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23-29 January, 2023
An Internet replaces a person with a series of increasingly desperate computer programs. Hackernews is both outraged and excited by the idea of replacing human labor with increasingly desperate computer programs. One Hackernews is mad that the computer programs are not written in a language other people use to write computer programs. Another group of Hackernews are mad that the computer programs are not written in a language other people use to write computer programs.
Some Internets make a program that can produce convincing forgeries of the output of a keyboard. Hackernews is both excited and angry about this, and spends a lot of time arguing about whether it’s better to use a real pen or a computer. The rest of the comments are people arguing about whether it’s possible to tell the difference between a real and a fake.
An Internet disagrees with the author of Erlang. Hackernews disagrees with both of them. The disagreement is not about the fundamental nature of the language, but about the fundamental nature of the people who use the language. The only possible resolution is for everyone to agree to disagree.
A webshit notices something. Hackernews tries to figure out how to get from the window to the door. No technology is discussed.
An Internet posts a five-thousand-word essay about how Emacs is better than everything else. Hackernews is both pleased with the essay and contemptuous of the competition.