Wow, the astronomy picture of the day actually made me want to throw up today.
I don't want our shared night sky to look like this! With much better regulation and better engineering, it doesn't have to be this way. Do better, engineers!
lohol. my colleague and me are teaching a lot of tech at the moment and openssl came up and this illustrates it perfectly... :) https://smallstep.com/blog/if-openssl-were-a-gui/ so much yes. :)
James Lowenthal (Smith College) put together this video (taken last summer) of the dark night sky with only 3500 satellites. SpaceX has since launched almost 1000 more, all naked-eye visible when sunlit.
I now have a continuous line of Starlinks crawling across my sky all night long. How bad is the satellite light pollution from your favourite dark sky location?
“They both save lives. They both support human dignity. They’re both deeply bound up with the right to autonomy privacy, no matter what a hard-right Supreme Court says. […] And finally, both encryption and abortion keep being framed as something ‘controversial’ rather than something that you and I have every damn right to—something that should be ubiquitously available without encumbrance.” https://www.techdirt.com/2022/05/16/the-end-of-roe-will-bring-about-a-sea-change-in-the-encryption-debate/
“Their experiences aren’t outliers: they are key to understanding what homophobia actually is.” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/17/homophobia-against-straight-men-lgbtq
Feeding a metal detector's signal into a modular synth. Genius.
“The thing about the Amiga bassline is that it was constant volume, it didn’t waver, so when you pulled it up to the maximum volume that you could press on to vinyl, it made it, well, phat as fuck.” https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/may/02/poor-man-studio-amiga-computers-modern-music-jungle-calvin-harris
I think #bitwig is actually doing everything right. With each update, the app becomes more compelling and well thought out. Aiming for the long term.
332 ppm. Web apps at Fingertips in Amsterdam.
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