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Why is a user's `$HOME` directory shortened to "~"? Because "~" and "Home" shared the same key on an ADM-3A keyboard. Also influencing vi/vim: H/J/K/L double as the arrows and the colon doesn't need SHIFT, making it more convenient.
« [...] surveillance capitalism makes it harder to organize effective long-term dissent. In an setting where attention is convertible into money, social media will always reward drama, dissent, conflict, iconoclasm and strife. There will be no comparable rewards for cooperation, de-escalation, consensus-building, or compromise, qualities that are essential for the slow work of building a movement. »
― Maciej Cegłowski https://idlewords.com/talks/build_a_better_monster.htm
I fed over 8,000 CNN Business headlines to a neural net to see which new headlines it would predict.
For some reason, it predicted companies behaving rather badly.
Some SSDs have had their full-disk encryption password be 32 NULL bytes, no matter your input 🤦♂️ https://www.ru.nl/publish/pages/909282/draft-paper.pdf (PDF) #encryption #fail https://t.co/1XCQWplJv7
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I thought the meaning of people was somewhere in here. Then I looked inside Nicolas Cage and I found a secret ― people are random and pointless.
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