What are you using?
My must have features:
- foss, I need to build it for some peculiar OS/HW combinations
- local only, no cloud
- sync with other devices (or central self hosted server)
Anybody want to hear me rant about a paper that tries to teach a computer ethics?
Because having a blackbox model decide what's moral and what's just is healthy for a democratic society!
The big answer for "why isn't this more widely distributed?", in my experience so far, has boiled down to:
1) We didn't think anyone cared.
2) It would be too expensive.
3) We're not sure if we're allowed to.
4) Pay Me.
1) and 2) are often wrong.
3) and 4) can be bigger problems (which is to say that "Pay Me" is usually more about turning profit than it is about the cost of archival.)
Could dark matter be helium (and the universe be 90 billion years old)?
Someone shared an article about this paper¹ yesterday, and while looking for the actual paper in the journal I ran across this paper² proposing that dark matter (which they claim should be called "invisible matter") could be mostly helium. Their theory might require that the universe actually be 90 billion years old, and they give an argument for how it could be that old.
All these billionaires are going to jupiter to get more stupider, they should be going to college to get more knowledge
Gene Autry - Diesel Smoke and Dangerous Curves - The lesser 78 project
Gene Autry - Diesel Smoke and Dangerous Curves - Columbia 20929, Released 03 May 1952 This is the B Side. The A side is Stop Your Gamblin’
Archived from a 78RPM Shellac 10” Record by Ellijay Makerspace.
ok somehow it's my birthday AGAIN so I'm doing what I did last time this happened: if you're one of the first five people to send me a receipt for at least $300 donated to one of the orgs listed below I'll send you one of these weird handmade mechanical keyboards I build
now I can get rid of all the damn keepassdb_YYYY-MM-DD.kdbx files that nextcloud shits out every time there's a conflict
Also: happy birthday. Like me, you can no longer count your age in binary on one hand (unless you're from certain parts of Norfolk 😉).
Your age is a *multiple* of two for roughly half your life. Your age is a *power* of two probably no more than 7 times though.
If you're in the #Houston area, the Houston Computer Museum is liquidating its entire collection, mostly pre-2000 machines: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1178156389355802/ Selected images of available items attached. #retrocomputing
$ tar -cf idk.tar /dev/null
tar: Removing leading '/' from member names
$ wc -c idk.tar
when looking inside it with 7zip, it contains a folder "dev" which contains a file "null" of size 0 bytes and permissions "crw-rw-rw-"
Fediverse, I’m planning to buy a drawing tablet to replace my mouse. Is there anything not obvious that I should know about?