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stux, to random
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Weird that we can't explain a few kubic meters heavy radioactive waste from the NL each year but somehow we can justify pumping our Atmosphere full with toxics each day with our burning engines

"Oehhh all things radioactive are soo scary, we can't setup our grandkids with that" is what they say

But apparently they are totally fine with ruining the climate and expel toxic next where you breath

Until we have something better like fusion we should stick with fission also, but what do I know!🤷

cgervasi,
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gsuberland, to random
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man, nothing drains my motivation like frustration. even though the PCB saga is likely resolved, which should be a cause for celebration, I'm just wiped out by it and haven't written a single bit of code today.

cgervasi,
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@gsuberland Maybe it's good to have a day of rest after resolving one big issue.

drahardja, to TeslaMotors
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Reminder to not work yourself to death for the sake of your employer.

THEY ARE NOT LOYAL TO YOU.

“Tesla Rewards Dedicated Worker Who Showered at Factory and Slept In His Car By Firing Him”

https://futurism.com/the-byte/tesla-worker-showered-factory-slept-laid-off

cgervasi,
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@drahardja You can't say all vendors, customers, employers are employees as a group are not loyal. Sometimes you build relationships with great people and organizations. I don't know anything about , but based on their CEO's antics, I would not be surprised to find they are not a good vendor, supplier, or employer.

rasterweb, to random
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I’m not even sure how to respond to an old (punk) friend saying “Extremes on both sides are destroying this country.”

cgervasi,
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@rasterweb The horseshoe theory is right. Extremists are very similar. Right-wing extremists control a political party, which thankfully isn't that effective because it's more of a personality cult. Left-wing extremists are a fringe minority without much influence in the other party. I just don't want them to figure out how similar they are and start working together toward real non-personality-cult policy goals.

cgervasi,
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@rasterweb They both lead to suffering and death, but I have way more understanding of people who intend to make things better than for those who have a sick desire to see people hurt.

cgervasi,
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@rasterweb The very extreme cases are Stalin (left) or Hitler (right). Neither one of those is happening right now. With Trump, though, there is a real risk of going in that direction.
If a democratic socialist acted like Trump and controlled a party (totally happening at this time), it would be just as bad.

ppatel, to TikTok
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Americans wondering about the effects of a ban can look to India, which banned TikTok and 200 other Chinese apps in 2020. Most people simply turned to Instagram or YouTube

https://restofworld.org/2023/america-india-tiktok-ban/

cgervasi,
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@ppatel How did India enforce the ban? It seems like something easy to get around and something that makes it even cooler for kids. Did people really stop using it because the government banned it?

cgervasi,
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@ppatel Isn't it trivially easy to install it from an APK file? For almost no effort you get you get to feel like a rebel.

cgervasi,
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@ppatel If young people actually care, which is by no means certain, it could make it much cooler for kids to leave Apple's walled garden.

drahardja, to random
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Tech workers when everyone is hiring: lol, I don’t need to unionize. Look how well I negotiated for myself!

Tech workers when there are layoffs everywhere: I don’t have time to unionize! I’m desperate to get a job right now!

cgervasi,
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@drahardja The last time there were layoffs everywhere in tech was 2002-2003.

cgervasi,
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@drahardja That's true. I somehow forgot about 08-09, maybe b/c it was more centered on real estate, although it affected the broader economy.
The economic cycle has a period of around 10 years, with lots of jitter. In times of expansion like this, we need to be mindful that a recession is coming; and vise versa.

gsuberland, to random
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I may have slightly over-designed this inrush current limiter.

cgervasi,
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@gsuberland I only thought about it for a minute, but why does it need an SCR? Could that FET be driven by the drain that's connected to the SCR gate? Could the series FET that carries 2.4A be some FET with a low V[Th] and R[DS,on], so getting its gate near 0 doesn't matter?

It's cool you get to work on a nice power circuit like this.

jwz, to random
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Something I have noticed over the years is that replies to my blog posts that are made on the blog itself, rather to the blog-post-breadcrumb on the various social media sites, are of significantly higher quality.

I suspect that the need to A) click a...
https://jwz.org/b/ykHZ

cgervasi,
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@jwz I wonder if it's because more of the readers who read the whole article post on the website.

rasterweb, to random
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Someone I know posted a blog post and I smacked of being written by AI.

It read like it was just saying the same thing over and over without actually saying anything.

It lacked details and feeling and–dare I say–humanity.

Also, there were no typos. ;)

I confirmed with the person, and said "Since it had your name on it, I assumed your wrote it... until I read it."

I guess I expect my friends to actually have created the things they attach their names to.

cgervasi,
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@rasterweb The poster admitted it was written by AI?

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kwf, to random
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Today is home ownership day.

cgervasi,
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@kwf Wow. How long was that filter in there? Does the blower run continuously or just during heating/cooling?

cgervasi,
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@kwf In #Madison the nights are often cool enough to keep the house from getting too hot during the day.

I can't see @rotopenguin's posts.

dancinyogi, (edited ) to random

Do you know your spouse/SO's cell phone number (without looking it up)?

Please boost for a wider demographic 😉

cgervasi,
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@dancinyogi It is the same number she used for her landline, years before she got a mobile phone, so I can't forget it.

georgetakei, to random

The next time you see high gas prices, remember that Exxon posted $9.1 billion in earnings for the third quarter of this year. The money is coming out of consumers’ pockets and going back to Exxon’s wealthy shareholders, to which it gave $8.1 billion in Q3.

cgervasi,
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@georgetakei Fuel prices are low because they don't include the cost of damage to the environment.

auschwitzmuseum, to history
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4 November 1923 | Czech Jewish woman, Eva Wolfová, was born in Prague.

She was deported to #Auschwitz from #Theresienstadt ghetto on 6 September 1943. She did not survive.

#Auschwitz #Birkenau #Holocaust #Shoah #Jews #history #histodons #Nazis #Germany #NeverForget #ww2 #Memorial #Remember #memory #otd #facts #Prague #woman

cgervasi,
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@auschwitzmuseum I'll never understand how they got so many people to go along and do the mundane logistical tasks of mass murder.

Teri_Kanefield, to random

Someone asked me what I think is going on with Trump's lawyers attacking the clerk.

Yesterday I said this:

"It's hard to tell what is going on with that. My best guess is that Trump's lawyers are fatigued, know they are losing, and are getting weird and paranoid."

Judge Engoron, who sees it all up close, said there is misogyny.

I just saw a picture of the clerk and I have revised my opinion.

The judge may be right . . .

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cgervasi,
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@Teri_Kanefield
That's sad, but it rings true.
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GottaLaff, to random
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Zap.

Via MuellerSheWrote:

NEW: to : “I appreciate your note. I only wish someone would have proofread it first. PS: there’s no shame in resigning.”

cgervasi,
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@GottaLaff
It talks all kinds. My representative, Mark #Pocan, is great, but I can't imagine him writing this. The Midwest is politer than the East Coast.
I agree that the mistakes are jarring on Congressional letterhead.
@mellifera

mastodonmigration, to infosec
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We talk about wanting professional journalists to ditch Twitter and come to Mastodon.

When they do we need to make them welcome!

Today Chris Bing @Bing_Chris a distinguished Reuters reporter covering hacking and foreign affairs has joined Mastodon saying "Hi - Twitter is a garbage fire. I am going to try to use this platform more. Love,-Bing."

Let's show Chris some love!

cgervasi,
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@mastodonmigration @Bing_Chris
I'm happy to have more journalists on Mastodon.

anarchodelphis, to random
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Most of you are going as this for Halloween. And it doesn't even require a costume.

cgervasi,
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@anarchodelphis Calling people eugenicists or similar names in this way is so wrong.

Bing_Chris, to random
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Hi - Twitter is a garbage fire. I am going to try to use this platform more. Love,-Bing.

cgervasi,
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@Bing_Chris Twitter is bad, and even if parts of it are good, its owner seems to have some fascist-adjacent ideas and likes the idea of using his platform to promote them.

Mastodon can be used to for anything, including bigotry, but you won't see it if you're on a mainstream instance that blocks offensive content. Mastodon is just better.

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