It's incredible how much rot there is in some major corporations. They only stay standing because of their sheer size, they can afford to throw millions into a hole and burn it for things that will never see the light of day because of bureaucracy and office politics.

I've mentionned this anecdote a few times already but there were that one time in the GDQ where:

- We just received a donation of 10 grands!

- Yeah! *hyped public*

- From Notch.

- ...

RT @kheti_thegreat
Covid has taught me three things:

1. Our economy collapses as soon as it stops selling useless stuff to over indebted people

2. It is perfectly possible to reduce pollution

3. The lowest paid people in the country are essential to its functioning

RT @LeftAccidental
From the 1997 video game, Final Fantasy Tactics

Oops I stayed up too late again

Guess I"m going to be tired at work today~~

transgender voice surgery, boosts ok 

does anyone here have any experience with having their vocal cords surgically adjusted? if so, are you happy with the result? would you recommend it or no?

We are not even sure of the contents of the box yet because access must be negotiated. #Cats

I need to let go of the idea of being productive constantly, too. That one's going to be a lot harder than squeezing in meditation, though. I have so much self-worth tied up into the idea of being productive, useful, valuable and so on.

Sometimes what you deal with in childhood really screws with your head.

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I think meditation may be going back into my daily routine. I'm letting stress overwhelm me and losing focus as a result. Need a dedicated block of "destress" that doesn't involve brain stimulation like games.

These people took the floppy controller used in the BBC Micro, an Intel 8271, and set about finding out how it worked. In the course of that, they discovered it's actually a dual core processor, with over 3x the transistor count of a 6502.

Then they dumped the ROM by visual inspection of the micrographs of a decapped 8271, and reverse engineered the instruction set, with a full disassembly available.

h a r d c o r e

scarybeastsecurity.blogspot.co

There's an obvious problem with the emoji search on my phone, as one of these suggestions is completely inappropriate for the query.

Koalas are marsupials, not bears. Don't people know anything?

It really hurts to see fellow software engineers make poor decisions or be outright negligent. I do my best to give the benefit of the doubt but after what I've seen in the last week, I've run out of benefits.

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.