Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.

Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.

Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".

- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

Please boost.
Fediverse, I have a request.
If you know a woman that is:
-from Ethiopia, Sudan or South Sudan
-Tech savvy
-Has an interest in Digital Safety and Security

Can you have them reach out to me? (DM if you need an email addy instead) We’ve a Safe Sister Digital Safety Fellowship specifically for them, and applications are open until September 28 and I’d like to send them information.

Also, FYI:

If you type 'pwgen' into DDG, it will create a new password for you ;)


You can also specify length:


Positive folk of Mastodon, I want to share a tradition of mine with you.

Each week, we my wife and I write a note with good things that happened throughout the week. We then add these notes to a year.

On #NewYearsEve, we empty the jar and read about the amazing year we had. It's obviously great to finish/start a year this way, but it's also nice as it "forces" us to contemplate the last week and appreciate the good things that happened, even when things were stressful or felt very mundane.

A Hetzner connectivity issue has interrupted communication between one of the database servers (replica) with the rest of the mastodon.social infrastructure.

I have temporarily disabled usage of the replica which will reduce our traffic capacity, because the replica is out of sync with the master database it's not usable right now.

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when you overexpose night photos and you have a lot of moon light and no artificial light you get pictures which look like they are taken on a sunny day - just with stars.
#photography #LongExposure

Dev friends: with the current state of backend and iOS development, would you say investing in another MacBook Pro is a smart choice? Or should I better go for a small MacBook and build a good PC instead?

Bypassing Dystopia – communities everywhere are reversing privatization and standing up to corporate rule. 


About time I made my #introduction.

I'm a long time @SDF MetaARPA user at sdfeu.org. My ~/.bboardrc is from 2003-10-01 so I'll assume that's my anniversary.

UNIX user since 1996, when I started working as a webmaster in an NCR MP-RAS system and did my first duties as root.

Volunteering and activism are a really important part of my life. I care about feminism, diversity, socialism and free culture and knowledge.

And everything takes second place to my parenting of three wonderful kids.

I finally had some time to update my blog!

What I Like/Dislike About Mobile Games Apps

Figure 1: Attribution: By Wesley Fryer, via Flickr There are literally millions (maybe billions) of games available for your smart phone or tablet. Recently, I’ve been playing a few of them t…



Reclaiming RSS

“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”



I just finished doing a fresh install of on my laptop and restoring my apps and data. It was a very good experience and it went very smoothly. Now, it's time to mess around with KDE Plasma!


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