shipping troubles, "worker shortages" 

I'm imagining the absolute pandemonium that must be happening right now inside logistics hubs, and I've got to say, I do not envy the logistics workers.

This isn't just a narrow problem.

This is what a general strike looks like.

And thanks to decades of concerted dismantling of labor unions and worker organizations, there's no one for the bosses to ask "why will no one work?"

If we had labor unions, the unions would tell the bosses why they aren't working. There would be lists of demands.

Instead, we just get unfilled positions in a system dependent on infinite growth, and bosses declaring that they don't understand why no one wants to work for them.

Figure it out fucko. That's what you wanted, right? To not have anyone tell you how to run your own companies? Well, here it is. You got it. You can figure out what the workers want yourself.

A software tester walks into a bar. 

Runs into a bar.

Crawls into a bar.

Dances into a bar.

Flies into a bar.

Jumps into a bar.

And orders:

a beer.

2 beers.

0 beers.

99999999 beers.

a lizard in a beer glass.

-1 beer.

"qwertyuiop" beers.

Testing complete.

A real customer walks into the bar and asks where the bathroom is.

The bar goes up in flames.

> Vulnerabilities show fragility of STARTTLS

oh you mean that thing I've been screaming about for 10 years but everyone just dismisses as an unrealistic attack vector? and that the RFC authors couldn't possibly be wrong to deprecate SMTPS and IMAPS ?

Huh. Weird.

It's that time of the year again.

I've been using Linux for about 30 years. Mine was the first installation, given Linus didn't install it on his computer, he grew it on top of an existing Minix install, replacing it piecemeal.

My first contribution is over 30 years ago, about April, 1991, the sprintf (now snprintf) function in the kernel.

It's been a fun ride.

#2503 Memo Spike Connector 

Backward-compatible with many existing cables, and can connect directly to phones or tablets if you press them down hard enough.

These days we are used to throwing around the word "evolution" in all kinds of metaphor or analogy, but this paper brings into the open the observation that the physical evolution of life must necessarily be older than life itself and apply to things that are not yet life.

People have talked about the "Virus World" and the "RNA World", but this paper talks in concrete terms about which molecules would make up a pre-RNA world. This is very interesting when considering what complex, conscious non-DNA, non-RNA life out there would look like on the molecular level.

#PreBioticEvolution #PreRNA

#HCNPolymer
#PNA #PeptideNucleicAcid
#TNA #ThreoseNucleicAcid
#pRNA #PyranosylRNA
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a: "we want to decriminalize $THING..."

b: *whines* "but crime!"

a: "no, it won't be a crime anymore you fucking dipshit"

Do you use an RSS/Atom reader?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

The person who coined the term "Dunning-Krugerrands" is probably way smarter than me.

capitol insurrection, cops 

when are we going to go through all the photos from this summer and revisit all the cops who are oathkeepers

"He who sells what isn't his'n, must buy it back or go to prison."

Why you don't want to make a habit of short sales, and why if you do you need to watch them like a hawk.

I wrote up a little guide on english ivy removal based on the stuff i've learnt so far.
i'd love to get some feedback from people who've never done it before to experienced gardeners/conservationist/land stewards...
drive.google.com/file/d/1ItbQB

#gardening #invasiveplants #plants #englishivy

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