"Imagine we’re writing a C program and we need some random numbers." ... https://nullprogram.com/blog/2019/04/30/
"Why tf does a toothbrush need to connect to WiFi?" https://twitter.com/coffeeshopjihad/status/1123321869640376320
Canto XIV (1): Dante and Virgil enter the third ring of the Seventh Circle, a barren dessert with rain of fire. The souls of those who have disdain for God are condemned here. They skirt the burning sands until they come to a small river flowing out of the forest of the second ring along which is a path leading across the sands to the lower Circles of Hell. ...
#divinecomedy #inferno #read
'And the book’s introduction suggests a morality play that flatters all the prejudices of the right-thinking: “On the one side were the advocates of intellectual freedom, scientific progress, and political reform; on the other, the champions of authority, universal and unchanging knowledge, and fixed political hierarchy.”
Much more was at stake than mathematical technicalities.
Well and clearly written, Infinitesimal tells two stories about a...' https://newcriterion.com/issues/2015/3/the-limits-of-logic
"It is great progress from closed source to open source, and it will also be great progress from open source to emphasizing labor rights at the same time. What we want is to create an open source software license that advocates workers' rights." https://github.com/996icu/996.ICU
The old Mac Mini (G4) is now running #OpenBSD — trickiest part was dealing with Open Firmware commands to trigger the installer
"[Y]our sleep quality and stress level matter far, far more than the languages you use or the practices you follow. Nothing else comes close: not type systems, not TDD, not formal methods, not ANYTHING.
Allow me to explain why." https://twitter.com/hillelogram/status/1119709859979714560
"This taxi tablet is using a face recognition system..." https://twitter.com/rosa/status/1119736583521853441
"The US owns the present networks. Huawei/5G thing is about the future. It’s about which country owns the network and platforms that enable future technology applications. It will determine who owns AI, neural networks, quantum computing in the cloud, autonomous driving, etc." https://twitter.com/JanitorTito/status/1119788300829696000
"I just boarded an international @JetBlue flight. Instead of scanning my boarding pass or handing over my passport, I looked into a camera before being allowed down the jet bridge. Did facial recognition replace boarding passes, unbeknownst to me? Did I consent to this?" https://twitter.com/mackenzief/status/1118509708673998848
In the 1960s, 128 kilobytes weighed 610 pounds: http://www.righto.com/2019/04/a-look-at-ibm-s360-core-memory-in-1960s.html
The Fed's Financial Accounts: What Is Uncle Sam's Largest Asset? https://www.advisorperspectives.com/dshort/commentaries/Federal-Government-Assets-and-Student-Loans
"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