Eric Rose
Computerer, bikerer, gamerer, Sysadmin zealot
wamble shared a status by FNB_Japan@todon.nl
Food Not Bombs Japan
FNB_Japan@todon.nl

Bigotry isn't ok just because it's directed at a horrible person. Be careful about who you're hurting in the process

#RadicalSoftness

3 days ago
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social
my auspol post

There's shitty takes galore all across social media and no--one really needs one more, but I needed to vent on why the ALP should go away and never come back

whosit.wamble.net/?p=4526

4 days ago
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lislis
lislis@toot.cat

Every time I see the Hacker Ethic praised without critically challenging its shortcomings, I have to think of "Programming is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker Ethic" by Allison Parrish and wish it was more popular. You can read the transcript here opentranscripts.org/transcript

May 02, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social
Endgame ruminations

@sexybenfranklin I get that it's all fantasy, but there's an ethical dimension in storytelling that I think gets dismissed in these big slugfests. My preference is for the more personal stories where the focus is on what drives a character to overcome and grow as a person/hero.

April 29, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social
Endgame ruminations

Has your partner moved onto a new relationship or suicided in what was a blink of an eye for you? Has your home been destroyed in some catastrophe caused by the vanishment, and you come back to nothing?

Superhero stories are always so problematic in their use and abuse of power and this is especially egregious in my opinion. Who has the right to royally fuck up a universe of people a second time because they want their friends back?

April 29, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social
Endgame ruminations

Even more problematic is the psychic effect. There's 5 years worth of grief on the part of survivors and there's big monuments naming the lost. How do you deal with trying to cope with loss only to have people return? How do returnees copy with massive changes in the environment and people they thought they knew who are now 5 years different. If you were a pilot and the plane crashed killing everyone when you disappeared, what will finding out do to you?

April 29, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social
Endgame ruminations

I woke several hours before I was supposed to with stuff about Endgame running through my head. I know it's all fantasy but bringing everyone back from Thanos' cull is severely problematic on several levels.

People vanished from cars and planes etc. in motion. You can't just bring them back in the same spot, so where to they arrive? Even more picky, how do you (can you?) compensate for galactic motion? Where anything was in the universe 5 years ago is not where it is now.

April 29, 2019
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ischade
ischade@mastodon.technology

"Free world building idea: Wizards have the same trust in magic that software designers have in software, which is to say, almost none at all."

April 24, 2019
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Don't IRC my wife
radicalrobit@radical.town

this company claims this smart clothespin will "revolutionize" how you do laundry and I say we pass a binding resolution at the UN that no companies anywhere are allowed to use "revolution" or any version of that word ever again.

April 19, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social

@Andrea
Thanks to Stil pointing me at a cheap copy of Dark Emu, I managed a couple of hours uninterrupted reading in the sun yesterday. It was very nice.

@daedalus @mike

April 19, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social
death

@geordie
I have no words for how fucked up this is. Do the things you need to to get through it and know that we care

April 18, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social
homelessness, mental health

This is a poignant story of a potent mix of issues, hinging on how women in sport have been underpaid and undervalued, and how sporting bodies prefer medals to successful athletes who might have an off season. Rebecca was effectively dumped back on the streets with no resources to cope with transitioning out of the sport

'Rebecca Twigg was a famous Olympian cyclist. Today, she's homeless in Seattle.'

seattletimes.com/seattle-news/

mastodon.social/media/zQARCKvv

April 17, 2019
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Loris Grillet
loriskumo@mastodon.design

Guys: “Well you know, there were many people working on those algorithms, it’s not only Katie Bouman work but rather a team effort.”

Also guys: “Elon Musk is sending rockets on Mars, he makes electric cars, he invented tunnels, he’s such a genius, I love him.”

April 16, 2019
wamble shared a status by pzmyers@octodon.social
pzmyers 🦑
pzmyers@octodon.social

Katie Bouman deserves the respect & attention she's getting, so already the trolls are working to tear her down.

freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngul

April 12, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social

This is a good interview with the owner of the British UCI-level women's cycling team, Drops. I've been a big fan of the team in its various incarnations, as it worked to grow the sport without taking advantage of the athletes, and as it strove to show that women's racing was as good as the men's. I hope they overcome their current financial hurdles and have many succesful years

thebritishcontinental.co.uk/20

April 12, 2019
wamble shared a status by moiety@queer.garden

Two great #WomenInSTEM: Computer scientist Katie Bouman and Margaret Hamilton.

Katie with her awesome stack of hard drives for #EHTBlackhole image data 😍.

Margaret and her Apollo Guidance Computer source code 📚.

April 11, 2019
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Marie-Cécile Godwin Paccard
mcpaccard@mastodon.design

"Lyft cannot afford to pay its drivers a living wage, or it would “absorb enormous losses.”

This is a remarkable argument for a company to make about its own business model in a court filing. Essentially, it is describing the exact logic people have been using to warn that the other shoe will eventually drop on ride-hailing apps: it’s not a good business."

jalopnik.com/lyft-was-full-of-

#gigEconomy #gigEconomyMustDie

April 01, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social

At least the encounter reminded me that I hadn't bought "Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain". I remedied that situation yesterday and now have to find time to actually read it

March 25, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social

Voting in the state election on Saturday was fairly chill apart from the guy handing out Flux HTV cards (no-one else was hassling voters). I told him I wasn't interested and he had to know why. When I told him I didn't owe him an explanation, he got quite huffy.

Having read the Wikipedia page on Flux today, I wish I'd know that on Saturday so I could tell him I wasn't interested in a party that attempted electoral fraud in the last Federal election.

March 25, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social

I was speaking to my mum this morning about how the kids should be running everything, and remembered Logan's Run, which I hadn't watched in years, so I popped in in the DVD player.... it's so much fun and so, so 70's.

From the wardrobe choices, the music, the choreographed fight scenes, the dome... the robot! It's all so styled and identifiably of a specific period. Maybe I should go watch Blakes 7 next while I'm in the mood :)

March 23, 2019