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.
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
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