Microsoft has asked Lenovo to make it harder to boot Linux on their computers.
obviously I know some really cool people who work at Microsoft but it's very funny to me that people have been harping on us FOSS types for not instantly forgiving them for 20 years of malice, and now we've got this. 
when Microsoft is asking manufacturers to prevent people from booting other OSes and not communicating as to why, they are positioning themselves as the enemy. it's that simple. if they want to be trusted by Linux users, they need to earn that trust.
we're about 2y away, by my estimation, from living in a bizarro world where x86 PCs are less open to free desktops than ARM Macs.
First-ever Gitea comment on an issue from a remote instance!!! 🎉
Crypto-idealists: so you could have a concert ticket that couldn’t be resold for more than face value! Smart Contracts!
Me, an ancient: but can it be transferred for free? Because here’s my site where you pay me $300 and I transfer it to you for free. Or if it must always be resold for, say, $75–pay me $75 in smart contract and $225 in Visa that the smart contract never sees.
I’ve lived through DRM, kids. Humans will break your unbreakable thing 6 ways in a day.
When an NHL team hires a woman onto staff they always seem to have 4 Olympic medals, a PhD, and 10 years experience in player development.
When an NHL team hires a man onto staff, they have like 5 years experience as an NHL player (but not like a good player) and 3 years coaching their kid's U14 team.
the world is on fire and I did a thing today, i feel like i can stop working now
just gave the opening keynote at #precs22 with my colleague Limor Peer, talking about our series of community conversations last year on reproducility (https://reproducibility.acm.org/blog/) & ending with our 5 big takeaways from them
1. Reproducibility work should not designated as ‘extra’ and should be rewarded
2. Do reproducibility work with students as a matter of course
3. Just because it’s easy to use doesn’t make it the optimal tool
4. Computational reproducibility changes the definition of scholarly communication (& how we preserve it)
5. It starts in the mirror - but you’re not alone!
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