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Cake day: May 25, 2019


looks like there nearly as many shortages listed before the pandemic; 210 in late 2019: https://web.archive.org/web/20190829140928/https://www.ashp.org/drug-shortages/current-shortages/drug-shortages-list?page=CurrentShortages

Not arguing that the current situation is a disgrace, though. Private industry can’t provide for people’s needs and we’re not allowed any alternatives.

Sounds like you’re not a fan of PSL. I’m interested why that is if you care to share.

This is why you never connect smart tvs to the internet.

  1. buy smart tv subsidized by roku
  2. connect it to your computer
  3. torrent all content

This would be a pretty sick plot for a TV or novel series.

So will this be the beginning of the end of gitea?

FT is one of the stupidest publications. It’s so laced with cope and projection that it’s of very little factual value, even to capitalists. If anything it might be a gift to comrades looking to understand the enemy better.

Interesting comparing the situation described in this article to china apparently solving addiction of youths to online gaming this year in a matter of months.

Good to know. I have a t580 and it’s my favorite laptop by far.

  • bring visibility to bourgeois parasites doing environmental damage
  • make bourgeois parasites feel uncomfortable
  • highlight the hollowness of Elon’s free speech gesturing by getting banned from Twitter

These are all great goals if you ask me.

My employer uses ubuntu for operations, and so I have experience using it in that settings. My thoughts:

  • It’s basically fine, it’s well-supported by third party PPAs (i.e., apt repos) so it’s generally possible to install arbitrary versions of popular open source daemons (e.g., postgres, redis), it’s been on systemd for a while, which despite some people’s criticisms, I find to Just Work, so I like it.
  • snap is annoying and I wish canonical would stop trying to make it a thing
  • apt’s default is to automatically enable and start daemon systemd units on installation, which IMO is highly questionable

For desktop, I like Arch too much to use Ubuntu or any other fixed-release distro.

The purpose of VOA writing about this is manufacturing consent among the public for when the govt helicopter money starts pouring onto tech companies for “innovation” which will manifest as massive PR spend and share buybacks.

Private capital has no national allegiance. If bolstering the u.s. tech sector doesn’t increase margins, it isn’t going to happen.

Yep I commuted several winters in Chicago and biking in the snow was def doable. Here are some tips:

  • don’t go out and buy stuff, start with wht you have and upgrade incrementally as you discover what works and doesn’t
  • here’s what I wore which kept me warm enough down to about 15F: synthetic undershirt, synthetic base layer long sleeve shirt, lightly insulated waterproof winter shell jacket, bike tights padded in the ass, waterproof shell pants, waterproof boots, light windproof gloves, a thin insulated hat that fit under a helmet, and sunglasses. I have a beard and it kept my face warm
  • when it got colder I wore heavier gloves, a neoprene-like balaclava, and a ski helmet, and occasionally ski goggles
  • as long as you keep your heart rate up, you’ll be warmer than you think. It’s important that you have a place that’s warm to change on the other end. If you stop moving you’ll get cold
  • biking in snow and ice is doable as long as you don’t accelerate much, turning, speeding up, and braking are when things get dicey
  • fenders are a must
  • I recommend riding the shittiest bike you have bc it’s going to get fucked up by Ice and salt. I rode a cheap single speed and would go through at least one chain per winter biking about 70 miles per week.

Dunno what the star thingy is but the sticky things look kinda like beginners chopsticks.

The link you shared doesn’t appear to be the same organization which is developing matrix.org. The foundation page claims the org is based in the the UK: https://matrix.org/foundation/