I was about to move the family emails from Google Apps to Protonmail.

That's before I discovered that it'll cost me 300 € per year.

Are there any alternatives that provides the same service, with reasonable privacy?

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I don't want self driving cars.

I want boring things like public transit that comes so regularly I don't need to check a schedule.

I want fast passenger rail so accessible and easy it's preferable to suffering airports.

I want cities that aren't built around cars-as-default. twitter.com/socketwench/status

Damn i have that idea of writing a decentralized version of wikipedia. I guess that.would be awesome. With some kind of technology maybe.

learned and deployed conditional automake's BUILT_SOURCES today. Must add this to my CV...

#HelloWorld! The Swiss no-log VPN has officially joined the open source, federated social media network. As an organization focused on giving people greater control of their data, we wanted to join a social media network that respects this. We’ll be sharing toots about service updates, new VPN projects, and news on privacy.

I really want Facebook to go bankrupt with all legal processes due their stupid data collection so we can focused on Google stupid data collection.

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I spent much of the day working around quirks in the type system: it seems very expressive, but its lack of traits (or equivalent) has made design more difficult than it should be.

I miss .

Interactive demo of using Newton's method in the complex plane with a cubic. Its a little slow, any ideas for improvements are welcome:

does anyone knows how to tell quicklisp to use a prescribed directory to store packages, rather than ~/quicklisp ? A colleague wants to create a Python interface to Kenzo:


Another great quote:

"You have to be a different kind of person to love C++. It is a really interesting example of how a well-meant idea went wrong"

I am Dmitrii (Dima) Pasechnik a mathematician and a computer scientist, working full-time (funded by a Horizon 2020 EU project) on developing/maintaining a computer algebra system SageMath (sagemath.org). It is basically a huge Python library pulling in components developed in C/C++/Fortran/Cython/Common Lisp/... (and few obscure domain-specific "maths" languages). And even a literal SageMath programming LaTeX package :-)
(Today I mostly wrote/debugged m4 macros :-( )

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