The BBC has decided not to broadcast an episode of Sir David Attenborough’s flagship new series on British wildlife because of fears its themes of the destruction of nature would risk a backlash from Tory politicians and the rightwing press #Sustainability https://www.theguardian.com/media/2023/mar/10/david-attenborough-bbc-wild-isles-episode-rightwing-backlash-fears
A retronym is a word that describes something that used to be the only kind of something, like acoustic guitar and postal mail (or snail mail).
Here's a new one to me: pork bacon!
🚨 The Antarctic annual minimum has definitely passed ➡️ "This is the lowest sea ice extent in the 1979 to 2023 sea ice record, setting a record low for the second straight year."
See more at http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2023/02/antarctic-sea-ice-minimum-settles-on-record-low-extent-again/
As part of a wave of layoffs, I got laid off from my backend development job last month as the company's financials I was working with have been steadily decreasing. I applied for another job shortly after, and after a month of interviews and an honestly great response from their team, at the last minute, they told me that they were focusing their hiring efforts away from the US and towards Singapore. With Calckey donations, I don't have enough money to pay for rent or groceries. So I'm asking to #GetFediHired, I'm the lead developer on the Calckey project, and I'm a fullstack, multi-language developer. I have 3+ years of enterprise experience, and I work great on teams as well as solo. Resume and references available upon request.
@rozanski @codinghorror You may also like the barn.megaparsec measuring spoon. A barn is an area roughly covering a Uranium nucleus. A megaparsec is three and a bit million light years. Multiply them and you get a volume, about a third of a teaspoon. My spoon is within ~1%
Hypercapitalist techbros already calling for, wait for it, government intervention!
What happened to "the market will solve it"?
"The market solves it" only if it's your money on the line, not their stock options.
Remember all this bullshit about "we get the big payouts because we take the big risks"? Yeah, well… observe what happens when the risks actually materialize. Crying for risk-mitigating bailout *checks notes* literally the next day.
For the first time since 1987, vinyl albums outsold CDs by units in the US. https://www.pcmag.com/news/music-throwback-vinyl-records-outsell-cds-for-first-time-since-1987
First, the very good news: Version 4.0 of The Ultimate Tape Archive, a compilation of Commodore 64 cassette-based software, has been released, with Internet Archive as the primary download!
16gb of cassette based software, scans of the cassettes and inlays and instructions.
The even better news: The collection has ALL of them, emulated!
That's 2000 tapes for you to enjoy.
California is getting drenched from another #AtmosphericRiver event 💦 #CAwx #CArain
Satellite + radar since yesterday shows the incessant rain, with flash #flooding now affecting #Kernville
So I want to stress that I CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY confirm this but I trust my source:
There is apparently an ongoing issue at Twitter that boils down to:
Musk fired everyone with access to the private key to their internal root CA, and they can no longer run puppet because the puppet master's CA cert expired and they can't get a new one because no one has access. They no longer can mint certs.
My limited understanding in this area is that this is...very bad
It's 'cooler' to say "I am not woke" than "I am scared and insecure of things I don't understand and I react angrily about it"