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youtube.com/watch?v=l7rce6IQDW reminds me of the 6.111 design project that I worked on with Frostbyte in 1997. We built a video card out of discrete chips like this and displayed on a CRT. We used a slightly different approach (PALs instead of NOTs and NANDs and latches). Ours was a "3D" card, so it included RAM and a triangle rasterizer capable of rendering several triangles per second. Not quite good enough to run Quake, but...

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open source software development advice 

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neighborhood organizing 

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FELLAS is it gay to socialize? You be taking into collective or governmental ownership 😔🤔☕️

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when discord asks for your phone number, or facebook wants you to upload a picture of your face, or twitter makes you create an account to view the "tweets and replies" tab...

that's a paywall

you pay with your privacy

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Q: DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE VAMPIRE WHO WENT INTO BUSINESS WITH A WEED DEALER

A: IT WAS A JOINT VENTRUE

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No point in building something to scale if you don't have VCs breathing down your neck!

Best likely case: it slowly becomes popular and you can plan to re-engineer it

Worst likely case: you have a few users and it never grows but whatever, at least you didn't waste energy engineering it to scale

Best unlikely case: it becomes popular fast and you have a bad week re-engineering it

Worst unlikely case: nobody uses it and you didn't waste energy engineering it to scale

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I made an art.

"Most people will eventually see colorful geometric patterns when looking at this uniform flickering field. The patterns are frequently called "flicker phosphene hallucinations" and may take the appearance of a wide range of geometric patterns generated by introducing noise into the visual cortex. This piece also demonstrates impossible colors such as "reddish green" where the brain perceives that a single point in space is multiple colors simultaneously."

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practical advice for working with other humans 

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I am pleased to announce the release of newhope-0.1.0.0, a Haskell library for the NewHope cryptographic key exchange protocol. Available at Crypto.NewHope via your friendly neighborhood Hackage:
hackage.haskell.org/package/ne

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VR experience where you dig a grave, climb in and lie down

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so we have a student who we asked to train a VAE to generate memes. he was showing us his newest model, which has problems with mode collapse, and was only outputting one thing over and over again (I swear I am not making this up):

"one does not simply make memes"

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"University of California terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research"

universityofcalifornia.edu/pre

Context for those not in the US: this is huge. UC is a uniquely enormous and influential university system in our country. When they do things, many other universities follow suit.

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Just finished up a collection of small paintings, trying to do something with my feelings about the kind of inherent lack of interface between my painting work and the sociopolitical clusterfuck we're living in while I do said painting work.

Still feeling myself out about these, and whether and how well they get where I was aiming.

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If I'm typing a bunch of unix command line stuff trying to figure out the right solution, and I eventually DO figure out the solution, one thing I do when possible is re-run the command with a comment like

$ doing-the-thing.sh # This is the one that actually works

So when I inevitably search my shell command history later, I have nice little notes

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