Hackers Posed as Aerobics Instructors for Years to Target Aerospace Employees https://thehackernews.com/2021/07/hackers-posed-as-aerobics-instructors.html
I do sorta understand the cleverness of
"Ha-ha! "This sentence cannot be derived in this system" Derive THAT in your system! I win I win I win you lose Bertrand you owe me a beer, a proper one, not that English stuff"
the actual human reaction is generally "ok, so if that's a proof, what system are you doing THAT proof in? And the proof of that system?"
And I guess the system is just "I have a strong feeling and so do all my friends"
Engineering-oriented organizations inside of businesses go through this time and time again: someone will make the (cogent) observation that the code would be much cleaner if it only did one thing, write a version that does only do one thing, and then discover that they are unable to answer basic business questions like "how many people paid us to use this last week" and "how much does it cost us to run this."
“Romanticism’s aesthetic disgust with rationality and technology finally has less to do with their effects than with what they reveal about how differently the world really works from how it appears to myth. Its true enemy is less alienation than demystification, and so it will always accept collaboration with Traditionalists.”
one thing I hate about twitter is having zero control of your posts’ reach. it strips agency, flattens context, contributes to uncontrollable harassment in the service of “connection”. imo mastodon’s insistence on following the same value of maximization, removing any ability to foster small local community, is equally harmful. if decentralization is about control then why strip that at the individual and community level? it’s no better than twitter. glad to be on the hometown fork
Chaotic good. (he/him)
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