Boosting or posting Dilbert = instant unfollow.
Tumblr post, my beliefs w.r.t (anti-)capitalism. Show more
I made a post that I can direct people at so they're not surprised when I say stuff they don't like, just because I happened to also say some stuff they did like.
This doesn't mean you shouldn't send me a follow request, though! My account is only locked to minimize the chance of follows by trolls or leakage of posts to undesirable servers.
Please fill out a profile and post some stuff before trying to follow me, or send me a DM introducing yourself.
How can we save the world if we can't even get people to stop spitting gum into urinals?
Manipulating time in ChucK Show more
The way ChucK treats time is sort of mind-bending. However, I think the way they handle it syntactically is a mistake; manipulating time looks the same as connecting two generators together, but connecting two generators together doesn't cause any computation, while advancing time does. It also has other side effects like allowing other "shreds" to run.
thoughts on intellectual property Show more
- I think IP is a bullshit concept that should be abolished
- Unfortunately, it has not yet been abolished and most societies still recognize it
- Therefore, licenses are still useful tools to get capitalists to not screw you over, because they sometimes actually do play by their own rules
- So AGPL it is, because lots of corps just leave that one alone and those that follow it can't do much harm
- But like, if you want to violate the license terms? Fuck, I can't stop you, and frankly I don't really want to either
Time without GPS or WWV Show more
Some kind of star transit detector seems most likely to be able to do this while being within reach for an amateur. I was initially thinking just an upward-pointing camera initially calibrated by taking pictures at known times and mapping calculated apparent locations of stars to pixels. But I think such a setup would probably be temperature-sensitive and prone to drift.
Anyone have any thoughts on how to do better?
Time without GPS or WWV Show more
The proposal to shut down WWV has me thinking about ways to keep track of time without external infrastructure. Sundials do this and have been around forever, but given the large angle the Sun subtends in the sky, it's very difficult to measure its position accurately enough to set a clock more precisely than a dozen seconds or so, and I'd like something closer to tenth of a second accuracy.
#LibSSH vulnerable to an attack where the actor sends a successful #authentication message to the server instead of sending an authentication request. #GitHub are not affected apparently. Neither is the famous #OpenSSH. Rest easy folks #infosec #security
Youtube going down is, in my opinion, another reminder of the issues of having one semi-monopoly platform for such an important and useful service. When the platform that is the only place that does the thing goes down, you can't do the thing.
birdsite Show more
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: “To put it bluntly, Cooper and Morgan are calculating, manipulative business people who do not care about the community they say they represent.”
us-saudi relationship Show more
keep in mind, America’s historic stance of looking the other way about Saudi fuckery (since 1945!) directly lead to the creation of Al-Qaeda and the events of 9/11.
but don’t worry, this administration like all the rest will continue to look the other way.
Nature does have clocks Show more
The rotation and orbit of the Earth. The precession of the equinoxes. Cesium, rubidium, hydrogen. Millisecond pulsars are such accurate clocks that NASA is building a space navigation system based on them, and astronomers use them to hunt for irregularities our realization of various timescales from TAI.
The EU is writing the final draft of the new #CopyrightDirective behind closed doors but the whole world has a stake in the outcome https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/10/eu-internet-censorship-will-censor-whole-worlds-internet
Land value tax is perhaps the most popular tax among economists, left to right. From Joseph Stiglitz (see Henry George Theorem) to Milton Friedman (who called it the least bad tax). It's been a success everywhere it's been implemented, from Singapore to Denmark.
- Impossible to move offshore or shift to tenants
- No deadweight losses, no distortions, as taxing land doesn't reduce the amount of land.
why organize tech workers? Show more
> why organize? don't you, as a software dev, get paid enough?
1. no, i don't
2. without my knowledge or consent, things i've made have killed people, and my only options were to shrug or quit
3. work should not give you PTSD
4. worker rights and communal welfare is about more than pay. it's about power dynamics, accountability, representation, and taking the craft back from the profiteers who readily dispose of us
uspol, California Show more
Saw a bumper sticker that read "Elect progressive dem Kevin De Leo'n. Retire conservative RINO dem Diane Feinstein." Yes, they did use an apostrophe to represent an accent and misspell Dianne Feinstein's name.
I am concerned about the potential loss of Feinstein's seniority, but what has she done with it? She's strongly supported mass surveillance and failed to stop Kavanaugh's confirmation. I'm leaning toward De Leon right now.
Right-wing group camped out on rooftop with stockpile of weapons at Portland rally, and police kept quiet https://boingboing.net/2018/10/16/right-wing-group-hid-on-roofto.html