joke question: why are single-speed vehicles bad at medicine? 

because they got no differential

When you’re a kid people will just give you a snake or tarantula to hold once in a while and then at some point that stops happening

do not open 

catgirl joe rogan selling supplements that will transform u from uwu smol bean to owo chonky boi

Okay, so I essentially just read the entire documentation for the babel i18n framework – and I still don't have the slightest clue how to use it to translate a fucking string.

Like, seriously. What is it with documentation that categorically refuses to answer the most common and simple use of a thing?

#nowPlaying | "How to #runYourOwn Social" and interview by @natebowling with @darius

Hear about
- problems with corpo media
- #moderation and codes of conduct
- communities of shared interests and friend.camp community
- quality over quantity exposure
- and more!!

nerdfarmpod.com/2022/05/22/how

All News Is Bad News

thomasjbevan.substack.com/p/al

"Well, from my experience you ignore all of the things you cannot control and that have little bearing on your life (again, if there is some news that will actually effect your life you’ll hear about it) your focus narrows to your local environment. To yourself and your family and your street and your neighbourhood. These are things you can influence. And from here your influence ripples outwards, and rather than being trapped by impotent rage and fear and confusion, you see that the reality is that you can make things happen. And this is the only piece of news that matters."

@jalefkowit @jerry I don't see the vulnerabilities or size as the core problem here, but that this is the equivalent of "designed for Internet Explorer", but instead of just saying "fuck you" to anyone with a different browser, they just bundle the whole web site with the browser. I realize this analogy describes Electron even better, but they are aspects of the same problem: instead of writing portable software that can be built to run on any environment, we write non-portable software and then just bundle an OS with it.

This is another way that nominally "Free Software" actually doesn't respect our freedom: by having such extensive dependencies that we have no choices about where or how to run it.

when you download an image from the web these days, instead of a PNG or a JPEG, you get one of these new formats which is 8% more efficient, not compatible with any "pre-covid software" and has a name which sounds like

JEG
WebUP
High Information Format Format
webLICC
AppleLuppy
j-eggings Layer 6
ProRes ProxyGold (Grain Profile)
PrBufEncapDCT
h.26vorbis
h.26NeRFscene
Radiance XML
EXIFnoimage
rayJSON
WebX 2000
base64staticBlogSVG.meta
bitplaneConwayAnim

in order to view these images you have to install Windows 11 and then download a docker container with a Node.js server that you connect to using the latest version of chrome that renders the image to a canvas. you cant view the image locally since that would violate a same-origin policy, but thankfully the rendering is done remotely on a google GPU somewhere in the cloud, using a new standard called 'WebGPUThatsSomewhereInTheCloud' which is already obsolete and has been replaced with 'WebPCI-e'

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whe n I first listened to this I thought to myself, if cloud providers know a larger company is willing to pay X for having in house servers, but they offer an X - Y price, once they get them hooked up, they will slowly undo that -Y, and not only but they will even exceed it eventually because now if the customer wants to go back, the cost is not just X, but X + Z where Z is the massive cost of recreating the in house solution, the porting, and lots of new hires.

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Did you hear the word? LibrePlanet 2022 videos have been published! Everything from command line graphic design to brain hacking. Read about their publication and check out the videos on #PeerTube. u.fsf.org/3j3

they touched upon how metaverse nonsense depends on extractive colonialism and is impossible to actually create, and they are now closing by talking about the possibilites for a non-market cloud that can meet public need for easy access to computation.

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When considering purchasing ebooks, don't directly go to the Kindle store.

Today, I bought 3 DRM-free ebooks from the publisher at a lower price than the DRM-ridden versions from the Kindle store.

#ebooks #Kindle #DRM

"Older systems have value, and constantly building new technological systems for short-term profit at the expense of existing infrastructure is not progress. In fact, it is among the most regressive paths a society can take."

logicmag.io/care/built-to-last

@piusbird

We actually do quite a lot on accessibility and inclusive design; by default we help projects achieve WCAG compliance (or rather, our partners HAN and Accessibility.nl do), and our projects can even get a regular WCAG certification if they want.

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