How to make a product fail: put crypto shit in it

Talked to a lady who works for the tax authority yesterday. Based on her job experience, her take on the welfare state is something like this:
"Of course there will always be freeloaders. So what?! This is about dignity. Everyone has a right to a good life and to be supported when they're struggling. If you want that, you've got to live with the freeloaders. Leave them be. That's the price you pay for a society where everyone is taken care of. It's not like they're doing any damage in the big picture - I've run those numbers more than once. You'll always get more out of it for society at large when you're incentivising good performance than when you're punishing people."

In my mind, a regular low cost #Cyberdeck should look like an #MSX computer.

@aperezdc Once I have the base XML files in at-spi2-core completely correct, I intend to contact all toolkits and tell them to update. I'm preparing a document with notes on places where I found differences.

My plan is to make the XML the single source of truth:

* codegen the introspection
* codegen the marshallers - they are hand-written with libdbus
* document the XML interfaces right there
* probably start writing some linters / runtime checks for incorrect toolkits

We tried to communicate w/ #GitHub re: #Copilot; they have outright refused to answer community questions on Copilot & took it for-profit. Copilot ignores copyleft requirements; so it's time to #GiveUpGitHub

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One of my work mates has been implementing support for extensions to Web (a.k.a. Epiphany):

This has been made possible because at we want more of us to dogfood a WebKit-based browser, and the number one complaint was “but, I miss extension $XYZ”. Luckily, being an owner-based coop we can *choose* ourselves to invest time in things like these :pika:

Torrenting rare content be like:

Downloading from 0 of 0 peers
229.5MB of 1.25GB (18.2%) - remaining time unknown

Mysterious peer with some amount of the data where did you go? How much data do you have? Will I ever see you again?

Shower thought: Some bugs have better documentation than the features.

here is your irregular reminder that bitmap fonts are not considered copyrightable in the usa, and if you find a bitmap font you like, you can basically do whatever you want with it

(unless it's patented but i'm not aware of anyone who has gone to the length to attempt patenting a bitmap font)

People tell you all the time: don't talk to the police. But why not?

Here's one reason you may not be aware of. In most American jurisdictions, once police have you in an interrogation room, they are free to lie to you if they believe it will help them produce a confession.

What kind of lies do they tell? Things like:

* "We have surveillance video of you committing the crime."

* "We have multiple eyewitnesses who saw you committing the crime."

* "We have a confession from the friend who was with you at the time, saying you talked them into helping you commit the crime."

Let's assume you are actually 100% innocent. Even if that's the case -- if you believe that the police have evidence that could convict you anyway, you are going to be under enormous pressure to confess, EVEN THOUGH YOU DID NOT DO IT. Your brain leaps to the thought that, if you're going to be convicted regardless, maybe confessing will at least get you some leniency.

So you confess, and the cops are happy. A confession nearly always leads to a conviction, and they just produced a confession out of thin air.

You just convicted yourself.

#TIL Unlike ISO and IEC standards, most ITU standards are free to the public! All ITU-T Recommendations are published at You can find all the familiar names: V.92, X.25, X.509, or H.264 (800 pages) There are even epub files for some new documents. #electronics

There are three ways to get something done:
(1) Do it yourself.
(2) Hire someone to do it for you.
(3) Forbid your kids to do it.

Van :twitter:

If "Share The Road" feels more difficult/dangerous than it used to, it's because it is.

Proper tail calls were added to the JS standard, but most implementations don't provide it. V8 even built it then removed it!

The concern is worse developer experience. An opt-in syntax has been proposed (cf loop/recur in Clojure) but no consensus.

The VK-Pocket. When you look at it, it looks back at you with your own eyes.

The eye on the screen is a live view. The black dot to the left is a wide angle high resolution camera; it performs face detection and crops the eye region for display, wherever it is in the frame.

8-bit: Z80

16-bit: Z8000

32-bit: Z80000

64-bit: Z8000000000?

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