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Oh for crying out loud, Github is stopping with the term 'master' due to its 'negative association'.

Can we please not pull everything out of goddamn context and not be a fucking offended special snowflake with ANYTHING that could potentially be thought of in a way that could be associated with slavery?!

If we're gonna do it like this I want to ask people of color not to use white/light themed websites/backgrounds.

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  • 32
    And when they started to hunt down our repos based on our nationality people thought it was ok.
  • 17
    It's all so ridiculous, hopefully one day this inane sjw'ing stop. good thing there are options for GitHub at least
  • 10
    Next thing we know, the hard drive thing
  • 70
    This whole controversy is completely out of control. You see everywhere blind actionism like changing terms like black- and whitelist since they are now apparently racist.

    I have never seen anyone use those words in a racist context. They steems from darkness being something shady, untrustworthy or simply bad. Therefore we have words like black market. But those don't stem from a race context.

    Besides that, you're NOT fighting racism by banning words and symbols. Racism is an ideology. By banning words, you're just changing tokens. They will find new words and symbols to express their views.

    The current actionism is hurting the cause more then anything, as even regular folks will at this point view those actions as meaningless. They will slowly get the feeling that they are just getting knocked around.

    I dread where all of this will end.
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  • 25
    Well, they can do whatever they want, but if it somehow impacts my pipelines, I will go fucking nuclear.
  • 25
    Parents killing their children are still ok though...
  • 2
    @Makenshi Well now that the guy (whatever his name was, rip) has been buried, it will blow over very quickly as these things typically do. (although maybe not this time because corona)
  • 12
    This is shit !

    I never understood the idea behind GitHub.

    Like one day Linus said "Guys, I made a wonderful SCM, called git, entirely decentralized."

    And they come : "yeah great, let's build a site to make it centralized again"

    Geniuses.
  • 6
    @lanfiro Make Git Centralized Again
  • 0
    Makes me glad that I'm not master of anything.
  • 7
    Well time to try out some alternative git hosts then
  • 4
    @Makenshi you are absolutely right! Banning racist ideologies is more important than merely banning words
  • 0
    Where did you find that?
  • 0
    @PrivateGER https://zdnet.com/article/...

    Not just Github, but a plethora of projects
  • 3
    Just wait until they find out about i2c
  • 13
    What's it gonna be now? Führer?
  • 1
    @PrivateGER tweakers.net, one of the biggest Dutch tech site's/fora
  • 10
    Can’t you just walk around this by replacing the master branch with another branch and keep naming it ’master’?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…
    Annoying to do that on every repo thoughπŸ€”
  • 6
    @PetriJ Easy, you can write a bot!
  • 26
    Shame on any of you who called yourselves Web"masters" you absolute fascists.
  • 6
    @lanfiro

    I am interested in your concept of decentralize git but how would it actually work?

    For example if I want to clone a repo where would I clone it from? I need a tracker which keep track of where I could clone a repo from. Is it that some kind of centralization?

    How would I know how far behind the certain repo is from other repo? It will make the life easier where I could see the latest official commit and which repo have the lastest official commit. That will in turn mark repo from certain people as "reliable" and other as "not reliable."

    People will just use that "reliable repo" which in turn become centralize in a de facto way.

    Even a decentralize technology such as "torrent" need some kind of centralization (tracker) to make it work.

    I am genuinely curious about how the decentralization will work with git. I would like for you to exchange your options with me.
  • 0
    @mr-user I think he merely meant that Github centralized like 95 % (or more) of OSS code instead of individual developers/maintainers hosting them independently
  • 4
    @asgs

    I don't see what wrong with that. You could say that one organization controlling it is kind of problematic but if Github becoming too controlling we can just switch to other alternative hosting or self host it.

    The git technology make is too easy to say "Bye Github, I am switching."
  • 2
    @eval Seriously?
  • 11
    @halfflat yes. I don't hate women, black people, asians or whatever. I judge people solely by their own actions. And for this reason, i HATE the SJWs. I'd gas them all. There, i said it.
  • 3
    @mr-user well, for starters, have a look at the way Linux is managed (after all, Git was practically invented for it).

    What decentralization means for Git, is that there is no central repository that developers need to subscribe to in order to make sure that they can merge their code (this was an issue with CVS and the like). Which also means that they can commit to anyone else's tree (forks).

    However, when people complain about Github being centralized vs. Git being decentralized, I think they are mistaking the two things. Github has centralization in the monopoly sense of the word, that most OS repos are on Github, so when they do things like this, it affects a large majority of new projects. Git being decentralized has nothing to do with this. Git being decentralized means I can fork the code, and then merge it back later without any major issues (that's basically it).
  • 0
    @lanfiro see my comment above (forgot to mention you).
  • 6
    @eval I'm with you on this one. Don't the stupid fucks realize they try to hide history so it can repeat itself so easily.

    In this case I don't know if it is a SJW thing or an ill found way for MS to show solidarity.
  • 0
    @mr-user I didn't say anything was wrong with that. I was merely clarifying what he told
  • 1
    @chabad360 Thank you for your explanation way above my knowledge of this topic.
  • 9
    I'm sort of in the middle here. If it's "genuinely" upsetting a significant portion of black users, then sure, please change it. It seems daft to me but hey - I'm not the one who's going to be upset by it, and I don't really care what it's called in practice. (Just change it to something consistent, please.)

    However, if it's not, and it's just Github trying to jump on the latest bandwagon to show how cool they are - drop it, please.
  • 5
    I just don't really care what it's called as long as it doesn't break anything and has the same semantic meaning
  • 8
    Orwell warned us well in advance about the control of language and terminology as a means of political subversion.
  • 6
    Human society is fucking trash. I hate it. Everything now days is offensive, everything is fucking racist. Eventing has to be a conspiracy. Lots of fucking retards trying to sound smart.

    That's the issue with all those people, they want to change and affect everything surrounding them. What is GitHub doing now? Ahh, of course, they are such fucking pussies, scared of a small group of people, that think the word "master" is racist.

    Nowadays if sex between men sounds weird for you, you're classified as a fucking son of a bitch, homophobic that deserves to die. WTF I don't care if you fucking fuck your grandma and your mom, just don't tell me if you don't want to hear my fucking opinion, while you don't fucking affect me, for me, it's fine for you to do whatever the fuck you want.
  • 3
    What happend on with that black guy that got killed was wrong. But there was no need to fucking burn up cities and fucking destroy businness, and the fucking media talking about how mad protesters were when clearly they were a bunch of fucking retarded college kids that were destroying everthing.
    Now that they want to fucking take out all police apartments, now lets see how they fucking come up crying about that their house got robbed and shit like that. Fucking pleading to bring police back. The family of the guy got millionare, not what did you win for protesting and destroying everything? Sent to jail? beaten up by police and now what? Did you also got rich?

    What else do we need? Ahh yeah, the retarded people that think that if they get beaten up by police because of protesting they can get rich too. Then lots of retarded kids on other countries do the same because they got tired of making TikToks.
  • 4
    Also the fucking president, omg he does makes me want to become unconcious like rock. The guys gets killed, what do I say??

    option 1: Lets make justice, the policemen will have hard consecuences.
    option 2: Lets start the killing.

    Which is best? (Chooses option 2)

    Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fu fsahpjsa o fhjfdsaijfdsvlijfduck

    I really fucking hate were humanity is heading to. I sometimes wish to be a fucking rock and not be aware of all the fucking shit that is going on in this world.
  • 7
    @Bybit260 I sometimes dream of a world where I push to git, get paid for commits signed by me in some cryptocurrency, talk to people through IM software and I never ever have to talk to a human being about anything beyond the complexity of "Excuse me, where do I find the cayanne pepper, I didn't see it with the other spices."
    It could be a wonderful world, but we're not quite there yet. First everything on this earth has to be so rotten that there would be significant demand for a life away from humanity, a life without identity.
  • 4
    Put me in power and I'll push these snowflakes into having a stroke.
  • 7
    In RGB, #BLACK is #000000

    Offensive isn't it ? Let's change this too.
  • 2
    The tears are delicious to be honest.
  • 0
    @lanfiro That's hex? But still it'd be 0,0,0

    It does make sense it's zero considering it represents brightness... But don't let that stop them from trying
  • 15
    brb removing my master degree from my cv
  • 8
    Master Card is in big trouble... Ain't gonna use them until they rename to Main Card!
  • 4
    @gitpush , the loser will be Amex Black card.
  • 4
    @thatDude no more white boards at school too... And later on ban the use of while and black colors πŸ˜’
  • 1
    Wait ... Is this shit for real?!?!?!?
    Where does it fucking end...
  • 4
    @DevKev It's a rabbit hole, I think the sjw stuff in the west can only be ended by a major world war where the West either invade each other or is invaded.

    It seems like when humans are in too much comfort they put their energy in the most meaningless crap.
  • 1
    @v3ctor I told my grandpa exactly the same... It's just sad
  • 1
    Mysql master slave cloning: *hides in a corner*
  • 1
    The world is full of these sjw tampons that need to have a day off, cunts.
  • 1
    So you have a masters degree?
  • 2
    I know what do you means with context. Its fucking useless to fight against noting..

    Black/White things off context
    Man/Woman things off context

    But the racism is real and gender thing is real to ( talk about man woman equity ).

    But Github is off context "master branch" is not "White power branch" πŸ˜” so please people, fight for the real things
  • 2
    Idiots will always be idiots. Next time They will be suing The Pokemon Company for making specific Pokemons white only without the black version for equality.

    That and the fact that Brock is black and has small eyes, a racist gesture towards Blacks and Asians.
  • 0
    @Ranchu his preferred pronoun is LEATHER DADDY.
  • 0
    @ars1 < this guy gets it. some of us just want to watch the world burn. you havent learned to sit back, relax, and eat your popcorn yet.
  • 1
    I do already self host Gitea for all my git needs
  • 2
    I guess I'm completely against "social justice" and support "social equality" instead.
  • 5
    Would it not a better to support black lives matter be to use some of the millions in profit Microsoft makes and use that to actually make black lives better?

    People of all colours don't need you to change a word on a website or put up a dark theme to support them.

    they need you to put funding up to improve neighborhoods, education, family services, job prospects.

    You know things that would actually make the lives of black people better.
  • 5
    @vorticalbox Sure but what does Microsoft have to do with this?
  • 4
    @linuxxx other than they own github, nothing I guess.
  • 7
    @vorticalbox github has zero to do with BLM. That github is gravely pulling something out of context is sad imo.
  • 5
    @linuxxx it's all just publicity. Means nothing and doesn't make anyone's life better.
  • 6
    Actually, it makes life a little harder. The „master” convention is well established. Many tools assume it. A lot of blog posts are now outdated. People learning git for the first time will have to keep this rename in mind. There will be people who accidentally push to master out of habit.
  • 4
    Did they make that change already? As soon as they do we ought to bomb-mail their support with "I think your git hosting got broken because there's no convention-required master" variations.
  • 3
    I'm for spamming the fuck out of githubs mail
  • 2
    please some one create a fundraise where all the projects donate that think that changing master to main is bullshit and really want to help.
  • 2
    @raging-coder101 we could just write a bot to do it..
  • 1
    @Wisecrack let's get cracking then, what stack we using? πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚
  • 3
    @raging-coder101 May I suggest bash with sendmail? Or Python, if you really need to run it on Windows. But this would literally be a single sendmail command.
  • 4
    From what I’ve seen, it’s mostly been White people speaking out about the master branch thing and suggesting alternatives, because it’s a low effort means of signaling that you care without actually having to care. I’m in the middle on the issue personally. I don’t really have that much investment in the name of my main branch being master, so I’m slowly starting to switch because it’s low-effort and “main” feels more descriptive to me anyway.

    But I feel like whenever people get to the point that they’re squabbling over word choice, they’re avoiding dealing with the more important issues, like reforming: education, police training and accountability, qualified immunity, the legal/justice system, healthcare, and fixing infrastructure and working on global warming.
  • 1
    I like WordPress for going trunk as it better matches the branching metaphor. But that's it. The rest is just just more hassle.
  • 1
    If someone has a masters degree does it mean they are a slave owner now?
  • 3
    This is like changing amen to awomen 🀣
  • 2
    @shakur i think he wouldn't. He has a record of annoying the fuck out of the SJW Gang.
  • 0
    @shakur Its way more likely he is absolutely laughing his face off.
  • 1
    @JoshuaBehrens They matched SVN convention, you know, that more enterprise-friendly VCS that already solved most of the issues GIT hosting platforms are facing nowadays.
  • 1
    These companies could be making publicity/marketing out of this, but I don't really care. If it is what it takes to implement dark theme globally, my eyes would be very glad
  • 1
    It’s a fracking joke, political correctness has gone too far, the snowflakes have been given too much power.

    This is what happens when you change from a spoon to a timeout, you breed wankers instead of people.
  • 1
    @cprn I am aware. And they matched the tree-trunk-branch metaphors like git could have done in the first place. I had the pleasure to use SVN in production. Dated software needs to be in a dated vcs, doesn't it? πŸ˜…
  • 0
    Guys, calm the fuck down.

    It’s just a branch name.

    You’re a bunch of programmers, you’re supposed to have exceptional flexibility and capacity of thought.

    You can surely put the five minutes of thought to find out why this is happening.

    It’s just a branch name, it’s not a big deal.
  • 0
    @chrisalexthomas well it can really be annoying for beginners especially.but that's not the point. The point is that it doesn't actually help the problem. If it actually did, few people would complain.
  • 0
    @eval I doubt it’s annoying for any beginner. They don’t have any extensive amount of time with the old system that is worth complaining about. The most of the outrage is from more experienced people who just seem to be upset over nothing.

    This isn’t a hill worth dying on, just get over it
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