Out of nowhere the warnings flashed red on his screen. David cursed as he ripped his oxygen mask from his sweat drenched face. He couldn't get timing closure on the design.
He was barely hitting 1.1GHz, and his goal was 1.5GHz. It was likely going to take weeks to untangle the longest paths causing the delays. They might even need to re-architecture some pieces.
We were granted almost all of the #DMCA exemptions we applied for last year! Read more about how you can now install alternate firmware (like OpenWrt) on your routers and freely investigate your own devices for #FOSS license compliance. https://sfconservancy.org/news/2021/oct/28/2021-DMCA-final-exemptions-win/
TIL about giraffes
"The irregular brown markings that cover most of [a giraffe's] body ... offer some camouflage, but the markings are primarily used as thermal windows to regulate temperature. Each marking has a large blood vessel around its border. By directing blood flow to or away from the smaller vessels branching toward the center of the marking, the giraffe can radiate or retain heat as needed."
In the Nov. - Dec. 2021 issue of American Scientist. And here:
Wonder how I picked where to land when first arriving at Mars? With the help of engineers like Swati Mohan and new technology called Terrain Relative Navigation, I scanned Jezero Crater and avoided hazards just moments before touchdown. What a ride! 😅 https://go.nasa.gov/3yutGdH
A one woman campaign to stop Wikipedia from glorifying Nazis. https://www.wired.com/story/one-womans-mission-to-rewrite-nazi-history-wikipedia/
https://www.deviantart.com/sylviaritter/art/Speedpainting-28102021-896228269 #art #speedpainting #mastoart
(This means I sometimes get to enjoy documentaries about dinosaurs.)
East PDX, homelessness
I too often see people react to homelessness by "othering" them. Like they are all from somewhere else and are foreign invaders unworthy of help, and if we just pass the right laws to prevent homesless people staying places, they'll somehow disappear. Instead of taking responsibility for the society we have built that creates these situations where people feel the need to camp in a state park.
East PDX, homelessness
The first I heard about a city councilor organizing a vigilante group on Facebook to perform sweeps of homeless camps:
I'm glad the mayor of Wood Village is speaking out. Especially this part:
"I have learned that the residents of Thousand Acres lived in our East County communities when they were homed. They are our residents. ... Serving them does not include illegally destroying their temporary homes or their personal property."
Phantom Heart by Leathers just came on the radio and apparently this very moment was the perfect moment for it because I cranked it right the heck up and vibed like mad
Blind People Won the Right to Break Ebook DRM. In 3 Years, They'll Have to Do It Again | WIRED
A researcher was trying to teach a raven to use tools. They put a heavy lid on top of a food cache, and every day the raven would find a suitable stick to pry off the lid to get to the food. Every day, the researcher would use a heavier lid, and every day, the raven would find a sturdier stick. Finally, one day the raven showed up with a crowbar. Surprised, the researcher asked aloud, "where could a raven find a crowbar?"
Quoth that raven, "lever store"
This is gonna be a long one, but my company is hiring!
Civic tech projects, some commercial projects
US only (sorry, we have gov't contracts that require this)
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can't believe it has been 7 years since I wrote the first version of `guix environment`. there were far fewer guix users then and they had different expectations than what I'd consider the average developer. so, I'm happy to see that the community has coalesced around semantics/conventions that better fit the most common development use cases in the new `guix shell` tool!
The #Muen separation kernel project has released version 1!
"a characteristic dip in the brightness of X-rays caused by the passage of a planet in front of the X-ray binary"
Interests: programming languages, open platforms, art, craft, diy, and justice. #nobot
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