wondering if it’s viable to set up Mastodon instances for non-US communities unduly reliant on FB for ... everything

lots of businesses, artists, musicians, &c. in Aotearoa really have no viable alternatives (birbsite v much not mainstream)

@x0rz that we wouldn’t start a war with Iran 😬😱😥

spent Christmas Day tramping and am honestly just curious if this social is more / less hostile to non-square aspect ratios

Go on, you know you want to waste your afternoon… :flan_smile:

Here's a Xerox Star emulator!

engblg.livingcomputers.org/ind

The Xerox Star (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_St) was the commercial evolution of the Alto with a proper GUI, a mouse, Lisp :flan_wink:, SmallTalk :flan_wink, and was a commercial disaster or close enough :flan_sad:

Inner conflict 

@cynicalsecurity if Nagy also moved filthy classics I’d never look back

State-spectrum chicanery is never other than the sharp edge of policy.

But sure, tell me again that ‘policy people’ are useless... 🙄

Reading this paper for the third time now, and it really is a masterclass in taxonomic rigour. arxiv.org/pdf/1811.05441.pdf

Man, this new life is ... weird

After years of subsidising meaningful work with paid bullshit, I am utterly lost now that ‘meaningful’ and ‘paid’ have converged

@cynicalsecurity character from a phenomenally trashy ITV drama I used to watch as a teenager ;)

California has a gabillion Chardonnay Lanes, and every one of them reminds me of Footballers’ Wives

I really want to learn more about thermal x fault injection attacks, but the research I‘ve found falls between ‘propagation delay increases by 3-5x (depending on voltage) between 25°C and 100°C,’ and ‘Precise Fault-Injections using Voltage and Temperature Manipulation for Differential Cryptanalysis’ eprint.iacr.org/2014/782.pdf

@argp Jesus actually wepting seemed to precipitate the addition of large numbers of followers, so there may be something wrong with your tears?
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Idle musing on dissonance between commodity warez and their targets (tfw your brain itches and says ‘now what?’ instead of ‘we’re done’)...

@qxn There’s fighting to protect the user, and then there’s fighting to protect unjust systems of wealth concentration built on various forms of plunder.

At the very least, I feel we should try to recognise when we are engaged in which.

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Noticed the other day that the US Secretary of Homeland Security said some pretty crazy things earlier this month.¹

When physical safety of natural persons ranks behind dollar amounts, then ‘cybersecurity’ is about the accumulation and protection of capital.

Also that ‘re-rise of the nation state’ stuff is 🍌🍌
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¹ dhs.gov/news/2018/09/05/secret

@argp I was definitely born too late for the best of it. That said, the releases I have from a brief Suomisaundi phase ca. mid-2000s still sound pretty good

@argp Fun With Knives was part of the soundtrack to my early teens :)

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