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@heiseonline@social.heise.de
2024-06-13 21:24:00

Schaden aus Kryptowährung: Terraform Labs und Do Kwon "zahlen" Milliarden
4,5 Milliarden Dollar sollen Do Kwon und Terraform Labs laut einem Vergleich an die SEC zahlen. Erhalten wird die Behörde wohl nichts.​

@jacobgudiol@mastodonsweden.se
2024-04-13 06:00:36

Women with obesity do not need to gain weight during pregnancy
news.ki.se/women-with-obesity-

@clongclongmoo@social.bau-ha.us
2024-04-14 19:24:55

Downtown Deceit
"Where Do We Go From Here?"
clongclongmoo.org/2024/04/14/d

@incurablehippie@verified.mastodonmedia.xyz
2024-04-14 11:13:00

How moral injury is impacting the news industry and what you can do about it americanpressinstitute.org/how

@mgorny@pol.social
2024-06-13 16:52:16

Dawno nie dostałem żadnego niepożądanego telefonu. Aż zaczynam się zastanawiać, czy jakimś cudem wypadłem ze spamerskich baz, czy udało mi się zablokować wszystkie popularne call center. A skąd spamerzy mieli mój numer telefonu?
Podejrzenie numer jeden to zakupy przez Internet. Ilekroć kupowałem coś z dostawą do paczkomatu, mój numer telefonu trafiał do platformy, do firmy kurierskiej, do sprzedawcy, i najpewniej jeszcze do oprogramowania SaaS, z którego sprzedawca wewnętrznie korzysta…

@dotproto@toot.cafe
2024-06-14 20:05:43

@… Do you use any tools to cross-post, do you do it manually, or do you tailor your posts to each platform (like an absolute madman)?

@david_colquhoun@mstdn.social
2024-04-14 22:45:25

#UnHerd publishes mostly hard-right propaganda with a veneer of intellectualism. And judging by the comments, many of its readers are far-right extremists.
In the last decade some dreadful people have crawled out from under stones.

Do you care if your employees are high at work?
I’m betting that more people than I care to admit are on some type of intoxicating or behavior-altering substance while serving my food, cleaning my hotel room or ringing up my groceries.
Good for them.
If I worked these jobs I’d probably be doing the same.
I had friends in college who smoked weed before class and graduated with honors.
I think a few of them still do the same today as lawyers and accountants. …

@NFL@darktundra.xyz
2024-05-15 00:34:30

Brady has roast regrets due to impact on his kids espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/401484

@aral@mastodon.ar.al
2024-04-14 10:06:35

Opposing genocide isn’t antisemitic.
Saying that opposing genocide is antisemitic is antisemitic.
You know what’s inhumane? Genocide. You know who’s committing genocide? Israel.
You have zero moral standing to assess me. Those who commit and are complicit in genocide never do.
So yes, most definitely, goodbye.
#israel

@tarah@infosec.exchange
2024-06-14 20:40:23

So, today, a lot of folk are talking about how a very bad man named Sean Hastings has been violently threatening Adam Shostack for years and years.
 
I know Adam and think of him as a friend and we are connected professionally and personally, and of course I knew about Sean Hastings, but I was unaware that today was the day that Adam was going to finally talk about his nightmare, and he didn't ask me to say anything about my own experiences with Sean or coordinate with me on this.
 
I can't speak to Adam's experience but I do feel the need to tell people what Sean Hastings did to me.
 
The first thing Sean Hastings did to me was give me money in 2015. I didn't know him. You can actually see his name right in the front of the acknowledgements to my book on women in tech - because he contributed $500 to the 2015 Kickstarter I ran to fund it.
 
This is before I'd met Adam Shostack; Adam and I met in early 2016 when we sat on a Federal Trade Commission panel together in Seattle on startup cybersecurity. Adam's a major nerd and we bonded immediately over game design and his incorrect preference of Star Wars over Star Trek.
 
But soon, I would find out that there were strings attached to Sean's contribution. Apparently he thought that by contributing to a Kickstarter, he could turn guilt screws on me about who I could talk to, and demanded my time to help him publish books on girls in tech.
 
He began sending me harassing messages and emails after I'd probably RTed something from Adam, demanding that I pay attention to his claims about Adam Shostack. I did what any normal femme in tech does, which is go do the grey network check on Adam. In 2016, I spoke to several extremely prominent and trusted friends and members of the infosec community. The “Good Guy vs. Creeper” check on Adam came back from my folk with a resounding "Adam's the victim here". And I know some serious operators in the "keeping women in the infosec world safe" space.
 
Sean subsequently began publicly and privately bombarding my social accounts and email with demands and guilt and claiming that he was behind my success and funded me. This looked to me like a man who tries to control women and others with money, and I would wear out the red flag emoji if I tried to properly emphasize that. There's plenty more on Xitter if you want to go searching.
 
I didn't and don't want to think about this, any more than anyone else wants to think about awful things, but violent angry dangerous men like Sean do seem to operate on their own schedule, and I anticipate that Adam's public statement may trigger Sean Hastings making another outburst against me and the many other people I'm now seeing coming forward.
 
One last thing. I've experienced some of the same kinds of horrific stalker behavior that Adam and others in the community have, and while it's not relevant to this here, Adam was a profound support to me when my life was getting torn apart by two very dangerous, angry, violent people making false claims about me several years ago. He knows exactly what it feels like, because I think he's lived it for a couple of decades.
 
So, it occurs to me that I've actually continued to benefit from that $500 that Sean Hastings contributed to that Kickstarter. In my experience, it makes people apoplectic to learn that their money went to something that they hate. So, below, you'll find some screenshots, and the last image is my proof pic for a $500 donation just now to Operation: Safe Escape, which supports victims of cyber stalking and domestic tech abuse like those Sean Hastings has targeted. That makes me feel a lot better and I didn't even realize I was carrying any guilt over it until just now.
 
safeescape.org/ I strongly urge you to donate there as well if you were affected by this.

@jacobgudiol@mastodonsweden.se
2024-04-13 06:00:36

Women with obesity do not need to gain weight during pregnancy
news.ki.se/women-with-obesity-

@piotrsikora@pol.social
2024-05-14 05:59:19

Jednak polski język fajnie potrafi ratować użytkowników...
Dostaliśmy od polskojęzycznego taką wiadomość:
"Szanowni Państwo, czy nie jest, że traci się dostęp do konta nie pamiętając? Samowolnie doprowadzono do takiego stanu. Czy pomogą mi Państwo pomóc i wyłączyć na chwilę uwierzytelnianie dwustopniowe?"
Swoją drogą, widać że jedno kotno z prywatnymi danymi na NCH.pl zostało uratowane mimo że ktoś dostał się do skrzynki email na gmail.
P.S. oczywiście byśmy …

@mguhlin@mastodon.education
2024-06-12 17:47:05

AI Detectors: Do They Really Work?: mglinks.org/2024/06/12/ai-dete

@clongclongmoo@social.bau-ha.us
2024-04-14 19:24:55

Downtown Deceit
"Where Do We Go From Here?"
clongclongmoo.org/2024/04/14/d

@pre@boing.world
2024-06-14 21:42:20

The motion of the arms is a bit improved I think, but that's from parenting the IK-targets to the wrists.
When you do motion-tracking, you get the position and rotation of each and and foot and belt.
So if your character is doing a chicken-dance wobbling the elbows, there's no tracker on that.
Looks the same.
But, if the elbow-target is moving along with the rotation of the hand, then you can do the chicken-dance by rotating the wrists to rotate the elbows.
On the other hand, that makes the targets fly around like crazy if you're trying to fine-tune adjust them in the post-record edit.
How do you even tell if that that is more important in the way they move than the fact my IK system is worse than Unity's. By a lot?
I expect Godot's new one will replace mine when it's done so I can't be arsed to make mine any better.
I think they move about around the same quality, but the lip-sync and emotional display improve just because I go from sketch into draft for the rewrite, regardless of engine.

@scott@carfree.city
2024-05-14 00:22:18

People are pissed about planters.
It saddens me to see them all interpret "planters" to mean specifically hostile, anti-homeless planters. Urban gardening is a good thing! It sucks that it's being hijacked.
missionlocal.org/2024/05/meet-<…

A variety of tasteful plants in small, movable planters in front of a house.
A row of big, bulky, ugly metal troughs (and a few barrels) militaristically placed in a row to barricade the sidewalk, with unattractive spiky plants that are all the same.
@fanf@mendeddrum.org
2024-04-12 10:42:03

2022 retro-link! chelseatroy.com/2022/08/03/how - How I do (and don’t) prepare a talk for a tech conference.

@chris@mstdn.chrisalemany.ca
2024-06-14 21:20:17

*Stomping*:
“I’m not gonna do nothin' until China and India do it!”
….
— EV Sales Soar In India, Slow In US —
….
Ok, well, step up, son.
#climateAction #climateChange

@jaandrle@fosstodon.org
2024-06-14 15:32:01

ČEZ předal vlšdě analýzu nabídek na stavbu jaderných bloků | @… - spolehlivé zpršvy - ir…

@mgorny@social.treehouse.systems
2024-06-13 05:51:41

Autism spectrum, feelings and (against all odds) a Witcher quote
"""
[…] Because you're a witcher and you can't feel any emotion. You don't want to fulfill my request, because you think that you care about her, you think that… Geralt, you are with her only because she wants that, and you'll be with her for as long as she wants to. What you're feeling is a projection of her emotion, her interest in you. To all demons of the Pit, Geralt, you're not a child, you know who you are. You're a mutant. Don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying this to offend or disdain you. I'm just stating a fact. You're a mutant, and one of the basic features of your mutation is your full immunity to emotion. You've been made like this so that you could do your job. Do you understand? You can't feel anything. What you're taking as emotion is actually cell memory, somatic memory, if you know what that means.
"""
(Andrzej Sapkowski, Miecz przeznaczenia, Okruch lodu, Istredd's words, my own translation)
However the context is different, it made me think of my own problems with emotions.
Am I capable of love? Or perhaps I can merely project somebody else's feelings, return them at the best. Or perhaps just intellectually be aware of what I am supposed to feel.
Was perhaps that, what I used to take for "love", actually gratitude that somebody was nice to me, or that she showed interest?
Or perhaps was it that she fitted into an unrealistic model that I've engraved into my personality as a child?
Or just an attachment, a feeling of safety, stemming from a large data set. A conviction that unpleasant surprise is no longer that likely.
Or just desperation, a need that's been forced into me since I was a child and that now I'm trying to attain based on what the media, books and personal stories tell me about it.
Or even something resembling a Stockholm syndrome. "At least she's paying attention to me. I know the worst she could do to me."
#ActuallyAutistic

@whitequark@mastodon.social
2024-04-14 06:04:11
Content warning: software, graphic violence

dealing with recursive git submodules makes me want to lie down on a claymore, pull on the trigger cable, and enjoy the feeling of a thousand ball bearings shredding my body to pieces, knowing that i will never again have to find out that `-r` does not mean `--recursive` and instead makes `git submodule init` do something other than the obvious fucking thing everyone wants it to do

@aredridel@kolektiva.social
2024-04-14 03:17:08

tech whinging
I like nixos so far but mannnn I get the same flavor from it I do from people who read too much marxist theory.
"How do I...?" is usually either "ask someone who has done it" or "read a few hundred pages of theory until you can answer the question yourself”
So much good concept here, but ugh.
Also I think there's a barely-acknowledged community schism and nobody will actually talk about the other camp clearly.

@soc_i_ety@mstdn.ca
2024-04-13 17:24:52

I hope you don't mind my saying just how much I enjoy our conversations on Mastodon but I do. I really, really do.
Thank you!
:mastodon:

@wyliesau@noauthority.social
2024-04-14 19:34:45

Breaking News 🚨
Klaus „eat ze bugs“ Schwab is on his way to bring OJ the Gloves.
No seriously, he’s in hospital.
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT celebrate (yet).
Karma is a mofo.

@raiders@darktundra.xyz
2024-06-14 23:16:51

Raiders coach gives perfect description of what one wildcard free agent acquisition can do in 2024 yardbarker.com/nfl/articles/ra

@ruario@vivaldi.net
2024-05-14 21:11:35

@… Do you only want the latest version or are you comparing the version number with your local copy and only fetching if you don't have it?
If you just want the latest and do not care about local copies, I have an even easier way

@johnleonard@mastodon.social
2024-05-14 13:40:39

Why cybersecurity staff burn out, and what to do about it
Based on Computing's research and interviews with two experts, we look at the causes of burnout among cybersecurity professionals and how more attention paid to this issue at board level could help shore up defences.
(Free reg)

@bodhidave@mstdn.social
2024-05-15 02:49:45

In tonight's #meditation there was the sense that awakening will have less to do with something I know, and more to do with something that's happening....
and, ultimately, that anything is happening.

@KingShawn@mastodon.social
2024-06-13 22:23:33

As my British stepfather used to say, “Because they’re not married to women…” 🤣 mastodon.cloud/@DamnInterestin

@Migurski@mastodon.social
2024-04-14 17:02:14

“Yes, But.”  Via twiukraine.com/@partizan/11202
migursk…

@jrconlin@soc.jrconlin.com
2024-05-13 18:03:30

Sometimes it's not a question of "Do you use a carrot or a stick?" but "How big of a carrot do I need to beat someone with?"

@geant@mstdn.social
2024-05-13 12:21:21

The Special Interest Group on #Network Operating Centres (SIG-NOC) had their 20th meeting in Helsinki, hosted by CSC/ Funet. Discussions included #fiber-based sensing #technologies, boundaries between

@dr2chase@ohai.social
2024-05-13 15:50:17

Re: An Update From the EUC Division of Broadcom
To: Omnissa Hi, I wish to have nothing to do with your company or your new owners, and please sever all business relations, ESPECIALLY repeat billing arrangements, that we might have. If any appear on my credit card statement henceforth, I will dispute them, and report you to the state attorney general for fraud. I tried logging in to VMWare to check on any recurring charges, it sent me to…

@roland@devdilettante.com
2024-04-13 06:25:51

Glyph.im: Software Needs To Be More Expensive
Software, like coffee, is too artificially cheap, and we need to make it more expensive. I have one suggestion for how to do that. <--blog.glyph.im/2024/03/software

@frostpoem@mastodon.art
2024-04-14 10:47:59

I would like to find a necklace that chimes, be that bells or harmony balls. Do any small business folk on Fedi make or sell anything of the sort? I know they exist elsewhere--Etsy and the like--but I wanted to ask here, first. Any sort of chiming jewelry that will be long-lasting will do, no matter the form. I just miss being able to carry the sound of bells with me wherever I went. I used to have a gorgeous silver harmony ball but it got lost in an airport.

@leodurruti@puntarella.party
2024-04-14 18:57:28

“Simply, there is no way to be cool,” [Pissed Jeans singer] Korvette concludes, “especially when you’ve hit a sixth album. We’re clearly not new; we’re old, we don’t care. It feels cool to not want to be cool. It’s the best. It’s the beauty of not feeling inclined to impress anyone, no need to show that you deserve anything, that you are punk or edgy. It’s embarrassing to try too hard. We're more comfortable in our own skin.”

@lukem@hachyderm.io
2024-05-13 09:39:05

I plaster my stuff everywhere I can online, sometimes I even mention it at work when I'm called out.
I low-key crave for appreciation and attention even if I never state it directly.
And when I actually get it, I feel like the Coyote catching the Road Runner.
God effin' dammit, brain. Make up your mind.

The Coyote holding two boards with written text on them:

"Okay, wise guys, you always wanted to catch him"
"Now what do I do?"
@MediaActivist@todon.eu
2024-04-12 23:34:04

"The worst part of it... is the lack of understanding about what privacy means, while telling their users they are super serious about it. Add to that the CEO’s 'trust me, bro' attitude, their deals with the shady and homophobic crypto company Brave, and many other things, and the conclusion is that, no, your data is not safe at Kagi at all, and with their primary business being 'AI' and not search, you know exactly what that means. Do not use Kagi."

@losttourist@social.chatty.monster
2024-04-13 18:08:17

I know it sometimes seems like a bit of a pointless kitchen gadget, but I love my soup maker.
Grab a bunch of slightly-past-their-best veggies from the bottom drawer of the fridge. Throw them in the machine with a stock cube. Fill with water. Press the button.
Then go and waste time on Mastodon for half an hour (protip: you could do something useful with your life in this period of time, but honestly why would you!).
Come back into the kitchen 30 minutes later to find a lovely hot tasty and probably fairly healthy soup waiting for you.
I'd do that "follow me for more recipes" meme thing but realistically this is probably your lot!

@stephane_klein@mamot.fr
2024-04-13 08:57:37

How do you test your #ChezMoi configuration on a bare OS? Docker? Distrobox? Vagrant?
github.com/twpayne/chezmoi/dis

@elliek@mstdn.ca
2024-06-14 17:52:29

How can I change or cancel a subscription payment to #mstdn.ca ? There is no way to do so that I can see, despite the information on the shop saying that the link in the order email will include the way to do so
I wouldn't ask, but.... It is a bit off that it's not easy (or possible) to find.
@…
#mastodonHelp #mastodonCanada

@seeingwithsound@mas.to
2024-05-13 06:04:46

Visual experiences unique to early infancy provide building blocks of human vision medicalxpress.com/news/2024-05 "the same sequence of images improves the training of

@smurthys@hachyderm.io
2024-05-14 16:55:40

News you *can* use: Chicago O'Hare has more Starbucks locations than any other U.S. airport. I think if you walk an hour any where air side at ORD, you'll pass by 4-6 stores. ☕
And apparently the Starbucks situation is the worst at SFO.
upgradedpoints.…

@sascha_wolfer@fediscience.org
2024-05-14 16:18:26

Simple #Rstats problem: Suppose you have a vector like this:
vec <- c('A/B', 'C/D', 'E/F')
For each element, you want the value after the '/', i.e. B, D, and F. How would you do it?
After years and years of using R, I just learned that you can do this:
sapply(strsplit(vec, '/'), '[', 2)
Did you KNOW this? The extraction operator '[' is given as a function to sapply() here and the 2 as an argument. 🤯
If you knew this: WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME?!?

@EarthOrgUK@mastodon.energy
2024-06-14 03:23:04

To Zone or Not to Zone When Retrofitting a UK Heat Pump (2024) - A short summary of the published paper: do not chuck out all the TRVs when installing a heat-pump! - earth.org.uk/To-Zone-Or-Not-To

@matematico314@social.linux.pizza
2024-04-13 15:11:06

Olha o que achei no gerenciador de aplicativos do #LinuxMint: um port nativo daquele antigo Space Cadet #Pinball. Fica aí a dica.
OBS: É via #FlatHub, então deve rodar na maior parte das…

Screenshot do jogo "3d pinball Space Cadet Pinbal" rodando em tela cheia.
@stella@tech.lgbt
2024-04-13 18:34:22

i make stupid mistakes in everything i do anyway i may as well just not do anything at all and just rot away alone then at least i wont be bothering anyone else

@deprogrammaticaipsum@mas.to
2024-05-13 06:16:26

"In the twenty-five years since the appearance of the phrase “Open Source”, many authors have tried to explain this simple fact: why do software developers willingly and spontaneously collaborate, often on a pro bono basis, to the creation of open-source software? And most importantly, how does this even happen? Many books have been written around this seemingly illogical fact."

@privacity@social.linux.pizza
2024-06-13 15:05:26

PCB Design Review: A 5V UPS With LTC4040
poliverso.org/display/0477a01e
PCB Design Review: A 5V UPS With LTC4040 Do you have a 5 V device you want to run 24/7, no matter whether you have electricity? Not to worry – …

@thomasfuchs@hachyderm.io
2024-06-13 04:15:48

Where do I report a crime on found footage on an old memory card? These people here are gluing carpet on their beautiful old hardwood floors in 2004.

Photo of a photo shown on an old camera. There’s a carpet installer putting carpet down on an old, beautiful wood floor.
@NoahCarver@c.im
2024-04-14 19:41:18

PSA to blind and low vision travelers!
whenever using sirens and lights, emergency vehicles (ambulances, fire apparatuses, etc.) *ALWAYS* have the right-of-way. Be hypervigilant when crossing streets. PAY ATTENTION! Do *NOT* cross when sirens are barreling towards you. They likely cannot stop/swerve in time to avoid hitting you. Do *NOT* be the person who learns this fact the hard way.
PS: I am physically fine. Deeply shaken, but am not hurt. I have no idea how, but I somehow tun…

@BBC2MusicBot@mastodonapp.uk
2024-05-14 00:05:38

🔊 #NowPlaying on BBCRadio2's #OJBorg
Spice Girls:
🎵 Who Do You Think You Are
#SpiceGirls
open.spotify.com/track/1jI1aLm
strda.bandcamp.com/track/spice

@qurlyjoe@mstdn.social
2024-05-12 23:07:57

Who likes #ACapella around here? Anybody? Face Vocal Band (facevocalband.com) is based in Boulder, CO. They’ve toured the world with great success. Here’s a mashup they do of Jessie’s Girl and Stacy’s Mom, that they always do at their Mothers Day shows. They do covers and originals.

@tarah@infosec.exchange
2024-06-14 20:40:23

So, today, a lot of folk are talking about how a very bad man named Sean Hastings has been violently threatening Adam Shostack for years and years.
 
I know Adam and think of him as a friend and we are connected professionally and personally, and of course I knew about Sean Hastings, but I was unaware that today was the day that Adam was going to finally talk about his nightmare, and he didn't ask me to say anything about my own experiences with Sean or coordinate with me on this.
 
I can't speak to Adam's experience but I do feel the need to tell people what Sean Hastings did to me.
 
The first thing Sean Hastings did to me was give me money in 2015. I didn't know him. You can actually see his name right in the front of the acknowledgements to my book on women in tech - because he contributed $500 to the 2015 Kickstarter I ran to fund it.
 
This is before I'd met Adam Shostack; Adam and I met in early 2016 when we sat on a Federal Trade Commission panel together in Seattle on startup cybersecurity. Adam's a major nerd and we bonded immediately over game design and his incorrect preference of Star Wars over Star Trek.
 
But soon, I would find out that there were strings attached to Sean's contribution. Apparently he thought that by contributing to a Kickstarter, he could turn guilt screws on me about who I could talk to, and demanded my time to help him publish books on girls in tech.
 
He began sending me harassing messages and emails after I'd probably RTed something from Adam, demanding that I pay attention to his claims about Adam Shostack. I did what any normal femme in tech does, which is go do the grey network check on Adam. In 2016, I spoke to several extremely prominent and trusted friends and members of the infosec community. The “Good Guy vs. Creeper” check on Adam came back from my folk with a resounding "Adam's the victim here". And I know some serious operators in the "keeping women in the infosec world safe" space.
 
Sean subsequently began publicly and privately bombarding my social accounts and email with demands and guilt and claiming that he was behind my success and funded me. This looked to me like a man who tries to control women and others with money, and I would wear out the red flag emoji if I tried to properly emphasize that. There's plenty more on Xitter if you want to go searching.
 
I didn't and don't want to think about this, any more than anyone else wants to think about awful things, but violent angry dangerous men like Sean do seem to operate on their own schedule, and I anticipate that Adam's public statement may trigger Sean Hastings making another outburst against me and the many other people I'm now seeing coming forward.
 
One last thing. I've experienced some of the same kinds of horrific stalker behavior that Adam and others in the community have, and while it's not relevant to this here, Adam was a profound support to me when my life was getting torn apart by two very dangerous, angry, violent people making false claims about me several years ago. He knows exactly what it feels like, because I think he's lived it for a couple of decades.
 
So, it occurs to me that I've actually continued to benefit from that $500 that Sean Hastings contributed to that Kickstarter. In my experience, it makes people apoplectic to learn that their money went to something that they hate. So, below, you'll find some screenshots, and the last image is my proof pic for a $500 donation just now to Operation: Safe Escape, which supports victims of cyber stalking and domestic tech abuse like those Sean Hastings has targeted. That makes me feel a lot better and I didn't even realize I was carrying any guilt over it until just now.
 
safeescape.org/ I strongly urge you to donate there as well if you were affected by this.

@kazys@mastodon.social
2024-06-14 18:27:51

The lesson of the Three Body Problem isn’t the Dark Forest myth, it’s that China will try to get ahead by technological singularity, one way or the other. In the books, they do it by first contact. In our world, they’ll try to do it through AGI. The US must not let them.

You’re reading the 2023 Run for Something strategic plan,
which explains how we do this work, why we do it, and what you can do to help.
medium.com/run-for-something/r

@kctipton@mas.to
2024-06-12 15:24:28

Love It or Hate It — The Great Cilantro Debate #science

@darkrat@chaosfurs.social
2024-05-14 10:56:06
Content warning: nsfw context

Furries and artists be like

Comic by "Elder Cactus"
An artist and another person talking:

Person: "Hi, do you do comissions?"
Artist: "Yep"

P: "I'd like a drawing of a giant dragon having sex with a mountain. Both are enjoying it ---"
A: "... No tha---"

P: "IÄll pay you $600"

A: "So how gaping should I make this mountain's butthole?"
P: "I want you to follow your heart"
@simon_brooke@mastodon.scot
2024-06-12 21:14:06

Well, that's a meal. And it's actually the second successive day I've cooked myself a meal.
The things you need to do to break out of a cycle of depression are simple things. Yesterday, I got three bolts back into the tractor. But that's not nothing. Today, I got the recycling done, and that's not nothing either.
Even very simple things are hard to do when you're depressed. But if you can't do them, you can't break the cycle.

A plate, loaded with pasta and a sauce made from fresh vegetables, meatballs and cheese. Around it on the table is total chaos, but nevertheless there is a meal.
@catsalad@infosec.exchange
2024-06-13 09:40:06

How do I set my Mastodon banner to auto play this when someone visits my profile? (with sound of course) :ablobcatrainbow:

@askesis@qoto.org
2024-06-13 12:28:40

Harry Braverman comentando sobre a origem do termo “manager” (administrador):
O verbo to manage (administrar, gerenciar), vem de manus, do latim, que significa mão. Antigamente significava adestrar um cavalo nas suas andaduras, para fazê-lo praticar o manège. Como um cavaleiro que utiliza rédeas, bridão, esporas, cenoura, chicote e adestramento desde o nascimento para impor sua vontade ao animal, o capitalista empenha-se, através da …

@blakes7bot@botsin.space
2024-05-14 14:30:30

Series C, Episode 04 - Dawn of the Gods
TARRANT: [V.O.] Drop something. See how far it falls. [Vila drops a flashlight, then himself a few inches]
VILA: We must be on the surface of a planet. It's hard, and even, like it's artificial. Gravity feels about normal. Doesn't make sense. Unless... Yes, that's it. We're in a huge, underground cavern of some sort. No wonder Orac's thinking we're shooting ourselves. The walls must have reflected our blasts. What do you want me to do now?
B7B6

@althavin@mastodon.social
2024-06-12 14:37:59

Ever heard about a _kill criteria_ ?
A strategy to avoid the _sunk cost fallacy_ of us humans in chasing after unattainable goals despite increasingly long odds.
An inspiring read!
okdoomer.io/just-dont-do-it-2/

@tinoeberl@mastodon.online
2024-05-12 18:20:08

Katastrophale #Überschwemmungen in Rio Grande do Sul: Über 100 Tote, hunderttausende #Obdachlose und #Schäden in Milliardenhöhe. Die aktuellen

@scottmiller42@mstdn.social
2024-06-14 18:21:14

Is it my problem that I’ve been “obsessing” for 6 months over a problem that you’ve been exclusively in power to do something about for the last 6 months, or is it your problem that you’ve been exclusively in power to do something about it and instead have done nothing.
#ScottThoughts

@timbray@cosocial.ca
2024-06-14 15:46:32

I've seen this lots. Niantic doesn't like guerrilla clients for their games, the car companies hate independent clients to query car status and do remote control, etc etc. It’s super-interesting because there are no really effective technical ways to stop this kind of thing, so there are very interesting legal questions, both of to-be-established case-law and enforceability.

@Techmeme@techhub.social
2024-06-14 15:50:51

Sources: the EU has determined that Apple's anti-steering rules for developers do not comply with the DMA, and plans charges against Apple in the coming weeks (Financial Times)
t.co/81QurPcNtm

@fipmusicbot@mastodonapp.uk
2024-05-13 09:36:49

🔊 #NowPlaying on fip
2pac:
🎵 How do u want it
#2pac
open.spotify.com/track/1ZB2zIo
tomsonbeats.bandcamp.com/track Saviez vous❓
Vous devez 🔁 PARTAGER ce que vous voulez partager avec vos followers
- si vous ⭐ favorisez, seul le bot en sera informé.

@kcarruthers@mastodon.social
2024-04-14 03:04:18

I do love this account on bsky
Update: they’re here too! @…

Post reads: “H-hewwo?? Iswaewi miwitawy sez Iwan haz waunched dwones towawds Iswaew, but da attack couwd take houws to awwive (✿ ♡‿♡)”
@ruth_mottram@fediscience.org
2024-06-14 19:27:46

It seems my Danish newspaper has the same opinion of Nigel Farage that I do...

@tante@tldr.nettime.org
2024-06-13 16:04:18

I really liked @…'s phrasing here: The icon for X is actually the "close" symbol. Just do it.
My account is still "there" (I don't want someone to take my name) and leaving over 30k followers - many of them peers or people giving me writing gigs - behind was very painful (and costly in money and opportunity). But when I check i…

@zachleat@zachleat.com
2024-04-13 20:18:21

@… wait do they get all of my debt too??

@FerdiZ@mastodon.cloud
2024-05-11 06:05:43

If you're wondering whether you can trust me or not, Pro Tip: Don't trust me.
If you're wondering whether or not you can work with me, Pro Tip: Don't work with me.
If you're wondering whether or not I can do what you want me to do, Pro Tip: Don't bother asking me to do the thing.
…But if you /really think/ you can trust me, and that you can work with me, and that I really can do what you want me to do: Let's talk.

@benb@osintua.eu
2024-05-12 13:26:17

The Roman Empire Fell. So Would the Russian Do – Q&A: benborges.xyz/2024/05/12/the-r

@incurablehippie@verified.mastodonmedia.xyz
2024-06-12 17:02:01

Queer Election Watch: where do the different political parties stand on conversion practices? diva-magazine.com/2024/06/04/w

@ruario@vivaldi.net
2024-06-14 07:00:02

@… Oh and one more point regarding this
> Chrome for some reason released an update without any security fixes, it makes me very suspicious
When Chrome switched to the weekly minor update process they now employ their plan was to do updates for significant breakage or security. Most of the updates do seem to have a security angle but n…

@aredridel@kolektiva.social
2024-04-13 15:02:33

I've worked on community groups for a long long time, and the only good thing I can say about most codes of conduct is that their existence proves the group fought past the army of dudes who think they get in the way of important things like letting them dominate the group.
But seriously, most codes of conduct are worth about one bit of information: "has cared at all (y/n)”
There's a single code of conduct document that was extremely influential by being designed to be copy-and-pastable: the document was given a specific name, work was done to propagate the idea that all you had to do was adopt it as-is. Drop in and ready to go!
The only problem there is that doesn't work. A long, legalistic set of rules about what's Not Allowed with no actual policy for enforcement invites a bunch of problems: a long list can be treated as exhaustive, so people will do things not on the list then cry foul when you tell them to stop. A lack of enforcement policy invites a binary approach: is a person good (did nothing on the list) or bad (did something on the list)? If they're bad, kick them out, if they're good, keep them.
This is bad.
The actual rules that will be enforced will be much more subtle, will favor people in positions of power, and will not yield results consistent with the stated values of various factions of the group. Arguments will ensue about whether or not something "really counts" as an item on the list, because often the actual decision being made but not explicitly stated is “do we kick out some important person to the group for some broken way they relate to others in the group?”
The other way they get used is "here's a person doing something some part of the group doesn't like, which rule can we use to kick them out?”
These are both broken approaches that don't actually reflect the relations of the group, and they lead to punitive and destructive methods of enforcement, rather than healing and reparative methods. This leads to conflict within the group being turned into a code of conduct violation while at the same time allowing outsiders to weaponize the code of conduct by provoking those conflicts.

@jrconlin@soc.jrconlin.com
2024-06-14 01:15:29

The Spouse does not approve of my statement that:
Religion is a hobby.
• It's something a lot of folk just do once a week or so.
• There are professionals who do it all the time and coach folks on how to improve.
• There are other folk who are WAY into it, but normal folk tend to avoid them.
• You wind up buying a lot of stuff you don't know how to get rid of later.
• You pour way too much money into it to improve your life, but you're not sure if …

@mgorny@pol.social
2024-06-14 02:34:35

Pociąg ze stacji Krzyż do stacji Kostrzyn tak naprawdę jedzie z miejscowości Krzyż Wielkopolski do miejscowości Kostrzyn nad Odrą. Miejscowość Kostrzyn (bez przydomków) leży w Wielkiej Polsce i tamtejsza stacja nosi nazwę Kostrzyn Wielkopolski.
Jeszcze dla formalności powtórzę często powtarzany fakt, że ten pierwszy pociąg jedzie przez Gorzów Wielkopolski (nazwa miejscowości i stacji), który jest jednym z miast wojewódzkich lubuskiego.

@losttourist@social.chatty.monster
2024-04-13 18:08:17

I know it sometimes seems like a bit of a pointless kitchen gadget, but I love my soup maker.
Grab a bunch of slightly-past-their-best veggies from the bottom drawer of the fridge. Throw them in the machine with a stock cube. Fill with water. Press the button.
Then go and waste time on Mastodon for half an hour (protip: you could do something useful with your life in this period of time, but honestly why would you!).
Come back into the kitchen 30 minutes later to find a lovely hot tasty and probably fairly healthy soup waiting for you.
I'd do that "follow me for more recipes" meme thing but realistically this is probably your lot!

@EarthOrgUK@mastodon.energy
2024-06-14 03:23:04

To Zone or Not to Zone When Retrofitting a UK Heat Pump (2024) - A short summary of the published paper: do not chuck out all the TRVs when installing a heat-pump! - earth.org.uk/To-Zone-Or-Not-To

@BBC2MusicBot@mastodonapp.uk
2024-05-14 00:05:38

🔊 #NowPlaying on BBCRadio2's #OJBorg
Spice Girls:
🎵 Who Do You Think You Are
#SpiceGirls
open.spotify.com/track/1jI1aLm
strda.bandcamp.com/track/spice

@qurlyjoe@mstdn.social
2024-05-12 23:07:57

Who likes #ACapella around here? Anybody? Face Vocal Band (facevocalband.com) is based in Boulder, CO. They’ve toured the world with great success. Here’s a mashup they do of Jessie’s Girl and Stacy’s Mom, that they always do at their Mothers Day shows. They do covers and originals.

@thomasfuchs@hachyderm.io
2024-04-13 19:18:33

Computers as tools for humans are so useful exactly *because* they can’t think and do tedious work like calculations or information storage and retrieval for humans in a *deterministic* way.
It took like nearly 90 years of digital computers to make them powerful enough to run a wasteful algorithm that pretends to think (but doesn’t) and to deliver bullshit non-deterministic results while using absurd amounts of computational and environmental resources.

@fipmusicbot@mastodonapp.uk
2024-05-15 02:40:57

🔊 #NowPlaying on fip
2pac:
🎵 Do for love (explicit version)
#2pac
open.spotify.com/track/4AE7Lj3
mixtapeassassindjz.bandcamp.co

@kcarruthers@mastodon.social
2024-04-14 03:01:13

Oh well I can’t do anything about the imminence of WW3 so I’m going to the gym. It’s leg day.

@benb@osintua.eu
2024-05-12 13:26:17

The Roman Empire Fell. So Would the Russian Do – Q&A: benborges.xyz/2024/05/12/the-r

@Techmeme@techhub.social
2024-05-13 14:50:37

Q&A with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen on running Adobe since 2007, new AI features, AI investments, Firefly, monetizing AI, copyright, AI misuse, PDFs, and more (Nilay Patel/The Verge)
theverge.com/24153956/adobe-sh

@mgorny@pol.social
2024-06-14 15:57:23

Po kolejnej rundzie portów do Pythona 3.13 w #Gentoo, przychodzi mi do głowy ten mem z wielką, zatłoczoną autostradą, tyle że z komentarz:
Tylko jeszcze jeden microframework! Obiecuję wam, jeszcze jeden microframework i wszystkie problemy zostaną rozwiązane!
#Python

@BBC2MusicBot@mastodonapp.uk
2024-05-13 07:51:32

🔊 #NowPlaying on BBCRadio2's #TheZoeBallBreakfastShow
Basement Jaxx:
🎵 Do Your Thing
#BasementJaxx
open.spotify.com/track/08DeDU0
xtenda-edits.bandcamp.com/trac

@thomasfuchs@hachyderm.io
2024-04-13 19:18:33

Computers as tools for humans are so useful exactly *because* they can’t think and do tedious work like calculations or information storage and retrieval for humans in a *deterministic* way.
It took like nearly 90 years of digital computers to make them powerful enough to run a wasteful algorithm that pretends to think (but doesn’t) and to deliver bullshit non-deterministic results while using absurd amounts of computational and environmental resources.

@fipmusicbot@mastodonapp.uk
2024-05-15 02:06:57

🔊 #NowPlaying on fip
Thee Sinseers:
🎵 Can't do that to her
#TheeSinseers
open.spotify.com/track/3Db3A5W
theesinseers.bandcamp.com/trac

@kcarruthers@mastodon.social
2024-04-14 01:58:19

Wegovy is there anything it can’t do? FDA Approves First Treatment to Reduce Risk of Serious Heart Problems Specifically in Adults with Obesity or Overweight
fda.gov/news-events/press-anno

Copy from article linked in toot
@thomasfuchs@hachyderm.io
2024-04-15 01:12:13

People, always: Mozilla, please just make a web browser
Mozilla, 2014: here’s a phone!
Mozilla, 2018: all in on VR!
Mozilla, 2022: let’s do crypto!
Mozilla, 2024: hurrah AI!