why is so many people's reaction, when told what someone else's life was/is really like, to instantly come back with "no it wasn't"?

that thing, that insistence that they know someone else's circumstances and biography better than that person does themselves - especially when they're asserting it from a continent away! - is one of those things that instantly makes me lose all interest in / respect for someone

in related news, i've had my arsehole quotient for the day :-/

@norm (caption: photo of the front face of a bus - the billboard at the front says "Rail Replacement" on its top line, then "🚂 I'm a train choo choo" on the second line

@a1ba caption: a wallposter of a Venn diagram between a cat and an inkjet printer: the only text is in the intersection, which reads

* moody
* spend a lot of time self-cleaning
* unreliable
* demand feeding when container is full
* ignore requests

a cat is reading the venn diagram with interest

has anyone started / made any progress on a lightweight wifi stack for the esp8266? one that doesn't instantly chomp half the RAM in the thing?

This really sucks (read thread). And has told me more than I need to know about CalyxOS. Won’t be looking into it any further as a potential alternative (microG is a deal-breaker for any longer-term solution anyway).


#calyxos #grapheneOS #privacy

wet markets = farmers markets (terminology) 

Many Americans have this weird idea that a 'wet market' is where live animals are butchered. That is not correct.

A #WetMarket is the European/Asian term for a market where you have fresh/raw foods kept cold on ice (which melts, hence 'wet market'), which we in the USA simple call a #FarmersMarket


please help me solve one of the great mysteries of the modern world: i have a microUSB cable that has, after years of flawless operation, suddenly turned itself into a power-only cable

why do they do that?!

@protodrew presumably for bing it would be "bung" and for ecosia "ecosied up to"

If you use duckduckgo you should replace "googled" to "duckduckwent"

re LB: i know how pleased i am when i get one paragraph to do this accidentally. (it happens more often than you'd think.) but an entire document...? yeah, that's someone's love letter to themselves ;-)

meh. out of the blue i'm headachy and irascible... time to be somewhere else for a while

“Kids who grew up with search engines could change STEM education forever”

We’ve needed better metaphors than f&f for a while now

OTOH: when the dominant form of computing is a sealed widget, of course competence is going to drop like a stone across the board theverge.com/22684730/students

rant on neurodiversity 

Neurodiversity isn't about "you're not broken, just different", it's about recognition and acceptance. You wouldn't tell someone in a wheelchair that nothing's wrong with them. As a ND person, I constantly butt my head against unfair social expectations, but I also struggle with real problems that have nothing to do with that.

No one expects the physically impaired to do what they can't do, we recognize their limitations and offer them help where possible and necessary, both as individuals and as a society.

Neurodiverse people deserve the same treatment. We need you, the neurotypical, to stop making a joke of our condition and telling us that it doesn't exist, that we don't belong. We need you to stop yelling at us for being late or forgetting things. We need you to stop expecting the impossible in social settings. We need you to reach out and help when you can. We need you to stop gatekeeping the only goddamn treatment options we have. With the right social structures, we could actually live normal lives, it's just the definition of "normal" that needs to change.

Neurodiversity is ultimately a good thing. The memory of a person with ADHD or ASD works very differently from a neurotypical. Creativity, ability to think outside the box, hyperfocus, curiosity, obsessive thirst for knowledge are all assets. But we can only use them if you accept us, and help us not be useless and a danger to ourselves.

tl;dr: stop saying nd people aren't broken, that's not the point

so does lz4 decompression in 78 bytes oldskool.org/pc/lz4_8088 help at all with squishing stuff into a bootsector?

If you use #Google Photos, there's a non-zero chance that there are secret, yet public URLs attached to your photos that allow un-authenticated access to every picture in your account. Mine did, and I tested the addresses in incognito and tor browsers and they worked. #privacy

why the fuck do i need to add an extension to chromium to be able to stop videos from autoplaying and chewing up my CPU

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