> There have been unsubstantiated rumors for years that the Taiwanese military outfitted TSMC fabs with explosives in the event of a mainland invasion. If the fabs are destroyed, it'll set the world back by at least a decade. So if you thought the chip shortage was bad today...
It sounds like a cool plot for an apocalyptic post-cyberpunk fiction. Although for me the scenario is just too realistic to be a fun read... #cyberpunk
"Our problem as a civilization isn’t the amount of energy we consume. Consuming lots of energy is a good thing and raises us ever further up the Kardashev Scale of technological advancement. Our problem is the manner with which we produce it. This should be glaringly obvious to any economically-oriented thinker."
UNIX Hacker's Fraternity (uHF) Bulletin Board System. https://hackerfraternity.org/ ~ SSH/TLS H/P/V/A/C BBS
Read receipts, presence and typing notifications should be disabled by default https://neilalexander.dev/2021/04/09/read-receipts-typing-notifs.html
“A switch has silently been flipped in millions of instances of Google Chrome: those browsers will begin sorting their users into groups based on behavior, then sharing group labels with third-party trackers and advertisers…” https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/google-testing-its-controversial-new-ad-targeting-tech-millions-browsers-heres
This is pretty amazing. Ray Ozzie via Dave Winer:
<< A VC friend told me several years ago that it was incredible that even though there is now a wave of “low code” tools such as Airtable, that there is nothing out there with the power and usability that Lotus Notes had back-in-the-day. And so we cobble together many tools, ignoring the fact that there was a better answer that we’ve chosen to discard. >>
YEESSSSS IT'S NOT JUST ME
ACTUAL PEOPLE REMEMBER THIS TOO
its fucked up nowadays, you cant just make a thing. you have to make a running series of that thing, which goes on forever, and has a patreon, a mailing list, a discord channel, an official wiki, a fan wiki, a prima strategy guide, its own cryptocurrency, flag, national anthem, nuclear deterrent, etc
- Inspired the X-COM game series
- Purple wigs as uniforms.
No, seriously: "Wigs were very popular in the late 1960's, and Sylvia Anderson envisioned that wigs might someday become part of a uniform. Sylvia designed the Moonbase outfits and the wigs, and has been quoted as saying that the purple wigs came about simply because she liked them!"
masto instance for the tildeverse