Speaking of next level shit... To save the sound of Stradivarius violins forever, they brought in master luthiers, and recorded every note one at a time. Every transition. Every sound you could make. And now there's a database so one could craft new music with Stradivarius violins without owning one.
But the truly next level shit in here is that they shut down and put the cone of silence down around the recording studio so the street noise wouldn't fuck with the recordings.
#Android users, this one's pretty neat:
Blokada is a system-wide ad/content blocker for Android, slightly reminiscent of uBlock Origin. It does *not* require root, it's free software, and it's available on the F-Droid store!
I've been using it for the past few days, and it seems to be working well.
The Big 1.0. – Riot
Riot, the default and most mature client for #Matrix just hit 1.0, with a huge redesign <3 If you have ever checked Riot before, but didn't like the looks - please give it another try! If you haven't tried it but like things like, dunno, #Slack for example, have a try and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Somebody posted at work slack:
After two days of usage, I don't see anything significant missing, and the migration process was a breeze. Highly recommended.
(*) - Mostly spent trying to decide between running my own mail server or using a 3rd party provider.
Announcing the Zagreb Rust Meetup!
The talk will (probably) be in Croatian, but if you're nearby and don't understand this gloriously convoluted language, don't worry about it & come and say hi. :)
Whoa, I just realized MIT has their own Mastodon instance! The future is now!
It’s extremely important to me that you read this *actual motion from Scottish parliament* from @firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx?SearchType=Advance&ReferenceNumbers=S5M-15504&ResultsPerPage=10
So the guys from PT security (of Intel ME fame) will do a very interesting BH Asia ‘19 talk, if the abstract is accurate:
“We found that modern Platform Controller Hub (PCH) and CPU contain a full-fledged logic signal analyzer, which allows monitoring the state of internal lines and buses in real time”
“With VISA, we succeeded in partially reconstructing the internal architecture of PCH and, within the chip, discovered dozens of devices that are invisible to the user...”
rule 39 is terrifyingly real
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computers, code, music, science, politics, stuff. born-again undergrad student of physics. dada everything.
The instance by the group behind Razmjena vještina & the Hacklab in Mama, Zagreb.