Since, alas, econtwitter.net is shutting down, this may be my last post here.
I'm off to zirk.us. (Thanks to @DontMindMe, who was kind enough to make me feel welcome!)
If all goes well, my follows and followers should come with me (but please find me @email@example.com if that doesn't happen!)
See you on the other side, I hope!
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i love badly computerized bureaucracies. i signed up in May for insurance with a company i'd occasionally used in the past. when i logged in, their site directed me to archival information about expired policies, with no access to the new one.
After multiple go rounds with their customer service—phone, webform—it seemed resolved. i could login.
but it turns out, the way they fixed the problem was to misspell my name in their system. today i noticed that, told them.
now i'm locked out again.
what if we have reached peak pique?
@jpkoning i'm not sure your piece addresses how ZCash is very different from base-layer protocols like ETH or BTC. with ETH/BTC, transactions can be pseudonymous, but they're public and so traceable with elbow grease. OFAC can sanction ZCash addresses all it wants, but for "shielded" transactions, they have no way to observe violations, let alone trace them.
there's reason to treat ZCash (maybe Monero) differently than ETH/BTC. That OFAC hasn't demands some explanation.
how long until we invent artificial suffering?
a static site generator implemented in POSIX sh. https://git.acdw.net/vienna/
this person looks like fun. https://acdw.casa/
fascists work to divert your attention from the people who are robbing you to people they can make disgust you.
a thing i didn't know, but now do (thanks to #LiHaoyi!), is that you can fetch an unmerged pull request from github like git fetch origin pull/2752/head (where '2752' is github's identifier for the pull request), and then checkout or even merge FETCH_HEAD to play with it.
TIL emacs has built-in tetris. my productive life is over.
if you don't regulate to prevent it, in many contexts the form of "merit" that will be selected for is organized viciousness.
"There is no great mystery as to why eugenics has exerted such a magnetic attraction on the wealthy. From god emperors, through the divine right of kings, to social Darwinism, the rich have always sought an uncontestable explanation for why they have so much more money and power than everyone else." @adamserwer https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/09/richard-hanania-racist-pseudoscience-woke-silicon-valley/675335/ ht @binaryphile @philipncohen
"My wife and I experienced it as a miracle drug for coughs and colds. A box cost 8€. Why is ambroxol not available in the US? A…review published by NIH…found it safe and effective. But no drugmaker has…sought FDA approval… Why not? [They] could not make enough money with a generic to justify the expense. It’s obviously crazy to require this laborious review process for a generic that has been widely used in Europe since 1978, but this is how our system works." https://prospect.org/blogs-and-newsletters/tap/2023-09-15-how-do-you-spell-relief/ #ViaRSS
how my child praises his food: “it’s good enough that i won’t puke it out.”
throwing stones will turn your house to glass.
it's amusing that, etymologically speaking, manufactured means hand-made.