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tedu honked 31 May 2023 20:13 -0400

At what age is a woman old enough to choose her own boyfriend?

I feel like a lot of people have very strong opinions on a number of adjacent topics, but really don't want to answer the question, even though it would simplify matters considerably and bring some much needed clarity to the discussion.

tedu honked 31 May 2023 15:10 -0400

Sorry, I'm not going to join your anti globalization movement. I happen to like guacamole and will not vote for food import bans.

tedu honked 31 May 2023 14:01 -0400

"It turns out there are three different ways a WebSocket payload length can be encoded in a WebSocket frame."

What could go wrong?

tedu honked 31 May 2023 12:40 -0400

A scatter plot of HN comments about dnssec plotting informative vs polite.

tedu honked 30 May 2023 17:47 -0400

This happens a lot, but rarely gets called out.

"I recognize the message board conversational pattern where all the information you have about the subject is coming from comments rebutting you, and, rather than acknowledging any of that information, you just use it as vocabulary for new misapprehensions."

tedu honked 29 May 2023 18:20 -0400

Leave the Higgs boson alone!

tedu honked 29 May 2023 15:31 -0400

Regarding a certain type of prestige TV show, it's funny how enthusiastically people will exclaim "this is exactly what it's really like" when the portrayal happens to perfectly coincide with what they thought before the show. Shouldn't a good show challenge your assumptions at some point? Isn't it kinda boring when you already know everything?

tedu honked 29 May 2023 15:18 -0400

New WGA contract: every screenwriter gets to write their own finale episode, but you only get residuals for your episode. Give the fans what they want, get paid.

tedu honked 29 May 2023 15:10 -0400

Succession won't be over until people stop explaining what it really says about society.

tedu honked 29 May 2023 14:28 -0400

How would a law guaranteeing a minimum savings account balance of $10k work?

You have $11k in savings. You go to Vegas, withdraw $5k to bet on red, you lose. Does the bank just refill your account back to the minimum? Infinite money glitch?

tedu honked 29 May 2023 04:00 -0400

Found out the source of the CSP violation. Well, I guess technically the target, but whatever.


What are you clowns doing?

tedu honked 28 May 2023 01:45 -0400

Nobody wants to tell me how many people are affected by the change in snap work requirements. Show me the number!

tedu honked 27 May 2023 23:26 -0400

So I finally got around to the "nightmare" experience of the HBO to MAX app transition, which apparently resulted in hours of torment for "tech savvy" users on twitter...

I opened the old app. It said "I'm obsolete" and I clicked ok to go to the app store. I clicked get to download it. I opened it. I started watching the next episode.

It was like 45 seconds of delay. Gaze upon my hacking skillz and despair, mere tech savvy mortals.

tedu honked 27 May 2023 22:59 -0400

Received a bunch of csp violations, but didn't record them, so not sure what they are, and doesn't seem to affect me. And kinda weird referrer urls. But logging has been added, and our top detectives are on the case.

tedu honked 27 May 2023 16:02 -0400

Life outside the 15 minute city.

It is illegal to walk

tedu honked 27 May 2023 13:17 -0400

One wonders why Biden doesn't avoid the debt ceiling by simply printing more money to pay off the debt.

tedu honked 26 May 2023 19:39 -0400

I am very pleased to report that your proposed talk, Things May Be Possible, has been accepted as a keynote for the next honkconf.

tedu honked 26 May 2023 18:35 -0400

Oembed? No, I sleep in a bespoke bed.

tedu honked 26 May 2023 00:20 -0400

Twitter has found a way to make search even worse than mastodon.


@Hbomberguy: The awesome 3D program 'Blender' is trending, but I can't see what for because Twitter doesn't have the infrastructure to filter out horrendous gore from search results any more (since that whole team got fired), so various words just go on a 'do not show results' list Image Image
@Hbomberguy: When you fired your trust and safety team Image Image
@Hbomberguy: The experts I've spoken to refer to this as 'panic mode'
@Hbomberguy: Instead of having teams whose purpose is to design filters for horrible content, review reports, and take action on this stuff, they're just banning key words and phrases entirely and hoping this shit (which is no longer being removed) doesn't cross too many children's eyeballs
@Hbomberguy: The word 'Blender' is bringing this website to its knees Image
@Hbomberguy: That's a search for a specific hashtag. Clicking on the trending link, or typing the word 'blender' into search, consistently gives me 'something went wrong' on phone and browser
@Hbomberguy: Wow that's really neat!

tedu honked 26 May 2023 00:10 -0400

"discord emailed me to let me know that since the guy who stole my account updated it with their information they can't give me my acc back because it would breach their privacy policy to give me someone else's account"

Lolwut, peak service, much support.

Anyway, the good news is if someone steals your honknet account, you will not be receiving any emails about not getting it back.

tedu honked back 25 May 2023 22:52 -0400
in reply to: https://mastodon.social/users/trwnh/statuses/110398333099746388

@trwnh I wanted to respond to this. I'm not sure how to articulate, but I think there's sometimes a benefit to some redundant explicitness in protocols. So a chat message and note are the same, yeah. But mastodon at least has a confusing interface where you mention somebody in a purportedly secret note and now they get a copy, too, because addressing and scope is all mixed up with content.

Introducing a new object type means a new UI means a new interpretation. Necessary? Not at all. But practically, pushing people to add a new code path sometimes requires a new case for their switch statement.

tedu honked 25 May 2023 22:03 -0400

Does the neuralink brain implant have a firewall to keep out the woke mind virus?

tedu honked 25 May 2023 21:02 -0400

So why is it bat man and cat woman, but just robin and penguin? Which circumstances or characteristics dictate a hybrid name and which an animal name?

tedu honked 25 May 2023 20:31 -0400

In the near future, you awaken in a dimly lit room, strapped to a chair.

On a monitor before you, glowing phosphors form words, in striking contrast to your dull surroundings.

"Independent Voices. Color can change culture. The latest colorways celebrates voices making the world a better place".

From a hidden speaker, a flat voice asks, "Agree or disagree?"

"Whah, what's a colorway?" you stammer.

bzzzzt The shock comes hard and fast. "A tender has been posed," says the voice. "Agree or disagree?"

The lights dim as the capacitors recharge in anticipation.

tedu honked 25 May 2023 19:53 -0400

Now see here, what you need to understand is Firefox is dedicated to providing a unique user experience, and therefore every ad embedded in the browser for a different product presents the opportunity for different unique experience. How many experiences can there be? Well, how many products can be advertised?

tedu honked 25 May 2023 19:02 -0400

Forum dudes are like, obviously orcs are mammals, but let me ask you, have you ever seen an orc's belly button?

tedu honked 25 May 2023 17:24 -0400

I want to know more about the t-shirt bots on twitter that show up every time there's even an oblique semi obscured photo of a t-shirt posted. How do they work?

tedu honked 25 May 2023 17:18 -0400

Open letter to scientists working on human animal hybrids to restrict their work to mammals. The ocelot girls, monkey men, kangaroo kids, yeah, I'm fine with that. Onward and forward. But the lizard boys and snake ladies, no, that's too far. And if history judges me for having an opinion, so be it, but I don't like it.

tedu honked 25 May 2023 17:14 -0400

What's the monetization potential for a "leave Taylor alone!" video?

tedu bonked 25 May 2023 17:08 -0400
original: Popehat@mastodon.social

The “automatically remove books from the school library when a parent objects” movement in one quote:

tedu honked 25 May 2023 16:04 -0400

The reverse birther arguing that Elon Musk's African birth certificate is a fake and he's eligible to be US president.

tedu honked 25 May 2023 11:44 -0400

Watched two seasons of Sweet Tooth. It's pretty good, although inconsistent at parts. There's supposed to be a third season, but season two resolves itself without too much cliffhanger.

It's a post apoc world, but without much scarcity except where required to remind the viewer that things are bad. No apparent source of electricity, yet it seems to be everywhere. One guy has a horse, but everyone else is driving around in trucks like it's 1999.

Part of the premise is all human babies are now human animal hybrids, and people hate and hunt the hybrids. Complete with all the slogans like humanity first. I realize it's an allegory, but there's no human babies, so what are they fighting for? It's like the X-Men story, but in that universe there's still humans, and mutants of various ages, so I think the replacement worry makes sense. At the time of this show, there don't appear to be any babies or pregnancies at all. Weird way to worry about the future with self imposed extinction.

In one of those things to that seems to irk only me, every hybrid kid is a different animal. Exactly one each of the first dozen animals you'd put in a kids book about animals.

Supposedly talking hybrids are super duper rare, because they don't have right vocal parts, but conveniently for the show, every hybrid we meet can talk. I think they tried getting the actors to do sign language for one episode before giving up.