In being human, we belong to humanity. I like to think about this from a first-person perspective, and I think you probably can relate.
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#softwareConcept a holism-oriented spreadsheet alternative.
spreadsheets are reductionist. columns and rows are for breaking down a system into attributes and instances. cool cool, but what about when you want to reintegrate all that data?
what about a graph-based spreadsheet? what if perspectives on the data were first class entities?
[Via Thud.] Job losses likely at VW as the people’s car brand becomes uncompetitive https://arstechnica.com/?p=1986745
Nooo I still want one of those cool retro electric hippie vans!!
We have lived in an age of synthetic drugs for less than 150 years, but that has been long enough for most of us to forget where they came from.
— Cassandra Leah Quave
The Plant Hunter
For decades, I have been keeping an eye out for aircraft designed to fly mostly low, within the range of ground effect. Close to the ground, lift is significantly greater and flight is much more efficient.
Over water, a pilot wouldn't have to worry about hitting trees and obstacles. An ocean-going aircraft utilizing ground effect could be twice as large and still more efficient than a jet.
Harvested some leeks from the backyard hydroponics system today. But I don’t know many recipes that use leeks, so I came across a chance find in the Silver Spoon (Italian cookbook) called simply Leeks and Ham, which turned out to be excellent.
I’d never come across so many tasty new recipes if I didn’t have so many kinds of veggies in my yard. It forces you out of the usual, and in this case into the unexpectedly very tasty! Would never happen when buying from the grocery store.
A herdsman found this artifact in the Bolivian highlands. It appears to defy gravity, but otherwise it is inert. Spectroscopy analysis did not match any currently known material. However it emits a short modulated radio wave pulse every night that seems to be directed at Ross 248.
A different view at the camp, with a tent in the foreground, and most of the rest of the camp hidden in fog. The artifact shows long lines of glowing orange cracks from this side.
An upwards view at the artifact between two containers and hanging cables. The black surface reflects some of the floodlights.
A grey clay render of the Blender scene, with the wavy artifact floating above the various scattered camp objects. Patches of short grass cover the ground.
How much more cryptocurrency exchanges do need to blow up, get hacked, get sued etc etc before serious regulations get in place
Ofc there are always bad apples but there should also be a limit
Enough is enough.. The finance sector wanted to take cryptocurrency so badly from us, now it's time they handle it with the care it needs
Google Chrome will limit ad blockers starting June 2024
The "Manifest V3" rollout is back after letting tensions cool for a year.
Ha! Rick has done this multiple times before except it was successful :rickhey2:
Can AI help tear down all the layers of bureourocracy, structural violence, classism, and everyday horror porvasive in our society, or will it make it all worse?
I think that's the real question about ethical AI. Truly ethical AI would make us change. Those who make and run it probably don't want that.
there's something weird about git branches that "a branch is just a reference to a commit" does not capture and I've been struggling with it for weeks
like in this diagram I think most people would say that there are 3 branches (corresponding to the 3 commits at the top of the diagram), though technically in git you could have 0, 3, or 100 branches here, and it's not labelled so you have no way to know how many branches there are
(please don't try to explain branches to me ty)
Seems relevant to what's going on in the world right now. Read this, then read the #news.
Click "View history" in the upper right, then click the last revision (at the top of the list). This is the version everyone sees right now. Tomorrow it could be different. But if you share this link (which probably says at the top, "This is the current revision of this page") then people will see what you intended.
My review of Photo Ark Vanishing by Joel Sartore:
You don't really "finish" a book like this. It's a valuable resource I will keep on my shelf for as long as I have a shelf, and will come back to for conversations and reminders.
We all need to get straight that identity and sentience are two VERY different things.
#Identity is a distinctly mammalian social function. It is embedded in our corporeal every-day instinct for interdependence. Computers can't and won't ever have a sense of self.
#Sentience is impossible to define. It is the soul. It is the experience of being. You can't build it. You can't define it. You can't model it with math. Sentience is the loophole science can't close. Don't worry about it.
Some shit came in the mail.
Beruru, Kururu, and Maruru, three #cats from the Cat Navi Desk YouTube channel in Japan, showcase their skills of delicately tapping objects with their paws in a domino run filled with marbles and ping pong balls. 🐈🐈⬛🐈
Here's a picture. Quickly count how many players are on each of the two teams, then answer the poll in the following comment.
The only form of human action that holds out even the possibility of having social effects without being communicative.
The only way it is possible for one human being to do something which will have relatively predictable effects on the actions of a person about whom they understand nothing.
— David Graeber
Sure, we're all playing the game.
At some number of hours, you get to the point where you can just turn to your side and talk about the rules, and change it up.
I think the hashtag I'm looking for might be #valueStatement.
I think I'm a little worried about how values are usually not explicit. In society. Not talking about business or software or any vertical (stop thinking like that for just a second, please).
Numbers do not indicate what matters, except in cases where you genuinely didn't already know.
You deserve to do a little work, take a step in the direction you feel like it's best to step, and feel good about it. Do that thing you'd feel good about yourself for doing. I trust your judgment.
Is there any dish worth cooking that doesn’t involve the chopping of vegetables for some ungodly amount of time??
Today’s edition: Hungarian Goulash.
has anyone seen an explanation of nix flakes that explains the design goals of flakes & the fundamental problems they're trying to solve before diving into the syntax?
i'm looking for something like:
- the goal of flakes is to let people define packages in an uncoordinated way without a central repository
- the problem is coordinating dependencies: you could easily end up with an explosion where you end up installing 1000 versions of libc
- the way flakes address that problem is ???
Okay, so thinking about this more, search engines are actually a dramatically larger copyright violation than AI.
OpenAI doesn't actually store your content.
most of the unencrypted URLs I encounter are link redirects. email marketing is a big source of those. meetup.com and other such ticketing and sales systems seem not to have gotten their https together.
beginning "Eaten by the Internet" (meatspacepress)
"What might effective interventions look like? … we must get concrete about the harms posed by current infrastructural developments—and be just as concrete about alternatives.
… Only when we understand the role that it plays can we begin to ask what might serve us better; how can we ensure our infrastructures sustain us, rather than consume us?"
i have this long term project I've been slowly thinking about for years to figure out how to help folks get more comfortable on the unix command line.
I have this sense that there are a lot of people who have been using the command line for 5-20 years but still don't really feel at home there
(not looking for advice, it's just something I'm thinking about)
Wow. https://whimsical.club/ is the beauty and awesomeness of web1.0. But, right now! The back button even works. Try not opening tabs. It's amaz. Ing. So Ing. But even more amaz.
Anyone else on the #AuthenticityByDesign webinar right now? Looking forward to the data-centric technical discussion today.
Happy birthday to Marie Skłodowska Curie, who was born on this day in 1867!
She is best known as the discoverer of the radioactive elements polonium and radium and as the 1st person to win 2 Nobel prizes. For scientists & the public, her radium was a key to a basic change in our understanding of matter and energy. Her work not only influenced the development of fundamental science but also ushered in a new era in medical research & treatment. via @aip