There's this famous video in french which imagines portable TVs back in 1947. And it really looks like smartphones today. It's funny if you can understand it a bit.


The ability to instantiate any Concept known to a human mind inside any other human mind by means of Speech is a known security vulnerability, and the United Network Command Office for Operational Logistics strongly discourages use of Speech for that reason.

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fantasy world in which you can do an arcane ritual to prolong your life, but don't so requires sacrificing a bit of yourself. specifically, a bit of your ambition, cruelty, and ruthlessness. all the oldest entities in the world just sit at home baking cookies and such

Please reply without looking it up - Dublin Core refers to:

(Boost appreciated for sample size.)

What's the longest you've used a single smart phone? (Boost for a broader data pool.)

That's why you don't take your mobile phone to sensitive places and activities. Google is spying on you all the time and is snitching on you.
Because all employees and visitors come with their phones Google knows how many people usually visit this place. Now in the crisis there are more visitors and longer work hours. Google sees it and publish it on Google Maps.
This works for any other NATO installation and your personal doctor.

If you want privacy get a Google-free phone!

#privacy #google

Does the #GPL require that source code of modified versions be posted to the public? "The GPL does not require you to release your modified version, or any part of it. You are free to [...]" Read the full answer at u.fsf.org/3kt

- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

Bij de XR-blokkade van Vliegbasis Leeuwarden vanochtend: automobilist gebruikt zijn auto als wapen om de klimaatcrisis-actievoerders aan te vallen. Politie kijkt tevreden toe.

(Beelden van de Leeuwarder Courant.)

What idiot made it so we now have both OAuth and OATH and they both have something to do with authentication?

I just love this little spaceship. A bit large, but feels real and alive and thought through in a way very few spaceship interiors do.

Philip Cook's loving Neuromancer / 2001 / Blade Runner / Alien mashup, "Beyond The Rising Moon", 1987.

Allegedly he made it for US $8000. The '90s and '00s CGI updates "Star Quest" and "Outerworld" could not and did not improve what was already obsessively crafted, slow-burning minature model perfection.


I couldn't sleep so I finally made this "Right-Click Borescope" idea I've had in my head for a while. Lets you right click on a spot on a webpage and get a list of all images at that point


Wow the new like/dislike widget's interaction with the put-on-my-list widget is superbly bad.

I just disliked, then liked, then unliked a film before finally being able to add it to my list.

(What happens is, if you move your mouse over the like button, a larger widget with three buttons pops up, without any delay, and hides the plus button. So if you move over like on your way to plus, then click, you'll click dislike instead of plus.)

Software freedom is the prerequisite for many of the issues people struggle with when it comes to technology, privacy breaches, user lock-in, DRM, hardware obsolescence, it is all connected. Support #FreeSoftware fsf.org

"The Jump campaign asks people to sign up to take the following six “shifts” for one, three or six months:

- Eat a largely plant-based diet, with healthy portions and no waste

- Buy no more than three new items of clothing per year

- Keep electrical products for at least seven years

- Take no more than one short haul flight every three years and one long haul flight every eight years

- Get rid of personal motor vehicles if you can – and if not keep hold of your existing vehicle for longer

- Make at least one life shift to nudge the system, like moving to a green energy, insulating your home or changing pension supplier"

Let's unpack this pile of bullshit.


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