Pinned ping

being in tech is fun because you can make the most idiotic stupid bullshit and rest assured that some asshole dudebro down in silicon valley will come up with something ten times worse

Pinned ping

anyone wanna play scrabble? my ISC handle is initializi

( i guess)

i don't think i've posted any updates here so far but i'm in my third week of uni (computer engineering at UW) and it's going pretty good i think. so far i beat one of my profs at scrabble, tried to submit a 10 million line c++ file, and uploaded like 40 stock images about fixed mindsets vs growth mindsets (most of them just say "fixed mindset vs growth mindset") to a peer grading platform

voting takes about 20 mins

(...if you’re privileged, longer if you’re subject to voter suppression or disenfranchisement)

anyone who writes more than 20 mins worth of posts complaining about how you shouldn’t vote bc that time is better spent doing [whatever],,,

linux rice adjacent 

just a note to the programmers on here: if your work involves ai, neural networks, or other expensive algorithms designed to replace human judgement, consider how much it's truly meant to be more equitable and/or efficient and whether it meets that goal. if it doesn't and you're just automating existing judgement at great expense, the purpose of including a neural network is to obfuscate culpability

this is not theoretical

the pattern: white person discovers one (1) form of oppression that applies to them, decides that's the only form of oppression in the world, and backflips from there to enforcing every other type of oppression they can get their hands on. terfs do it, 'class only' leftists do it, and a certain segment of white queers sure seem to love it as well

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leftism 

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IT’S NOT WHITE VS BLACK ❌
IT’S EVERYONE VS RACISTS ✅

groups of people your're allowed to discriminate against are

- people that want you to watch jojo
- g*mers
- people who use arch linux

and they're all the same group of people

me: [at the podium at Soulja Boy's funeral]
I'd like to read you something that Soulja wrote, and that really affected me personally.
[clears throat, sniffling slightly]
I'm so fresh, you can suck my nuts,
I'm so fresh. . . you can suck my nuts.

audience: [through tears] Swag.

pinephone for sale, boosts appreciated 

ranking the intro tracks of every m83 album 

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btw fuck all "audio enhancements"

like microsoft windows devices are notorious for shipping with annoying audio drivers that automatically apply all sorts of "enhancements" to the audio and i'm like fuck this. your enhancements sound like trash. it's time to stop

didn't expect to see this crap literally embedded into silicon as well, but you can simply turn it off,

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i can never remember whether manchester is in england or massachussetts

A chart relating cat chonkiness to C compilers 

subtoot 

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