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covid, MIT Ventilator Project 

open source ventilators!!!

e-vent.mit.edu/

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covid, HELPFUL ENGINEERING GROUP 

I'm hoping this is what I've been looking for:

helpfulengineering.org/

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Does anyone know much about fanning out PCI-e? I would like to learn more about this topic, as I think it could be very useful for a future project of mine.

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week-long boycott of Amazon and virtual picket line starts this Sunday, March 7

support your fcomrades and their efforts to organize against a corporate juggernaut - don't use Amazon next week

ucommblog.com/section/corporat

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@float13 if i can't physically TURN UP the volume i DO NOT want the car
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@float13 this shit is literally, no exaggeration, deadly. It's low stakes to put this shit on consumer desktop/laptop/phone type devices, and people have been trained to accept a very low bar of UI/UX quality. But there should be laws when it comes to HEAVY MACHINERY design. I'm not talking nanny state. Just some goddamn basics. Se we don't see any more Anton Yelchins

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@float13 it blows my mind how bad these systems are. I don’t know if it’s because automakers are used to longer development & tooling cycles or if there is just something intrinsically hard about being good at both hardware and software engineering, but it’s hard to believe that a company who can make a car that lasts for 20 years can’t make a computer that’s worth a damn 🤣

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Tim Hunkin is doing a new series and this is the BEST NEWS I'VE HEARD ALL YEAR.

Tim Hunkin is an inventor who retired from television work to make a lot of weird and wonderful arcade machines. His series "The Secret Life of Machines" provides the best examples of explaining complex topics in an accessible way that I've ever seen. His new series, "The Secret Life of Components," is geared towards a more hands-on audience.

timhunkin.com

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Anyone feel like collaborating on a modernization of the public-domain classic "Calculus Made Easy"?

gutenberg.org/ebooks/33283

The 1914 edition is, well, from 1914, so it features a speckling of archaisms like pre-decimal British currency. Martin Gardner made an updated edition in the 1990s, but that update is copyrighted, and I think he adds a little too much material.

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"It's important that you use accurate information, otherwise you will not be able to verify your information?"

Saves fake birthday with associated account email and password

The basics of good UI/UX seem to have been lost to time, in favor of shiny touchscreens with no fundamentals.

Old car radio had a very basic single line LCD. Push a button, volume knob becomes bass or treble knob, screen reflects state. Wait for the timeout and it reverts to being a volume knob again. Keep it simple.

New car touchscreen clusterkcuf first of all doesn't respond to presses (but it blinks the "button" so you know it knows you pressed it). But when it does, you get a popup bass/treble window that blocks everything else.

The EQ "faders" are as worthless as the buttons [WHOA! Eyes on the road swerve back into lane!] Give up on that for now... want to change the radio station? Good luck getting the little X to close the window, because the designers forgot what a damn timeout is.

You can either drive the rest of the way with the worthless EQ window up, taunting you, or take your life into your hands trying to close the window at speed...

Or as the dealer recommended, pull over every time you need to interact with controls that used weren't broken and didn't need to be fixed on your old radio...

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Car "info-tainment" system crashed again today. Why is mass market technology always 2 steps forward 1 step back?

Does anyone know if these are actually made by car manufacturers, or is there a common subcontractor that does Apple Play and Google whatever consoles?

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we're seeing tpyo levels at about 41%

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Get fedi hired 

Any Cisco experts looking for a new gig? You could be working with a great team!

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Job Opportunity: Web/Mobile App Pen Testing 

Hey all,

I just had a recruiter hit me up for a direct-hire full time remote position. Job requirements are heavily leaning on web app/mobile app pen testing.

Lemme know if your interested.

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Politics regions 

The real winners of the insult and hate between states are the powerful. Fuck them and their attempts to divide the people by some foolish shit like coastal elites or heartland or other shit. Plenty of people from Texas helped NYC a year ago and plenty of NYC people helped Texas a few weeks ago. Let's work on building greater links between people doing good works no matter where

Covid PSA 

This is my N95. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My N95 is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
Without me, my N95 is useless. Without my N95, I am useless.

And so on and so forth... WEAR A MASK!

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Question for those of you who switches back and forth between a latin and non-latin keyboard layout:

Do you expect keyboard shortcuts defined for the latin layout to trigger for the same physical key in your non-latin layout? And should this be done automatically for you?

For example, with a russian layout, should ctrl+ы trigger the ctrl+s shortcut?

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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.