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!


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?

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 🍌🍌
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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