- Back to our roots. Tiger King's ETH token. But is it in space?
- Look into my eyes. Deeper. Deeper! Moron
- Perhaps the simplest model of quantum mechanics fits in a few tweets.
- In response to the torrent of emails I get demanding a better way to use Ocaml in the browser, Ocaml goes brr (h/t Ron)
- How much of what makes you you is your body and how much is your brain? Not a hypothetical question and Moths rate just below 'kernel developers' to IRBs so...
- No ASM, only MOV
- There are a lot (a LOT) of things wrong with the world but let's take a moment to be thankful that the glorious future of only ever having a single USB connector is going really well. If you had told me I could use the same cable to plug in headphones, sync my phone, and pull 240W I would not have believed you.
- Eat your heart out PS Doom, RPG CLI is where it's at.
- I know ~nothing about Magic: The Gathering but I deeply enjoyed this dive into not just the economics of the game but of the deep, fundamental inseperability of those economics from the core gameplay loop: magical capitalism.
- How do
atomicvariables work? It's, uh, complicated.
- Can we build trustable hardware?
- There are exactly 10! seconds in 6 weeks
- Immanentizing the Escahaton in parallel.
- Do you want the greatly extended lifespan and everyone catering to your needs as society falls apart future or the SPRING BREAK future?
- "Recently, our security systems identified an extremely sophisticated cyberattack" ... “2011 Recruitment plan ... Excel spreadsheet"
- STIR/SHAKEN is an amazing project name.
- BPF for Storage (pdf)
- We talked about verifying rust with viper a few years ago but now there's a nice user-friendly video about how to use it. (H/t Mike)
- The closer you get to prod, the scarier testing gets. What if you want to be really sure your test is safe? No, I mean really sure. No, really really sure.
- Python in the browser.
- Friendship ended with carcinization, Dendronization is my new best friend.
- What if you do want to get paid in exposure?
- Despite the scary headline, the nuclear fission reactions happening at Chernobyl are not actually that scary (yet). No word on the effect it will have on the perfectly-named Atomik brandy.
- Someone please buy the bits so I can buy an Elise.
- C++ is cursed
- If I fits I sits: A citizen science investigation into illusory contour susceptibility in domestic cats
- Editors that can execute code are a sin (h/t Mike).
☐ Not rekt
After a two-hour warmup period, MOXIE began producing oxygen at a rate of 6 grams per hour.
[A member of Deutsche Bank's supervisory board] told [Wirecard's CEO] he had recently bought additional shares in Wirecard, and urged [the CEO] to “do this newspaper in!! :-)”
As is so often — not always! — the case, the market rewarded absolute unsentimental ruthlessness here. A bunch of prime brokers got in a room to give speeches about working together and preserving value and not artificially depressing prices, and the Goldman representative was texting colleagues under the table “SELL EVERYTHING!” Goldman was right.
In completely unrelated news, upcoming versions of Signal will be periodically fetching files to place in app storage.
Because of this, I will now have to ban all future contributions from your University and rip out your previous contributions, as they were obviously submitted in bad-faith with the intent to cause problems.As an aside, the relevant IRB declared this "not human research". I know what they mean but I'm in love with the idea that they heard "Kernel devs? They're not human, go nuts." Also, this email is such a wonderful time capsule of the Old Internet. A top-posting callout!
plonk! Put it in my veins.
[PATCH 000/190] Revertion of all of the umn.edu commits
☑ Star Trekt (pdf)
Of particular concern is the significant weakness within Dynetics’ proposal [...] due to the SEP’s finding that Dynetics’ current mass estimate for its DAE far exceeds its current mass allocation
☑ Grapes of Rekt (pdf)
SpaceX was was therefore grateful that OneWeb offered in the meeting to retract its previous incorrect statements. SpaceX looks forward to hearing confirmation from OneWeb that those retractions have been made.
☑ The Rekt Side Story (tvtropes warning)Picking just one is hard but:
Somali pirates in a small skiff fired on what they (presumably) assumed was an unarmed freighter. The US Navy guided missile frigate Nicholas promptly returned fire with its deck-mounted, water-cooled, .50 caliber machine gun. (The pirates were captured, their ship sunk, and their "mother ship" subsequently tracked down and also captured.)
Here is the full list of
undocumentedeaster-egg instructions my i7 6850k comes with:
"5:45 cocaine, etc., etc."
- [PATCH 00/13] [RFC] Rust support. "...on the whole I don't hate it."
- Though Rust is clearly inferior to C++ in pointer safety, it can't even guarantee non-fungible pointers and there's no equivalent to the C++ analysis tool.
- From the behold-a-lifeform department: rocks.
- There's a HELICOPTER on MARS that needs a FIRMWARE UPDATE
- First they came for the weeds and I said nothing for I am not a weed and also fuck weeds (h/t John).
- Want to learn to use R? No? Oh. Well here's a book anyway.
- If you've done any spelunking in shell scripts, you've seen
[ "x$var" = "xval" ]?. Why? (HN comments are good, too.
- I can't imagine how much a microscope installed on your skull must itch.
- It's literally impossible to keep up with even relatively obscure fields like quantum computing. I missed a whole dramatic story arc.
- "Surprising no one, the scammers aren't even operating a fair casino."
- Leave none alive, Taylor.
- Fine, I'll just do it myself
- Paging Dr. von Neumann. No, not you, I meant Dr. von Neumann #2875622. Mr. Euler #9165889 would like a word
- Carnivorous ... mushrooms?!
- AAAAH. AAAAAAAH! AAAAAAAAAA
- "Thankfully, no female rugby teams chartered flights using this system." (not a real quote but come on).
- I said pull out all the stops.
- You can tell I haven't given That Interview Question in a while because I didn't even know you can just ask the filesystem where it put stuff.
- One private space station is boring. Competing private space stations, now we're in the grim meathook future I always dreamed of.
- After the last few leap seconds didn't cause enough headlines, IERS is done playing around.
- Again, it's clickbait until 5σ but new physics? New physics? Brain cancer vaccine?
- How do particle detectors work, anyway? It's easy! (71 page pdf from cern)
- (And this is why we wait).
- Feel like things are moving too fast? The gyre is widening? Need to train yourself to stay a productive cog in the post-quantum multi-connected future? Instead, relax by playing a nice little game.
- Add to the list of words you do not want to hear next to "nuclear waste drum": sparking.
- Now your router will know when you're coming to power cycle it. And so will everyone else.
- I'm eternally grateful I've never been asked to reverse a linked list in a job interview (I would have failed). But why does anyone ask that anyway? There's an obvious successor (that I would also have failed).
- From the redaction-is-hard department: BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY
- Floating point is hard.
- One nice thing about that pesky stuck boat is it was a good way for satellite imaging companies to show off. Why is that grayscale one blurry? SAR is wild (yt video).
- Don't worry, PHP is exactly as safe as it always was.
- Stand down. Drop your memes and move away from Photoshop. NEVER! DEEP RAMEN WILL TRIUMPH. You look like a thing and I love you.
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- robust soldier crab ball gate. Not a spam subject line if you can believe it.
- AC won the electricity distribution war, everywhere but SF.
- Some thoughts on what Aricebo might become if rebuilt.
- Obviously I'm nowhere near qualified to comment on this but does dark matter just go away if you do all the math?
- Related (maybe?): the laws of physics seem fairly inevitable.
- At least we can do experimental black hole physics without destroying Earth.
- Parents know how many kids they will have and reveal that knowledge in how they name their kids.
- Every difference is unique. Every uniqueness will be used to sell you ads.
- Thank you for viewing this blog on SKORGU.TRUTH.
- Rocket science is easy, rocket engineering is hard. Even simple things like how much pressure is in a tank become surprise explosion-causers.
- Got a bug in glibc? Use TLA+! Now you have no problems and a neat blog post.
- Do not eat apples in Florida.
- Transient website.
- Beware of AI job loss,
- Jobs that are still safe:
- In retrospect, this virus may end up being a minor character in the intro to the best thing to ever happen to humanity.
- What does it mean for a mass-extinction to...start?
- Wondering why you're hearing about nothing but NFTs? They seem a bit silly. Taxes, obviously.
- Maybe Brexit will bring back the Sunlit Uplands of IBM's Sterling Currency Option.
- Who catches the IMSI catchers? Almost anyone
- A thorough roundup of what it takes to make mRNA vaccines: What's so hard about making a few billion vaccine doses ?
- Oh good. What we really needed is twitch plays "teleoperate an armed robot".
- Add Leonard Perroots to the why we're not all radioactive dust list.
- We should all thank the NFPA for giving us such an entertaining road trip game but you should probably be aware that a 0 in the red diamond does not mean it can't go boom.
- An oldie but a goodie: How to make an everyday orange into a highly classified object.
- Texas' freak snowstorm is a reminder that the tails matter (a "hundred year event" makes it sound rare. A 1% chance of it happening every year sounds rather different). There are some options to provide power in exigent circumstances like this:
- Just ask Ford to borrow a pickup truck
- Plug your Tesla in! Just don't tweet about it.
- If you have a nuclear-powered transport ship handy, Bob's your uncle.
- Sure, those are in short supply nowadays but Navy ships can probably do it (pdf)
- Finally, it turns out that diesel locomotives are just generators with wheels. Where they're going, they don't need tracks.
- Much hay was made of the UK's not-entirely-coherent purchse of OneWeb to use as a GNSS. Turns out, it's possible and there's already chips doing a similar thing with Iridium.