Sorry About Computer

New decade, new nonsense

It was easier to change the language of biology than to fix the default in excel- or to alter researcher habits.

I think about this every time a software developer uses the word "just".

— Andy Boughton (@occsci) August 4, 2020

BTW, the video for this talk is up!

I'm not a particularly good speaker, so I'd actually recommend the linked transcript instead of the talk itself unless you strongly prefer video or audio, though ๐Ÿ˜…

— Dan Luu (@danluu) August 5, 2020

this is probably one of the funniest things i've ever read and it's from a pair of intel engineers who developed the 386

— Gravisโ„ข (@gravislizard) August 4, 2020

Oh FFS. I just want to use my grill.

— Rob (@robdaemon) August 2, 2020

Late last June, Google bought out "North," a tech company based in Waterloo, ON, which manufactured "Focals," a line of "smart glasses." A month later, the company is turning off the servers the glasses rely on, bricking every pair they ever sold.


— Cory Doctorow #BLM (@doctorow) July 29, 2020

0-day zoom hacks dropped in YT chat

— LiveOverflow ๐Ÿ”ด (@LiveOverflow) July 31, 2020

Having a perfectly normal one

— CJ Fogler (@cjzer0) July 31, 2020

something too fucking on brand about spending 20 minutes unplugging and re-plugging various devices to get my printer to network again to my computer so i can print out a 9-page issue of the Homebrew Computer Club newsletter

— Laine Nooney @ ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ (@Sierra_OffLine) July 28, 2020

A machine stuck dreaming of nuclear detonations, lit like a casino bar.

— Geoff Manaugh (@geoffmanaugh) July 27, 2020

It wouldn't be C++ if the friendly new safety-oriented feature weren't unsafe by default.

— Greg Parker (@gparker) July 25, 2020

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