Interesting explainer article about the relationship between quantum mechanics and Internet bandwidth, among other things.
FWIW, I've been studying the thread of anglosphere political history for some essays that are coming soon, and I honestly, truly believe that the inherent self-contradictions held in the concept of "rights" leads to nothing less than fascism. Will provide deets soon. 4/3
... but that nonsense grants an absolute power to the Supreme Court and federal judicial system to reinterpret the "right" in any way they see fit. Whether you support or oppose gun ownership, this is a terrible position for the US as a nation to be in. 3/3
Example: if one ignores the "well-regulated Militia" clause, the plain text of the 2nd Amendment guarantees a right for felony prisoners to carry guns while imprisoned. This interpretation is clearly nonsense... 2/3
@szczezuja @Gargron The worst part is that Google turned off s2s in GTalk SILENTLY and without warning.
Back then I _convinced_ many people to start using GTalk because it was XMPP, and suddenly they all started asking through side channels why I'd been offline in GTalk for weeks.
"Don't be evil", my ass.
@Gargron There was a time when the XMPP federation seemed to come true. Almost Google and Facebook allowed communication with every server. Today, unfortunately XMPP is dead. The big ones have implemented a thousand local standards. Sad.
Insomnia brain is now writing an essay about just how painfully short-sighted the Penrose "brains are secretly hypercomputers made of quantum microtubules" argument is. It's already jumping the rails into "yeah, but where do axioms come from" navel gazing.
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