Fuzix for ESP8266 now has all the other bits filled in and since there just about enough GPIO lines it also supports TCP/IP via a WizNET 5500. Yes you can irc on an ESP8266.

The ESP8266 port David Given got to single tasking I now have happily multitasking. Fuzix is ridiculously snappy at 80MHz even with SD card as swap and one task in RAM at a time.

I've finally figured out how to explain to a child to not interrupt you whilst doing your tax returns - you tell them its the paperwork version of a boss fight

If you get forced to self quarantine for 14 days what game are you going to play

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All hail the activists of Dazzle Club, Londoners who paint their faces with CV Dazzle patterns that confound facial recognition algorithms and stage silent walks through the city in defiance of the largely unregulated police use of facial recognition systems

RT @doctorow@twitter.com

Hiding in plain sight: activists don camouflage to beat Met surveillance theguardian.com/world/2020/feb

🐦🔗: twitter.com/doctorow/status/12

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My present Recaptcha policy:

Request audio.

Respond "Fuck you Google"

Repeat until access granted, or the joy fades.

Bonus: All audio AI parsing tends to "Fuck you Google".

The disconnect between generations is sometimes really funny. Kato (big model train maker) and U Tokyo have released a booklet aimed at getting more kids into railway modelling and related skills. It's a paper booklet you order online and send a stamped addressed envelope for. I know its a space mostly occupied by old people but I can't even begin to imagine *how* it got to that state without someone saying 'Umm.... hold on what about a PDF file'

Frizeflink on retrobrewcomputers "For January 2nd 2020 I will take oldcomputers-ddns.org offline for personal reasons and will not open it again."

So grab anything you need now

I feel old. My stepdaughter just asked what the point of something was because 'all you can do with it is phone people'

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Wow, some very interesting new research here: tpm.fail/

Researchers published attacks that can recover encryption keys from Trusted Computing Modules (TPMs) (which isn't supposed to be possible) by timing elliptic curve signature generation. "On Intel fTPM, our key recovery succeeds after about1,300 observations and in less than two minutes."

Nearly all Windows computers store BitLocker encryption keys in TPMs.

How come you can't plan walls on a wall planner ?

We have a group that distributes donated new toys to needy kids for Christmas. Amazon sell kids bagpipes. Oh the temptation

is like . It's a neat solution used almost entirely by people who have no idea how it actually works.

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A high-definition 3D scan of the 3,400-year-old Bust of Nefertiti has been released by the #Egyptian Museum of Berlin, thanks to the three-year effort of artist Cosmo Wenman: reason.com/2019/11/13/a-german

Wenman has put the scan on Thingiverse, where it's available under a CC-BY-NC-SA license from the Egyptian Museum: thingiverse.com/thing:3974391

Happy thoughts.. because of the way my holidays fall today is my last Friday before I retire and escape

being decidedly post-truth

"Apple does not take any actions to block consumers from seeking out or using repair shops that offer a broader range of repairs than those offered by Apple's authorised technicians."


"Despite initially losing the case last year, Apple is continuing its legal pursuit against the owner of a small, independent iPhone repair shop in Norway. "


So you can seek out repair shops freely, but repair shops are targets

The standard of web design spammers is really falling


"I'm a web developer and I came across your website and think it's fantastic but there are some elements where you might need some help. I specialize in "insert whatever here". If this is of interest to you just click reply"

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RT @random_walker@birdsite.link
Much of what’s being sold as "AI" today is snake oil. It does not and cannot work. In a talk at MIT yesterday, I described why this happening, how we can recognize flawed AI claims, and push back. Here are my annotated slides: cs.princeton.edu/~arvindn/talk


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