You might want to capture screenshots, about half the search results are now missing from yesterday, more will be missing tomorrow.

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Computability is the bars on the cage that is the universe. I suspect that compute tractability is the foundation of what time itself is: it is times arrow.

There are only 3 encodings: binary, utf8, and stupidbrokenwrong. There is only one nonbroken default: binary.

RT @fsf@twitter.com

Today, September 17th, is the birthday of the Linux kernel 0.0.1! Happy birthday, Linux!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/fsf/status/1306624

The only people you should tell a password to is someone you are willing to hand your house keys, car keys, credit card, and checkbook to.

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One of the reasons for 2FA is that too many people, at the opposite ends of the age range, cannot be trusted to not share their passwords with "the helpful person in the chat window".

Checking a public key into a public git repo is a perfectly cromulent trust path.

An interesting insight about ARM 7 Nvidia [ stratechery.com/2020/nvidias-i ], and something for RISC-V to push on, by staying neutral.

Part of my job as an Open Source enabler and advocate is to research the history of open source projects by mining their email archives. I have absolutely zero trust in the historical integrity of a web based forum such as Discourse.

QotD: "Bourgeois is the new transgressive!" We laughed about that in the 70s to the 90s. Now it's actually literally true.

QotD: "Moral panics will continue until morale improves."

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity" is simply false. It would be far more accurate to say: "Never attribute to stupidity that which could be motivated by evil."

Sometimes I think that instead of all the ineffective PSAs in the public schools in the 80s, a more effective approach would have been to make Hunter S. Thompson required reading. His skill was making everything he was writing about tawdry, vile, fetid, and boring.

"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it." [ daringfireball.net/2020/09/onl ]

"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it." [ daringfireball.net/2020/09/onl ]

A better review than I could have written. As I was reading it, I was thinking "this is what i would have written, if i had the practice and talent of criticism and wordsmithing that this writer does." [ taibbi.substack.com/p/dont-ste ]

The Facebookening of Oculus 

Oculus: "We're going to be requiring you to have a Facebook account to use our stuff."
Germany: "Ahem."
Oculus: "We are *entirely voluntarily* halting sales in Germany..."

arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/09

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