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I have this dream where everybody has their own little server sitting somewhere (at their home?) where they can run their own services instead of letting giant corporations mine them for data. Of course there is a huge financial and technical barrier to that. But a guy can dream https://chrisbeckstrom.com/2019/11/13/40412/ #fediverseverse #self-hosted #Technology #facebook #indieweb #data
I have this dream where everybody has their own little server sitting somewhere (at their home?) where they can run their own services instead of letting giant corporations mine them for data. Of course there is a huge financial and technical barrier to that. But a guy can dream https://chrisbeckstrom.com/2019/11/13/40412/ #fediverseverse #self-hosted #Technology #facebook #indieweb #data

I love Guix's idea of transaction management and rollback. I look forward to see how this particular Linux Distribution is going to evolve. They are off to a good start!

guix.gnu.org/blog/2018/multi-d

#Linux #Science #Technology #CS

I waved at a cute guy, as I thought he was waving at me.

But he was waving at someone else.

To get out of the awkward moment, I kept my arm up and a taxi stopped, next thing I know I was dropped off at the airport. 🤦🏼‍♀️

I am now in Bahrain starting my life over.

🔥Buy bitcoin.


Ps. Who should I meet in Bahrain? 🇧🇭🇧🇭

#technology #startups #leadership #management # #blockchain

If our #technology is smart, yet we remain oblivious of its inner workings or its social and ecological effects, how can we claim we are evolving?
Repairs seem to lack the allure of innovation, but let’s take a step back and look at the bigger picture 👀 bit.ly/31XNZQn

- Article: "Researcher Warns That Might Actually Cause After All"
"Moskowitz’s main concern: there just isn’t any on the effects of 5G. But he also points to a swathe of studies that suggest that the existing standards 2G and 3G are more dangerous than generally believed."
flip.it/Bpd18Q

It's been 40 years since Douglas Adams released The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on to an unsuspecting Earth. And it's still fun to read and to listen to (the radio series).

There must be something special planned for its 42nd Anniversary! 😃

An article on it by Nature.

#Humour #Comedy #DouglasAdams #Technology #Books #SFF

nature.com/articles/d41586-019

Heh. A post on why the MS-DOS floppy disk read cache was set at two seconds:

"Mark Zbikowski led the MS-DOS 2.0 project, and he sat down with a stopwatch while Aaron Reynolds and Chris Peters tried to swap floppy disks on an IBM PC as fast as they could.

They couldn’t do it under two seconds.

So the MS-DOS cache validity was set to two seconds."

#Hardware #Computers #FloppyDrives #Technology

devblogs.microsoft.com/oldnewt

Interesting. EMI helped to finance the development of computed tomography (CT).

"Thanks to The Beatles, [...] whose record sales had almost doubled EMI’s profits since they had signed to its Parlophone label five years earlier, EMI had begun to invest a sizeable amount of money into funding bold research ideas [including computed tomography (CT)]."

#Health #Technology #MedicalTechnology #ComputedTomography

nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine

The end of the pager era.

"Tokyo Telemessage Inc., the nation’s [Japan] sole remaining pager provider, said it would begin shutting down the radio signals behind its services at around midnight Monday."

#Technology #Pagers #Communications #Networks

japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/09/

An amazing fact about this calculator: not only does it work without batteries, it works without access to my address book, location, and photo album! They were advanced in the olden days. #privacy #technology

Fun with analog computers. Ken Shirriff on tacking the Simulators Inc. model 240 analog computer and reverse engineering its op-amp stage so he can get it back into working order.

#Technology #Engineering #Computers #AnalogComputers

righto.com/2019/09/reverse-eng