cat medical care fundraising
I know there are an overwhelming number of these asks, but since this is the .cat instance, I thought of bringing this here.
This sweet boy, Monstro, is six years old and undergoing urgent surgery. His prognosis is good, but it's a big medical expense.
Chain of thought:
• nighttime noisy neighbors and daytime loud engine yard equipment are bad.
• I should live on the Moon, like Spaceboy.
• I wonder what Internet latency from the Moon is like.
• round-trip distance is around 2,500 ms 🙁
• how are we going to do fully automated luxury gay space communism with ping times like these?
A friend invited me to a start-up's open house, and I thought "yeah, it'd be good for me to be a person and see what other people in town are up to and what the space is like."
And then the sinking feeling in my chest caught up to me, as I thought about how it's also a recruiting event for the company, and I'd be expected to talk to people about what I am and am not doing and about the prospect of working for their venture-funded buzzword enterprise and ...
I don't know how to go back to work in this industry, and I don't know how people work anywhere else.
Why are 2D graphics so much harder than 3D?
uspol (--), Oregon
So now the right to "a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State" is being used to ensure corporations can continue to wreck our biosphere for short-term profit in the face of oncoming ecological collapse.
Smeggin' great. Absolute heroes. Wouldn't want a State that imposes on our right to poison each other. That's worth everyone having guns for. Fuck yeah America.
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Beagle is one of my favorite hang-out-and-play-video-games entertainers. Yesterday's stream was a fine example, with hedge knight Coobie xD, the Lone Rawr :3
[CW: Battle Brothers contains video game violence against canines.]
That adventure hasn't been split out into its own video yet, so that's a link to the VOD. This story gets going around 5h05m.
Sadly, the career of The Lone Rawr :3 only lasts a half hour, but that makes it much more shareable than the campaigns that have been going for weeks or months.
At least now I can tell people how fucking ridiculous this has been
Okay fellow Oregonians, I'm not even disappointed that only sixteen percent of the people in my county voted. It was all school board stuff, some of the races were unopposed, most of us don't understand what they do, and the people we elect to do it don't even get paid.
But for one of the PPS seats, over 4,600 of you voted for someone who *dropped out of the race* and didn't have an entry in the voters' pamphlet.
For another seat it was only 2,200, but still, you voted for someone who literally *did not want the job* instead of either of two qualified women on the ballot.
Are you just marking your ballots at random?
The great Sticker Saga of Oxford https://imgur.com/a/VHU6bmG
I guess the trick will be that most game results don't show you the entire result of the RNG, the 32-bit number or whatever it is. You only see pass/fail, or a selection from a loot table with dozens of items, not millions.
So you probably need a lot more than two observations, and/or observe events with a very broad range of outcomes.
Apparently you can reconstruct the state of a common pseudo-random number generator from knowing only *two* sequential outputs: https://jazzy.id.au/tags/prng.html
Most games probably don't use secure random sources.
Does this mean that you could make a Tool-Assisted Speedrun that could predict the RNG?
Future historians may trace a particular revival of programming filk to the most recent #bangbangcon.
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