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Examining a vintage RAM chip, I find a counterfeit with an entirely different die inside
Dan Lyke:

Examining a vintage RAM chip, I find a counterfeit with an entirely different die inside.

This is fascinating, and, since it's a chip for generating DTMF tones in a touch tone phone, it got me thinking about supply chains and cell phones and how much we trust the devices on which we use encrypted messaging services...





Dan Lyke:

(image) It's darker here, but too cloudy to see anything.




Here's to all the mailing list managers
Dan Lyke:

Here's to all the mailing list managers deleting LinkedIn requests so that subscribers don't look like idiots.





Dan Lyke:

(image) 1960 was way more optimistic about 2017 (Robert Silverberg "The Lost Race Of Mars")





Dan Lyke:

(image) Charlene in Bubblegum Alley, San Luis Obispo




Radley Balko in The Washington Post: We should treat Confederate monuments the way Moscow and Budapest have treated communist statues
Dan Lyke:

Radley Balko in The Washington Post: We should treat Confederate monuments the way Moscow and Budapest have treated communist statues.

Each monument includes a plaque explaining when it was erected, how it was funded and that it has been preserved and installed in the park not to celebrate Stalin or Lenin or their ideas but because of its historical significance.

One statute of Stalin stands – minus its nose – in front of a harrowing sculpture depicting dozens of human heads stacked behind barbed wire. It's a monument to the victims of totalitarianism. It isn't difficult to imagine a similar park where a statute of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis or Nathan Bedford Forrest might stand in front of a monument to victims of lynching.




Letter of the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming
Dan Lyke:

In the wake of renaming Calhoun College following the killings of 9 people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Yale University outlined principles for renaming campus buildings.

Letter of the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming




Why Did A State Trooper Try To Stop Medics From Performing CPR On Heather Heyer?
Dan Lyke:

Why Did A State Trooper Try To Stop Medics From Performing CPR On Heather Heyer?

I assume it is not correct state trooper protocol to interfere with or attempt to halt CPR on an unresponsive patient who just lost her pulse and respirations. And, to their credit, it appears all the other state troopers were assisting street medics in treating the other casualties on the scene. Why this one tried to force us to abandon Heather Heyer, with no intention of providing CPR himself, I will never understand.

The thing about having hung out with extreme sports folks is that... well... yeah, cops often get in the way of lifesaving and rescue operations. I wish we could change that.




RT Chukwuemeka Afigbo @nke_ise
Dan Lyke:

Back in 2009, when facial recognition was just starting to become a thing, HP had an issue where their webcams weren't detecting non-caucasian faces. That era was one where it was amazing that the technology worked at all, and was a good reminder to make diversity a part of the product ship checklist. So, yeah, almost 8 years ago. Apparently the soap dispenser people didn't get the memo.

RT Chukwuemeka Afigbo @nke_ise:

If you have ever had a problem grasping the importance of diversity in tech and its impact on society, watch this video




Gizmodo: Cloudflare CEO on terminating service to the neo-Nazi site
Dan Lyke:

I have been struggling with a lot of philosophical issues around various companies terminating their services of the Daily Stormer web site. As someone with friends who've had sexually explicit content on the internet, and all of the challenges they've gone through, I'm super sensitive to cries of "censorship". It is not, for instance, lost on me that until pretty much *today* it has been far far more difficult to get web hosting or credit card payment services for anything remotely related to sexual content than for hate publications.

I've been weighing the moral imperative to punch a Nazi vs "love thy neighbor", and pondering when speech becomes violence.

This is helping me: Cloudflare: Why we terminated Daily Stormer

Our team has been thorough and have had thoughtful discussions for years about what the right policy was on censoring. Like a lot of people, we've felt angry at these hateful people for a long time but we have followed the law and remained content neutral as a network. We could not remain neutral after these claims of secret support by Cloudflare.

More at Gizmodo: Cloudflare CEO on terminating service to the neo-Nazi site.





Dan Lyke:

(image) How come "swimsuits half off" never means what I want it to mean?







RT Brian Jarvis @bajarvis
Dan Lyke:

(image) I see that Levi's is covering multiple axes on the sexuality spectrum

Addendum: RT Brian Jarvis @bajarvis:

I wear the "slim straight cut" ironically, because I'm not any of those.