Hard to come up with a better example of bitcoin’s disgusting environmental impact than this entire power plant that’s been converted to exclusively power bitcoin mining. https://arstechnica.com/?p=1763789
Looks like Lambda School lost their case re using deceptive language in their student contracts. They have to notify students and undergo an independent review of their contracts and marketing materials going forward. https://dfpi.ca.gov/2021/04/26/lambda-school-reaches-settlement-with-dfpi-agreeing-to-end-deceptive-educational-financing-practices/
Well, there’s one PS1 mystery solved. There’s a game by Culture Brain I’ve seen pop up on a lot of unreleased game lists, but some people insisted it really exists. A copy sold on Mercari for $150 recently, and they have photos. It exists! https://www.mercari.com/jp/items/m81969921152/
Pleased to report that @jomc and I are speaking at a free online event hosted by the Internet Archive and Library Futures on Apr 28. We will be discussing her book Lurking, and what happened when "in the 1990's and early aughts, people became users, and users put their trust in a corporation to do the job of a library."
Loving this story about the forgotten “Microsoft Coffee” April fools prank. https://microsoft-coffee.medium.com/microsoft-coffee-25545836a7e3
Current work tune - 24 Hours in a Disco (Kiki Gyan) https://soundwayrecords.bandcamp.com/track/24-hours-in-a-disco
Considering proposing a new #rustlang unsafe syntax
Sen (Rafał Wójcik/L.K. Avalon, Amiga, 1995) https://www.mobygames.com/game/amiga/sen
OpenSSL fix is out. Patch if your server is running 1.1.1h or later. https://mta.openssl.org/pipermail/openssl-announce/2021-March/000198.html
RMS, open letter, signing
Yes, I signed the open letter: https://rms-open-letter.github.io/
I was always skeptical about person cults within the free software movement, RMS is not the only problematic name. Most disturbing is though people arguing that he should be out of criticism because of what he did for the movement.
My favourite record store is reopening!! Their location burned down last year, destroying a lot of their stock. I’m so happy they’re bouncing back. If you’re a music lover in Vancouver please check out their site and grab a record. https://dandelionrecords.ca
Gofundme collected a set of verified fundraisers to help those affected baby the Atlanta shootings: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate
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