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When devising a system intervention of any kind, consider that the power for lasting change increases as you move to the right in this figure.

In order of increasing leverage:

12) Constants, parameters, numbers
11) The sizes of buffers and other stabilizing stocks
10) The structure of material stocks and flows
9) The lengths of delays, relative to the rate of system change
8) The strength of negative feedback loops
7) The gain around driving positive feedback loops
6) The structure of information flows (who does and doesn't have access to information)
5) The rules of the system (such as incentives, punishments, constraints)
4) The power to add, change, evolve, or self-organize system structure
3) The goals of the system
2) The mindset or paradigm out of which the system arises
1) The power to transcend paradigms

Source: Thinking In Systems: A Primer by Donella Meadows

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Simply put, those who 'hate' are on the wrong side of history.

Don't @ me.

@uranther All true crypto-anarchists I know we all experience this feeling, this progressive liberation, this consciousness that we have all been manipulated and intellectually jailed with their standards and norms, at all known technological levels.

Now that our minds are liberated, we are exploring our options, and here we are facing infinity. The main idea behind meta-cyberspace is to have the largest "sandbox" possible, with as less limitations as possible, to be able to

@jbob @cstanhope

Trying to rewire the breadboard #Z80 based on a "bus-centric" approach - always dedicate a rightmost breadboard to the system bus for each functional block. At the expense of more board space and more wires, it should be easier to debug and build, let's see how it goes. #retrocomputing

Thanks the Z80 decoder module in the logic analyzer, I was finally able to identify the true problem within a minute: the Write signal to the RAM was unconnected, and CPU always reads 0xFF.


I've talked about this before, but let me do it again.

The US is more or less run by the entertainment industry.

Creating your own music, art, movies, books, videogames, podcasts, and stage plays within the US is an act that robs the established power structures of attention.

Making media is an act of radicalism, of protest, and of outright rebellion.

Support local music. Go to a community theater. get a bunch of weird nerds together in a basement and film a talkshow.

Fight back.

@jbob @cstanhope are not sustainable ecologicaly, unless we are ready to sacrifice half of humanity for this stupid outdated concept, while we can do way much better, without any visible degradation for each user. It’s even better, every single citizen of the world could have his own, with these new concepts, while it is currently impossible with current personnal computer model.

« If it is not accessible to the poor, it is neither radical nor revolutionnary ».

Me: sits through 7 hours of math-dense of physics lectures
YouTube: so you like popsci garbage

JSON: Look you can nest objects and arrays
XML: Look you can mix markup and data
Unix: Fields aren’t allowed to be empty

@alexbuzzbee LISP/Scheme programmer: We've had nested data structures since the 1950s.

2011: "What if we ported our UI to javascript? Then we get CSS theming for free!"

2019: "Our incredibly fragile tools only work with one micromanaged theme nobody likes. Please take systems integration advice from webshit design nerds because branding"

- via

LENS, my #RustLang Linux-based non-Unix-like operating system project, has released version 0.3.0, now including the first ever contribution by someone other than me!

the average human only uses 10% of their computer

#retrocomputing alternative history club:

What if the Japanese industry did not enter the US market with RAM chips in the 80s?

* Intel wouldn't be forced to quit RAM & move to CPUs, so it remained as an embedded CPU / RAM corp.

* Motorola 68000 would be the dominate PC architecture for a decade. If Commmodore was managed properly, Amiga-compatibles may be common.

* The RISC movement was at its heyday and MIPS R4000 won't be killed by the first Pentium, and we'd be running on MIPS R10000-like CPUs today.

@endomain it takes a fair bit of research, but once you understand the principles, creating new designs isn't as much work as you might expect.

you should come to my Racket Con talk in July; I'm speaking on this topic:

I'm using Racket to produce the circuit boards, and this new prototype has a Racket-implemented case as well:

The risk here is the Chinese govt forcing spyware. What use is it to buy an "open" CPU is they install spyware microcode in it?

Granted, you could replace it with an open chip bought elsewhere, but I betcha they'll add anti tamper code in the kernel and you're screwed anyway.

When I see big powers and tech giants fighting, I feel like a tiny man watching Godzilla and Kong wrestle in my neighborhood.

@troubleMoney @dashie

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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.