Stop Bad Laws Before They Start
Right now, there’s a proposal to essentially prevent you from flashing your own firmware/software to any product with a radio in it before the European Commission. This obviously matters to Europeans, but because manufacturers often build hardware to the strictest global requirements, it may impact everyone. What counts as radio equipment? Everything from WiFi routers to wearables, #SDR dongles to shortwave #radio.
Information displays for fluidic control systems - Pitney-Bowes Fluidic Controls 1970:
A white guy, who never thought of his customers as racists, started wearing a black hat with white letters saying "Black Lives Matter". This is what happened to him in just one week of wearing that hat.
America IS a fundamentally racist nation. If we want "all men are created equal" to mean more than a bunch of Old White Slaveowners meant when they wrote that phrase, then WE have to make it so.
In a decentralised world, an inside job could only impact a single server instance... and in an E2EE verified world, the insider wouldn't be able to spoof messages anyway. We should get on and add signing for public messages to Matrix's E2EE.
So what's going on with Signal's new architecture that retains all user data? It seems like a total reversal of their previous stance and one that dramatically changes their threat model. Their new security properties rely entirely on SGX, which is barely secure against motivated home users, much less nation state adversaries.
Fixing a flickering led light https://diode.zone/videos/watch/f90611a5-9dfa-4ce0-9512-ab3ae9a71f63
I am new to mastodon, but it seems like a comfortable community. I'm currently working on an IT specialist course and am interested in software development, especially open source. I hope its okay for me to join although I don't have much coding experience, I'm learning and would love to be able to contribute to a project someday.
For those who are thinking of removing statues of colonisers around the world - Taiwan built a park for the removed statues to colonise each other & mind their own racist business. https://twitter.com/mhar4/status/1270516522729893888
Mildly interesting: the top can is what I consider normal, it has the side made of one piece of metal, and the bottom is a separate piece attached afterwards. The bottom can has the bottom and side formed from a single sheet of metal. Unfortunately, this means I cant use my can opener to easily drain the beans inside.
"Magic Eye" images can be created using text, as well as colourful patterns. Let us know in the comments if you can see it. https://t.co/of8W558QF6
I recently had some trouble with a circuit because of what turned out to be a counterfeit opamp. I took them apart to have a closer look:
Apparently, they basically (re-)build a new snooker table every time for televised tournaments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbHyD5C5NG8
There's a great digital museum about (mains) plugs and sockets: https://www.plugsocketmuseum.nl/Overview.html
Electronics, programming (mostly rust and python), and Discordianism. I also have some videos at diode.zone
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