@solderpunk Google doesn't make money with web-search, it makes money with surveillance based advertisements...
"The Conscience of the Computer Industry" (https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/2787754) is a new read to me, and a good one. It is worth reading for chapter 7 ("A Denunciation of Killing Devices") alone.
Had a really serious dream last night that had surreal invocations of differential geometry and U.S. constitutional law. Not sure what to take away from that, except maybe I should go back to practicing from my differential geometry text.
It's not rooted in topological manifolds, which I think is partly due to its age. That's good for me, since I never did topology or analysis.
Maybe I should just crack open Munkres again. Yeah, I'll totally be able to stick with it this time.
Showing my age... just entered the command "oowriter" to bring up a word processor and suffered momentary confusion when nothing came up.
I first used StarOffice when it came with its own Windows-95-like MDI desktop, complete with Start menu analogue. soffice, oowriter, libreoffice ... it's not that many binary name changes, but I've already started losing track.
Running a #rust bootstrap and doing some file copies over the network: 200° F (93° C)
In case you haven't read this... Probably one of the most cyberpunk text ever created:
"I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter"
Shamelessly stolen from someone who posted this recently on the Fediverse.
@ross TLDR making information free was a mistake that will impoverish the middle class and enrich those who own the biggest servers.
Anyone have some good recommendations for spaced repetition drills for learning kana and/or hanzi? I've never studied Japanese, but picking up some familiarity with kana would be useful.
On the Mandarin side, studying hanzi would be helpful to supplement my limited exposure I've had to Modern Standard Mandarin and would let me fake familiarity with kanji.
Duolingo doesn't cut it. I found enough quality control issues and limitations on their platform that I'd rather use another resource.
Google fires another worker for exercising her rights and protecting coworkers from illegal company retaliation https://medium.com/@ksspiers/google-fires-another-worker-for-exercising-her-rights-and-protecting-coworkers-from-illegal-b86c41ef91b9
Also @naturaltonic on Twitter.
"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