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23 fév. 2024

À quel moment on a perdu la technologie qui empêchait les boissons de se renverser dans le sac du McDo ? 😒


21 fév. 2024

Since the forums suggested switching cables around, I tried different HDMI cables, but my MacBook Pro still had trouble waking up the monitor. I switched ports around, on the monitor and on the laptop. I tried a USB-C-to-HDMI cable. Nothing changed.

For completeness’ sake, I tried a USB-C-to-DisplayPort cable, and… the Mac wakes the screen up every time, as it used to do a year ago on HDMI 🙃

I guess all I can do is knock on wood then.

So apparently you get to choose the two digits after the username instead of them being randomly assigned? For some reason (mostly, I’m old) the first two-digit number that popped into my mind was the Back to the Future speed, and… uh… no, let’s definitely *not* go with that, even if it looks cool on a seven-segment display.

“Usernames in Signal are designed to be easily changeable. For example, you can make a username to connect with people at a conference or to plan a group trip. Then, when it’s over, change it if you want to. When you change your username, your Signal contacts are not notified because your username is not visible to the people you are chatting.”

Interesting design. Avoids name squatting and land grab. (Funny it happens just a year after Discord went the other way and made names globally unique.)


19 fév. 2024

Je vais passer en revue le reste des éléments les plus chiants de la liste au cas où je les aurais aussi réalisés pendant une fugue dissociative. On sait jamais, et ça serait bien pratique.

@ThermiteBeGiants@aus.social

Americans wondering how on earth all the Taylor Swift fans got to last week’s concert at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when there’s no sea of car parking next to the stadium:

Ça fait un mois que ma to-do list me stresse et me déprime parce que je n’ai pas envie de faire le premier item (bien qu’il ne soit pas particulièrement compliqué).

Ça fait un mois que je suis étonné que mon client ne m’ait pas relancé sur le sujet, vu que c’est un truc important et relativement simple de son point de vue (ajouter une ligne sur les factures).

Forcément, je l’avais déjà fait il y a deux mois.


17 fév. 2024

Alors, sur le principe, les cheveux blancs, pourquoi pas, c’est envisageable, je veux bien essayer d’être raisonnable, mais les gros patches sur les côtés qui donnent l’impression que j’ai la pelade, je suis désolé mais ça va pas être possible.

Well, shit, they’ve made me want to try Helldivers 2. (Even though that’s not my usual type of game, nor any of my friends’.)

crateandcrowbar.com

Quand j’étais jeune j’ai eu une phase de fascination pour le feu pendant laquelle il m’arrivait d’emprunter une cocotte à la cuisine pour faire brûler dedans du papier et des bougies.

Il ne m’est jamais revenu à l’idée depuis d’avoir du feu sur mon bureau, mais il faut absolument que je tente ! Je suis sûr que mon asthme va adorer.

DIY Desktop Firepit Tutorial

This week we are making a DIY Desktop Firepit using 3D Printing, a custom Silicone Mold, and poured Concrete. For me, this project serves as a tribute to my …

Random Wikipedia find of the day: I don’t think I ever knew that Mozilla was a portmanteau of Mosaic and Godzilla. (I mean, the Godzilla part I figured.)

Mais où sont passés ces gens que je suivais sur Twitter et que je ne vois toujours pas apparaître, ni sur Threads ni sur Bluesky ?! (Ni sur Mastodon, mais ça c'est plié.)

*charge la liste des gens qu'il suivait*

Oh les cons ils sont toujours actifs sur Twitter 🤮


16 fév. 2024

A perfect analysis of what’s going wrong at many of the big tech companies these days. Apple is definitely on this path — and it’s painful to watch — but not nearly as bad as Google, Microsoft, or Amazon.

Ron Gilbert (@grumpygamer@mastodon.gamedev.place)

He’s talking about the Apple of today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3NASGb5m8s

Never mind the wishy-washy conclusion, I can’t believe we’ve known shining UV light at the ceiling is effective against virus transmission FOR EIGHTY YEARS.

UV light kills viruses. Why isn’t it everywhere?

The promise and pitfalls of using light to stop germs.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOWhen you think of disinfecting a space, what comes to min…

Vingt minutes dans mon lit à me dire “oh no ça y est je commence à faire une réaction au seul plat que je sais que je peux manger chaque jour” avant de me rappeler d’un coup que j’ai testé une nouvelle tablette de chocolat vegan au dessert 🤦🏻‍♂️

My Threads timeline is full of the outrage engagement I always avoided on Twitter by using a third-party client, I hate it and I can’t stop scrolling 😖

A little annoyed at Anker for designing their earbuds with such shallow nozzles. (But I guess Apple started it with the AirPods Pro. Why? To show off their manufacturing tolerances?)

Quite angry at, and disappointed by, Comply for lying about compatibility with one of their pre-existing replacement foam tips. Or maybe they hold just as poorly to the earbuds they’re expressly designed for? 😡

@brunoph@breakpoint.cafe

Recurring reminder to Spotify users that you’re funding this:

Joe Rogan and Bret Weinstein Promote AIDS Denialism to an Audience of Millions 

Weinstein repeated discredited theories to Rogan about HIV not being the cause of AIDS, alarming and infuriating public health experts.  

@carnage4life@mas.to

It’s a bit surreal to see tens of thousands of layoffs a month in tech and then VCs bragging about funding companies working on replacing software developers with AI.

Of course, this affects all white collar work but it’s still surreal to watch this unfold for your industry.

Magic

Teaching AI to act in its natural environment, the computer.

@apike@mastodon.social

I love the failure examples from OpenAI's new Sora video-generation model.

Like, it knows what a spilled drink looks like – but isn't exactly sure how a drink goes about spilling.


15 fév. 2024

I absolutely love this example from the “weaknesses” section.

Damn 😵

Sora: Creating video from text


14 fév. 2024

Quote posts are nice (or evil or whatever I don’t care) but when am I finally gonna get dopamine points when someone boosts a post I’ve boosted?


13 fév. 2024

I have zero intention of using this (I’m not lonely enough to start having conversations with ChatGPT as if it were a person) but I’d been thinking idly about how you’d implement that kind of thing, and I can’t wait to read about how well or poorly it works. Microsoft would (will?) probably make a complete mess of it, but OpenAI might pull it off.

OpenAI Gives ChatGPT a Memory

ChatGPT is now like a first date who never forgets the details.

@fraying@xoxo.zone

I’ve written about this in more detail before, but mastodon could solve so many bad reply problems with a few simple design changes:

1. Add a field to profiles that encourages users to say explicitly what kind of replies they want and don’t want.
2. Show those bios to repliers *as they’re replying*.
3. Remove reply buttons from every post in a thread besides the last one.

This would encourage people to read the whole thread and know who they’re talking to and what they want when they reply.

@willoremus@mastodon.social

A Tesla employee who worshipped Musk died in a fiery crash on a road trip in which he relied heavily on Tesla's "full self-driving technology." Tesla has never publicly acknowledged his death and quickly replaced him. His widow says she now feels like "we were just guinea pigs."

A @washingtonpost investigation: by Trisha Thadani, @faizsays, @rachellerman et al.

www.washingtonpost.com

À propos de rayon casher, ça fait un moment qu'il fallait que je vous parle des soufflés au beurre de cacahuète Bamba. L’approvisionnement dans mon Carrefour est un peu aléatoire, mais ce sont les meilleurs que j’aie pu manger depuis la disparition des Cahouètes il y a plusieurs décennies (never forget), et en plus je peux les manger sans faire de réaction allergique (je viens seulement de voir que l’emballage précise “gluten free,” ça doit être nouveau).

La semaine dernière j’ai trouvé au rayon kosher des crackers sans gluten, il n’avait pas d’emplacement dans le rayon et c’était probablement un dernier paquet retrouvé dans un inventaire, j’ai immédiatement descendu tout le paquet et j’ai jeté l’emballage sans retenir la marque 🤦😫

Ça n’aiderait probablement pas à grand chose puisque Carrefour ne semble plus les vendre, mais c'est frustrant qu'ils disparaissent sans que je sache leur nom 😞


12 fév. 2024

@GossiTheDog@cyberplace.social

Queer.af mastodon instance has been shut down by the Taliban (not a joke, they seized the domain name).

Erin 💽✨ (@erincandescent@erincandescent.net)

Hello fellow admins!It would help users migrating from queer.af if you would temporarily add the following to /etc/hosts:65.108.48.233 queer.af The domain was suspended this morning without warning…


11 fév. 2024

It’s nice to see that someone somewhere is still trying to design the hell out of a mobile app (via the Installer newsletter).

(Not Boring) Weather App | Live, Accurate & Not Boring

Play the weather like a game. A (Not Boring) App from ANDY. Available on the App Store. APPx002


10 fév. 2024

@fzer0@nerdculture.de

It makes me sad at how accurate this is.

I’m not gonna say Skull and Bones’ gameplay loop is boring, because it was never gonna be my kind of game. Here’s what I can judge:

– Sailing feels nice enough, once you get used to the idea that ships have a nitrous boost.

– For a AAA game that’s been in development for ages and releases in a month, the onboarding is quite bad.

– The resource collection “minigames” are laughably awful.

– Sea of Thieves is such a better game on every single level.

store.epicgames.com


9 fév. 2024

Just found out that the service my client uses for mailing-lists, Brevo, handles DMARC reports itself.

Why the hell isn’t Mailgun (which we use for transactional emails) doing the same then 😒

Guess I'm gonna look into migrating when I have a second.

@drahardja@sfba.social

#Veritasium published an AWESOME video about the very unlikely invention of the blue LED. It’s an *incredible* story and you really should view it. It also contains the best visualization of semiconductors I’ve ever seen.

I witnessed the drama of the blue LED live in the 1990s. I watched tech magazines show dim blue prototypes for years until Nichia suddenly burst on the scenes with a bright blue LED and it changed the world. I watched as they created their first white LEDs ($1 apiece) which I gawked at in person. I was at Honeywell when they finally made white LEDs in surface-mount format (still $1 apiece). We used 50 of them as the backlight in the aviation GPS navigator I worked on (at $50 the backlight was one of the most expensive components in the whole system). They were so hot (100 mW each for a total of 5 W) we used them as *heaters* when the unit was below operating temperatures.

When I read about how Nakamura got screwed by Nichia, I was livid.

#technology #history

Why It Was Almost Impossible to Make the Blue LED

The blue LED was supposed to be impossible—until a young engineer proposed a moonshot idea. Head to https://brilliant.org/veritasium to start your free 30-da…

TLDR: il faut changer de bras entre chaque rappel 😦

One Simple Change May Dramatically Boost The Effect of COVID-19 Vaccines | Flipboard

ScienceAlert - Sometimes it’s the simplest solutions that get lost in the kerfuffle of scientific progress. Since the advent of vaccines more than two centuries ago, …

The future of search engines is awesome.

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