I'm on the newest episode of the Handmade Network Podcast. We talking about teaching and learning low-level programming while everything is conspiring against you, Pascal and C, weird compiler stuff, GUI stuff, and how your computer hates you.
Pfizer is a leading opponent of efforts to suspend the WTO's patent rules so that poor countries can get the Covid vaccine. Turns out, back in the '80s and '90s, Pfizer played a key role in creating those very WTO rules, to protect its profits.
"Heureusement qu'on a supprimé l'ISF, cette aberration !" Emmanuel Macron, le 30 avril 2021.
Heureusement, sinon le patrimoine des milliardaires français n'aurait pas grimpé de 55% en un an.
Hourra ! Nous sommes médaille d'or! https://t.co/JUWZVIULOW
I'm updating a small client for an internal proxy service that sometimes return cached data.
When it hits the cache, the client decides if it wants to wait for newer data (retry a few times), or if it just goes on with the stale stuff to meet its SLOs.
I'm not sure how I'll name the function for "ah alright, I'll use the stale data then" but the first thing that came to mind was "tired?".
I'm not sure how long the wired/tired meme will be around... but it's tempting...
Of course it eats bandwidth in the process, in the metered uplink. 🎉
It looks like running tailscale on a rpi prevents the 4g router from sleeping and taking the house offline.
Welcome to the #telcel way of life.
Public reminder that it's 2021, and piracy remains the best way to own copies of movies, music, books, etc.
The biggest wind-farm of #latam is in #Mexico, but oops they forgot to pay the rent. Will they ever? It doesn't help that the Japanese company who owns the project got federal approval for it ±3 years before they started talking with the actual land owners.
As often in Mexico, there are two sides to success stories ; and usually one side where the people get f*cked.
"They were not able to determine if the new [brazilian] variant makes people sicker or if it is deadlier. They estimated that those infected in Manaus were 1.2 to 1.9 times as likely to die from a P.1 infection than prior strain."
"Gas and firewood furnaces at a crematorium in the western Indian state of Gujarat have been running so long without a break during the COVID-19 pandemic that metal parts have begun to melt."
"Almost 40% of the South American country’s total population have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, reflecting one of the highest vaccination rates in the world.
The number of daily cases in Chile rose to a record high on April 9, climbing above 9,000 for the first time since the pandemic began and significantly higher than the peak of almost 7,000 recorded last summer."
Computer person, closet photographer, and mostly harmless.
Weaknesses: coffee, mezcal
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