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Woot! Here's a PDF of the original HAM paper!
I had been wondering for a while how replies worked with "followers only" toots. Now that I know that replies only show up in the home timelines of people who follow both, it makes a lot more sense; nobody will see partial threads.
US vs British TV Show more
It seems like TV studios in the US have way too short of an attention span to ever make a show like Grand Designs.
In case you're not familiar with it, Grand Designs follows house building projects over multiple years. There are 14 seasons of it on Netflix, and I'm guessing that's not all of them.
Aww man a super weird unfolding drama in the physics community, as yet unresolved and involving :
* very surprising claims of room temperature superconductivity!
* datasets that look super faked!!
* some hacker spoofing emails from respected scientists telling investigators to lay off investigating the research group with the super dodgy looking data!!!
You want cyberpunk? Here's cyberpunk!
Californians: call your assemblymembers and tell them to vote yes on SB 822 and SB 460. #NetNeutrality https://act.eff.org/action/help-california-secure-net-neutrality-protections-support-s-b-822-and-s-b-460
Everybody enjoy this brautiful image of a solar flare captured at different wavelengths
Take me down to the paradox city where the grass is green and the grass isn’t green
New section on switching.social, for blogging alternatives. First entry is @write_as :
It would be nice to have a wider range of blogging alternatives too, perhaps alternatives to Tumblr, Blogger and Livejournal?
If you have any suggestions, let me know.
(#Plume is still in alpha testing)
I compose choral music, and put it online under a CC by-SA license so choirs can sing it for free!
Publishers won't touch my work because I won't let them prohibit photocopying, so I need support from people like you.
My Patreon is http://www.patreon.com/artsyhonker
I have other options for people who prefer them:
Thanks so much!
"Maybe you suspect that state capitalism, propped up by back-room deals with nation-states and international corporations, isn’t serving us well."
I like this way of phrasing it.
RabbitMQ question Show more
Has anyone used a delayed message exchange? I see it uses an Mnesia disk table on the local node. I seem to recall that being pretty fast, but I have never pushed its limits myself. If you have, what kind of performance were you able to get out of it? Did you run into any reliability issues? It seems like the easiest thing to do might be to send the message via two different nodes and have some kind of deduplication on the receiver side.
Pol - US Hegemony Show more
"Together with its inner circle of unshakable English-speaking allies, the United States possesses near-total control of the world’s seas, skies, airwaves and cyberspace, while American universities, think tanks and journals dominate the world of ideas."
Reading this, written before the 2016 election, just 3 years later has a somber Ozymandias vibe. Empires seem eternal, until they aren't. The Cornell West / Chris Hedges crowd was so right, so early.
if Mastodon doesn’t work out I’m just going to start posting markdown files to a static site running on a Raspberry Pi and call it a day. to reply, you have to send me an email.
Long software opinion Show more
something very common in (free) software that I hate is the "I made it first therefore you owe it to me/us"
like, buddy,, i had all the shitty ideas you can come up with, better, someday when i was 15 while bored in math class, and i'm sure many did. sometimes you're not the hero you just happen to have money or time and energy to spend. fix your ego it's leaking everywhere
New week, new speculative execution attack variants. They are called #Foreshadow and Foreshadow-NG. Intel calls the attacks L1 Terminal Fault.
Quote from the NG paper:
“Foreshadow-NG attacks completely bypass the virtual memory abstraction by directly exposing cached physical memory contents to unprivileged applications and guest virtual machines.”
Wondering what to put in the description field on an image? A quick guide:
1. Just say what's in the image--you don't need to say it's an image.
2. Describe only what's relevant to the conversation. "Annalee writing in a notebook" or "An example of candid portraiture" or "A person using a fountain pen" are all good captions of the same image, in different contexts.
3. All text that's meant to be read should be transcribed. Screencap? Transcribe. Sign in background of selfie? Don't transcribe.
"Foreshadow is an attack on Intel SGX technology which allows an attacker to steal sensitive information stored inside personal computers or third party clouds.
"Foreshadow demonstrates how speculative execution can be exploited for reading the contents of SGX-protected memory. Making things worse, due to SGX’s design, it only takes a single compromised SGX machine in order to erode trust in the entire SGX ecosystem."