awful hacky assembler, and I still use python for 95% of things. all a lower level language does is give you more control, it has no bearing on your problem solving ability

heck, doing some stuff in higher level languages takes *more* skill than in C or assembly

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@AgathaSorceress i like to program things in BASIC ffs if anybody tells me thats not real programming they can stay mad and fuck off. -Cherry

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@vanillacherry @AgathaSorceress honestly some of the stuff I've seen done on "beginner" programming languages like Scratch is way more complicated than what asshole techbros do

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@keith @AgathaSorceress i saw someone make functional 3d fps online multiplayer laser tag in scratch -Cherry

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@keith @AgathaSorceress that and i'm actually quite ok at scratch. Havent used it in a while, but im glad its still around. -Cherry

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@vanillacherry @AgathaSorceress yeah, me too

I still have an account I think, had to use it a couple years ago for a high school programming course I had to do as a prerequisite to the one I need for uni

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@vanillacherry @AgathaSorceress oh damn, wow! didn't even know you could do something that complex with cloud variables

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@keith @AgathaSorceress scratch was what got me into programming actually. -Cherry

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@vanillacherry @AgathaSorceress Same, that and LEGO Mindstorms for me

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@AgathaSorceress And we wonder why they create shitUI

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@AgathaSorceress That reminds me how a queer-friendly Discord server has spawned.
Basically a few queer people (including me) has left the r/unixporn Discord server for this reason: people being elitists, being anti-LGBT with mods doing nothing about it, etc... and we made our own Discord server.
Apparently the server became a bit chill but am not going back.
Not to have people saying "stop using i3 use bspwm because i like it" or "[literally every OS] bad use [obscure OS] instead it's not bloated"

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