Has anyone bumped in to any concrete numbers over the environment impact of our usage of suboptimal software, eg js+web tech instead of native desktop apps, the power usage of crypto currencies, the cost of constantly brute forcing problems instead of elegant solutions?
Any data is much appreciated - it trying to write something intelligent about this.
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I'm interested in full stack reality hacking: From understanding the emergence and programming of mass human beliefs, to consciousness hacking, cultural engineering, social engineering, to the rise of algorithmic culture, conspiracy theories, alternate realities. Socio-cybernetics and complex science meets mysticism and the occult. All-around cosmic scamp playing for Team Human.
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Two theoretical physicists specializing in complex systems conclude that global deforestation due to human activities is on track to trigger the “irreversible collapse” of human civilization within the next two to four decades. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akzn5a/theoretical-physicists-say-90-chance-of-societal-collapse-within-several-decades
My @email@example.com #PinePhone is here! (USB for scale) Loving tinkering with it so far and the form factor/build quality is actually quite nice. Can't wait to really start using it as a @firstname.lastname@example.org development platform, this device's future is looking great.
@blobyoumu 64-bit of course and modern drivers and technologies supported. But still as simple and light as XP was, so that it would run on weak hardware. Because honestly, Windows 10 is just bloatware.
There’s no “disposable” out here, where we wash plastic baggies to reuse them. “Disposable” just means “let’s force poor people to repair it in the hardest way possible”. It means epoxy and electrical tape to repair headphones, old juice bottles for water canteens, wire holding up sun shades. Thus necessity is less the mother of invention than handmaiden to despair.
Why have a civilization where we all reach for the stars when most of us on Earth drain our craft dry grappling bare survival?
Imagine a world where people invested time and effort and care into building things that worked and worked well, in the interests of the people who use them, and not a world where everyone is a bad actor working exclusively in their own self-interest, tearing the fabric of society apart with rampant corruption
The code I’m still ashamed of
The falsehoods of anti-AGPL propaganda
decided to add four esp8266 nodes into my mesh experiments, since they're the actual target of that automesh code I found and I'd like to make sure that whatever porting I have to do stays compatible with the earlier (and slightly cheaper) hardware.
so, as long as I can get them all playing nicely, I should end up with a 10-node mesh to screw with.
@klardotsh i was all for matrix. what has been bothering me? why make http so hardcoded into the framework that it will be hard to switch or add anything else? why use cloudflare and other cdn? why is matrix so expensive to self-host? it is very demanding. even more than jabber was when jabber got many of these features back in dialup days, when hdd were averaging 40gb. @sir
25 Years of Free Software
25 years ago on 24th July 1995 I released my first Free Software program called axdigi.
Time has gone quickly! A lot what was written has fallen away (I completely forgot I wrote ttylinkd for example).
I'm still writing Free Software or Open Source and still enjoy it.
Haskell . Rust . Elm
Have a thing for strong type systems.
Learning how to be a better programmer.
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