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Snark about AI researchers again; Strong language 

AI researchers: Actually, Asimov's three laws do not provide a good basis for artificial intelligence in real life; I have constructed the following proof—

Anyone who has any capacity to do media analysis at all: Oh god, that's what you thought the point of Asimov's writing was? Oh god fuck we're doomed

AI researchers: You studied Literature? Lol I'll have fries with that

Zuck said Warren is an existential threat to Facebook and honestly that’s her number 1 endorsement so far.

OH: "It's my headcanon in #Castlevania that the music is in-universe. Dracula just has bomb ass taste in music and blasts it throughout the castle."

dangerously close to writing a 65c02 disassembler for x16

Good news as EU formally adopts Ecodesign measures:

- As of 2021, all TVs, monitors, fridges, freezers, washing machines, washer-dryers, dishwashers and lighting products on the EU market will have to meet minimum repairability requirements
- Manufacturers will have to ensure easy disassembly with commonly available tools.
- Spare parts and repair information will have to be made available to professional repairers for a minimum number of years.

bbc.co.uk/news/business-498848
coolproducts.eu/news/eu-to-pul

i made a chart!

(65C02 instructions, color-coded by address mode)

I almost got through the week without having to punch a car

oh wait it's only Monday

Go snark 

1. Controlled by a single company whose business is surveillance and which has added surveillance "features" (for example it fetches packages from their cache by default)
2. Slower than Java and has GC pauses
3. Promotes non-free software by making distribution of binaries without source easy
4. Its devotees insist on reimplementing things that already have perfectly good implementations
5. Mostly worthless type system that doesn't prevent null pointer accesses

ohhhh jeez i just figured it out. the x16 "PRG" format requires a 2-byte header, which i was forging in the source code, which confused ca65 about where the actual origin was... very much my fault, not ca65's 😅

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oof... spent 2 days playing with ca65 (a 6502 assembler). cute idea to make a separate "linker", but it seems to have bugs computing the final offsets of a JSR in even a one-page program

either i'm very unlucky or nobody uses this. time to try a different assembler!

the 8-bit guy has been managing a project to make a c64-like hobby computer, and it looks interesting, so I joined their user group, which is for some reason hosted on fbook.

hoooooooo boy! i hadn't realized what a shit show that place really is! even an innocuous hobby hardware project turned into a bunch of boomers screaming about FAQs and insulting each other

hmmmm... is there any way to run a nextcloud client without a gui?

the linux client install seems to want hundreds of X11 packages, which isn't going to work on a headless server...

uspol joke 

"I refuse to go down in history next to the likes of Strom Thurmond!" a desperate-looking McConnell shouts as he approaches the podium of the Senate floor. The audience of the impeachment trial looks uneasy.

He opens his overcoat to reveal a TNT vest. "The 115th session of Congress is adjourned-- FOREVER!"

uspol, + 

crazy how every politician thinks they will be the ONE person that can "use" trump and escape with their dignity, and so far dignity is batting 0%

that ukraine phone call transcript... ooooof, it's like straight out of "the office" or "vice" 😂

dream 

I took bernie sanders to a german pancake restaurant but it was monday so it was closed. I was showing him how borgmatic is better and cheaper for backing up his laptop. we had to cut it short because he was worried about his battery life

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