On this day in 1983, Stanislav Petrov prevented a nuclear war. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Petrov
#nowplaying Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou - Anou Malane // https://abdallahagoumbadougou.bandcamp.com/album/anou-malane // gritty but groovy tuareg guitar // Niger // 1995
Many scientific articles are currently published in subscription journals and locked behind paywalls. This model impedes research and diverts public funding to parasitic publishers, while relying almost entirely on the unpaid work of researchers. https://nofreeviewnoreview.org/
Oh sweet lord, this has been boosted to the "Bitcoin Hackers"...
I'M NOT A LIBERTARIAN, I criticize public service because I care about public service. Hell, currently I'm working in the public transportation sector
#nowplaying Russian Circles - Memorial // https://russiancircles.bandcamp.com/album/memorial // post-rock // USA // 2013
I've made the mistake of commenting on a couple of quite bad-faith posts from US conservative pages on Facebook. Since then The Algorithm™ thinks I want to see every single conservative-leaning post America has on offer (I don't vote in the USA, I don't live in the USA, never even have visited the USA).
So I'm taking this opportunity to get a glimpse of the conservative mind: they've reached the point where they're badly photoshopping Biden bumper stickers on old memes to make a point
building the future is not a purely technical project, I don't even think it's a primarily technical project. it's a project of community and people, which is to say is inherently political. I think that word is a turn off to many programmers in the West who (due to Cold War era education I guess?) are effectively politically illiterate. and when you insist on being "apolitical" then all you can do is bolster the status quo. this is not how you make progress.
Lambda Chip is a 100% free software and free hardware embedded system for functional programming https://lambdachip.com/index/
Just came across this excellent, and also funny, breakdown of how full of shit Elon Musk is. Great primer for anyone who doesn’t know about any of the details:
like i hate to break it towards people but the reason your electronics are garbage isn't because they're chinese, it's because they're cheap
the chinese market does sell a lot of cheap shit- to people that buy it
New blog post: in which I re-learn high school math to find strongholds in #Minecraft because I am lazy and a huge chicken. Hopefully other people find this useful and/or interesting. https://nevillepark.ca/2021/09/13/minecraft-math-how-to-calculate-stronghold-locations-with-polar-coordinates/
I write bugs for a living, pretty cool eh?
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