'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.'
I occasionally want to make an IF where you play as the computer controlling a happy, prosperous society.
Your goal is to prevent Captain Kirk from blowing you up and throwing the people you care for into centuries of famine, starvation, and war.
Charlie Chaplin’s Speech in "The Great Dictator.” A Call for Decency, a Statement Against Fascism http://www.openculture.com/2016/11/charlie-chaplins-speech-in-the-great-dictator.html
Original URL: https://twitter.com/openculture/status/988541393856446465
...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
job junk Show more
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".
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.
Medical Economics Show more
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