Google wants to build a "useful" quantum computer by decade's end in order to solve things like world hunger and climate change and lmao fucking hell. We already know exactly how to solve both of those things but no countries with the resources to do either of those things want to actually do them.
Having a functioning quantum computer isn't going to do a fucking thing. fucking tech companies.
In light of this ominous news about IRC, I would like to encourage you to give Matrix a look. It is better in every way.
oh lord oh no it's time to upgrade mastodon and I don't remember how I configured it at all send help #mastoadmin
Amazon had sales income of €44bn in Europe in 2020 but paid no corporation tax
Our tiny not-for-profit based in Ireland pays tax at the full rate. Meanwhile, Bezos doesn’t know what to do with his money and we don’t know if we can pay the rent next year.
OpenBSD 6.9 released https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20210501000338 #openbsd
"I’m not sure that enough people know how to read or respond accordingly to a trans femininity that isn’t either gay effeminacy or trans womanhood."
I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.
empty.cafe admin, physics phd, don't eat animals, stay distracted by the lights
"The chairs by the window look comfy."
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