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MRU 0001 (Sean)

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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

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!

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, 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)

#Blogs #Blogging #Bloggers #Writing #Publishing #Macroblogging #ActivityPub #Federation #Fediverse

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

I have other options for people who prefer them:

Thanks so much!


I'm looking for #work.

I'm a #Python developer with experience in QA Automation using #pandas.

Mostly looking in the #NYC area, but would relocate for the right #job.

Contact email:

"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

Pol - US Hegemony Show more

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

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.”



Further info:

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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.

Yet more harm caused by the fact that the only "innovation" in CPUs in the past 30 years has been how to run shitty-ass legacy code faster because we didn't have the source code to be able to recompile it.

"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."