steven universe 

If we want to get *really* scifi, maybe these hypothetical carbon capture machines could construct *themselves* out of captured carbon, possibly using some kind of tiny pod containing most of the materials needed to get started as well as the information to construct the entire machine... Maybe these pods could, themselves, be made through carbon capture using the same machines, making them self-replicating without any technical skills needed

But this is all some kind of absurd pipe dream, of course. It's not like self-replicating material-producing carbon capture machines grow on trees

Humor: It’s funny when you get a pair of scissors but you can’t open the package, because you NEED a pair of scissors

Fediverse humor: what if there was a large grey room with a salt shaker lit by a single spotlight, and a caption that reads “SLAT”

telling my dad I fixed a thing on his laptop while I'm traveling and…
him: "I guess to you work/vacation are pretty much the same? 🙂"
me: "I've successfully avoiding doing much of anything that anyone would pay me for! …wait, is that a good thing? 🤔"
him: "Pretty much like your father, I suppose. 😀"

i do not know how to not care about politics. i can’t not see the systems that govern my life and they take up so much space in my mind. it’s like a virus when i just want to organize a tenant union and software guild

Whenever I talk about breaking DRM, I'm just joking. I'd never do anything like that, and I'd certainly never recommend that anyone download libdvdcss (which I've heard can be installed with apt-get using libdvd-pkg, or with dnf by enabling rpmfusion-free-release-tainted) to crack DVD DRM in a country where that kind of thing is illegal.

are you a "hype for nonbinary gender markers since they normalize gender-nonconformity" trans or a "incredibly wary of the government having a list of nonbinary people" trans

"a lot of money to change the google results for Github ICE" probably sums this up.

Still, I have thoughts.

Saw a job listing for a "BI ANALYST" and honestly was like "huh, that seems pretty specific but I guess I'm qualified" for just a second, before remembering that BI stands for "Business Intelligence" 🙃

link to peer reviewed, open access article on libraries, ICE, and information surveillance 

Looking for recommendations for #photo sharing: considering #flickr pro, but could put the money into extra storage for #selfhosting on #digitalocean instead. Or something else - any suggestions? #photography

Librsvg 2.47.1 is out!

This is the first release that doesn't depend on libcroco.

Also, documentation on the library's internals is starting to appear at as I fill it in.

cursed tech thing i just overheard 

rustc already has borrowck and dropck

when will it get vibeck

improving your self-esteem will solve almost none of your problems but it genuinely does make you better at romance. that doesn't make improving your self-esteem easy or anything but that does work

Positive masculinity exists and is distinct from toxic masculinity (which men impose on each other through patriarchy)

Positive femininity exists and is distinct from toxic femininity (which is imposed upon women by patriarchy)

But also.

Positive behavioral traits exists regardless of gender and we should de-gender behaviors and stop coding things as masculine or feminine behaviors. Just have a big pool of positive traits and you can mix and match freely.

You know those visual recaptchas that ask you to identify road features like bikes, buses, crosswalks, hydrants, bridges, traffic lights, and other vehicles? I don't think I've ever had one ask me to identify a pedestrian.

MDS Attacks: Microarchitectural Data Sampling
"We show that attackers who can run unprivileged code on machines with recent Intel CPUs - whether using shared cloud computing resources, or using JavaScript on a malicious website or advertisement - can steal data from other programs running on the same machine, across any security boundary: other applications, the operating system kernel, other VMs (e.g., in the cloud), or even secure (SGX) enclaves. "


there is a kitten-shaped lump under this blanket. click to look underneath 

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