Some real talk today, from Penny Arcade of all places: https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2018/09/19/the-craw-eternal
Let me emphasize that last bit: one event flipped a switch that told angry white people that it was OK to openly dump on anyone who wasn't white and Christian.
We privileged people need to continue to call out other privileged people for their unacceptable, un-American behavior. The non-privileged need all the help they can get.
When I hear "never forget," it's this lesson I have in mind to never forget.
The feeling when you realize BGP, which runs connections between most(?) internet backbones, is basically secured only by handshake agreements between friendly neighbors and it's only now, after operating this way for like 40 years, that this is beginning to break down.
The *entire internet* operates this way. The connections between well-intentioned hunams can be incredibly resilient.
Meta, "righteous" dogpiling, gamergate tactics
We have pretty effective tools for excluding people that we don't like, or consider threatening, or unwelcome. Use them.
But pressuring others to ostracise people, and then attacking them if they don't, crosses a line for me. I don't care how right you are or how just your cause. It's still abusive.
"If you had to recommend someone play 5 games to really get a feel for you/your tastes, what five would you pick?" #Pick5Games
1) Star Control 2 - who DOESN'T want to adventure through space?
2) X-Com Apocalypse - strategy and base building goodness
3) Chrono Trigger - who DOESN'T want to adventure through time?
4) Master of Orion - If I ruled the universe, I would...
5) Subnautica - Life is an adventure!
'But there is also a loss of freedom which results from the unchecked competitive behaviour of other people. Just as auction prices are often set by people who overbid, social norms are often driven by people who care more than everyone else. Social media serves to make this effect worse, since you are continually exposed to the edited highlights of everyone else’s life.'
...also, that feeling when $DAYJOB needs an off-site backup solution for a project and our #sysadmin walks in with a 15 year old SCSI tape drive.
I sympathize with him wanting to tinker with obsolete hardware, but seriously now.
...what IS it about distributed hash table + merkle dag projects (IPFS, DAT, ...) that makes people start off with "I'm going to write an abstract interface to describe storing spans of data via numeric index".
We HAVE that. It's called an ARRAY.
You think I'm joking? https://github.com/datrs/random-access-memory
Well, I have a part time trial contracting THINGY, and an interview with a really cool company this week... So I guess it's officially Happening.
I sort of regret the fact that I hate my current workplace so... But upon consideration of all the things I'd miss, the answer is basically "the benefits".
@Azure@vulpine.club @email@example.com Have either of you ever heard of posit numbers?
They seem an intriguing method of representing floating-point numbers that has some nice properties and seems simple enough to be efficiently implemented in hardware. Don't grok them fully yet but it's neat to even see an alternative.
Trying to make a low-noise account to see how it goes. Main is firstname.lastname@example.org .
I code Rust and don't afraid of anything. Except scorpions.
"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