Embdedded/IoT "engineers" rant
I fucking hate Docker and the generation of shitty "engineers" that were raised on it. Docker's answer to "it works on my machine" is to ship the fucking dev's machine straight into prod. It's the most reprehensible, garbage idea to come out of the already fucked "devops" culture. Then they put _thousands_ of knobs on it so that everyone can break it in their own special way, revealing their "infrastructure" for the pile of popsickle sticks and glue it was always made out of. They spend the weekend fixing it and the CEO thinks their engineering team is working really hard while the ashes of their burning VC money gently settle in a small pile at their feet. Docker is the opposite of engineering.
Easy nonce-based Content-Security-Policy with Nginx
“The majority of the people in China do not eat wildlife animals. Those people who consume these wildlife animals are the rich and the powerful –a small minority.” This video explains how the people of China are themselves victims of the conditions that led to coronavirus. The virus is affecting many different countries and cultures, and there is never justification for xenophobia or racism.
"Wir hatten einst ein gut funktionierendes Gesundheitssystem. Und weit und breit war keine Krise in Sicht. Doch irgendwann begannen die Medien zu trommeln: „Schulmedizin ist nicht nachhaltig und bedroht die Gesundheit der Bürger. Krankenhauskeime, Antibiotika, Intensivmedizin – alles schlecht, teuer und gefährlich. Die Pharmakonzerne sind böse und profitgierig…“ Die Lehrer lehrten es die Kinder: „Sanfte Medizin ist gut, Schulmedizin böse“."
@joanmuc Our research on cloud extraction incl fitness apps, was based on publicly available info on the websites of extraction companies we mention in our long read e.g. in their product updates. At the time we published there was no mention of Garmin Connect.
@Ayior @ChrisTalleras I'm someone who bounces back and fourth between school & industry.. to collect more degrees and stay current. Schools avoid #LaTeX b/c of the lousy rationale that it's not used in industry, then I've worked on projects where #LaTeX was far more appropriate than #MSWord, but management claims: "no one knows LaTeX so we aren't going to use it".
"He didn’t have insurance, so they did not treat him"
Lesson for future: schedule incompatible changes for a reasonable schedule, and just move on. If Python2 was scheduled in 2007 to go EOL in 2009, not only Python dev team would have twice the resources but every single distro that maintained parallel 2/3 packages for 13 years.
I don't remember when I rewrote all my project to Python 3 - perhaps a decade ago.
If you think you can run an application with no maintenance for decades... well, good luck.
If you're into decentralised finance and cryptocurrencies, this is an interesting discussion at MakerDAO community who governs a DAI stablecoin (=a cryptocurrency that is bound to $1) and also DST (=a DAI deposit that grows at a few % per year). There's nothing wrong or alarming here - I just find it very interesting how the community deals with a catastrophic event in the world of traditional finance, and subsequent catastrophic event in cryptocurrency.
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OMFG A FEDERATED SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM!
I literally cannot wait to dig into this!! It's what I've been wanting!
Christian pastor who thought COVID-19 is just ‘mass hysteria’ is among the first in Virginia to die from virus