Pretty amazing quote from https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/opinion/articles/2019-03-25/the-unicorns-are-in-charge-now
Music Labels Sue Charter, Complain That High Internet Speeds Fuel Piracy
It is good Apple is making a spending tool that doesn't give them purchasing data.
But they're empowering one of the most abusive FIs in America with one of the most powerful consumer brands in the entire world.
GS is gonna bundle and sell advice based off their data. Apple is making a new financial Facebook with a stream of purchasing data from the top 25% richest folks in America.
It is bad.
@noelle now that we've been able to sequence the DNA, we've discovered that dogs were likely domesticated by humans on *at least* three separate occasions, from three different root species of canids and on three different continents!
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SOMEONE: the internet is a magical place where all are equal through anonymity, and anyone be part of building it.
ISPs: Yep! just remember that we own it, and as long as you're using it, we own you too. We'll decide who can access it, when, and how, and now that the internet is a fundamental part of society, we also have direct control over many important determining factors of social class. Pay the fuck up, you have no other choice.
C programmers need to effing stop writing C, but they also DOUBLY need to stop writing ridiculous, "I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR SECURITY ALSO SCREW RUST ❤️ GOLANG" screeds.
This is like, the pinnacle of being an unprofessional actor in a professional field: https://drewdevault.com/2019/03/25/Rust-is-not-a-good-C-replacement.html
So I'm starting to get marginally annoyed with some limitations of my pixelbook as a dev laptop
It's a fun exercise but I'm tired of swimming upstream on this. I will keep using it as a travel laptop, but I'm considering getting a real dev laptop.
Please, friends, convince me not to get a macbook pro because I don't want to.
Anyone within 60 miles of the DC area want to sell me their old 386, 486, or pentium desktops, laptops, accessories, or software?
(People not in the area are also welcome to offer to sell me laptops, light accessories, and some software.)
I don't want to spend a ton of money, but there are *many* formerly common items I'd like to track down.
Today's classical algorithm for your perusal: The Schorr-Waite graph traversal algorithm.
I hate how political reporting is so honest about how it's a spending contest and nobody seems to mind.
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So I'm having a rathole debate about codes of conduct with someone while high on 3 kinds of cold medication and with a crushing headache. I shouldn't do this to myself on mastodon.
But it seems that a splitting headache and fever doesn't stop me from winding up a big rhetorical rope-a-dope.
How I imagine antenna and radio design works:
You must carefully follow the sacred geometry as handed down by the ancients; a random configuration of metal and frequencies either won't work (if you're lucky), or will attract the attention of eldritch horrors.
How antenna and radio design probably actually works:
The same, but s/eldritch horrors/exasperated and overworked FCC field agents/.
Meanwhile, the Chromium project is busy trying to entirely replace TCP:
𐑧𐑝𐑧𐑯 𐑢𐑰—𐑓𐑤𐑷𐑛 𐑨𐑟 𐑢𐑰 𐑸—𐑸 𐑐𐑻𐑥𐑦𐑑𐑧𐑛 𐑣𐑴𐑐.
PL, Computer Science, Math, Politics, Conservation. Pronoun.is/they.
Determined to be "very boring at parties."
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.