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the revolution will not be subsidized.

@a1ba @lain repairability is: something goes wrong, you pack it up and send it back to apple. it’s worse with every generation. the build quality doesn’t seem any worse than the 2018 15” macbook pro i had.

since i still work from home, my laptop is pretty much a desktop – i put it on top of two thick books to raise the display and attached an external keyboard and mouse. i go into work maybe twice a month. bonus: i don’t need to bring a charger with me.

the difference in price between the 14” and 16” 2021 macbook pros was under $100 at my local dealer, so i bought the 16” (or rather, got work to buy me the 16”). that was probably a mistake – 2.1 kg vs 1.6 kg.

@a1ba @lain they are fast. i sometimes try to write code for an open source rust project, to add features i want. on a 2020 macbook pro (intel processor), it can take 50+ seconds to rebuild after changing a few lines of code. on a 2021 macbook pro (m1 pro processor), the same change with the same rust compiler takes roughly 20 seconds.

@a1ba this is fascinating. every time I try to load the image here (by touching the preview in the post), husky crashes.

husky 1.2.2 on a nokia 7.2 (android 11). doesn't crash for the other post.

the g in bgp is pronounced like the g in gif, right?


Would you consider undergoing surgery knowing that the tools in the operation included = and ==, and that the use of the wrong one would result in your death?

Software Fault Prevention by Language Choice: Why C is Not My Favorite Language, by Richard Fateman

excerpt from a paper by richard fateman

excerpt from a paper by federico faggin on consciousness and artificial intelligence

> In his essay "Vittimismo," Massimo Recalcati, a prominent Italian psychoanalyst, writes: "Choosing to occupy the position of the victim ensures a nobility of soul and the right to unlimited compensation."

-- Silicon, by Federico Faggin (of Z80 fame)
screenshot of a page from Federico Faggin's autobiography, "Silicon"

a short respite after weeks of highs between 43 and 46°C
weather for the next ten days, with predicted rainfall

last call bbs - deluxe edition available here

Boot up your Z5 Powerlance and dial into Last Call BBS, the last game from Zachtronics!

The Barkeep’s loaded up his retro computer with a full set of puzzle games for you to download and play. No need to worry about copy protection, they’re all fully cracked and ready to enjoy!

Last Call BBS

yes, it’s not just their latest game, but also their last game. out july 5.

YES: you have a cushy well-paid tech job, sitting in an air-conditioned office, writing code

BUT: the code is in js

[Alexander] Grothendieck devoted himself to a new project, Survivre et Vivre, which aimed to save the planet and the human species. He was particularly drawn to Arthur Koestler’s language about “sleepwalking toward Armageddon,” and he described scientists and mathematicians as the most dangerous people on the planet, because they carelessly put destructive technological power in the hands of politicians.

The Mysterious Disappearance of a Revolutionary Mathematician

New Chinese Buzzword 'Let It Rot' Takes 'Lying Flat' to New Heights

A new Chinese internet slang translating to 'let it rot' describes how youth have given up on stressing over things outside their control

Did you ever have a night mare? Well, if you did, you can sympathize with the candidates who are compelled to ride this animal.

Human Centipede, DeMoulin Bros. & Co., 1930

My quarrel with the English language has been that the language reflected none of my experience. But now I began to see the matter in quite another way. If the language was not my own, it might be the fault of the language; but it might also be my fault. Perhaps the language was not my own because I had never attempted to use it, had only learned to imitate it. If this were so, then it might be made to bear the burden of my experience if I could find the stamina to challenge it, and me, to such a test.

Why I Stopped Hating Shakespeare, by James Baldwin.