Today is Monday, December 3. Amazon tries to tell me, with a straight face, that with 2-day shipping an item will arrive on December 10. I understand that sometimes you may not logistically be able to accomplish 2-day shipping, but let's just call this what it is: 7-day shipping.
(Sure, we can quibble about whether an item will ship today, and whether weekends are working days for some shipping companies, but under no interpretation can this realistically be called 2-day shipping.)
IP thoughts Show more
The reason "Intellectual Property" is bad is because it is a term that (probably intentionally) conflates so many almost completely unrelated issues
If we're being trained to think that copyright, patents, trademarks, etc. are all the same thing, then you can make an argument that works for a small-time artist's creative works, and then do a switcheroo and suddenly we're talking about drug patents
THAT is what I mean when I say that "Intellectual Property" isn't real or needs to die
By the way, here is the paper I published about Rash (my shell language) in GPCE this year:
I also gave a talk about it at the conference, but it wasn't professionally recorded, sadly.
For the curious, the plastic bit is to hold a foldable keyboard so that it doesn't fold while it's on my lap and I'm trying to use it, as well as to hold my phone on the other side. It's my first 3D object design, so I decided to first make sure I could print the thing that holds the keyboard before I try to figure out something fancy to prop up the phone. The phone, the keyboard, and the plastic thing all fit in a pocket together, albeit bulkily.
First prototype of the missing bit of my phone-as-pocket-laptop setup. It needs rounded corners rather than right-angle corners, and it needs something to replace the binder clip and eraser as the thing propping up the screen. But today I'm a little bit closer to having a usable laptop that fits in my pocket.
Intel Show more
Dear Ad network --
In 1 week, I plan to benchmark all your advertisment delivery systems from IP address block XX.XX/16
Please note attached Intel microcode license may apply to your servers. If you don't want me benchmarking your ad servers, simply blacklist my IP block now.
PS The benchmarking will continue indefinitely.
this little platformer game video made me laugh more than I have at anything in a while https://twitter.com/P_MEN876/status/955430679646371840
Glamour shot of my new dactyl keyboard that I printed, with switches and keycaps installed. I still need to wire it up, though.
Apple: We triple-encrypt all your devices with military-grade encryption, then feed the decryption key to an intern, then throw the intern into the dinosaur pit. Even the NSA could never crack our crypto! You could bring down a government or fight a small war with our devices!
Also Apple: But if you just type 'enter' you can log in as root.
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