Link: How Australia played the world's first music on a computer
On CSIRAC, a first-generation machine whose memory was mercury acoustic delay lines! https://theconversation.com/how-australia-played-the-worlds-first-music-on-a-computer-60381
Interested in a system of government which takes into account advances in cognitive science, psychology, logical fallacies, mass media, the Internet, big data, AI, and environmental science. Because systems are hopelessly inadequate for dealing with these things in a way that is actually GOOD for people. Capitalists know we are hackable animals and are already using an insurmountable arsenal of these tools against us.
For all the #gplus folks arriving on Mastodon, some things to know:
Check out this hashtag for helpful information: #tootorial
Put things that other people might find upsetting behind a content warning (use the ⚠️ button). Many people want a chance to take a deep breath before opening a bad news post, for example.
Try writing an introductions post with hashtags like this one: https://wandering.shop/@gannet/99263533174592602
Here's a fun TIL: Because the ratio of terms in the Fibonacci sequence approaches phi, and because phi is close to the ratio of km to miles, you can approximate conversion between distances with adjacent Fibonacci numbers.
So 2 km ≈ 1 mile, 3 km ≈ 2 miles, 5 km ≈ 3 miles, 8 km ≈ 5 miles, 13 km ≈ 8 miles, etc, etc
This 2016 article on MUMPS is just sad because of the 'betcha didn't know' factor
<<The thing that particularly strikes me is how this resembles streaming data problems of IoT that we are only recently solving with Spark and Storm, but were solved perfectly adequately 40 and 50 years ago by MUMPS.>>
YES ISN'T THAT INTERESTING
I WONDER WHY
could it be that the multi-trillion dollar Information Technology Industry is MEGA SUPER bad at managing information about itself?
PSA: Due to a catastrophe, there's a chance that you're not following people from hackers.town anymore, and they're not following you, either. We got rolled back a month or so.
So, check your friendos and buddaroos. Reacquaint yourselves. Play some Monopoly. Whatever.
(This is something that should probably be boosted.)
Antipodean Trans-Simian in Melbourne, set 19 minutes in the future.
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