#BOFH excuse #432:

Borg nanites have infested the server

Das Berliner Finanzamt hat den Einspruch der Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes – Bund der Antifaschistinnen und Antifaschisten (VVN-BdA) gegen die Aberkennung der Gemeinnützigkeit vorerst zurückgewiesen. Die VVN-BdA müsse beweisen, dass sie keine »extremistischen Ziele« fördert. Wie so ein Beweis aussehen soll, bleibt unklar.


today i learned that the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs was so catastrophically bad that when it hit, you would've not even seen it coming, and it punched a hole into the atmosphere which is extremely likely to have shot dinosaurs literally into space

not only are there likely dino bones on the moon, but there could be preserved dinosaur carcasses IN SPACE

Hey, man kann an Toll Collect Anfragen stellen! Warum hat das noch niemand gemacht?
Da gibt es doch bestimmt viel zu erfragen…


OH (on the state of mondern software engineering): "Text is an almost solved problem"

As you probably noticed, we're hosting a matrix room for -en:fairydust.space

This means, our instance is now open for registration within the chaos community!
If you like the instance, you can create a Matrix account at chat.fairydust.space :-)

Of course we federate with other Matrix servers.

Happy travels,
your cabin crew 🚀

And today in understandings that took way too long and hurt way to hard: Docker networks and localhost don't go well together.

Thanks for your attention and don't forget to tune in next time ;)

FairEmail-Nutzer? Dann bitte Einstellungen -> Datenschutz aufrufen und das Häkchen bei "Google safe browsing" herausnehmen. Weshalb dies in der neusten Version integriert wurde, werde ich den Entwickler fragen. Unschön. Opt-In wäre ja noch okay.

Das sind gute Nachrichten: Folding@Home kommt nicht mehr nach Daten bereit zu stellen #covid-19 

Please be patient if you experience idle time as we face the COVID-19 pandemic together! We are working like mad to start simulations of COVID-19 proteins. The enthusiastic response to our effort has been tremendous and has sometimes emptied our queues. This is a great “problem” to have as there is no end to the valuable science we can do, its just a matter of giving us some time to get more running.

This talk of @Mick_Gordon@twitter.com about the making of DOOM (2016) is a blast to watch. Haven't had that much fun watching a presentation in quite a time.


Wusste ich nicht, ist aber ziemlich super: Man kann über ein Chrome-Plugin eine gemeinsame Netflix-Party mit Leuten machen, also zusammen synchron schauen und gleichzeitig chatten. Wie cool! teenvogue.com/story/apps-to-st

Someone is trying to build a learning app like , but it's free software. Maybe you want to help out?: github.com/kantord/LibreLingo librelingo.app/

Today I learned that many/most color laser printers layer an array of yellow microdots on top of documents 🔬

This Machine Identification Code en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_ encodes a print date and a serial number unique to the machine. It only became public knowledge in 2004, ~20 year after deployment 😑

The Technical University of Dresden released a tool 2 years ago to layer on _even more dots_ to render the MIC unreadable and aid whistleblowers publishing github.com/dfd-tud/deda

Liebe Leute aus #Jena,

ich bin in Kontakt mit Leuten, die Nachbarschaftshilfe aufbauen wollen. Kennt ihr innerhalbs Jenas andere, die ähnliches planen? Bitte meldet euch (oder retweetet).


#Corona #COVIDー19 #COVID19de

the year is 2050. GTK is still preparing the move to version 4, and has collaborated with the FBI to assassinate anyone who mentions the filepicker thumbnail bug. qt stil has an open source version, but it requires you to have create an account with a valid email address and physical address, and limits applications to only containing one window.

microsoft is still "transitioning away from winforms" to the Multiversal Windows Platform, For Real You Guys, We're Doing It Platform. iOS desktop (formerly macOS) has deprecated all system widgets in favour of the cloud. google has created an artificial intelligence to randomly create and deprecate new GUI frameworks, rendering it essentially impossible for anybody but them to create android apps with "native GUIs".

the only usable framework is electron, but everybody hates it because bloat.

as people struggle to find a desktop ui framework that hasn't been bogged down into uselessness by licensing issues or lack of features, a saviour emerges from the heavens: java swing


Do you want to help SIENCE research !?

Wait no more! Install BIONIC and choose the rosetta@home project and pitch them some of those sweet sweet CPU cycles.


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