OK, I might be playing too much PUBG. I walked outside and a helicopter was overhead and looked up to spot the airdrop. http://twitch.tv/dferret
dude with a gun
Telecommuting for the win. Sitting in a coffee shop in Omaha, Nebraska while the person sitting next to me is trying to get information on his coworkers who have been evacuated from their office building.
USA Today headquarters evacuation over armed man was false alarm
Apparently the police chief's statement doesn't match that article. There are *several* reporters on site. :)
Fascinating conversations w/ animal right activists about the effectiveness of actions, including a self-labelled utilitarian, which is my jam https://hiphination.org/season-3-episodes/s3-episode-8-uncivil-disobedience/
GNU Go can be played versus AI or against users on various internet Go servers. GNU Go supports various protocols allowing for GUIs or internet services to be created very modularly. GNU Go's AI can be quite challenging, ranging from 5 to 7 kyu on a 9 by 9 board.
Website 🔗️: http://www.gnu.org/software/gnugo/
apt 📦️: gnugo
uhh... so how Mastodon search works is that "Perl" isn't indexed (searchable), but #perl is?
rofl Disaster At Seesaw Art Installation As Obese American Children Catapult Mexicans Over The Border
Humblebrag: I am CRUSHING the Streamer game! It's only taken me 183 days to earn $30!! http://twitch.tv/dferret
(They don't send any money until you hit $100 total.)
As a 25 year Perl veteran that has been told Perl is dead for 20+ years it's oddly comforting hearing identical tropes in other communities I'm not a part of.
e.g. HAM radio: "I get tired of everyone saying the bands are dead. They've never seen the bands this bad in their life! Sell your HF gear its all useless!" -frustrated chuckle-
Iowa state-wide trend is encouraging! https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/24/climate/how-electricity-generation-changed-in-your-state.html
Wow. Vox does an amazing job of explaining complex things quickly <3
How scientists colorize photos of space
YouTube. Stunning 101 learning of just about anything. For free.
And simultaneously full of so much bullshit.
Juniper started girls rock camp today and immediately formed a goth band with three other girls. She named them and designed their artwork. First show is Saturday, where they’re performing their first two songs: “Hospital Crow” and “Sunflower”.
Chinese organ theft (Falun Gong)
This nice woman in Omaha gave me a flier. This is some scary shit.
"The CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong ... torture, murder, brainwashing, imprisonment, rape, forced labor, propaganda, slander, robbery, and economic deprivation form the foundation of the campaign. The harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners for transplant sale has taken the persecution to a whole new level."
Natalie: Does it ever get to you? Seeing people dead?
Lt: Yeah, it did for a while. But I got used to it.
N: That must be awful. Getting used to it.
L: Ya, it was pretty awful. But I got used to it. That's the worst part, you know. Getting used to it. Something you never really get used to.
-- Monk S4E3
ICE, Really good news
ICE only managed to abduct 35 out of 2000 people they targeted in the latest raid, due to a combination of rights education (i.e. not opening the door without a warrant), direct action (forming human chains to stop arrests), and deterrence efforts (hiding them at someone else's house). Of those 35, 17 are not the people they were trying to kidnap.