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bad news everyone: your purely functional and capability-safe program is running on top of a side effect'y stateful world

the correct way to solve this problem is to generate new single use self-contained purely functional universes and do message passing between them, and corrupt the fabric of time between the message passing substrate in such a way that timing and other such side channel attacks are not possible

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Generation theory as practiced in news media is about as meaningful as astrology

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What would be cool is if we didn’t have a referendum on the merits and faults of any given age group each time a newsmaker rises up

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Waylon Jennings' son runs a telnet BBS and writes door games for it

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i just sent one of those "i have a new e-mail address" messages. a weird feeling because the last time i did this was during a bush administration, and the whole idea of a mail provider that isn't google is so obviously a weird affectation on my part.

slowly chipping away at all the ways gmail is embedded in my life. mastodon.social/media/l5zNXQ27

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@natecull i could be making a terrible mistake here, but this video might do you some good: youtube.com/watch?v=X9QiHlEC22

it's been something like 4 years since erik winn died. i'm listening to his songs tonight:

soundcloud.com/erikwinnmusic/t

a recollection:

p1k3.com/2014/3/23/

a smol self-recrimination

talking too much and without any real purpose is probably a recognizable correlate of decades of substance abuse, huh.

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@brennen sell that $1.7million dollar machine and buy more tequila. It's a better investment

i added an extra "k" there because my life is a shambles, i'm extremely tequila-drunk, and this fucking $1700 laptop is lagging because i'm playing a youtube video in the other window.

computers are shit and technology was a mistake. burn it down. (again: drunk.)

the experience of using a $1700k laptop in 2018 is depressingly more like the experience of really abusing the limits of a $2000 desktop from 1995 in the early 2000s than i want it to be.