i just love these guys the most of all the photosynthetic animals bcuz theyre like... something you'd see in a sci fi movie or something on an alien planet. essentially half-plant.
like other photosynthetic animals just kinda, have a bit of photosynthesis but these guys actually specialize in it and grow their own little leafs
plus theyre fucking adorable
“They knew many things but had no idea why. And strangely this made them more, rather than less, certain that they were right.”
— Neal Stephenson’s Anathem
Here's an interesting thread where Alan Kay explains what he thinks he meant by object oriented: http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~ram/pub/pub_jf47ht81Ht/doc_kay_oop_en
But here's an interesting thread which comments that what we think we know we meant with our intentions might actually be covered by the clarity of our retrospection: https://lobste.rs/s/4s7h7w/dr_alan_kay_on_meaning_object_oriented#c_bsidu4
I agree with that, and am probably guilty of it myself with AP.
Also, interesting E-design-reflections in that thread by Corbin Simpson: https://lobste.rs/s/4s7h7w/dr_alan_kay_on_meaning_object_oriented#c_c6j9yn
hell yes i'm running to paypal now
"As an artist that stores their art on twitter and a lot of art related sites. This troubles me deeply. Imagine if Twitter or even Youtube did this. Every video gone forever."
And just holy yikes, y'all. This gave me palpitations.
Please don't think of uploading/sharing stuff as "storing" it on any of these sites--twitter/tumblr/etc. There's no good retrieval process, you don't control compression, etc. It's nice to access stuff one's shared for resharing but not storage.
Ok, so I have a tweet that's getting kind of popular on birbsite and I want to share the essence here too:
A guy tweeted that MySpace had lost all the music uploaded to it from 2003-2015. " An entire archive just... gone, forever."
So... this is your periodic reminder that uploading stuff to a website isn't an archive.
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