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Do talk to your friends & family about these scams, especially when they become this popular. People make all sorts of silly mistakes when they panic, especially if they're not well informed.

A depressing amount of Bitcoin addresses in those "blackmail" spam emails have deposits in the amount of the requested ransom. Not a bad business model, it seems...

Sister Rosetta Tharpe played a mean guitar back in '38. Inspired Chuck Berry and many others, I learned of her through Hugh Laurie's excellent blues covers (Didn't it rain). #music

youtube.com/watch?v=_z8HrN5UpG

This derailment of thought brought to you by my Twitter feed tonight:

twitter.com/crcsmnky/status/11

in which a Google Cloud software engineer responds to a quotation from some unknown source, posted as an image.

yay metadata

yay discourse

I mean I know this is all we got, right now, but,

we used to have better messaging tools than the entire 2019 Social Media Ecosystem on Usenet

in the 1980s

heck we had better message-responding tools than this on FIDONET in the 1980s

"If you eat one other person, you've reduced your carbon footprint by 100%! If you *really* want to make a difference -- eat a pilot!"

youtube.com/watch?v=wasDpg-7vU

I totally agree.
However, I don't see this happening anytime soon.

Do we have to face the fact that humankind is too stupid to take care of the earth and we have to go down in catastrophes, watching the show in slo-mo? 🤔
#climate #capitalism

RT @JKCorden@twitter.com

Brilliant. This is brilliant.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/JKCorden/status/11

Tinkered around with , Reagent & co. for a few hours on Saturday and I'm impressed by the ecosystem and the tooling around it.

If you're overwhelmed by the modern frontend tendencies, really does sound like a decent haven.

Sure, after 6y without stepping outside, with no light of the day (when basic rights of prisoners include 1h/d walk) under total surveillance, he probably went a bit mad... Some tweets shouldn't have been sent.

But it's about journalism, war crimes, power & truth! #FreeAssange

RT @DiEM_25
BREAKING

@wikileaks founder & @DiEM_25 Advisory Panel member #JulianAssange was just arrested by #UK police inside the Ecuadorian embassy.

This is a direct attack on whistleblowers!

Sign the petition against his extradition i.diem25.org/petitions/1  #FreeAssange #Assange

In honor of yesterday's revelation, here's an entire album inspired by black holes, the wonderful "On Time Out of Time" by William Basinski:

youtube.com/watch?v=sKtdBfnLrT

🐍🦀🕸 Python + WebAssembly, github.com/wasmerio/python-ext

🎉 I'm happy to announce a new Python extension to run WebAssembly binaries 🎉!

It works. It's a beta. Have fun.

• Instantiate a module ✅
• Call a function ✅
• Read/write the memory ✅

#python #webassembly #rustlang

Reflection nebulae, such as M78 shown here, are visible because they reflect the light from a nearby star. The size of the particles in the nebula preferentially reflect blue light so we tend to see reflection nebulae as blue. #astrophoto

RT @MIT_CSAIL@twitter.com
Left: MIT computer scientist Katie Bouman w/stacks of hard drives of black hole image data.

Right: MIT computer scientist Margaret Hamilton w/the code she wrote that helped put a man on the moon.

(image credit @floragraham@twitter.com)

#EHTblackhole #BlackHoleDay #BlackHole

Ah, the Euro-centrism is strong with this one. It's not the European Horizon Telescope, of course -- it's the *Event* Horizon Telescope. :)

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