Debugging S/MIME in Mutt on #nixos ... I got a working Docker container with my configuration, so it's got to be some build configuration / dependency thing...
Purism meets its $1.5 million goal for Librem 5 smartphone that runs plain Linux https://puri.sm/posts/librem-5-phone-funding-target-met-one-week-after-50percent-mark/ | https://lobste.rs/s/pbfk3i #hardware #mobile #security
Tracking friends and strangers using WhatsApp https://robertheaton.com/2017/10/09/tracking-friends-and-strangers-using-whatsapp/ | https://lobste.rs/s/knfkco #privacy
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I've been behind a lot of Evan's ideas but this can't be healthy right https://evancoin.com/2017/09/21/how-this-should-work/
Here's a fun TIL: Because the ratio of terms in the Fibonacci sequence approaches phi, and because phi is close to the ratio of km to miles, you can approximate conversion between distances with adjacent Fibonacci numbers.
So 2 km ≈ 1 mile, 3 km ≈ 2 miles, 5 km ≈ 3 miles, 8 km ≈ 5 miles, 13 km ≈ 8 miles, etc, etc
Cellular automata is fun, but my favorite CA is Wireworld because I like how it looks and acts like circuitry. I wrote a (very bad) wireworld implementation in Emacs a while ago: https://dustycloud.org/blog/wireworld-in-emacs/
The most exciting thing in Wireworld is the Wireworld Computer: https://web.archive.org/web/20170314195201/www.quinapalus.com/wi-index.html
However, this implementation of Tetris in Conway's Game of Life blows that all away: https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/11880/build-a-working-game-of-tetris-in-conways-game-of-life
Really cool step-by-step explanation. Coolest thing I've read all month!
Today in Terrifying Applications of Deep Learning: "Deep neural networks are more accurate than humans at detecting sexual orientation from facial images" https://psyarxiv.com/hv28a/
Here's a list of things wrong with the vote counting software: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15190513
You know there's people who install 5 anti-viruses because they're so afraid they're just gonna catch one while idling; and then there's people who set a test/test password on voting software plugged into the internet
The world’s cryptocurrency mining uses more electricity than Iceland https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/bitcoin-ethereum-mining-use-significant-electrical-power/ via @aral
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