pol, existential threat, rambling thread
1. corporations are a form of AI, and are the dominant form of life on this planet
this one seems self-evident, but if you need some help putting the pieces together, this piece by Charles Stross might help: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2018/01/dude-you-broke-the-future.html ... or you could just watch the 1988 classic film "They Live".
in any case, while there do exist corporations which can peacefully coexist with humans, most of what passes for peaceful coexistence these days is either accidental or due to humans regulating corporations. regulatory capture is making the latter less and less common.
@lain @fence @rin it seems like if you really wanted to lean hard on the “make it easier for medium-technical folks to run their own single-user instance from home” angle then in-memory queues could be a good step towards making it more accessible, but there are other much more serious blockers to running your own instance, like configuring DNS and port forwarding and all that shit.
anyway I’m sure you’ve given it a lot more thought than I have.
@shadowferret @rin @lain @fence I did this for a week or so last month and postgres would consistently go into segfault loops which would destroy all the data after it’d been running for 3 or 4 days. I spoke with others, and apparently this is a very common occurrence. it went away when I moved postgres to an external hard drive.
I’m sure there exist some expensive SD cards which it might be possible to run postgres reliably on them, but when you say “you can run it on a Pi” that’s not what people will think; they will think it will run on the Pi they currently have in their desk drawer which has a normal SD card in it. but that will end in tears.
Our friend Chris finally did a write-up of his 16 core Z80 alternate future cyberdeck, and it is absolutely beyond bonkers:
@kaniini I’m glad you were around when I started hacking on it; thanks for your help.
@kmicu @anna as far as the switch choice, the noise they make is definitely the biggest difference. if you work in an open office with a lot of other co-workers, then a clicky keyboard might not be a good choice, but if you work at home by yourself they are pretty great.
my favorite clicky ones are Matias Clicky and Kailh box navy; my favorite quiet ones are Matias Quiet Click and Kailh Copper. but if you can find someone local who has something you can try in person I’d definitely recommend that.