pumpkin has been a little frustrated of late, and decided to write up what was bothering him over on his site. You may find it interesting.
I’m a bit behind the times on reblogging this and I’m only really learning about the conflict between Zibri and the iPhone Dev Team (seems to only go in one direction I’ll admit). Some of the tales about Zibri’s exploits blow my mind:
And the laughable WiFi fix he released for issues that he called “user error” (actually a consequence of the above design choice) where he unconditionally set every ZiPhone WiFi MAC address to 0:Z:i:b:r:i? How did he expect that to work?
The article is well worth reading and stands as an eloquent rebuttal to the less than composed postings of the other side.
The most effective treatment for heorin addiction (well there’s also ibogaine) is demonized in Russia with the Kremlin kids shouting it in the streets. Makes you think. Why would they hate methadone treatment so much? Hmm…
The country that shares a border with one of the largest opium providers in the world is saying no to treatment while enjoying a shocking addiction rate (although it is worth noting the NYT pulls the common trick of saying “drug addicts” when discussing heroin). Russia continues to learn to swim the hard way while diving into the hedonistic pool of modern capitalism.
Sad? Lonely? Into UNIX?! Into Twitter? In that case you might be interested in this program I just wrote. Or perhaps heavy medication. It emulates the terminal messaging command “hey” that is popular on Irish Netsoc systems but communicates with Twitter instead of with other users on the system. It’s lame, it’s flaky but it works and it amused me for an hour or two.
Recently I made a startling discovery, the impact of which will be felt the world over. The way in which you “dress” —as in, to “dress left” — can have an impact on your brain. "Dressing left" is a term that probably only men know. It’s a term used by tailors — to "dress left" means that one keeps one’s penis in the left trouser leg. Likewise for the right. Personally, I’ve never really tried either, as from my youth I’ve always kept my penis straight in the middle, taped up against my navel, in the manner of all men in my family for generations. And guess what — the brain and the penis are connected by nerves! Several of them! And it stands to reason that if you “dress left” one morning, then that day you will experience a burst in creativity. My hypothesis is that placing one’s penis in the left pant leg works to activate the left hemisphere of the brain, and thus the areas of the brain that stimulate creativity! And if you “dress right,” you will likewise experience a surge in your logical and analytical thinking. I decided to test this empirically with a simple experiment. I would alternate dressing left and right for a week, and keep a diary of my experiences!
“Who gives a fuck about Bill Gates, or Steve Jobs, or Jonathan Ive, or Steve Ballmer, or anyone else. They don’t come with your computer, they don’t care what computer you use, you will never speak directly to either Jobs or Gates, and they have absolutely no bearing on your computing life outside of the fact that they work for the company that made your computer.”—nostrich (via inky)
The 25th Chaos Communication Congress is the annual four-day conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) in Berlin, Germany. First held in 1984, it since has established itself as “the European Hacker Conference”, attracting a diverse audience of thousands of hackers, scientists, artists, and utopists from all around the world.