TIL about unionfs-fuse. You can overlay a bunch of directories together and get copy-on-write behavior super easily:
$ unionfs top-dir=RW:bottom-dir=RO unified-dir
unified-dir will have all the contents of bottom-dir + top-dir merged together, and if you write or modify a file in unified-dir, it will appear in top-dir, but not in bottom-dir.
"Uprisings and revolutions are often considered to be spontaneous, but less visible long-term organizing and groundwork - or underground work - often laid the foundation.”
quote from Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit
Leave it to Japan to gamify social good:
Co-op Kobe has created a system through which those without a smart phone can “order” tasks that they would like help with (in the illustration, taking out the garbage). The co-op then will mail them some QR codes to stick on the “task”and will send push notifications to those who have registered to help in the area. Whoever does the task, scans the QR code and gets credit at the coop. https://social.coop/media/qoBN8wcTPjTCytNQ4AM
The computers on the Voyager probes have over 40 years of uptime, and have been patched at distances measured in light-hours. How?
Reliability, redundancy, reconfigurability.
Radiation-hardened parts, cross-connectible backups, all memory is RAM.
They've patched 'em to have better data compression and more efficient forward error correction as distance resulted in reduced bandwidth.
Can cache data when there's no signal. Have turned off instruments to save power.
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yeah i'm dtf
deleting up to but not including the first occurrence of the character "f" on this line
me, discussing any consumer product except soap: 'i mean, there's no ethical consumption under capitalism so it's your call how to prioritize supporting unions, keeping your budget manageable, being comfortable or whatever else; only you know what's best for you.'
me, discussing Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soap: "my dude, if your soap isn't woke are you even getting clean?? my soap wants to legalize drugs and save the bees! All-One or None, motherfucker!"
I just discovered this YouTube channel where a guy puts a bit of pond in a jar and then takes videos of it over the course of a year as the ecosystem evolves, and I love it.
Legit question, not trolling: are there any blockchain projects that are not bad? All the "currencies" are not actually currencies, and everything else I've seen is overhyped junk tying itself to the "crypto" brand for no apparent reason.
What's something actually useful and/or interesting based on #blockchain tech?
I’m in Barcelona, what #coop should I visit?
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"I can be my white self when I encounter black people, aware that if anyone is going to have to adjust their behavior, it will not be me. They must make me comfortable.
This reality is central to our present racial divides. Those black people who bravely present as themselves often face censure, threat and attack. Therefore, most black people continue to operate in two worlds, of which only one allows them to be genuine. "
After 15 years in #gamedev I'm still working on this and it is so fucking hard.
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