↺TboostedMarcus Hutchins :verified:↺ 14 ☆ 1
Y’ever stop to think about how any time a fantasy world has birds, that means that it used to have dinosaurs?
No, just me?↺ 0 ☆ 0
Every time you feel the urge to give advice to people who may become pregnant or who wish to end their pregnancies that involves becoming a super-spy in order to avoid leaving any evidence, please consider shutting up and giving money to your local abortion fund instead.↺ 28 ☆ 1
↺TboostedJosh "cortex" Millard
WIRED: fostering a parasocial relationship with yourself↺ 2 ☆ 1
What if it was illegal to own a house that no one lived in? I wonder what would happen.↺ 5 ☆ 9
Why have people domesticated rats (which are awesome and friendly and trainable!) but not squirrels, which seem like cuter, fluffier, tree rats (but every “domesticated” one I’ve seen has been one feral eyeblink away from maiming the nearest human)↺ 0 ☆ 2
Imagine the silly ass mountain climbing you will be able to do in the next Elder Scrolls game if they add mantling.
No news, just fondly thinking back on Oblivion/Skyrim exploration, and trends in modern first person games since then.
OBVIOUSLY, Bethesda will do no such thing. But IMAGINE.↺ 0 ☆ 0
@scuttlefield oh NO
but yes↺ 0 ☆ 1
↺TboostedCiara↺ 69 ☆ 3
@tenderlove My earbuds were so good at noise cancelling that I didn't even notice until I saw him interrogating his own puke out of the corner of my eye, just, a little furry shadow clearly up to no good↺ 0 ☆ 1
Me: *in a video meeting*
My cat: *pukes three feet away from me*
My cat: *starts eating puke*
Me: 😬 😬 😬↺ 0 ☆ 3
↺TboostedRoxi Horror 💀🌸
MY BRAIN: We have an appointment later
ME: Okay, I'd like to be productive this morning
MY BRAIN: We'd prefer to wait for the appointment
ME: But I wanted to be productive-
MY BRAIN: Too bad, we are busy waiting for the appointment↺ 84 ☆ 1
I actually predicted this last week!
Now that outages have massively increased, Elon Musk pronounces Twitter's old code is a mess that can't be saved -- and there will be a re-write:
This is Stage 3 of Twitter's demise.
Now pay attention to the next stages.
It will be awhile before Twitter 3.0 will arrive. When it arrives, it won't be "real" Twitter.
See screenshots.↺ 78 ☆ 1
@danbruno or when you buy a new mattress and suddenly every algorithm thinks you’re starting a collection↺ 0 ☆ 1
@doughanke just reading “babies everywhere” made this get into my head for some reason, so now you have to suffer too https://youtu.be/R9puOuTaGPc↺ 0 ☆ 1
There are things I should have done today.
There are things I _did_ do today.
There are also things I did not.
#NormalForMe↺ 41 ☆ 1
Sometimes reading stuff written by less skilled writers actually adds a level of immersion because they'll be dropping random details left and right that when written by a more experienced writer would certainly be foreshadowing but you can't tell with them so it's just a million accidental misdirections↺ 0 ☆ 0
↺TboostedDerek Powazek 🐐
Blockchain was an interesting niche tech that was not good for anything practical but was hyped to the rafters by grifters and failed spectacularly.
Generative AI is the new interesting niche tech that's not good for anything practical but is being hyped to the rafters by grifters and will fail spectacularly.
When ordinary people just assume anyone in tech is full of shit, this is why.↺ 27 ☆ 2
@init_6_ obviously features locked behind paywalls will have better security, can't have plebs getting stuff they own to function for free!↺ 0 ☆ 1
@init_6_ Next: cars hacked so that thieves can remotely drive them to chop shops.↺ 0 ☆ 1
Cars that repossess themselves is such a logical conclusion of self-driving that I'm surprised to only hear of it now 🥲↺ 1 ☆ 1
↺TboostedMarcus Hutchins :verified:
When I lived in the UK I could wake up, walk 5 mins to the sandwich shop, grab something for $9, then walk home. Can't do that here because walkable neighborhoods are an insult to American culture and they didn't fight no revolutionary war to have communist nonsense like sidewalks and mixed use real estate.↺ 14 ☆ 2
↺TboostedDare Obasanjo↺ 47 ☆ 1
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A reminder that the New York Times coverage of Section 230 has been dishonest for a long time.
The "paper of record" relentlessly frames this a Congressional favor for tech giants. In fact, the law protects freedom of expression -- yours and mine -- on the sites where we share, and the ones we own. It also protects our right to edit.
This is about money, and control. Traditional media have less of both due to the Internet. They want it back.↺ 36 ☆ 0
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This Onion article satirizing the New York Times' editorial policies is fire https://www.theonion.com/it-is-journalism-s-sacred-duty-to-endanger-the-lives-of-1850126997 (via @parkermolloy)↺ 3 ☆ 5
↺TboostedParker Molloy↺ 12 ☆ 1
Yeah, that checks out.
I am 60% Goth, 64.2% Nerd, placing me in the LARP category: https://www.idrlabs.com/jock-nerd-prep-goth/1/60/1/64.2/result.php↺ 0 ☆ 0
I just replayed BioShock Infinite for the first time since release and I forgot both how fun it is and what pseudointellectual bullshit the ending is↺ 0 ☆ 2
↺TboostedJosh "cortex" Millard↺ 1 ☆ 1
@ghalidrim I guess the only Valentine's cookies I've seen are just frosted sugar cookies at the grocery store, but I am less of a cookie glutton than a chocolate glutton.↺ 0 ☆ 0
@ghalidrim call me traditionalist, but the superior cookie holiday is definitely xmas, no?
Easter and Halloween for chocolates and candy, Xmas for cookies, and Thanksgiving for pies.↺ 0 ☆ 0
Valentine's day is a dumb holiday because the chocolates aren't noteworthy or particularly good, even.
Easter and Halloween are clearly better holidays for gluttons.
In this essay, I will...↺ 1 ☆ 3
INCOMING HOT TAKE - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
The federal minimum wage should be set to equal the following:
[MinWage = (R x 3)/H/W]
R = Average Rent of 1BR Studio Apt
H = Federally Defined Full-time Hours (40)
W = Average Weeks per Month (4)
Because landlords require you to show that you earn 3 times the rent before they will even consider your rental application. This formula would ensure that anyone working a full-time job (or two part-time jobs) could afford to pay rent in the smallest possible sized apartment.
In my area, the average rent is $1,400 for a studio/efficiency apartment.
[(1400x3)/40/4 = $28.13/hr.]↺ 36 ☆ 1
↺TboostedThe Deer Whisperer 🦌⚓
Why does only the USA use Mo/Da/Yr?
Who the hell knows? We don't even know why lol.
https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2013/dec/16/why-do-americans-write-the-month-before-the-day#:~:text=Despite%20the%20variety%20of%20date,using%20mm%2Ddd%2Dyyyy.↺ 3 ☆ 2
In general I find that when people complain about "the media isn't covering X" it's fairly overblown and "the media" (which is what, exactly?) is actually indeed covering X. But this Ohio disaster does indeed feel shockingly under-covered in this moment?↺ 1 ☆ 1
@roseveleth Yes! I was trying to talk to my dad about it yesterday and he mostly gets his news from TV and had heard barely anything about it. Kept thinking I was trying to talk about those dumb balloons for some reason.↺ 0 ☆ 0
Code with swearing is better code.
Jan Strehmel: We find that open source code containing swearwords exhibit significantly better code quality than those not containing swearwords under several statistical tests. We hypothesise that the use of...
https://jwz.org/b/yj95↺ 47 ☆ 1
↺TboostedDerek Powazek 🐐
It's getting less attention than the transphobia, but the antisemitism of JK's entire world, and in the game specifically, should also be condemned. https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/hogwarts-legacy-antisemitism-goblins-horn/↺ 9 ☆ 1