so glad i left the tire-fire of java many years ago: oracle kills "J2EE" https://headcrashing.wordpress.com/2019/05/03/negotiations-failed-how-oracle-killed-java-ee/
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it sounds stupid but i just have to get it off my chest:
it ends like one of the books. nothing is resolved. jon and dany become enemies, lines are drawn, and then they just run out of minutes and go "this has been... a game of thrones! good night."
watching the kids in the fedi rediscover peer-to-peer and decentralized networks makes me feel like the character at the end of "radio free albemuth":
"Dick narrates the concluding passage about his life in a concentration camp, where his supposedly latest work is actually penned by a ghost writer and regime-approved hack. Suddenly, however, he hears music blaring from a transistor radio, and realizes that salvation may lie within the hearts and minds of the next generation."
Been thinking about ethics and technology (especially with AI) and how ethics could be better taught in schools. Starting with the idea of singularity. Currently reading this manifesto by Joichi Ito. Great quote here:
“Hmm,” the drone said. “Be careful, now; that is how they term the species they subjugate; animals. Of course they are animals, just as you are, just as I am a machine. But they are fully conscious, and they have a society at least as complicated as our own; more so, in some ways. It is pure chance that we’ve met them when their civilization looks primitive to us; one less ice age on Eä and it could conceivably have been the other way round.”
"The reason they’re trying to find out about us is they want to invade us; they want to conquer the Culture. The problem is that, as with all playground-bully mentalities, they’re quite profoundly *frightened*; xenophobic and paranoid at once."
“They do,” Gurgeh said, “sound fairly…”—he’d been going to say “barbaric,” but that didn’t seem strong enough—“… animalistic.”
Tired of your phone alarm going apeshit while you try frantically to silence it? Well I made you a ringtone! It's a simple song that begins with brief, discreet tones. There are long pauses at the start, so you have more time to turn it off calmly:
this lesson has been in our backlog for a while
... thanks, I'll see myself out
this is bunk. c# may be a great language now (i have no idea) but at the time, it was well understood to be a clone response to the threat of java to microsoft
A wizard appears. He looks grumpy.
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