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Sufficiently poor magic is indistinguishable from technology

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Tinkerers, chemists, students or anyone else who needs a lab notebook in a rush

I made a printable lab notebook for you to use :
github.com/cypnk/Lab-Notebook

PDF download and original LibreOffice Calc sheets are provided in case you want to tinker with the layout

License is public domain. No credit necessary

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As an aside, I won't be posting the same exact things on mastodon.social, mastodon.online and hackers.town. That would kinda defeat the purpose and it feels like spamming. More so cross-posting .social content on hackers.town, which feels like a letting down the spirit of the place

I want to keep this account for generic things that interest me while .online will be mostly cabin related things. hackers.town will likely be my destination

Obama chuckled. "You mean the Chaos Bed Vestiges?"

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I can already tell I'm about to have one of those naps where I'm getting welded to the bed

Good night and happy

TIL The HMS Terror of the ill-fated Franklin expedition was one of many ships named "Terror" before and since. They were probably named as such because they were all bomb vessels, gun boats, or some other form of combat ships

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_

Dumb Phone

...There’s also the increasingly evident problem that having all your critical data on a communications device is a fundamental and intractable risk. The dis-integrated business telephony environment of the 1950s–1990s maintained data isolation between elements. Telephone numbers served as the reasonably-viable data-exchange-and-linking interface between components (map a name or address to a number, enter the number on a calendar or correspondence, etc.).

It’s almost as if putting your filing system, personal diary, correspondence, photo album, and directory on a surveillance and exfiltration device was a Bad Idea. ...

joindiaspora.com/posts/6ce9970

#telephony #telephones #risk #AirGap #data #DataAreLiability #UIUX #Usability #SmartPhones #DumbPhones #computers #communications #privacy #security #surveillance

Sometimes, I go on Hacker News just to watch @dredmorbius try and debate folks who're totally missing the forest for the trees and yet remain supremely confident in their lack of vision 😅

TIL It's technically not illegal to build your own personal nuclear reactor in the U.S.

This seems to be the relevant law. No mention of banning fissile material, just irresponsibility. As long as you don't harm yourself, anyone else, or the environment

law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18

Anyone wanna buy some used US Army boats? They're big enough to be converted to some dandy houseboats and a lot cheaper too

gcaptain.com/u-s-army-watercra

Another lost treasure of the internet is the sci.electronics.repair FAQ.

walshcomptech.com/repairfaq/RE

Just look at this goddamn thing. Thousands and thousands of words, chock-full of battle tested wisdom, enough to help anyone with some motivation solve their problems. Zero monetization, zero bullshit. What ever happened to that Internet? I sure do miss it.

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Here is a newer video (in German) with a demonstration of a working model and explanation of its circuitry...

youtube.com/watch?v=picmP5-Mkn

@cypnk i had a good one about Ariadne, but I lost the thread.

@cypnk I once had prepared a great joke about Icarus. My dad warned me not to, but I performed it anyway, and my standup ambitions melted in the spot light, marking the fall of my career.

Format universe?
Warning: This cannot be undone

Someday I want to actually play Skyrim and not just treat it like a camping simulator.

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