04-Oct, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc A near-disaster at a federal nuclear weapons laboratory takes a hidden toll on America’s arsenal | Science | AAAS nothing about this is cool. all quite terrifying.

October 4, 2022 · steve ulrich

03-Oct, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc amicus brief from the onion probably the most amusing bit that will come through the supreme court’s docket in a while.

October 3, 2022 · steve ulrich

25-Sep, 2022 - morning links, etc.

links, etc Geek Wars - aka fear of a black hobbit conservative whining about casting is pure snowflake behavior. this quote is far too polite, but a solid argument. My contempt is not for people who love genre fiction. It’s for people who feel assaulted by the presence of women protagonists or people of color in their genre fiction. I don’t consider that a reasonable or substantive complaint about the quality of the work....

September 25, 2022 · steve ulrich

19-Sep, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc The iPhone 14 Feature Apple Didn’t Tell You About | iFixit News serviceability as a feature is really something i would love to see folks marketing aggressively. i would totally pay a slight premium for a phone that was a little more serviceable that i could sweat another year or so on a battery replacement.

September 19, 2022 · steve ulrich

18-Sep, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc How Democracies Spy on Their Citizens | The New Yorker nothing revelatory but a useful reminder nonetheless.

September 18, 2022 · steve ulrich

11-Sep, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc AOC on the Fight for Abortion Rights and Whether She’ll Ever Be President | GQ just a straight up solid interview. i’m a fan. Research talk: Cloud networking for a post-Moore’s Law era - Microsoft Research this disgorged itself from my reading/watch queue. there’s some interesting tidbits in this video. in case you missed the memo from the past couple of week’s SIGCOMM paper releases. optics and direct connection are the new hotness, particularly for AI workloads....

September 11, 2022 · steve ulrich

10-Sep, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc Why is China so Obsessed With Food Security? this was an interesting read. summary, china’s on the edge wrt food security and understands the potential impacts associated with food embargos, etc. should it invade taiwan. the stats ref’d are not encouraging. though, the efficiency and performance of their crop yields sounds impressive.

September 10, 2022 · steve ulrich

01-Sep, 2022 - morning links, etc.

links, etc The Obsessive Pleasures of Mechanical-Keyboard Tinkerers | The New Yorker well, this hit a little close to home.

September 1, 2022 · steve ulrich