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Carmen Sandiego robbing all the pharma companies that make hormones and handing them out to people in need like a trans Santa

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Boss: Can we trust this code?

Me: Read this. <link to Thompson's 1984 "Trusting Trust" paper>

Boss: Dear God! Secure software is an illusion.

Me: And most machine learning is applied statistics.

Boss: Stop it! Lalalalala ... I can't hear you.

Me: My work here is done.

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I just saw someone on my TL recommending Unity for 2D game dev, and I cannot strongly emphasize enough: do not use Unity for 2D game dev if you can POSSIBLY avoid it. It is bad at it, it will slow down your process immensely, you will be constantly working around its bullshit.

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Any Sufficiently Advanced Technology Is Indistinguishable From Show more

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imagine if boys grew up watching as much Azumanga Daioh as Mecha Card Gundam Capture Battle Girls School Idol Extreme
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a large Java conf, 1998

Rich Hickey is onstage demoing a lisp dev setup

his hacking gets more and more intense. he's jacked into a production server; he starts redefining functions on the fly, inspecting data as it flows thru functions

the audience is shocked and horrified but he continues typing, oblivious. an error occurs and he recovers from it in the repl

finally he sees their stunned silence

"guess you aren't ready for that yet" he responds impishly

"but your kids are gonna love it"

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what's up gamers, just called into a conference bridge using a Game Boy Camera with SGB borders as my webcam

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I just made a perfectly good Babylon 5 joke and nobody got it.

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laser clinician: we use an alexandrite laser, which produces light pulses with a wavelength of 755 nm

me, in my head: okay, so that's a fusion of garnet (which is a fusion of ruby and sapphire), amethyst, and pearl... oh yeah this is gonna hurt

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Alright, fuck it let's do this. If you got a patreon, ko-fi, liberapay or whatever, reply with it and I will boost. Cannot promise donations, but I will use what reach I have to help if I can. Let's actually build that support network I was talking about earlier.

I encourage others to boost this status and all the posts that end up beneath it to get as wide a spread as possible.

Not sure if this will even work, but I feel like I should at least try.

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Do you use tail -f ?
Love those annoying "are you watching" messages on Netflix?
Ever thought.. gee I wish I could combine both these things?

You wish has come true with tailflix!

github.com/walaura/tailflix

And if want to know that can of worms, go read hostname(1)

I published spirostack.com/spiro-net/ !

Salt modules for:
* Getting the external IP address (harder than it sounds)
* Setting the hostname (oooo there's a can of worms)

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we need to start supporting mesh networks as a backup to the internet

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BTW, if you want an easy way to tell if a piece of software or online service has been compromised by venture capital, just search 'crunchbase [thing]'.

If it has VC funding, you will probably find a page with the details of all the rounds of funding it has received.

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