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It's crazy that my garbage collection company doesn't let me reuse any of my last THREE passwords.

I can't imagine building a system that stores the last 3 passwords of all users just to prevent them from reusing them... seems like a lot of effort just to make the user's life harder.

And at the end of the day, it's just garbage. I would understand this for a bank or crypto wallet.

The web started going downhill when someone decided that hiding the scrollbar was a good idea.

@vandys @PINE64 @9gag_girls Hey, guys in free and open source, don’t be this guy 👆

How to decode the Voyager 1 signal - destevez.net/2021/09/decoding-

An interesting article focusing on using python and GNU Radio to decode a recording in which Voyager 1 transmissions are included. A great look into modulation techniques and data transmission protocols. It still amazes me that we can receive data from the Voyagers after travelling so far. This is why I ended up studying electronic communications.

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(boosts very welcome)

Also: if they lived for generations underground, without ever seeing the surface. How would they perceive the world? Would they ask "what happens if we keep digging up?", and what would they expect the answer to be. Or down?

It's interesting to think about the development of philosophy/science/mythos of an underground society.

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I've been thinking about D&D dwarves lately. If they evolved underground, without seasons and constellations, would they ever develop math (other than basic arithmetic)?

Also, why do they traditionally yield axes, if there are no trees underground?

Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"

Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."

Okay, why say "web browsers are hard to make, you need a huge budget to do so" instead of

Chrome wasn't built in a day

?

Got my booster shot today! Decided to go with Pfizer this time, after my first try Moderna doses.

This is a huge deal:

The Open Collective Foundation has just announced: "OCF now offers employment options to initiative workers—with health insurance!" blog.opencollective.com/oc-new

If your FLOSS project is on OpenCollective, you can hire a maintainer as an employee! With health insurance & 401(k)!

This is such a huge step forward for open source sustainability, in particular for projects with key contributors in the United States. Let's talk about why! harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/

The fact that Silicon Valley companies are reducing the salaries of employees working remotely from cheaper areas only proves that companies will pay the least amount needed to keep you working, regardless of how much value you provide.

job hunting (boosts welcome) 

idk if it's allowed here, but i'm currently on the hunt for a flexible part time job (ideally no more than 16 hours/week, and should be at least £10/hour, or around that much, no less than £9/hour) that can be done remotely/from home, within the UK timezone (if applicable).

i'm mainly looking for jobs that are either:
- tech support
- technical writing
- frontend web development
- editorial writing (i.e. writing for articles)

so if anyone can help me out with this, that'd be great

Tired: static linking for software libraries.
Wired: static linking for web pages.

For example, tech blogger Gwern keeps a local copy of almost all externally linked web pages so they will still be readable decades later. gwern.net/Design Perhaps more people should do that.

"Meat consumption is associated with better mental health, meta-analysis finds"

Literal quote from the article:

"This study was funded in part via an unrestricted research grant from the Beef Checkoff, through the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association."

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