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It’s honestly so frustrating to find out just how much of the FOSS community belongs in a trash heap. The lack of empathy, of a sense of ethics beyond free software, is startling.

@openscience Good stuff. Do you guys have a website or is it just a social media presence for now?

Forgive me if I'm not always that active on here. I do try to check in at least once a week and see if anything interesting is happening, but it's still taking a while to get this service in my regular "traffic pattern".

@ajroach42 @dbucklin Just curious if you ever wound up dong anything with NNCP? I found your mentions of it in a thread from about a year or so ago. I've had an NNCP install for a while, and I would like to do more with it as I find the idea intriguing.

"On 10 April, astrophysicists announced that they had captured the 1st ever image of a #blackhole.

No headlines mentioned that the image would have been impossible without open-source software: #Matplotlib, a #Python library for graphing data.

Just 5 days later, the NSF rejected a grant to support that ecosystem, saying that the software lacked sufficient impact.

#opensource is widely acknowledged as crucially important in science, yet it is funded non-sustainably."

nature.com/articles/d41586-019

If you're looking for a lightweight web browser that is not Chromium-based, try Palemoon.

palemoon.org

why did we start referring to technology as "sexy"? sexy is a word that means something has sex appeal. i mean, if you want to fuck a macbook, that's great, but keep it out of the review

me to Super Mario 64: oh yeahhh baby show me that #excellent and #precise floating point math please.....

Mario from Super Mario 64, rising one pixel into the air every few hours due to rounding errors: yahoo

Ya know, if you're a news website, you really owe it to your readers, to the world, to not break your links, especially not after like 15 months.

Statement regarding Anime Matsuri 2019
While I did not announce it widely, in part due to it being kind of a last-minute thing, I did help staff the Extra Life booth at Anime Matsuri 2019 over the weekend.

Those familiar with me know I have a track record of helping out with charitable events, including a volunteer history going back a full decade now. I have been a part of the Extra Life Guild since, well,...
skqrecordquest.com/2019/06/17/

I think this is the first time in 2 years or more that I have stayed home from a pinball league night on purpose. I'm still looking at the live results on matchplay.events though.

Statement regarding the remainder of Space City Pinball League Season 10
For a variety of reasons I am unable to share in a public blog post at this time, I will not be participating in weeks 3 and 4 of the current Space City Pinball League season at Eighteen Twenty Lounge. I regret disappointing the fans and followers I have out there and I hope to fill in the details at a...
skqrecordquest.com/2019/06/17/

Space City Pinball League Season 10 Week 1: Oktoberfest and Black Knight
New season, new games. Expected: the return of The Munsters, The Beatles, Deadpool, and the debut of Black Knight: Sword of Rage. Unexpected: the return of Star Trek and the debut of Oktoberfest (from American Pinball, the same company that brought us Houdini). WTF moment: the return of Ghostbusters (I...
skqrecordquest.com/2019/06/04/

A disqualification for all the wrong reasons: the Maximum Security/Kentucky Derby controversy
So I've kind of taken a bit of a step back from following sports. I never was a huge horse racing fan, though my mom is and I wind up watching a few more horse races and movies about horse racing than I otherwise would because of that. So it is no big surprise, then,...
rantroulette.com/2019/05/a-dis

Space City Pinball League Season 10 Preseason
So once again a new season of the league is upon us. It's another mini-season of four weeks (due to baseball season conflicts, I am guessing). League nights will be June 3, 10, 17, 24, with playoffs on July 1.

Unlike previous seasons, I haven't really been keeping up with who won what. Perhaps the most notable statistic in my brief research is...
skqrecordquest.com/2019/05/15/

Find of the day: gopenpgp, an easy-to-use OpenPGP wrapper library written in #golang

github.com/ProtonMail/gopenpgp

Oops. Hope I haven't run anyone off, but the previous post *was* scheduled with a CW. Why it didn't post with one is anyone's guess...

The Mueller report and current happenings at the federal level
I know it's been a lot quieter than it should be here. I have not forgotten about this blog; the reality is that time has been at a premium, and even in the few cases where it hasn't been, it has gotten so bad lately that I can't focus because I'm that pissed off about it.

Of particular note, I did download the redacted Mueller...
rantroulette.com/2019/05/the-m

I remember fondly when a community theatre illegally showed the original star wars trilogy and the sign basically said 'don't tell anyone!' because they were raising money to buy the property they were on so they wouldn't get torn down and replaced with condos.

They did manage to raise the money and made a lot of armchair realtors on reddit furious.

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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