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onboarding is like waterboarding but with bad ideas instead of water

Just wondering if there's anything worthwhile I'm going to miss by blackholing that entire domain from my network, is all

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Is there ANY good content on substack? Every single time I see a substack link it's either breathless techbro hype noise or pearl-clutching hyperpartisan political alarmism.

It's been so long since I had a coherent set of interests that I couldn't hash tag them if someone paid me to.

I mostly just wander around.

My blog has almost no search engine traffic but it averages thirty thousand hits a day via rss

eat that, search engine optimization hucksters

The United States Government is filing an antitrust lawsuit against Google, and Mozilla is arguing that the USG should leave Google alone because Google pays Mozilla.

It's like the entire web industry WANTS to be dominated by SV techbros forever

Today in science on the internet:

Dr. Luis Bertelli of Los Alamos National Lab will present the tragic and bizarre story of the notorious 1987 radiological exposure incident in Brazil. Many books and articles have looked at this event, but this livestream will be special, since Dr. Bertelli is an internal dosimetrist who led a radiation assessment team that responded to this event.

The catch: it's on Youtube. The URL is from 5 to 6 pm Pacific time today.

News I missed: Dorothy Parker's ashes were exhumed from their resting place at the old NAACP headquarters in Baltimore, and reinterred in her family's cemetery plot in the Bronx.

Someone "ported" the Windows Calculator to linux but cautions us it doesn't support things like keyboard input or GPU acceleration.

In a world with GPU-accelerated four-function calculator programs, nobody gets to make fun of my shitty old HP 28s.

So it turns out if you have someone's

First Name
Last Name
Date of Birth

this is sufficient to cancel their ballot in the state of Washington

'Cause privacy is my middle name
My last name is control

Janet Jackson, "Nasty", 1986 album "Control," a series of treatises on info tech: interoperability ("He Doesn't Know I'm Alive"), data migration ("You Can Be Mine"), rate limiting ("Let's Wait A While"), and resource allocation ("When I Think of You").

She would revisit info tech in her 2001 album "All for You", featuring songs about availability ("Come On Get Up"), app marketing ("China Love"), and Bitcoin ("Doesn't Really Matter").




In this release:
- New date/time formatting/parsing API in libc
- Kernel updates for Raspberry PI4 8GB model
- Intel wireless driver now supports 8000 and 9000 family cards
- New Thinkpads now fully supported: T480, T495
- Big kernel PCI code overhaul

Now accepting recommendations for super deep cut New Jack Swing tracks

Is there a roguelike along the lines of Sid Meier's Pirates! game

when someone describes a computer program as "elegant and modern" and I spend time reading the documentation and then find out it's php software with a java build system I feel like I should be entitled to financial compensation

Turns it out doesn't matter how much of your life you devote to a global corporate hegemony: they still don't give a shit about you, and they never will.

DM42 stack limit tripped me up all morning. As nice of a piece of hardware this thing is, I'm not sure I'm going to be able to stick with this calculator...

united states politics 

the Blues Brothers has been one of my top three favorite movies for most of my life

now it's 2020 and when I watch it I see some ex-convicts casually fighting nazis and immediately having to deal with police trying to kill them for several days

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