Cycling Show more
At least I finally know what that creaking sound was: the rear derailleur cable just snapped on the way to today's climb. Fortunately there's a fantastic bike shop in town, at I was able to roll all the way to it downhill. Waiting for someone to replace the cable now...
UN, corruption Show more
The UN Environment Envoy just demonstrated just how much taxpayer money you have to waste and how blatant the disregard for your job's mission must be, in order to actually get "punished" at all. Albeit by merely being forced to resign. No actual punishment, of course.
The guy spent half a million dollars on flights over a period of 22 months. He routed a flight from Washington to New York through Paris, and one from Kenya to Ethiopia through Oslo.
The main contradiction of liberal democracy is that it has largely been shaped through a history of various forms of illegal civil disobedience against entrenched power structures. Such civil disobedience is retrospectively seen as justified, and the people committing it are retrospectively seen as heroes. However, each successive generation is asked to believe that any further civil disobedience would be unreasonable.
After many years of thinking about the topic from all angles, and the majority of them spent advocating for it (before the term was even a popular thing), I have come to the conclusion that universal basic income is actually a rather bad idea. And that we should replace it with some kind of universal basic economic rights.
The new Prosody release sounds fantastic. Fixes one of my major gripes with OMEMO, and has lots of improvements for multi-user chat: https://blog.prosody.im/prosody-0-11-0-released/
@colszowka Ohai there! 👋
uspol, neo-nazis Show more
"Blowback: An Inside Look at How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists": https://www.mintpressnews.com/us-backed-fascist-azov-battalion-in-ukraine-is-training-and-radicalizing-american-white-supremacists/251951/
In case you want to put a spacecraft docking to the ISS on a second screen, Cygnus is approaching right now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwMDvPCGeE0
FOSS developer etiquette Show more
When you don't have anything nice to say about open-source code that someone else wrote and provides to users for free, and you're also too lazy to open issues and constructively tell them about potential shortcomings of their program... then sometimes it's better to shut the fuck up and not look like a petty asshole trying to uplift themselves by shitting all over other people's creations.
Apparently China's widely hyped new "social credit" system is mostly just the BoC's version of normal credit scoring. With the same issues as credit scoring in the rest of the world: https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/11/16/chinas-orwellian-social-credit-score-isnt-real/
This is worth a periodic re-share:
"Command-line Tools can be 235x Faster than your Hadoop Cluster"
Because sometimes the old ways are good ways. 🧓
Sry for birbsite link, but this is too good: https://twitter.com/aleli_arch/status/1062684922069114880
It's almost like a horse race: https://forkmonitor.info/nodes/bch
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