I've been playing sonic generations on 3DS, and the game keeps telling me I've gotten 'points', but when I go to look for said 'points', I cannot find them anywhere, or figure out what they do, it's incredible

@xssfox If we continuously rotate the monitor, we should be able to take advantage of the persistence of vision effect to display the whole circle.

Comes with bonus temporal antialiasing at no added cost!

So Microsoft has this ambitious plan to become carbon-negative by 2030. It's mainly a combination of planting trees, CCS and using renewables.

At first glance, this is a positive development and gives a clear sign to other large corporations that they should do likewise.

What concerns me is that even if this works, this does not scale up: there are not enough trees and renewables in the world to do this. So we might end up in a situation where big corps can claim to be green because they have effectively bought all the green resources on the planet. But the global emissions will still be huge.

Because what they are proposing is: we will keep on growing our computational resources (because that is what Microsoft sells, and they are still committed to growth as is clear from their 2020 annual report), so we will increase our energy usage and facilitate more emissions from manufacturing (by building more data centres and encouraging growth of device sales).

#ClimateEmergency

Here's a sentence that totally makes sense:

"Microsoft Edge runs on the same technology as Chrome, with the added trust of Microsoft."

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/1

RT @kerrizor
A junior engineer has learned things.

An intermediate engineer has built things.

A senior engineer has seen things. Horrible things.

A staff engineer ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

here are all the true facts I know about the US:

- Portland is a city that exists simultaneously at three different locations, but you never know where

- There's no cities in Texas, it's just Texas.

- California, especially the golden gate bridge, is constantly being destroyed by aliens or monsters or Magneto.

- the US has it's own moon and its fake

- George Washington cut down a cherry tree once and that's why Washington D.C stands for Washington District of Cherries

- the heartland is full of violent groups of armed horses on motor bikes

- there is one man in Florida, he is unstoppable.

Small business association: "No we don't loan money to small businesses. Don't be ridiculous. That would be a government handout. What we do is give free money to rich people so that they can loan it to you."

OMG I just read something defending traditional university lectures explicitly on the basis that they support a "hidden curriculum" of:

"respecting authority, respect for other students opinions, punctuality, aspiring to achieve, and having a work ethic."

Like I know marxist sociologists have been pointing this out for years but it's kind of amazing to see someone *defending* higher education in 2021 on the basis that it creates obedient workers for the capitalist machine.

I just did a multi-touch trackpad gesture instead of moving my mouse pointer, because I had my laptop in my lap, and my chonky belly had flooped over onto the trackpad, which counted it as an extra finger

Also: If the event is being recorded, it doesn't matter how loud you are.
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RT @vogueandcode
Speaker: “I don’t need a mic.”

Me: Yes, yes you do. Please. I beg — use the microphone.

As events slowly start to transition back to in-person, do not assume that your voice is as loud as you _think_ it is. It’s not.

Please be kind to those of us who are hard of hearing.
twitter.com/vogueandcode/statu

You know how the Eiffel Tower won the Grand Prize at the 1889 World Fair? Well, it had to share the glory with a book.

Not any book: A book ENTIRELY WOVEN IN SILK.

You heard right. And nerds, get this: All pages of this book were produced on the Jacquard loom in 1889, using thousands (200k-500k) of punch cards. Only 50-60 copies were made. >

signing the statement "I own every NFT" with my own PGP key, thus becoming the true owner of every NFT (cryptographically verified)

@niplav @Dee
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meow
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when you think about it, the idea that software should scale is actually really weird. "sure this garden is nice, but how nice can it be if it doesn't grow to cover the entire surface of the earth?"

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