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In the REPL, you can type

scheme@(guile-user)> (help car)

and get help about a procedure called "car"

BUT if you wrap the 'car' in quotation marks, like this

scheme@(guile-user)> (help "car")

You get documentation about 3 different procedures that have the fragment "car" in their name

Could you find any hint of this experience in the manual ?

I never did

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“Smart Kids Eventually Grow Up” by Valerie Valdes.

A bit about how we became reliant on praise as children which eventually sabotaged us. I’m not sure I’m 100% with this but I think there is good to be found here.

Thank you @zigg

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Xiph is responsible for developing and hosting Ogg family of codec, Vorbis, Theora, Opus, etc among other things.

Consider donating if you can, if for nothing else, these Primer videos alone. Its a 501c3 for you Americans out there.

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if I was a social network enterpreneur, my socual network would have an (intelligent ?) algorithm to scrap every reference to tv shows

people should talk about books

not tv shows or sports games

#TodayILearned what #TIL means.

But there are still lots of other abbreviations used in the Fediverse, that I don't understand.

I'm guessing TL means timeline?
What's OH?
MH is mental health, right?
... there are others that don't come to mind right now.

Maybe I should explain them all in my #MastoGuide once I know the meanings myself.


This is a beautiful community created over five years ago by a group of houseless folks. They built their own homes and work together to maintain a sustainable community. Portland state officials are trying to tear it down.

What they've created here is beautiful! We need more of these communities, not less!

so how would I wrote a macro that reverses an expression using sysntax rules only in ?

This photo was taken while I was shooting one of my first rolls, and it was the only time I used a zoom on an analog camera.
I like to look at it now, as my style is considerably changed from those times, but I like the sense of solitude that this picture trasmits.


If you’re wondering why rickrolls are suddenly in disconcertingly high quality, it’s because someone used an AI to remaster the original video in 4K 60fps quality 😂

Question for LGBTQ+ Community 

I would appreciate someone helping out an old, white, CIS guy. Trying to gain greater insight.

I was just reading an anecdote about a lesbian who hates gay men. It made it seem as if that attitude was....not unheard of.

I have never heard of that particular prejudice before. It seems...weird? Is this kind of thing at all common? It seems counter-intuitive.

Raffaele Cutolo era una merda e un assassino.

Ma un sistema carcerario come il 41bis, che a un 80enne morente che sta dentro da trent'anni non concede non dico di morire nel suo letto, ma nemmeno l'ultimo saluto alla famiglia, non è meno merda di lui.

Specie se tu, Stato, dovresti essere l"esempio" e non praticare vendetta. Specie se cianci tanto di diritti civili negati in altri paesi, come ha fatto Draghi ieri.

Il 41bis è tortura. Lo Stato tortura.

the more urban your environment, the greater your risk of psychotic symptoms; a pretty solidly confirmed fact at this point in psych research.

anybody ever stop to think it should also be a wake-up call, or maybe several wake-up calls, conveniently embedded in one little statistic which should stick out like a sore thumb to anybody with a little humanity left?? 😐

As we are heading for a +40°C shift in less than 2 weeks, this seems like the right time to re-share this 2019 video:

"How Global Warming/Climate Change INCREASES snowfall" [and other extreme weather events]

spoiler: disrupted polar jet streams


Tech pessimism 

The basic history of the internet goes like:

An open platform without the expensive and difficult barriers of building things in physical spaces allow for a big diversity of innovators that overturn some existing market or system. There are usually people claiming that openness and decentralization are the future while this is going on.

Then with the old incumbents disrupted, someone big and funded is able to use that same lack of barriers to build up a huge, centralized monopolistic service faster than any competitor can keep up with. The open tech that cleared the path doesn’t die, but it becomes small and niche.

The World Wide Web births centralized services like Facebook. P2P clears away the old media delivery and creates space for closed streaming services. Linux becomes the OS that runs the closed software that harvests your data, etc.

There’s a fundamental libertarian streak to online. And like libertarianism will always do, it cedes all power to monopolists.

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