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An open letter to Richard M. Stallman
Subject: Events of the last week - open letter
This is perhaps the most difficult letter I've found myself in a position to write in my entire lifetime.
A couple of days ago, I was reading the cypherpunks mailing list when I came across a thread with news articles and commentary indicating you had been constructively removed from both your positions as Free Software Foundation...
Very brief status update, 2019 September
I realize I have not posted in a while. Due to a variety of factors I have decided to take a break from competitive pinball, but I hope to resume before the end of the year. I have remained active doing some research related to the video game high score record attempts (the "record quest" in the original site's domain name).
I would prefer not to reveal too much, as the...
So personal ornamentation -- jewelry and makeup and fashion and body modification and all that -- is largely seen by our culture as frivolous and not worth prioritizing in terms of money or effort.
But like. Ornamentation of some kind is present in pretty much every society on the planet both current and historic, all the way back to prehistory. Cosmetics are also often some of the most highly valued trade items.
Choosing how to decorate the self is fundamental to the human construction of identity!
So like. It's cool. Spend money on that new tattoo or whatever.
I tried looking for a good citation here but it turns out finding just one is really difficult because this is anthropological and sociological consensus going back decades.
Stupid math tricks on social media
Recently as documented by this New York Times article, this rather ambiguous math problem (middle-school pre-algebra level) has been making the rounds. The article references the Yanny/Laurel controversy as well as the dress that people saw as different colors. I didn't really take a side in either of those,...
#ambiguity #mathematics #obelus #silly #sloppy-math #social media #vinculum
My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/07/dataspii-inside-the-debacle-that-dished-private-data-from-apple-tesla-blue-origin-and-4m-people/
The disks are floppy disk form factor. We bought an LS-120 drive one time but never got to install it. I liked the concept but Iomega basically crushed it with ZIp drives/disks which were a similar form factor.
@tauroid Ah. It looked just close enough to Forth that I thought it might be at first but then I figured out it wasn't
@tauroid What language is that?
@lnxw48a1 Last I heard, it's going to miss most of Texas and hit mainly Louisiana and points east. Thank $deity.
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