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.
@forktogether Checking in; it's been a couple months. Any updates or non-updates to report?
Ah shucks. I just realized, even if I want the client to dereference all these URLs, I *can't* do so on the browser side. Not the ones that are Mastodon-hosted, anyway. Because of the same bug that prevents fetching the outbox:
I'd need to bounce it through a proxy that has an HTTP client not shackled by CORS.
Maybe I need to start a bounty on that bug. Reading #Mastodon from a browser is hard.
If that's the case, I feel like the thing to do is to run the document through a JSON-LD parser and say "give me `activity.object.content`, dereferencing links as necessary", but ... that doesn't seem to be what JSON-LD API actually does.
All the examples there are about different ways to serialize a graph using different "contexts", nowhere do they actually talk about expanding nodes from URLs.
This leaves me feeling like I'm missing a fundamental layer of the abstraction.
I wrote about what I'm looking for in my next role: https://lifeofaudrey.com/2019/03/28/hire-me.html
Happy Equinox, and Full Moon also. https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190320T2158&msg=March%20Equinox%202019
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Recruiters all want to talk on the phone. I expect to get the alert from the phone company any time now.
> ⚠️ FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY DETECTED
> We have detected unusual activity on your account. Someone with your number is
> • answering the phone
> • having voice conversations
> For your safety we will suspend this account until we can confirm the source of this activity.
I finally put a new post on the old blog!
A brain dump of bullet points of things that might have been interesting enough to tech-blog about during the last five years.
Partly to remind myself what I have been doing, and in case any of them want to grow up to be a real presentation.
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