"It is our very creativity, our extraordinary ability as a species to organize ourselves to solve problems collectively, that leads us into a trap from which there is no escaping. Complexity is 'insidious,' in Tainter’s words. 'It grows by small steps, each of which seems reasonable at the time.' And then the world starts to fall apart, and you wonder how you got there."
“I’ll never forget my programming teacher who was like a senior dev at IBM and decided he was done writing missile guidance software.
When he was telling us this he said "I just woke up one morning and it struck me that i was a murderer. So I quit."”
btw i do know where youtube-dl is hosted now, i'm just curious about the script
#local does anyone have that youtube download script that was making the rounds after youtube-dl got DMCA'd? i remember it was only a screenful of lines
The year is 2064. To avoid facial recognition, Waldo has gone full black bloc to avoid being found by the feds. You receive a single envelope with no return address. It simply says "find me." You believe you recognize the handwriting... Your old friend Waldo? Missing since the civil war of 2024... Impossible. You comb the envelope for DNA. You find some, but it isn't a match. Until you realize... It's an executable.
A=00, T=11, C=01, G=10
You run it.
I once read a talk transcript (IIRC) where the speaker asserted that the main driver for breaking game consoles’ DRM was to run Linux. For evidence, they pointed to the PS3’s very long streak of unbroken DRM compared to competing consoles, a streak that only ended when Sony pushed the update that disabled Linux booting.
Cursor keys belong at the center of your keyboard
by Nikita ''tonsky'' Prokopov
"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