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tedu honked 22 Jan 2021 14:21 -0500
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After relentless hyperinflation caused by endless quantitative easing, the time has finally come to revalue US currency.

Henceforth, the new base currency unit will be the stimmy, worth 600 of the obsolete and devalued dollars. There is also a double stimmy denomination, circulated early in 2020. Future issuances may include other denominations, such as the nickel stimmy.

For reference, one share of AMZN costs about 5.5 stimmies. A small apartment in an overpriced city costs about one kilostimmy.

tedu honked 22 Jan 2021 13:29 -0500
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Anyone with BMI over 25 qualifies for vaccine now (in DC). Noice. Just need to leave my winter coat on while I step on the scale and I should be all set.

tedu honked 21 Jan 2021 21:10 -0500
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Going to Whole Foods and asking for polymer free lettuce.

tedu honked 21 Jan 2021 20:38 -0500
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I see Scott Alexander is experimentally trying to determine if substack has a word limit.

tedu honked 21 Jan 2021 17:35 -0500
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A new social network where only ♯sharptags are permitted.

tedu honked 21 Jan 2021 13:32 -0500
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Reminder that intel's new ceo hasn't done anything because he isn't the ceo yet.

tedu honked 20 Jan 2021 18:57 -0500
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Which government will be the first to mandate stillsuits for all citizens?

tedu honked 20 Jan 2021 18:24 -0500
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Hasselhoff ist hässlich. Stimmt oder nicht?

tedu honked 20 Jan 2021 18:20 -0500
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People on HN mad about Ajit Pai's mug again. Nature is healing.

tedu bonked 20 Jan 2021 15:53 -0500
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eugen scared to look under his bed at night because rich text formatting might be hiding there

tedu bonked 20 Jan 2021 15:53 -0500
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Show of hands to rename "Delete & Re-draft" to "Yeet & Repeat"

tedu honked 20 Jan 2021 14:32 -0500
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NFLX probably going to hit a stimmy a share before end of week.

tedu honked 20 Jan 2021 14:28 -0500
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Thinking about the guy who said he lost all his friends because he 100% knew trump was getting a second term and he couldn't wait for them to come crawling back on Inauguration Day. Wonder what he's up to today. Too bad big tech silenced him. Guess we'll never know.

And thus concludes our post election coverage. See you again in four years.

tedu honked 20 Jan 2021 12:39 -0500
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我很高兴。 我们的国家很棒。 生活很好。

tedu honked 20 Jan 2021 02:35 -0500
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Hey, look, a new error message. I am assuming this message is not for me, the user, but perhaps is intended for the developer. The question now is does the developer care?

###!!! [Parent][RunMessage] Error: Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost

tedu honked 20 Jan 2021 00:02 -0500
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I am two years late in discovering there's also a TV show in the Bad Boys expanded universe.

tedu honked 19 Jan 2021 22:22 -0500
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New spy thriller: The Girl with the Pelosi Laptop

tedu honked 19 Jan 2021 21:20 -0500
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New band name: Secret Pardon

tedu honked 19 Jan 2021 19:23 -0500
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After browsing a few twitter threads, I'm now convinced we should replace captchas with basic math questions involving McDonald's, CEO pay, and minimum wage.

tedu honked 19 Jan 2021 18:31 -0500
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Apparently the false flag capitol riot was all a smokescreen so the clintons could use impeachment as leverage to prevent trump from pardoning assange.

That's some serious 5D chess right there; too bad trump thought he was playing 4D chess.

tedu honked 19 Jan 2021 16:52 -0500
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Inventing names for next round of stimmy. Biden bucks. Pelosi pesos. Schumer shekels. Yellen yen. Kamala kronor.

tedu honked 19 Jan 2021 16:39 -0500
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Didn't get my stimmy yet, looks like I'm gonna have to call them Biden bucks now.

tedu honked 19 Jan 2021 15:47 -0500
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Memories of visiting Prague and the ATM spitting out a week's worth of expenses in one banknote.

tedu honked 19 Jan 2021 15:06 -0500
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I'm a little confused what's happening here. I guess they're filling the truck? Our second grade tour of the firehouse led me to believe the tanker trucks were already full. Perhaps that was inaccurate.

Fire truck connected to hydrant

tedu honked 19 Jan 2021 14:39 -0500
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New entry in the pantheon of post-post-election lawsuits. Now seeking to unelect every member of congress and governor in the country. Also unspecified monetary damages because installing illegitimate president elect will destroy the republic and harm the economy. I think that's a first. "If you don't overturn the election it will become a lawless country and people won't want to do business here anymore."


tedu honked 19 Jan 2021 12:38 -0500
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$1843 seems like a lot for a consumer motherboard.

tedu honked 19 Jan 2021 12:11 -0500
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Only 24 hours until "Biden stuttered while taking the oath so therefore he has no legal authority".

tedu honked 18 Jan 2021 23:23 -0500
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A 3 pack of Boo Berry, Franken Berry, and Count Chocula is selling for $228 on Amazon and I now have a fantastic money making investment scheme for next fall.

tedu bonked 18 Jan 2021 23:04 -0500
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want a podcast recommendation? here listen to Well There's Your Problem https://wtyppod.podbean.com. It's about engineering disasters, and it's both terrifying and funny.

it has supporting slides but it's very good even without them

tedu honked 18 Jan 2021 21:14 -0500
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There are lots of irregularities and plot holes in any movie involving human cloning, but today I am choosing to be bothered by a character coming out of the clone tank with bleached hair.

tedu honked 18 Jan 2021 17:28 -0500
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Resolved two bug reports from two different users today. A new era of #honk development is upon us.

tedu honked 18 Jan 2021 14:39 -0500
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Coming out as polyphagous.

tedu honked 18 Jan 2021 13:54 -0500
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The FBI will really dig into your s#!t if the wrong person replies to your tweet with an emoji.



@abtnatural: Pleased to learn that a federal criminal grand jury's subpoena to Twitter to get my personal info was quashed by the judge, despite my association with sketchy accounts like @Popehat and @associatesmind, whom the court refused to do any favors. (Thread ...)https://pic.twitter.com/l5YIKHd5A3

@abtnatural: This started in 2017 with a Twitter thread about the interesting case of John Rivello, who was indicted for assault with "a deadly weapon, to-wit: a Tweet", where the tweet contained an allegedly seizure-inducing GIF and was sent to a known epileptic, @kurteichenwald.https://pic.twitter.com/93GDvxwRCW

@abtnatural: Someone replied to the thread with a sarcastic dig at an FBI agent involved in the case (Nathan Hopp), and then someone else replied to that with a smiley-face emoji. https://twitter.com/dawg8u/status/843886810195513347 https://archive.is/drFBJhttps://pic.twitter.com/NX2FVA2z3m

@abtnatural: Because that last, single-emoji reply was by someone the FBI was investigating (in a matter completely unrelated to Rivello), the feds reacted by demanding Twitter hand over all its information on everyone in the thread (for the suspicious act of being replied to by randos).https://pic.twitter.com/mA5b91UNNy

@abtnatural: Twitter, through @PerkinsCoieLLP partner John K. Roche, admirably fought this subpoena on behalf of its users, three times: before a USMJ, then a USDJ, then the MJ again. The result was this sealed 35-page opinion (now unsealed):https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txnd.289095/gov.uscourts.txnd.289095.38.0.pdf

@abtnatural: The court rightly ruled that "Twitter has explained its clear interest in ferociously advocating for its users' First Amendment rights".https://pic.twitter.com/RUbPXhw8jB

@abtnatural: But the court only protected 2 of 3 anonymous speakers. @PogoWasRight had been in contact with @JShafer817 and blogging that his prosecution seemed to be vindictive, and these mere contacts were deemed sufficient to make her anonymity unworthy of 1A protection.https://pic.twitter.com/gzXru5z9mv

@abtnatural: The weird bit is about the attempt to learn the identities of @popehat (unsecret alter ego of Ken White) and @associatesmind (whose screen name is Keith Lee with a blue check verifying that he is Keith Lee).

@abtnatural: The feds farcically claimed Ken and Keith were not suspects, and the FBI were merely trying to get their contact information so they could ask for interviews. (They are both licensed attorneys whose up-to-date contact info is, by law, always publicly on file with their states.)https://pic.twitter.com/UBmrfS5FJ7

@abtnatural: That's a pretty ridiculous excuse for demanding Twitter secretly hand over a list of all the IP addresses from which Ken or Keith had ever accessed Twitter, a list that would tend to provide a trail of where they had been at every moment they accessed Twitter from their phones.https://pic.twitter.com/tSpprPgv7W

@abtnatural: But the judge said this is fine, and "the undersigned cannot see how an IP address would reveal confidential communications". Sigh. Anyway, in conclusion ...https://pic.twitter.com/xfYQyIYqHq

@abtnatural: Twitter's moderation/suspension decisions are often bad, but are not a 1st amendment issue. I appreciate that when the actual 1A shit hit the fan (i.e., actual gov't agents tried to expose our whole asses because a cop was insulted), Twitter threw down. https://youtu.be/F2HH7J-Sx80?t=115

tedu honked 18 Jan 2021 02:05 -0500
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McSweeney's is a little late to the indoor outdoor topology discourse, but a fine effort.

I am radically testing the limits of what it fundamentally means to be outdoors by erecting walls, putting a roof on top of those walls, and then insisting that it is still outdoors. This bold subversion of commonly accepted norms challenges and deconstructs “outdoorsness” as we know it. Moreover, by performing this act of deconstruction through a literal act of construction, I am illuminating the contradictory double nature of the mere act of existing. To this end, I search for the strange within the familiar, the indoors within the outdoors, the technically compliant within the clearly unsafe.

My choice of medium is intentional and calculated. I have used materials traditionally reminiscent of an indoor structure, such as four walls and a roof and a door, but playfully recontextualized them in the quintessentially outdoor environment of the middle of the street. To be clear, I am not creating an indoor space. Rather, I am complicating our relationship with an outdoor space by interrupting it with archetypal signifiers of the indoors. This provocative juxtaposition serves to examine what it is we ask of the world around us, and then to not provide that, whether it’s a comfortable place to sit, temperature control, or a reasonable chance of not getting infected by the man two tables down.


tedu honked 17 Jan 2021 19:08 -0500
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Creating a new activitypub type for Venn diagram to give clients control over rendering.

tedu honked 17 Jan 2021 18:04 -0500
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In other movie news, I paid for a movie for the first time since the pandemic started to rent Tenet. I'm going to watch it again tonight, but I doubt it's going to make any more sense. I think Primer was more consistent and better executed, even with its much lower production budget.

tedu honked 17 Jan 2021 18:02 -0500
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I watched Johnny Mnemonic last night, and while the day is not yet over, today does not appear to be turning out like the movie.

tedu honked 17 Jan 2021 17:03 -0500
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Reminder that "nobody share this link" is not an effective access control mechanism.

Garrow and James Peters, chief operating officer of Rite Aid, said that barring ineligible people, either by denying access through the website or at the store, would be impractical. It would also be against company policy, Peters said.

A 65-year-old Philadelphia woman, who is working remotely for a publishing company, signed up that first day after a relative forwarded the link.


tedu honked 17 Jan 2021 15:53 -0500
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NY Times: stay home and quarantine

Also NY Times: this failure of a teenager likes to stay inside and play video games

tedu honked 17 Jan 2021 15:13 -0500
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I've officially given up on my dream of getting a T3 line at home.

tedu honked 16 Jan 2021 20:48 -0500
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The Lotus Europa looks like the freak love child of a 911 and an El Camino.

Lotus Europa

tedu honked 16 Jan 2021 20:32 -0500
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I think I'd pick NFS over WireGuard before NFS over TLS if I were inclined to throw myself down that rabbit hole.

tedu honked 16 Jan 2021 17:33 -0500
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New pickup line: Bist du erdbebengefährdet?

tedu honked 16 Jan 2021 17:09 -0500
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Rudy live streaming his attempt to install mastodon.


tedu honked 16 Jan 2021 16:35 -0500
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I feel we're only a few years away from server BMC so complicated there's going to be a BMC for the BMC.

tedu honked 16 Jan 2021 16:32 -0500
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If you ask google to translate "Sehsucht" you get longing. Translate back longing you get Sehnsucht. Translate Sehnsucht get nostalgia. Translate back nostalgia get Nostalgie.

I'm not surprised it's not always a perfect one to one, but it seems dumb the only way to get longing is to misspell Sehnsucht. (My understanding is longing is a better match than nostalgia, right?)

tedu bonked 16 Jan 2021 15:12 -0500
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Haha. Xorg fixes CVE-2020-25712.

This exposes a bug in libcaribou, used by the Cinnamon on-screen keyboard. It crashes the parent process when "ē" is pressed.

In current versions of Cinnamon, this kills cinnamon-screensaver, unlocking the screen. Also caribou is unmaintained (Gnome used to be the upstream, but doesn't make use of the library anymore).


(This was originally linked from a recent post that I now can't find anymore in my timeline...)

tedu honked 16 Jan 2021 14:24 -0500
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A link to the CNN Doritos correction would be so much better than a screenshot.

I am once again asking why people pass around screenshots instead of links.

tedu honked 16 Jan 2021 14:08 -0500
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I think somebody spilled sovcit moonshine in the qoolaid. Apparently the plan is that the peaceful transition on the 20th will be from United States the corporation to United States the republic. Also, buy gold or whatever.

tedu honked 15 Jan 2021 23:24 -0500
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Upgrading server to zen 3 epyc is likely to cost more than the server did initially. Not sure this is a great investment.

tedu honked 15 Jan 2021 21:00 -0500
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DC red zone is looking like the time the pope came to philly. What a bullshit weekend that was.

tedu honked 15 Jan 2021 17:18 -0500
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DZ: poopy poo

DZ: poopy poo

Poopgate seems like a fitting scandal, but also kind of a nothingburger.

Yet this solution, too, was short-lived after a Secret Service supervisor from the Trump/Kushner detail left an unpleasant mess in the Obama bathroom at some point before the fall of 2017, according to a person briefed on the event. That prompted the leaders of the Obama detail to ban the agents up the street from ever returning.

Real talk: Sounds like they may have been justified in not wanting these people using their poop station.


tedu honked 15 Jan 2021 15:01 -0500
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Out of curiosity, what exchange do people use for day trading Bitcoin or ethereum? Most places seem to have crazy spreads and fees. You'd get completely chewed up without massive price moves.