ESR took a cool counterculture and got his shitty right-wing UNIX ideology all over it—he's not just a bad person, he's a exceptionally bad historian and you shouldn't take his word for anything, the jargon file that he "curates" reflects nothing like an actual 70s/80s programming culture.
here's a pre-ESR jargon file for reference: https://www.dourish.com/goodies/jargon.html
Interesting approach to financially sustaining ones open source development. https://hueniverse.com/the-backwards-commercial-license-647290f7e38b
Holy crap. Malware hidden in a strand of DNA hijacks the computer that analyzes that particular gene sequence.
We're going to live in a very weird world man.
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Had detailed dream about EGA/VGA compatibility, old PC boot sequences, DACs. I think it was really about familial relationships.
I don't think I've shared this before, but it's important:
Fun saga of official defcon badge hacking activities.
The silkscreen art on those things is very clean!
Here's a picture of me in my new Aira glasses. Aira is an on call service that gives blind people the ability to get visual tasks done. It's like having a co-pilot who gives you directions and visual information. My Aira agent helped me line up the picture and then snapped it for me using my phone's camera.
Wife: "Have you heard of «infrastructure tourism»?"
Me: "I haven't, but it sounds wonderful."
W: "Oh haha the Japanese Wikipedia page hasn't been translated to any other languages..."
M: "Of course."
In other news TIL Tokyo's astounding underground water storage cathedral has been re-opened to tourists :squee: https://gizmodo.com/tokyo-has-the-largest-underground-water-tank-in-the-wor-1696967098
You're not glitching until you're glitching captouch with an automotive ignition coil #BSidesCbr
Seen a lot of Bad Takes about the fatal Uber accident in Arizona. This (IMO) is a good writeup based on public info to date http://ideas.4brad.com/it-certainly-looks-bad-uber
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