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Just occurred to me today that you younger folks who have the benefit of awesome tools like #blender might not even know that POV-RAY exists.

Pretty amazing what people are doing with this stately old piece of code these days. Check out the hall of fame, I think you'll find an image or two to be impressed by!

Many years ago, when computers were crawling, embryonic half formed things compared to what we use today, this thing was AMAZING and let anyone ray trace. It was *empowering*.
hof.povray.org/

chat app discourse 

FB/privacy 

FB/privacy 

FB/privacy 

FB/privacy 

Whenever I talk about breaking DRM, I'm just joking. I'd never do anything like that, and I'd certainly never recommend that anyone download libdvdcss (which I've heard can be installed with apt-get using libdvd-pkg, or with dnf by enabling rpmfusion-free-release-tainted) to crack DVD DRM in a country where that kind of thing is illegal.

ROTFLMAO listening to this song it sounds like they keep saying @Shufei

[BREAKING] Leaked Facebook emails reveal "number one threat" to its platform: decentralized platforms.

#FediverseNewsNetwork

@Shufei @thraeryn Unfortunately we don't provide localised version of our clients due to simple reason of not being able to do it. We would gladly accept contributed translation to all our clients #siskinim for iOS, #beagleim for macOS and #storkim for android

a "cashless society" scares me.

the freedom to pay, anonymously, in cash is important!

eugenics mention, us politics, autism 

Anyone know a good LGBQT+ charity that's focused on helping folks break into tech stuff?

MDS Attacks: Microarchitectural Data Sampling
mdsattacks.com/
"We show that attackers who can run unprivileged code on machines with recent Intel CPUs - whether using shared cloud computing resources, or using JavaScript on a malicious website or advertisement - can steal data from other programs running on the same machine, across any security boundary: other applications, the operating system kernel, other VMs (e.g., in the cloud), or even secure (SGX) enclaves. "

Aaargh.

The Matrix, 1999: Morpheus inserts a giant TRRS plug into Neo's head

The Matrix, 2019: Morpheus tries for 20 minutes to pair a Bluetooth neural interface to Neo's head before finally giving up

My pager arrived!
I've had excellent service from the #DAPNET support team, and have everything registered and online (including my pistar for tx)

And, it worked!

#pager #amateurRadio

Honestly I don't even know if it's wise to share content like this. In the past I've walked into a minefield where I shared an article on some thing, without knowing that Twitter had been talking about that thing for the past 48 hours and had already sorted themselves into different camps, so I got a bunch of angry replies telling me how wrong I was. Although I guess that's just how context collapse in social media works, in general. It's worse on Twitter but still happens here sometimes.

Apple is the Land’s End of computing. That’s all.

@Shufei

You'd think some privacy-minded fanatic would be all over it already, wouldn't you? The Conversations dev updates every three weeks, it seems, and busily adds to the XMPP standards. Where's that person for Apple's ecosystem?

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Mastodon @ SDF

"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko