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John Siracusa

In classic Mac OS, I used to use a utility that would comb through all of memory (no memory protection!) looking for strings. I used it to recover text from unsaved documents after an application crashed, or if I accidentally hit the wrong button in a dialog, etc.

This kind of thing is harder to do on modern systems, but I’m glad to see people are still out there doing it. (But, yeah, don’t type large amounts to of text into web browsers…)

August 31, 2023
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August 27, 2023
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Where visual space emphasizes linearity, acoustic space emphasizes simultaneity—the possibility that many events can occur in the same holistic zone of space-time. Unlike visual space, where points either fuse or remain distinct, blocks of sound can overlap and interpenetrate without necessarily collapsing into a harmonic unity or consonance, thereby maintaining the paradox of "simultaneous difference".      - Roots and Wires - Freddy Mercury

August 23, 2023
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Arthur Charpentier ⏚

"Perceptions of scientific research literature and strategies for reading papers depend on academic career stage" (when reading papers I ignore Intro, Discussion etc. and just look at Methods and Results... obviously, I am old)

August 23, 2023
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[seeing somebody boost a joke post from a while back] wow that was a blastodon from the pastodon

November 08, 2022
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cyber voyager

its kind of wild to me that there's been so few new features in browsers

i mean like, i just found myself disliking the size of an image, so i wanted to scale it up. ok fine i can zoom the page in

but why can't i just zoom the picture???? that's the only thing that was too small to read

August 21, 2023
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Matthias Melcher

@hrheingold you once said we need a taxonomy of tools for thought. Am I on the right track with this map where I compiled some 'affordances' that sit between the tools (on the left) and the thoughts (on the right)?

(A text version is on my blog ).

August 21, 2023
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Warren Currie 🦠🦐

Well it had to happen eventually. is retiring FLIP (FLoating Instrument Platform). This is an amazing piece of engineering (and soooo weird on the inside - everything pivots, so walls become floors). The to be towed out to a location, and it would literally flip, sinking most of the ship directly down to give a *very stable platform for research. Launched in 1962.

August 09, 2023
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Björk // "I find workaholism really anti-fertile. For example, in my work with Scandinavian schools with biophilia, it is very apparent that short schooldays and a lot of free time inspires the imagination most and not only makes the kids happier but also they make more original things in the end. I've seen how the working until midnight in the biggest cities is really destructive...and you aren't coming up with any new ideas but just repeating old stuff on a loop."

August 18, 2023
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August 17, 2023
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Nora Reed

content creator but "content" as in "quiet happiness" not "existing in the churning mediascape" is this anything

August 16, 2023
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AGF : poemproducer

nice new lil platform

they have an open call

August 16, 2023
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Continuation of what resonates a lot lately: “As yet, we can grasp this future only in glimmers. But it is for us to construct this future, even as – at another level – it is already constructing us: a new kind of collective agent, a new possibility of speaking in the first person plural. At some point in this process, the name for our new desire will appear and we will recognize it”. -punk

August 15, 2023