So. Cal. engineer (hardware/software, retired, he/him), born at 313 ppm, musician, chef, now living in West Virginia. KW2P ham radio (the original social network), father of three, grandfather, astronomy, solar dynamics, photography, writing, birding, birdwatching, eBird, fountain pens, cats and dog, reader of banned books, Chairman of the Charcuterie Board, Whisk Manager, Compuserve refugee, founder of The Church of The Unwarranted Assumption. Crypto is short for cryptography. Blog: shuttersparks.net
"To hold a pen is to be at war." --Voltaire
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I'm old and can say that, given what's coming with climate change, my life has gone from being a huge fan of science fiction novels to being a character in a science fiction novel. I didn't sign up for this, but here I am.
145 mph wind gusts in Truckee, California? I used to have a home in Incline Village long ago.
The CEO of Exxon just said "we've waited too long" to tackle climate change. He blames "society" and "activists".
Yes, Exxon. Yes, Exxon. Yes, Exxon: the corporation that for decades has been spending millions to slow progress on climate change, despite its own research showing the problem was urgent.
"We've waited too long to open the aperture on the solution sets in terms of what we need, as a society, to start reducing emissions.... Frankly, society, and the activist — the dominant voice in this discussion — has tried to exclude the industry that has the most capacity and the highest potential for helping with some of the technologies."
What is this — some sort of dark, twisted joke?
The interview is here:
Last night I learned there's a "Makers" category on Twitch! I was instantly hooked watching people 😍
I ordered a cheap clamp for my phone to let me clamp my phone to the shelf over my workbench to use as a camera. I guess I'll try streaming building some PCBs over the weekend or something to see how it goes!
Experts generally agree that your cat will not try to eat you if you're still alive. But there is much less certainty about what they'll do if they think you're dead.
One of the candidates to represent a Boston-area district in the Massachusetts Republican Party's State Committee is an avowed neo-Nazi who has pledged the mass expulsion of Jews from the United States.
"Don’t forget I’ll likely get voted into office on March 5," Lori Kauffman posted to her X account over the weekend. "
Long term goals are to ban same sex marriage (never should have been legalized) and trans will be illegal. Yes illegal. I will also exile all Jews
We're not, I know, living on a timeline where science actually matters, but I gotta say this anyway.
Every serious study of the economic impact of immigration has the same conclusion: "immigration has a net-positive effect on the economy". Most of them go further than that, citing non-economic positive effects.
Leaving one's homeland is just not a thing stupid, lazy, cowardly, or ignorant people do.
The "border crisis" has a shorter name. That name is "racism".
@klizana I held a LAMY Safari and a #fountainpen urge has come over me. Do you (or anyone else reading this) have any suggestions on alternatives? I don’t mind/rather enjoy the triangular grip of the Safari.
Let's stop mincing words and playing fucking games. Call things what they are. Use precise language. Traitors, fascists, nazis, confederates, terrorism, dictator, authoritarianism, racists are some of the proper descriptors.
TRUMP SPEAKS AT A NAZI PARTY
CPAC was reportedly rife with Nazis spewing the “N-word” and the presumptive GOP nominee appeared to feel right at home.
Dig in at https://www.erlywrm.com
Testing out the new IQ Demux and Constellation filter blocks in ngscopeclient.
IQ Demux is intended for working with 2D modulations where you have the I and Q values sent consecutively on the same channel. It splits out the interleaved I/Q values to separate channels which you can then feed to the constellation filter.
Of course, the 26 Gbaud PAM4 PRBS I'm looking at here isn't actually a vector modulation, but it's a convenient source of fairly clean test data.
REPUBLICAN CLOWN SHOW!
Republicans impeach Alejandro Mayorkas over the border after failing to last week
The Senate will need to address the Homeland Security Secretary's impeachment when it returns on Feb. 26, but the Democratic-controlled chamber WILL NOT convict him.
#AureFreePress #News #press #headline #GOP #Politics #USA #Breaking #BreakingNews
Nebraska Republican Governor Reverses Course and Says State Will Take Federal Funding to Feed Children
Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has reversed course and now says he will accept federal funding to help feed hungry children during the summer break
#AureFreePress #News #press #headline #uspol #uspolitics #government
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Queer.af mastodon instance has been shut down by the Taliban (not a joke, they seized the domain name).
So who won tonight, Dolphins or Broncos?
Seems odd to me that there are, apparently, no discussions on Mastodon about Zoho.
I've been using them for 14 years and they have about 100 million users.
Back before the Reagan Revolution … a third of America had a good union job, our schools were brand-new and well supplied and staffed, college was free, healthcare was inexpensive, and the biggest challenge America had was to put a man on the moon and bring him safely home — there was little demand for a dictator in this country.
… For the majority of white Americans to adopt a strongman authoritarian, first the country had to be broken and broken badly.
The fact that a company (TurboTax/Intuit) can make enough profit off of a mandatory government action (filing taxes) to buy a #SuperBowl ad should be criminal.
Starlink in the hands of the Russian military and operational should be investigated by the US Congress and the European Union. If the company aided and abetted Russia or even just rejected to curb its use for military means by Russia, then I see a violation of export control.
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