Eviction help resources:
Coalition for Economic Survival http://cesinaction.org/ (213) 252-4411
Eviction Defense Network https://edn.la/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles Tenants Union https://latenantsunion.org/ (213) 986-8266
Housing Rights Center http://www.hrc-la.org/ 800-477-5977
BASTA Inc. https://www.basta.org/ (213) 736-5050
Neighborhood Legal Services https://www.nlsla.org/ (800) 433-6251
@z428 I'm 1FTE running a university's worth of 100% FOSS services. Last year, we had 30k-ish learners using our services. No one could've achieved that (and we have an IT budget of < $4000/year) with MSFT software.
3d printing, patents, covid-19
Volunteers 3d print valve that keeps COVID-19 patients alive for ~1 EUR, patent-holder sues because they currently charge 11000 EUR for one single valve https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200317/04381644114/volunteers-3d-print-unobtainable-11000-valve-1-to-keep-covid-19-patients-alive-original-manufacturer-threatens-to-sue.shtml
A friend's totally valid posts got blocked.
We now know why:
"Facebook sent home its content moderators this week and announced it would be relying more on its artificial intelligence systems, warning it could make “more mistakes”."
Smart tech is not that smart, but relies on pools of human workers.
We will see the true face of AI and state of natural language understanding now!
Why do people think it is ok to use the phrase "deep dive" to refer to essays that are shallow introductions? #lies
COVID-19, class war
"Only a pittance is being provided to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which threatens to kill millions of people, but unlimited funds are being made available to bail out the financial elite. While the Fed stands ready to pump trillions of dollars into Wall Street, the Trump administration has requested just $2.5 billion to fight the coronavirus outbreak, half of which will be transferred from other programs." https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/03/pers-m03.html
#LosAngeles people who care about #GriffithPark https://addup.sierraclub.org/campaigns/stop-the-hollywood-aerial-tram
#Emacs tip: set calendar-latitude and calendar-longitude to desired location, then S (calendar-sunrise-sunset) in Calendar mode will tell you the sunrise, sunset, and day duration for the day under cursor.
I was just watching this video of Fall 1983 COMDEX made by Dan Bricklin and Cheryl Moreau, when I noticed the Apricot PC with keyboard top row soft programmable function keys with an LCD label display: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VNS8TE4XhU#t=8m50s As pointless in 1983 as the Apple "touch bar" in 2016. #retrocomputing
finally have a very rough draft of a paper about JACL, my #lisp, for ELS. check it out, thanks in advance for feedback! https://tailrecursion.com/~alan/documents/jacl-els-2020-draft.pdf
Pondering this question from 1991: “Can America afford to take the "high" out of high technology?” http://www.ralph-abraham.org/interviews/itv25.pdf
Once again, XKCD cuts through all the arguments. The decade start is officially resolved. Done. Finito!
Came across this post while reading about #FORTRAN: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21406042 "A slight performance gain of 1% by using Fortran has a noticeable effect on long-term economic gains" because bank is doing 100 million transactions a second. Can someone explain how #bitcoin is supposed to handle this transaction volume? Also, I want to learn FORTRAN now. What are your favorite FORTRAN books?
UNIX Haters Club regional chapter chairman.
"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