A number of hospitals here in Sweden are announcing states of emergency due to lack of medical supplies. Scheduled non-emergency surgeries are postponed, etc.
What happened, you ask? Natural disaster? Mass shootings depleting supplies? Theft?!
No, they switched suppliers and the new one can't deliver.
I bet they were cheaper though! Go #neoliberalism!
damn good take on the rms situation
You know why all the old software people liked IRC?
Because when you wanted to ask a question in some channel you'd never been to before, you didn't have to spend 10 minutes going through forms to set up account usernames & passwords and unsubscribing from newsletters and alerts like you have to today with the damn web forum software you think is so great.
Centralised DoH is bad for privacy, in 2019 and beyond by bert hubert
udd=> select package, version, length(version) from packages_summary order by length(version) DESC limit 2;
node-debbundle-acorn | 6.2.1+ds+~0.4.0+~4.0.0+really4.0.0+~1.0.0+~5.0.1+ds+~1.7.0+ds+~0.1.1+~0.3.1+~0.2.0+~0.1.0+~0.3.0+~0.3.0-5 | 105
node-acorn | 6.0.2+20181021git007b08d01eff070+ds+~0.3.1+~4.0.0+~0.3.0+~5.0.0+ds+~1.6.1+ds-1 | 78
Recovering '90s Data Tapes - Experiences From the KB Web Archaeology project https://www.bitsgalore.org/2019/09/09/recovering-90s-data-tapes-experiences-kb-web-archaeology Web-friendly version of the paper I wrote for the upcoming #iPres2019 conference in Amsterdam. Contains links to lots of tape-related resources
This is the logical and unavoidable consequence of forcing academia to live on raised private funds. « The MIT Media Lab has long been academia’s fanciest glue trap for morally vacuous rich people—people like Jeffrey Epstein. » https://slate.com/technology/2019/09/mit-media-lab-jeffrey-epstein-joi-ito-moral-rot.html via @slate
#CERN, #LHC, photo of scientific equipment
Found a picture I hadn't seen before, of myself showing the CMS detector at CERN to visitors during the last #CERNOpenDays in 2013! <3
had to revert my resolv.rb change of resolving for AAAA first instead of A because Mastodon doesn't seem to fall back to IPv4 if the HTTP request times out on IPv6...
this is basic af Happy Eyeballs behaviour, why isn't http.rb doing this?
Admin account for mastodon.acc.sunet.se - also over at email@example.com for a different account of the same things
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