9 August

@aussiastronomer:

I have always been interested in galactic archaeology, but I don’t think this is what they meant.

Did you know that dinosaurs lived on the other side of the Galaxy?

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) — 5/10

I finally reinstalled TikTok because of the whole kerfuffle, and I don’t even know why I deleted it the first time — it’s been so fast to learn my preferences and show me 99% videos of huskies arguing with their humans 😍

There’s a heat wave in France and it would be a great time to try GeForce Now so I could play games on my iPad without the PC producing heat, but Apple doesn’t think I should be allowed to play games I haven’t bought from them on a computing device they sold for $799.

Evil Under the Sun (1982) — 6/10

An okay case, not a very good movie, but what fantastic actresses. Diana Rigg is stunning and I did not expect her to have a wonderful singing voice.

J’étais prêt à me taper toute la première saison d’Umbrella Academy bien que ce ne soit pas très bon, parce que canicule et parce que Robert Sheehan, mais heureusement j’ai été sauvé par ma règle d’arrêter de regarder quand un personnage fait une blague sur le viol en prison.

Dark S1 — 8/10

Je ne veux pas dire que tous les allemands se ressemblent, mais Dark serait quand même plus facile à suivre si les acteurs portaient en permanence des badges d’identification.

8 August

@rileytestut:

This is just absurd. iOS is not a console; please do not peddle this Apple PR garbage. They’ve explicitly positioned the iPad as a computer, and only claim otherwise when it fits their (increasingly delusional) narrative about the App Store [twitter.com]

@Rainmaker1973:

Alsomitra macrocarpa has seeds which use paper-thin wings to disperse like giant gliders. The seeds, which are produced by a football-sized pod, can glide hundreds of metres across the forest [buff.ly] [full video: [buff.ly]

Je suis allé à Picard cette semaine et je n’ai pas acheté de glaces 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

Je suis allé à Picard cette semaine et je n’ai pas acheté de glaces 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

Ca me rappelle toutes ces fictions où des connards de colons blancs pètent les plombs sous les tropiques parce qu’il fait trop chaud et humide (et que les connards de colons blancs étaient les vraies victimes de la colonisation).

J’ai passé la journée dans mon fauteuil à regarder des vidéos sur mon iPad (pour des raisons évidentes) et maintenant mon corps est en mode “je refuse de dormir tant qu’on aura pas couru un 10K.”

7 August

Ahh, pansement dentaire fait maison, we meet again.

Ca a fait crounch, je viens probablement de tuer une plante, y’a pas idée d’essayer de rempoter à minuit.

@JenaS_elle:

Je peux aussi faire votre maison ou votre appartement. 🏠

Pour qu’il n’y ait pas de surprises : les premiers prix sont autour de 300€, et plus selon la taille et les options.

Envoyez-moi vos projets !

@JenaS_elle:

Vous avez un magasin et vous voulez une version LEGO ? Mon carnet de commande est ouvert ! 😊 Ça inclut des briques personnalisées avec vos logos, et des instructions de montage comme un set officiel.⤵️

@bdkjones:

Dear @tim_cook and @pschiller: Apple isn’t allowing Xbox’s app on iOS because you “can’t approve each game individually.” Can you share the logs where Apple reviews each YouTube video before allowing YouTube’s app on iOS? Or each Amazon product? Or each Netflix show? Thanks.

@VessOnSecurity:

So, taking all precautions, I open the PDF file in the virtual machine with no Internet connection.

IT’S THE FUCKING MONTHLY BILL!!!

It’s not an attack. The idiots have sent the bill exactly as the scammers do!

That is why we can’t end phishing…

@VessOnSecurity:

My mom: I got the monthly bill from the mobile provider. But I can’t open it.

Me: Why not?

Mom: It’s in a ZIP file protected with a password.

Me confidently: Oh, this is a common trick. Scammers send malware like this to bypass e-mail gateway scanners.

Mom: Take a look.

6 August

@tha_rami:

While GamePass & similar are great for certain devs now, also remember that this is now. We don’t know how these programs change when they become status quo, and whether they’ll be less/more/equally accessible as selling directly-to-consumer is. Apple Arcade already proved this. [twitter.com]

@duck:

Our paper, “NeRF in the Wild”, is out! NeRF-W is a method for reconstructing 3D scenes from internet photography. We apply it to the kinds of photos you might take on vacation: tourists, poor lighting, filters, and all. [nerf-w.github.io] (1/n)

I’ve been wondering for a while how @NotionHQ could consistently screw up pasting paragraphs from the web, but I finally did some tests for this tweet and found out it only happens with Firefox. So how the hell does Firefox’s clipboard support manage to cause this?

@G0DSFALL:

DM @vartian was feeling a bit nostalgic.

After a few attempts to find the right size, he’s recreated freedom rings he wore as a baby gay in the early 90’s.

Retweet, follow & post a story of pride (or a screenshot of your Godsfall review) for your chance to win 1 of 10 sets.

5 August

@RogueAmoeba:

Apparently, @apple “erroneously flagged” @charlieMonroe’s developer account, causing it to be disabled. A mistake was the best-case scenario here, but it is still deeply troubling.

Apple needs processes in place to ensure this simply can’t happen.

[blog.charliemonroe.net]

@stroughtonsmith:

Wherein Apple acquires a company, integrates its features into iOS, and shuts off its service API so that competing apps that relied on it are screwed [twitter.com]

“La prochaine fois il faudra passer aux autres caisses, les caisses automatiques c’est moins de dix articles.”

“Mais il n’y a littéralement personne.”

“Personne ou pas, c’est la règle, il faut respecter les règles Monsieur.”

@Fabien_UX:

“Tesla’s touchscreen car controls should be treated as a distracting electronic device, a German court has decided.”

Traditional car controls are fantastic examples of highly specialised physical affordances for low attention, low precision. Touchscreens are the opposite. [twitter.com]

Picard qui installe enfin un lecteur de cartes de fidélité côté client et, paf, panne de réseau, on ne peut payer qu’en liquide 😒

@rustyshelf:

“You can distribute your apps outside the MAS we just want you to notarise them for user safety…but maybe also so we can still mess with you a bit. Don’t want you to forget who’s the boss here” - Apple. Probably [twitter.com]

4 August

@NetflixFilm:

“THE MATRIX was all about the desire for transformation, but it was all coming from a closeted point of view.”

Lilly Wachowski looks back on THE MATRIX and the trans allegory at the center of film: [youtu.be]

3 August

It’s ended up as an involuntary mashup of every game I’ve liked in the last twelve months so… yeah.

@DrGRuralMD:

😂 I didn’t create this, but I wish I had. This is real life, y’all.

@Freerunnering:

Apple’s focus on “removing UI elements”, “focusing on user content” is just bad design. The UI is the application.

With the rare exception of things like video players I NEED to find and use UI elements to do things.

@chetfaliszek:

Just think if Facebook had optimized their engagement algorithms for happiness and laughter instead of depression, anger, and hate?

@MaxEMcMorrow:

I’d like to propose a new term that’s like, the opposite of ‘cleans up well’ and I’m calling it ‘grimes up good’.

the epitome of this concept is Henry Cavill, who has all the sexuality of a lawful good water biscuit in a suit but could turn a nation if you grease him up a lil

2 August

I’ve been wondering what title to give my story but I think I’ve got it:

“All the Clichés.”

Ink is amazing and useful and free but I hate this syntax.

When you google gender-neutral first names and you forget to specify you’re trying to name a fictional character, not your Instagram baby

@bestinsio:

subway rat made eye contact with me and said “join us. when the train comes we slide under the tracks and feel it rumble over us like a warm thunderstorm. we live forever and we love to live” I said no thank you I am too large he turned away from me I cried

And I need to finish it tonight, because it takes me six hours each day from waking up to finding the determination to get back to it.

I hate everything about the story I’m writing for InkJam and I’m exhausted by the effort of making myself stick with it.

@GregPogorzelski:

Le 11 avril 1913, des suffragettes menées par Emmeline Pankhurst viennent manifester au salon de thé du Neville Ground Cricket Club.

Elles demandent si les femmes sont autorisées. On leur répond “bien sûr lol, sinon qui prépare le thé ?”

Elles ont cramé le bazar en réponse <3