I'm a workaholic for a simple reason: every time I stop to look at the world around me, I'm disgusted. Children in cages. Prosecuting people for providing water to the dying. Rampant racism and sexism in my city.
Or the guy who left his 4 yr old in a car alone at the mall so he could buy a phone at T-Mobile. When date night becomes "let's find security" night, you live in a sick and depraved world.
I'm a workaholic because the alternative is soul crushing & killing me.
Someone invited me out for lunch the other day. At the new "food hall" downtown.
Me: You mean the food court at the mall?
Them: No, it's a food hall now.
Them: OK, ok, yeah. It's still a food court, just more expensive and takes longer to get your meal.
Me: How's that gentrification working out for you?
Them: OK, fine. We'll go to the food carts instead.
Reminded today the food carts are being evicted June 30th. To build a 35-story condo/hotel. With ... a food hall.
Ghostwriter is a lovely little distraction-free writing tool for Linux.
(Available on GNOME Software and the Pop!_OS store and probably elsewhere also.)
> Google to restrict modern ad blocking Chrome extensions to enterprise users
Embrace, extend, and extinguish
It's 1995 all over again. No one should be surprised by this. No one.
So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)
This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.
Let me clarify. This is a demonstration of the math behind the factorization problem. Approaches have dropped the requirement from billions of qubits to ~20million to factor 2048-bit RSA in 8 hours.
To be clear, the current leader in quantum computing has a 72 qubit machine. We've got a ways to go before things are truly broken, but advances that drop the requirement this many orders of magnitude just bring us closer a future where ":crypto is fatally broken."