I create a lot of throwaway website accounts with crap passwords (and often crap email -- thank you mailinator.com) especially when it's one of those "you can download this datasheet in exchange for giving us an email address to send you spam at" sort of situations.
should we send someone over to check on the Java family?
i don't think "millions of people use 123456 as their password" means people are stupid. i think it means they don't care about most websites, and don't agree with the idea that they have to create a new account every time they want to look at a picture they found through a search engine (for example)
i posted a review of the "darter pro", a linux laptop i really like: https://robey.lag.net/2019/04/21/darter-pro-review.html
this is an *excellent* introduction to parser combinators: https://bodil.lol/parser-combinators/
Language is fun.
English: I am thirsty
Fr/Sp: I have thirst
Gaelic (h/t @kiki_d): Thirst is on me
Hindi: To me, thirst is coming
How is this:
Try a new Standard
Actively discourage non users
Prevent userbase from escaping
this is such a good summary of a common bad practice that I spent the last five minutes trying to come up with a better acronym for it https://lobste.rs/s/nt8bpx/former_mozilla_exec_google_has_sabotaged#c_heff8p
- Embrace a communication standard
- Capture: attract a large user base
- Break away: break backward compatibility and/or provide a worse UX for those outside of your walled garden
- Lock-in: corner in the userbase
EXFO? embrace, extend, fork, obstruct?
“Our system converts sunlight and water vapour from the air directly into hydrogen gas, with an efficiency of 15%. That’s more efficient than the traditional ways of producing hydrogen gas."
Batteries are not the solution, hydrogen is:
- no import / export dependency
- fully decentralised production / storage
- will benefit the global south and the third world
- literally the most abundant element in the universe
i made a lot more progress on my bytecode runtime than i expected, while i was sick and should've been watching columbo and history documentaries... even cycle & time budgets are working!
summarizing an actual conversation between me and a good friend, in dialectic meme form
A wizard appears. He looks grumpy.
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