FYI any other a.weirder.earth residents: We've been hacked.
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.
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Once upon a time an economist argued that if we outlawed the ability to patent medicines and simply paid for pharmaceutical research out of the budget directly, the savings in Medicare and Medicaid would more than balance the investment.
This article here, that one-shot gene therapies may not have a good business case, concords well with that notion. If there is no business case for it, then development should be treated and funded as a public good:
I'm here to tell you right now, the Utwig wouldn't be SHIT without the Supox.
'90s rock: All of the drugs of '70s rock, with none of the inspiration.
Considering just switching full time to mastodon.sdf.org
The actually interesting people already mostly follow me here, and the low noise environment is nice.
also I'm looking at Z80 stuff for Reasons, and it seems Zilog last updated the manual in *2016*
apparently it's still making it into new designs someplace
Eris watch over fools tonight.
Man, reading Raymond Chen's series on the MIPS III architecture...
I'm glad I don't have to write a compiler for that. It is *full* of awkward gotchas.
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: an amazing directory: /proc
Maybe someone who knows more about #crypto can answer this... Is there a good way for a web-of-trust type system to revoke certificates without just having a central cert revocation list or some other authority?
I'm making a web-of-trust type thingy using #ipfs and I'm not sure what to do when a private key is compromised besides say "sucks to be you, stop using it."
...ok there's a reason hand mixers have two beaters.
Oatmeal cookie time