Today I learned about the revolt/mutiny on the Dutch slave ship the 'meermin'.
The Malagasy slaves Massavana and Koesaaij led the revolt, an attempt for their freedom. Succeeded in overpowering the ship, but lost the battle due to a lack of navigational knowledge. Tens of Malagasy where killed, over a 100 sold as slaves still. Massavana and Koesaaij died imprisoned on Robben Island.
I enjoyed Rick and Morty, but there was something about it that bugged me. But I was never really sure what (one obvious part being the sometimes toxic fans) bugged me exactly.
This video nicely illustrates the basic problem with it's philosophy:
I make a point of not romanticizing the Soviet Union (for obvious reasons) but when it comes to their space propaganda, oh boy, they had aesthetics.
Here's some space stamps:
Organized skepticism seems to have been a bit of a catastrophe everywhere.
🌟 @olimex - Manufacturers of open source hardware and devices
🌟 @LimeSurvey - Free open source alternative to Google Forms
🌟 @ubuntustudio - Linux distro aimed at creative people
🌟 @karrot - FOSS platform for sharing resources in real life (e.g. food sharing)
🌟 @greenfediverse - Directory of Fediverse instances which use renewable energy
🌟 @tuxedocomputers - Building customised laptops and desktops with Linux preinstalled
on my own thing again..
@jasper You can already send data with sound
There's even a Web Audio library for doing it through the browser. There has to be some noise tolerance here so it may be possible to sneak data through the sound of static or some other white noise up to some level
on my own thing again..
@cypnk i'm always like devices to sneak information out should exist at every level. (yeah "background" noise should be able to be used to sneak information out)
Some bad parts about things I like:
C: POSIX has lots of flaws, macros are terrible, string handling and array handling could be better
Go: the runtime fucking sucks, it's probably going to jump the shark when generics lands
Alpine Linux: it's designed for some use-cases which are pretty dumb and the complexity seeps into places it shouldn't (e.g. apkvol)
IRC: no end to end encryption of group chats is unlikely to be possible any time soon, mediocre stapled-on auth systems, people who think they're clever are fucking it up
Email: encoding problems, people who think they're clever are fucking it up
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