🌟 [Post of The Day] Standard Textile Care Symbols · Issue #410 · Crissov/unicode-proposals
TeMPOraL: Standard Textile Care Symbols? There is an actual standard for that?
throw0101a: ISO 3758:2012, Textiles — Care labelling code using symbols: https://www.iso.org/standard/42918.html
See also GB/T 8685, JIS L 0001:2014, ASTM D5489-96c, which are national versions that are basically the same as ISO
dmurray: Having different displays for different markets is exactly what Unicode allows for:
you specify the intended symbol, and then it's localised in the font you choose.
An example from the proposal is "flat dry when wet, European variant has two bars, US and Canadian variant has three bars".
cletus: Obviously ASCII was insufficient as it only really had Latin characters. Providing a standard interchange for the world's languages is a noble goal.
But then (IMHO) Unicode went completely off the rails by trying to create a code point for every imagine symbol, including emoji.
All the while, it's missing (at least as of 2015) key characters in living languages
Proctorio is one of the most prominent software platforms that schools use to watch for cheating on remote tests.
After Erik Johnson [a Miami University student] found out that he’d need to use the software for two of his classes, Johnson dug into the source code of Proctorio’s Chrome extension and made a lengthy Twitter thread criticizing its practices
— including links to excerpts of the source code, which he’d posted on Pastebin.
Proctorio CEO Mike Olsen sent Johnson a direct message on Twitter requesting that he remove the code from Pastebin
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a lawsuit against on behalf of Erik Johnson
arguing that Johnson made fair use of Proctorio’s code and that the company’s takedown “interfered with Johnson’s First Amendment right.”
Students and instructors around the country have volleyed numerous criticisms against Proctorio, claiming it violates student privacy and has the potential to discriminate against marginalized students.
Proctorio has engaged critics in court before, although more often as a plaintiff. Last October, the company sued a technology specialist at the University of British Columbia who made a series of tweets criticizing the platform.
uses: this interface is discoverable - it shows me what I can do, which is incredible and makes me want to use it. The main reason I've been a casual tmux user and not an advanced one despite using it for years, is because every time I want to try something new I have to google if it's possible.
it uses ctrl-r as a core shortcut. Mega problem: ctrl-r is a built-in bash feature which I use every day to recall previous commands.
nsm: more than "written in Rust", what is attractive about these tools (and other Unix replacements like Ripgrep, FZF) is more their attitude of "we have a lot more computing power and higher resolution/larger screens now. let's have saner defaults, intuitive UIs or larger search spaces (in case of FZF) to actually take advantage of that."
qwerty456127: What's the point of fitting multiple terminals in a single text-mode screen when everybody is using GUI terminal emulators and tiling window managers?
eschneider: the killer feature […] is the fact that the tools preserve state