python in the browser? maybe for reals this time? we're really moving to gary bernhardt's universe
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a long chronicle from WIRED on facebook's last 15 months: https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-15-months-of-fresh-hell/
some confirmation from BuzzFeed of my general thoughts about the parts of facebook that people stay for: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annehelenpetersen/facebook-private-groups-online-abuse
@bob perhaps to be clearer — by "more about" I mean something like "this is what Keybase is trying to do that other services doing cryptography don't", although the most user-facing parts of their pitch do seem to be encrypted chat like you said
@bob Keybase appeared to me to be more about the cryptographic proofs of identity on various sites than encrypted chat per se. Do we have decentralized (and comparably user-friendly) alternatives for that?
somebody made css golf https://cssbattle.dev/
it seems to be such an obvious idea in hindsight that i'm surprised nobody has done it before, and a priori this is super my jam! but the gap between my optimized solutions and the scoreboard toppers for even the first challenge is absurd, and after looking at some mindblowing optimized answers in the discussion i have decided that css golf is not a sport for mortals
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i am disappointed that only about half the pokémon get actually rapped (in 2013 collegehumor actually did it with the entire list of what was then 718 (the original video appears to have been blocked on youtube on copyright grounds, which is sad, but there are sketchy reuploads))
regardless, it's still very good! (the actual performance starts about 9 minutes from the end, but it will make much more sense if you watch the whole presentation, even though it's long, i know)
meanwhile a gem that was published just today: one man's quest to write the perfect pokérap (with all of the current 812 pokémon), from pax east 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cT6ULpScZA
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oh wow burger king is trying the impossible burger https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/technology/burger-king-impossible-whopper.html
@dzaefn i did start with this thought because i was wondering if it would be useful, but i think the way i'm imagining it you'll just see everything on the screen shimmering nearly constantly and won't really be able to see any of the events you care about (or their absence) among the 10,000 other things going on
How Grindr became a national security issue:
what a world we live in
@weird_hell Bolt from Crypt of the Necrodancer is genderqueer by Word of God https://crypt-of-the-necrodancer.fandom.com/wiki/Bolt
🎉 I'm releasing new crossword software today! cursewords is a terminal-based interface for solving crossword puzzles while looking like a hacker. Opens most any .puz file on Mac or Linux. ✏️📓 https://parkerhiggins.net/2019/03/cursewords-crossword-puzzle-solving-interface-terminal/
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Toxic accounts are manipulating us:
"The network was coordinated to share information which was completely contradictory."
"...all of it was calculated to provoke exactly the same response: outrage. This strategy is all about inhabiting *both* ends of the political spectrum, and to pull them further and further, angrier and angrier apart."
It's very subtle and very dangerous: if we hate each other, democracy and peace fall apart.
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mark zuckerberg announces a pivot to a "privacy-focused" messaging platform (as usual, the link is to casey newton's amazing newsletter The Interface, which links to the announcement and to all the excellent and rather obvious reasons one would be skeptical)
but still. we live in interesting times.
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