Next time some haunted joint of mutton from the Tory party tells you climate change is a myth, here’s what I want you to do.
Look the bastard dead in the eyes.
Say these five words.
“THE ARCTIC IS ON FIRE”.
I had a compulsion to write a thing about pattern recognition and being a bit odd in the head. https://medium.com/@syn/cryptonomicon-or-how-i-learned-to-love-my-brain-2f50d59b0451?source=friends_link&sk=975420e7aaf296f0779019a6b66debc5
I am entirely seriously excited about this idea https://thechive.com/2018/01/18/party-where-every-guest-gives-a-drunken-powerpoint-presentation-is-amazing-idea
Really interesting work from the Matrix team on making the Matrix chat protocol usable (~7-10 sec per message) with 100bps links. Bits per second, not bytes. Sets off the HOMEBREW CRYPTOSYSTEM KLAXON but considering the constraints they’re aiming to fit, adding crypto at all is admirable. https://matrix.org/blog/2019/03/12/breaking-the-100-bps-barrier-with-matrix-meshsim-coap-proxy/
The SKS keyserver network is under attack, and it took a grand total of four comments to descend into a defence of child pornography
I live tech and I love tech, but we are a fucking shitshow of a community
Brave: “here is an interesting open-source idea to address the effect of adblocking on small content creators”
Google: “what a great idea, I’m glad we had it”
uk politics, drukqs (cocaine)
Gove-related hot take: coke is the most Tory drug there is. it doesn’t bring people together. it doesn’t give you insights. it doesn’t show you beauty. it stratifies the world and puts you at the top for as long as you can pay its price, and drops you minutes after you’re broke.