Saw someone on the /r/vinyl subreddit suggest that a person who didn't have any problems with their cheap record player actually WAS having problems, they just didn't know it because they weren't listening right
Which sums up both Reddit and audiophiles in a neat little package
So mentioning DOOM 1 VS webpage sizes reminded that up until not that long ago all of my software had to fit under 16MB (megabytes!) of RAM and didn't have much trouble at that.
We could fit a fully functional app in a couple of kilobytes (!!) on PalmOS but Android apps take dozens of megabytes like it's nothing.
I get that bigger resolutions means bigger art assets (unless you use vector art and you probably should) but with the exception of games and media.. why the heck is everything so heavy now days?
Finally getting to sit down and watch Wellington Paranormal.
I'm trying to place a story about a government-ordered internet slowdown in Dhaka, and have access to a student protester on the ground, so I'm looking for places to pitch that I haven't contacted already. If you know a site/editor that does international human rights coverage with a tech angle, please let me know and I'll pitch them if I haven't already!
oh I love my employers, "oh I don't mind being found on google or whatever, I have nothing to hide".
Completely missing the point. Various groups have had nothing to hide until some despot decided they should be eradicated..
Of course it didn't suffer a DDoS. That was an excuse to ignore public opinion while they dismantled Net Neutrality.
Engadget: FCC admits its comment system never suffered DDoS attack.
Yet another reason to get away from Facebook as quickly as you can. I absolutely do not consent to Facebook having my transaction data.
"Facebook asks U.S. banks for financial info to boost user engagement: WSJ | Reuters"
>year is 2020
> you run on a raspberry pi in your living-room pleroma 4.8.1 you installed with @yunohost , no command line knowledge needed.
>pleroma is swiss knife of the fediverse, 9 different FE, still running on a Rpi.
>You shitpost using PleromaFE
>You write using PlumeFE
>You vlog using PtubeFE and community driven node helping you with bandwidth.
>You share short video/pics using PFedFE.
>You listen to music using FunkwhaleFE.
>You use ONE account.Keeping your subscribers.
Go, #Fediverse! Go!
freecampsites.net is officially my favourite website ever. I've got a solid Google Map going of over 20 (4+ star rating) free campsite coordinates across Canada for my roadtrip next week.
Some of these are in gorgeous locations, nearby other campgrounds that charge somewhere in the range of $60 for an almost equivalent experience
You may have noticed me doing research about the technology stacks being used by #ActivityPub apps, this is because I'm involved in a couple federated projects (both of which are new use cases, and extending the #ActivityStreams format).
I'm open for feedback & collaboration requests!
How Tech Billionaires Hack Their Taxes With a Philanthropic Loophole - The New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/03/business/donor-advised-funds-tech-tax.html
@paul yeah the CDN market is big business with excellent margins due to economies of scale, and CF is one of the two biggest standalone CDNs (Fastly is the other one). They are *not* hurting for cashflow. I was a Fastly customer at a previous gig and they were lots cheaper and better than us doing the same thing in-house.
So I started out in #linux with my friend #AndyLoAFoe when #linus #thorvalds was experimenting with alpha versions of the #kernel Im so glad andy was looking for a OS which enabled the #protected mode of his '386 cpu since my #Amiga #gamers #computer was running circles around him, when he played in realmode as a single tasker. I was using #NoiceTracker at the time to play#amigaModules I love❤🎶 how #linux times have changed for the better. Every device that looks at the intenet now has linux!
New experiment starting today - getting rid of my smartphone for at least a month. That will probably mean I'm on here less, but I am going to write about it.
Really not sure how this is gonna go, but I think it's gonna be A LOT harder than ditching Google.
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