Software is like an onion. If you open up the inner layers you start crying

Reposting a comment I made on HN regarding the proposed EU ban on facial recognition technology:

>I love coming to these threads to watch the crowd who makes their living from invading the public's privacy attempt to rationalize their worldview, find loopholes, etc. If your job is mass surviellance, it has always been unethical and the law is catching up to you. The purpose of these kinds of laws isn't to bring your business in line - it's to put you out of business.

in 2018, around the world people who monitor earthquake sensors picked up a low humming signal that lasted for about 20 min. Sbout a year and a half later scientists determine it was the sound of a submarine volcano being born. this shit is awesome

#HubbleClassic Hubble took >7,000 exposures to create this mosaic of a 48,000-light-year span across the Andromeda Galaxy, our largest galactic neighbor. The image is so detailed it resolves individual stars in the galaxy from 2 million light-years away:… is not a social network it is one tiny totally standard unix computer that people respectfully use together in their shared quest to build awesome web pages

The first home computer (not what you think). From Creative Computing Magazine, 1984.

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