A friend's instagram account apparently got hacked, and their username, email and password changed.

Has anyone experienced this before? According to Instagram, the old email account should have received an email about that name/email change, which didn't seem to happen.

I can't make sense of how they managed to hack that account. Any pointers appreciated!

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I strongly recommend having arguments about things you disagree about, and especially double-cruxing them. <ericherboso.org/2016/01/the-do> Up until today, this was all just a theoretical recommendation, but… wow does it help.

I think I'm finally starting to see the meaning of “what do you think you know, and how do you think you know it?". I'm probably right about this thing I'm arguing about, but my reasons for believing it right now are stupid (and are the same reason I didn't believe it earlier).

Did you know there's a paper where they spent 3 weeks training a neural net to transform giraffes into birds?

new blog post

Nooo I wanted to see this in person!
They are installing a new bridge in the middle of Stockholm that came in one piece from China.


Hi. I've been working in teledildonics and sex tech for the past 16 years.


Seriously. Not a joke.

Many of you are bored or scared or both. So, if you're curious about remote intimacy, I'm happy to answer questions, in this thread or in DM.

Try to vote for the least voted number !

Tentez de voter pour le numéro ayant le moins de vote !

Boost appreciated. Retoot appréciés.

Things Covid has proven:

1. The job you were told couldn't be done remotely can be done remotely

2. Many disabled workers could have been working from home, but corporations just didn't want them to.

3. Internet is a utility, not a luxury.

4. Universal healthcare is a necessity.

Puisque le président de la République a vanté la recherche et les scientifiques dans son allocution, je vous partage cette tribune.

Il s'agit d'un virologue du #CNRS qui a participé aux recherches sur les #coronavirus après l'émergence du SARS. Et dont les financements ont cessé une fois la panique passée.


I forgot to precise that tests on 64 cores work fine... If you compile for fewer ranks each rank is allocated more memory and the bug doesn't show up.

Update: since it's Fortran 77 there is no dynamic allocation, you have to recompile depending on the size of the simulation.

My mesh has about 50000 elements. I compile for 80000 and queue on the supercomputer with 1024 cores. It segfaults at the first iteration.

After some trial and error, I wonder if there was some memory error somewhere decide to recompile for 200000 elements.

It runs fine.


I've been thinking for a while that I should print posters with all the pretty pictures resulting from buggy simulations I get.

This one is the pressure going to extremely large values around random points in the domain after the first iteration with an incompressible Navier-Stokes solver parallelized with MPI. It only happens when running with some numbers of MPi ranks, for example here I was running with 128 ranks on my workstation but it was completely fine with 8.

It's a very powerful and efficient spaghetti code written in Fortran 77 making heavy use of global variables. I think I'm going to find a minimal example and send a bug report tonight, I have no idea how to debug that myself.

It's very probably going to be like that everywhere in a few weeks: reddit.com/r/medicine/comments

Seriously, get prepared to stay at home for a while soon.

Git is planning to switch to SHA-256 soon. This is all great news, but the best thing is the command to convert an existing repo to the new hash. It reads like a shitpost and gets better with each argument:

git convert-repo --to-hash=sha-256 --frobnicate-blobs --climb-subtrees --liability-waiver=none --use-shovels --carbon-offsets

Source: lwn.net/SubscriberLink/811068/

Here's a test:

I'll keep a webcam recording myself during work for the next hour, now.

I will try to remind myself not to touch my face and will keep a tally sheet of how many times I successfully restrained myself, and often I caught myself touching it.

Then I'll review the video material and see how many times I've not even witnessed touching my own face during that hour.

[Just typing this post, I've already touched my own face 7 times]

#Fediverse demographics #poll about age and sex/gender (please boost/repeat/share!)

note: women are usually overrepresented in polls like this.

I met someone at a party who is on mastodon… but we couldn't follow each other because their instance blocks mine (officially because it "tolerates harassment"?). This is really fucked up.

When my new country, Belarus, elected its first (and so far, the only) president in 1994, I wasn't old enough to vote. By the time I was, he has shut down the Constitutional Court, dismissed the Parliament, and put a loyalist in charge of the Elections Commission. I didn't get a chance to vote. I never had a chance to vote in my life.

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