The Movement MCS Percussion Computer was a very rare British-made drum machine produced approximately between 1981 (MKI) and 1983 (MKII).
Today in 1964 BASIC made its debut, in an effort to take programming out of the world of machine language.
Share if you're old enough to have gotten your start with it.
developers: man it really seems like software has been going downhill for the last 15 years
me: CAPITALISM INCENTIVIZES SHORT TERM SUCCESS OVER LONG TERM STABILITY
developers: it just feels like there is no end to the bullshit
me: CAPITALIST INVESTMENT INCENTIVIZES GRIFTING OVER ACTUAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
developers: why is everything so buggy and resource intensive
me: CAPITALISM INCENTIVIZES MARKETING-FRIENDLY FEATURE CHURN OVER USABILITY
old ppl complaining about "cancel culture"
every time someone does this i think of this toot
> if you released blazing saddles today, people would be furious. they would say "wait, ive already seen this, this is just a shot-for-shot remake of blazing saddles"
scottish tories nazi dogwhistling
ok, the scottish conservatives haven't addressed or taken down their "1488" tweet from 2 days ago, and the only mention of it in the scottish press is "wow, that's such a large and unspecific number!" this is why journalists need to learn some degree of media literacy.
More broadly, I hope this brings more creative workers into the discussion about competition.
Specifically, "monopsony," the excessive buying power that happens when a companies dominate access to a market, which allows them to squeeze their suppliers, especially workers.
There's a reason for the anonymity: Disney's anticompetitive mergers (culminating with the destructive Fox merger) has created a monopoly with vast market-power to destroy creators' livelihoods by excluding them for speaking out.
136 facts every web dev should know before they burn out and turn to landscape painting or nude modelling
Cheeky tone; serious topics: failure demand, dev as pop culture, frameworks, OSS, and more https://www.baldurbjarnason.com/2021/100-things-every-web-developer-should-know/
@gael @kravietz CIVIL did not "save journalism":
ClimateCoin did not stop climate change:
NFTs are not actually helping artists sell digital art:
Seriously, cryptocurrency techbros need to just stop. Best thing they can do to fight climate change is to switch to speculating on tulips, instead of BTC and ETH. At least tulips don't emit carbon dioxide.
Call for beta tester!
In order to make it easier to circumvent censorship and to obscure the usage of Tor, there will be a complete redesign of how Tails user connect to Tor.
Your feedback is needed, to spot as many problems as possible before we release 4.19 to all users.
How to contribute:
You hear the first time about Tails?
Tails is a portable operating system that protects against surveillance and censorship.
“Over the past several months, everyone in the industry who provides any kind of free CPU resources has been dealing with a massive outbreak of abuse for cryptocurrency mining. The industry has been setting up informal working groups … cumulatively wasting thousands of hours of engineering time implementing measures to deal with this abuse, and responding as attackers find new ways to circumvent them.”
UK politics / Coronavirus / (a very tiny) call to action
We're not talking about the KFC secret blend of herbs here, these are millions of people's lives, physical and mental health, and livelihoods that are needlessly being put on the line through the most wanky capitalist gatekeeping and nationalism.
Please sign this petition to support the proposal to suspend patents for COVID-19 vaccines:
Webcomics, illustrations, maybe some music. Possibly. Procreate, inexpensive portable guitars, bass and synth. He/they is fine.
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