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I have unpopular opinions about managing software. I will give one to you for each fav I get on this toot until I run out.

My 4yo daughter is home sick and she's texting me. She can't read but she knows how texts work and she knows about the emoji keyboard. So I get stuff like this:

The service manuals of old professional equipment are truly amazing, the schematics are shown in three different abstraction levels, every single connection is shown, waveforms at 100 different test points are drawn, every single component is listed, with step-by-step test and calibration guidelines. You can almost remove everything from the board and put it back together with a service manual.

Something that today's consumers can only dream of...

#retrocomputing #crt

My daughter is practicing her letters and to show a good example I was practicing along with her, with different letters.

It's really weird to me how I see teenagers wearing Stranger Things gear. It makes me wonder what they're connecting to.

What must it be like to look at your religious affiliation as something to be proud of and not a source of deep shame and harm?

I'm jealous of the members of this temple.

Playing a bunch of smash ultimate today, slowly starting to see actual results with the Belmonts.

I actually had one dude in the discord complaining they were OP. He was playing Link. Idk what to even tell him other than there is more to zoning than pressing the projectile button under a platform.

Part of the reason I don't trust Leninists: I've met plenty of TERF and anti-LGBT Marxist-Leninists. I've never even heard of such an Anarchist.

Probably the most absurd part is how folks insist that Bitcoin can be "fixed" and then cite the lightning network. Lightning can only secure on-chain assets. If every Venezuelan tried to make a deposit to make funds available for LN, and they got a special free dispensation to use the entire chain for themselves, it'd take 16 years to get that all set up.

Bitcoin was the first working distributed cryptocurrency, but due to the selfishness and gullibility of its community it could also be the last.

The reason Libra is going to make progress in the cryptocurrency space is because the space is full of folks who refuse to iterate or solve the technical problems of Bitcoin.

It's sad, it was a chance for open source and open math to shine. But everyone got so greedy and lost focus on pushing the technical progress of the system, and thusly they have stood still allowing big slow tech companies to thunder in.

Neural networks harness the power inherent in light to perform recognition on handwritten digit by embedding the framework in glass.

This is astounding.

hackaday.com/2019/07/16/neural

Readability of code is a virtue, but it's a virtue who's value is distorted by capitalists hoping to make every engineer replacable with as little formal training as possible.

I have been considering spending money buying ad time to air pro-anarchist ads on YouTube over Prager U, the David Pakman show, and that dipshit Tim Pool's show.

I bet I could make an unbeatable Kickstarter just soliciting donations to do this.

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hackers.town

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.