#Parcoursup gnagnanana

J'aime le français, sa langue, sa culture et ses philosophes comme Finkielkraut.

Je vais donc, copieusement insulter les étudiants (tout en faisant d'énormes fautes de français, d'orthographes et autres horreurs).

Pourquoi ? Parce que j'aime personne, que je suis aigri, et que j'ai 15 minutes de temps de cerveau à leur accorder, n'ayant pas la TV.

Ce sont des cons, des idiots, et des crétins finis.

Ça c'est du plan en 3 parties thèse anti-thèse synthèse.

Commençons par le trivia : l'homme éduqué qui crève de faim a un savoir pas très utile.


Le diplôme c'est comme un médicament (non homéopathique) ça a un rapport bénéfice coût. Ça peut te tuer, mais ça en vaut la peine.

Comment le diplôme peut-il te tuer ? Socialement simplement : plus tu t'intègres tard dans la société, plus tu loupes du temps de cumul d'avantages temporels : épargne, réseau de relations, ancienneté ... Coût alourdi par l'emprunt soit direct (en son nom) ou familial implicite ou en épargne familial pour payer le coût de la formation (~+3 ans).

Autrement dit un étudiant prêt à négocier un prêt pour 3 ans de manque à gagner, plus 3 ans de revenus et qui est légalement responsable de ses actes je vais pas être sympa avec lui.

Si tu critiques la sélection dans l'enseignement supếrieur, c'est que tu t'es renseigné sur ton futur, car là on parle d'hypothéquer ton futur.

Si t'es riches, tu t'en fous, et c'est normal. Mais la majorité de la population étudiante est pas franchement riche, mais elle gueule franchement.

Comme si pour eux le bénéfice interiorisé d'un système inégalitaire était supérieur à 6 ans de revenus. Ils trouvent un système de sélection sur l'argent okay.

  1. l'argent s'en fout du talent : si système sélectionne trop sur l'argent il va louper les gens talentueux, et ça va finir par se voir (signant l'arrêt de mort de la plus value du diplôme à ... long terme) ;
  2. si vous avez intégré 1) que vous savez faire une règle de 3 alors 6 ans ça fait beaucoup, hein? Bref, vous voulez être en haut de la pyramide d'un système à inégalité croissante.
En bref, pour moi l'étudiant est soit con (pro sélection), soit idiot (voit 1) ) soit un crétin (il accepte 2)

Ensuite si l'étudiant qui s'amuse à engager son épargne futur de 6 ans sans suffisamment d'informations ne m'énervait pas suffisamment, c'est qu'il se prétend plus adulte que les anciens car eux ne feraient pas les mêmes erreurs.


Mais bandes de petits cons, on a été cons avant vous, on a fait exactement ce pari qui marchait bien à notre âge. Mais pour vous c'est cramé.

La faute à pas de chance, et puis à des vieux cons comme moi qui ont pensé comme vous en votre temps.

J'ai participé à construire cette société de plus en plus inégalitaire en espérant tirer mon épingle du jeu. Et j'ai eu raison de parier sur cette tendance pendant un temps. Puis on a des expériences, et des cas de conscience (la faute à pas de chance), puis on y arrive plus, on arrive plus à se regarder dans un miroir. La vérité c'est que la compétition à être le plus rascal s'amplifie, et que j'ai pas eu la niak à être plus requin.

Maintenant que je commence à perdre, ça me fait chier, et je suis mauvais joueur. Donc à vous les futurs mauvais joueurs, je me fais le plaisir de vous tirer le tapis de sous les pieds.

L'enseignement supérieur que vous souhaitez est hyper discriminatoire de base (depuis la naissance), et non tout le monde ne peut être accepté dans le blanc seing du système élitiste que vous désirez. Ensuite il est inefficient en terme de création tant de savoir que d'éducation que de richesse. L'enseignement est devenu un temple de la liturgie du savoir. Le savoir semblant la seule chose absente de ses rituels.


M'enfin, le savoir existe pour les audacieux qui n'ont pas peur de faire l'école buisonnière, je crois que pour les années prochaines une bonne récolte de mauvaises herbes dont certaines talentueuses se profile. Ils vont pas aimer, comme des chats qu'on arrose, mais ça pourrait leur faire du bien (niark, niark, niark)

Never give your reference until law is fixed

This story happened to me, more than once.

"Hey, jul you know Biip from society Biiiip ?
they just called me to trying to sell me some stuffs on your behalf"

And who were these commercial as sticky as Yehova's witness ?

The HR specialist from famous HR cabinet. Who just extorted the sesame of my candidature for a prestigious company: my "references"

HR who on the other side never gave me any news neither of advancement or rejections concerning the advancement of my resume in their process afterwards.

Then I understood, some commercials are assholes.

They take advantage of vulnerable and gullible jobless employees to extract them data by social engineering.

If you are a HR consultant then you deal resumes, and preferably the one with whom you have a long term relationship.

Hence, it is totally ok to deceive thousands of jobless developers in giving the position and coordinate of manager having the signature to fire you, since they also have the signature to hire their own portfolio.

So some commercial are assholes, should we burn the other one ?

Yes, since nothing in the law prevent these behaviours that are parasitic, unethical and closing doors for the candidate to their former colleagues that are now spammed by thse fucking commercials.

Since nothing can prevent this cancer, even if there are still a lot of sane HR cabinet asking for references, the best way to prevent the cancer from developing is to starve it until law can help sue them.

La censure Yankee me pète les couilles.

L'heure des confidences est arrivée, quand j'ai eu mon premier modem RTC à 14.4k pour épater mes potes, la première choses que je montrais à 16ans c'était TOUTES LES IMAGES DE CUL QU'ON POUVAIT CHOPER.

J'ai fais du traffic de gif en noir et blanc animés issus de la numérisation de VHS à 16 ans, mec.

Mon pote de lycée, il faisait payer la rediff canal premier samedi du mois, à 5Frcs la place au lieu de bouffer à la cantine.

C'était mon temps, mon époque, où le selfie ne faisait pas des minots leur premier censeur.

Bref, le cul numérique, c'est plus trop mon truc depuis que je suis devenu adulte et que j'ai assouvi mes fantasmes grâce à un robot de 200l de Perl qui m'aidait à laisser le choix dans la date grace à des sites de rencontres.

Le numérique que j'ai connu était porté par le Q ; les messageries roses qui ont fait la fortune du minitel (l'internet à la française)  qui a dans une saga mondiale apporté ; linux Apache Mysql PHP et le paiement en ligne (avec les gifs animés) (et free)

Depuis que l'industrie du cul est raplapla, croyez moi, l'industrie du net a perdu de sa superbe.

Quel catastrophe a touché le Porn ? Le cul ?

Les réseaux sociaux. Un message haineux, (censuré par notre loi), raciste, religieux passe : liberté d'expression (qui aux US permet d'appeler au crime sans risque juridique).
Une poitrine NUE !!!!
NON!

Je suis même étonné que quand facebook a su que ma femme était mineure selon leurs lois (majeures selon les notres) quand on s'est marié il nous aient laissé nos comptes. Ils ont du me prendre pour un mormon.

Vous vous dites c'est pas si grave. Mais les vieux comme moi (pas tant que ça, hein? mais j'ai connu les francs quoi) on sait qu'on causait plus de cul.

Une soirée BBQ entre potes, trop de rosés mais on va te montrer nos lunes et faire des hélicoptères. C'est grossier? Ben, ça nous aurait fait marré avec les potes si je les voyais encore.

Sanctionner à coup d'IA hyper sensibles et systémiques tous les contenus sur des données qui ont été validées par un collège de séminariste qu'un soufle sur l'oreille envoie au 7é ciel ça passe pas partout.


Puis les caincains (les yankees) y vivent dans leur puritanisme, donc ils le voient pas.

Regardez unicode ; c'est fait pour tout retranscrire. Sauf, ce qu'ils ne veulent pas.

Par exemple, à nous les dinos ils nous ont volé les smileys / émojis

par exemple :) la face qui sourit. On avait que le texte à l'époque, on appelait ça des émoticones.


tous ou presque ont été intégrés à unicode, le truc fait pour archiver tous les contenus ... dont peut être nos formats ASCII ancien avec nos smileys retranscrit en émojis ?

Et bien, il va te manquer la demi douzaine minimum parlant de bites, seins, cul ....
8=D (.).) (o)(o) 
....

voilà, avec unicode plus de sexe. 0. Nakash. Merci unicode.

Des drapeaux, des religions (qu'on avait pas) sont apparus.

J'ai rien contre le progrès, sauf quand on me coupe un morceau que j'aime bien.

Okay pour la lutte pour la pornographie, je suis pour. Mais pas réglée selon la vision d'un puceau séminariste en chaleur.

Donc quand les Yankees ouvrent la bouche pour dire on est les champions du monde de la liberté de Parole, je dis que c'est vrai tant qu'on y colle pas une bite  à c'te bouche.

Et je vais vous choquer je crois pas ça stupide qu'on ait pas tous les mêmes standards de censures. Je crois que ça évite de nous taper dessus. Parfois certains voient le fait de taire une parole, mais il peut aussi taire des bruits.

Dans ma carrière de troll, j'ai découvert que la vraie meilleure arme contre le troll est le /ignore ou le /mute

Ça apaise tout le monde.


Et autre époque, voyez vous, sur des outils modernes comme github j'ai pas eu la patience de plonger voir où cette option était planquée. Slack? Je crois pas non plus. J'aimerais pas être harcelé sur slack ou github (si je me suis pas trompé) ou tout autre logiciels sans la possibilité de pouvoir ignorer de potentiel harceleurs.

Des fois on a envie de filtrer les contenus.


Et si ça évite les conflits, c'est peut être une meilleure idée qu'un ordre moral unique qui a autant de chance de voir le jour que la tour de Babel.

Donc, basta arrêtons l'hypocrisie, la censure est partout, et elle est naturellement dépendante du contexte donc impossiblement mondiale.

Plutôt que de fuire le problème il pourrait être bien de l'embrasser, et de le rendre harmonieux.



Ça pourrait même faire l'objet d'une chaire universitaire de programmation en droit international sur l'agrément des flux de contenus (avec fonddation du XL-BGP). Y'a une fac qui a une chaire à ouvrir ?



Et si on glorifiait les cartes dans l'analyse de données ?

Quand je survole un pays j'adore repérer les structures urbaines.

Et quand je connais un pays, je sais lire sur la carte quel voisinage a quel problème.

Je suis quasiment sûr que pour beaucoup de pays les codes postaux de naissance, lieu d'enfance et de vie sont suffisant pour déterminer le profil social, voire racial des personnes. Ça ne ma plaît pas vraiment, mais quand tu connais la France tu reconnais tout de suite la cité : coincé sur au moins 2 voir 3 cotés par un obstacle infranchissable (rail, fleuve, routes...) et pauvrement desservi.

Ça ce lit sur les cartes. Pour le Québec, c'est d'autres règles qui s'appliquent, mais en général ça implique toujours des coupures territoriales comme au nord et au sud du viaduc, puis quand la ville devient trop cher, ça devient dans ou en dehors de l'île.


La beauté des cartes, c'est qu'elle permettent de faire du big data aisément.

vous voulez croiser 2 hypothèses ?

Superposez 2 cartes, faites une similarité et vous avez une potentielle corrélation. Si les phénomènes peuvent avoir une causalité avec un lag, utilisez des convolutions temporelles des densités sur les cartes.

Si A est une cause de B alors A intervient avant B à la vitesse maximale de sa propagation de causalité. Ex: si une épidémie de zombie est précédée par l'incubation d'un virus qui emmène les gens à l'hospital puis qui contamine à pied, on s'attend si on a bien fait les corrélation, non seulement à voir un délai entre la carte admission dans les hopitaux mais aussi de la forme dans le nuage de propagation des zombies....et depuis la carte d'amission des hopitaux, relier à celle d'une gastro entérite.

L'intérêt des cartes, c'est qu'elles sont représentées par des bitmaps, et les liaisons de topologie à topologie par des matrices de connexions. Toute causalité comme l'application d'une matrice de probabilités de transition sur des conditions observées car on accepte de ne pas tout savoir, mais un peu quand même.


Ex, de code postal à code postal on peut dire si un bateau en papier envoyé au fil de l'eau peut aller de l'un à l'autre.

Hé, ces structures de données, ça ressemblerait pas méchamment à celles utilisées par les réseaux sociaux ?

Oui, parce que ces structures de données sont idoines pour décrire tous les réseaux : sociaux, fluviaux, électriques, routiers, économiques.

Seulement, si on peut cacher son réseau social, on peut pas cacher son code postal dès que cela importe. (crédit, livraison, acte légaux et civiles....)



Donc revenons à corrélation ou causation.

Imaginons donc que ces cartes sont comme des matrices contenant soit des mesures (potentiellement vectorielles en dimension et temporellement), soit des Effets Observables, c.a.d des fonctions de paramètres qui peuvent être externes (dont des références à des cartes d'un temps antérieur) qui transforme une mesure en sa probabilité de transition vers une autre mesure dans une carte liée a l'état suivant.

Oui, on a basiquement un jeu de la vie pour chaque carte, pour chaque jeu de règle de transition. On peut s'amuser à regarder le lag entre A => B, faire des correctifs d'amplitudes, continuer dans le passé voir si d'autres causes ou corrélations existent et ainsi de suite parcourir exhaustivement (et récursivement) pour trouver des primo causes.

L'intérêt d'un algorithme simple basé sur une inteprétation visuelle est que les humains pourront contrôler l'algorithme. Et en étant visuel, je vous garanti qu'on pourra kicker au max les optims des cartes graphiques mêmes les plus perraves à blitter.

Simplement, on parle de matrice à N dimension + 1 temporelles ou fonctionelle. On empile juste 4 couches de ruses, une géométrique, 2 programmationelle, et peut être une ou deux mathématiques et on fait un truc qui fait la job.










Par exemple, je proposerais de tester géotemporellement la carte des effets supposés de la politique contre la délinquance de ce ...... de Guliani à NYC dans les années 90 avec la carte des nombres d'avortements depuis sa légalisation.

La différence entre la théorie un poil facho de Guliani reprise par sarko et celle d'un effet à retard (18 ans) de la légalisation de l'avortement, c'est que Guliani a fait son faf à NYC, mais que la délinquance a baissée de la même proportion partout ailleurs aux USA.

La baisse de la délinquance à NYC n'était pas le résultat d'une politique volontaire ; c'était une coûteuse coincidence.
Pourquoi coûteuse, car les lieux qui n'ont rien payé ont eu le même résultat, et donc plus d'impôts à dépenser ailleurs. Dépenser en un avantage peut être concurrentielle qui a peut être eu un effet sur une autre carte ....


Ce que j'aime bien avec cette idée, c'est qu'elle est déjà codée, et que je ne cherche plus que des défis à relever avec.

Notamment, quand j'aurais suffisamment de données sur mes cartes des offres d'emploi en France, je compte coller d'autre carte dessus pour voir lesquelles corrèlent, la carte de l'activité fluviale passée semble être un bon indicateur ... peut être de la où les villes se sont construites par simplicité de déplacement des charges, donc des cartes de densités de populations. Peut être.

En tout, cas je suis assez curieux de voir le résultat ;o)

Ça me laisse malgré tout un poil mal à l'aise, quand je constate que les territoires des cartes aux contours de de plus en plus arbitraire sans que la géographie, la physique, le climat, le relief ne l'explique. Une carte devrait reflêter le territoire et non l'inverse.

Privacy sux

To make it fast : I don't fear neither Gods nor the Government when I wank under the shower because I don't care about you, and a good government should think so too.

I love punchy introduction to refer to the History of privacy or it absence in this case.

Theology being a target very fast at redefining itself in order to dodge any serious argument, I will take a tad excessive but not that much definition of privacy according to most religions inspired by the greeks, latins ...

God Sees All. Hence, since you want a reward, behave well, and as he sees you everywhere, he will be intimate with your suffering and decide on judgement day if you deserve to be called Just ! (Alleluiah, Mazeltov, Inch'alla)

Basically religion is an indestructible drone GodPro(tm) following you silently (creepily?) all your life and powered by the clouds to crunch all these data.
You have also the nerdy guy geek services that help you tune your invisible drone you can't see but they do.... sometimes also acts as a signaling network.

So ... religious people accept to have no privacy. Hence the obvious mind hack on religious people is leveraging the belief in that permanent eye, and blackmail them based on this memory that should be there (boys will be boys, and girlz like their boys who would be girls like their girls...). It is called : GUILT.

Amazing weapon.

A guy wrote a book about how to make a dystopian government including breeding citizens like a race of crows, manipulating, censoring them and how PRIVACY WAS EVILLLLLL !!!

You may not know this psychopath his name was Plato the book is The Republic.

Every time I am told I live in Republic, I wake up screaming thinking of this book.


He inspired a tad the catholic church by the way.

Well, go to wikipedia and read the Gyges Ring. No link, I am too lazy to put a tracker unpaid by a don't do evil company while I live in poverty.

So read the story about a guy who found a messenger of the King dead with a super super ultimate power : THE RING THAT TURNS YOU .... INVISIBLE

Nop, not this book. This is not The lord of the Ring (Book I love to dignify with a hammer). Nop, I talk serious shit, the Republic.

So I am invisible, what do you think a philosoph that inspired all our glorious citizen friendly regim thinks I would do ?
  1. first of all, even if I am no theist, I will NOT steal the stuff from a dead ;
  2. death stinks, and I do not steal dead people without a good reason (archeologist inside)
Plato thinks I will commit murder, wank (well....), rape, wank (srsly? again?), steal (still without any good reasons), spy on my neighbours, wank (no!), fuck the queen, become the tyran, fuck the queen and die atrociously.

Well, Plato invented the concept of quick escalation.

The thesis of the story is morality only comes if someone watches you. Hence, since everybody is bad (a wild axiom appeared) you must WATCH EVERYONE.

THEY ARE ALL GUILTY BECAUSE THEY WANNNNKKKK, WATCH THEM ALLL

Hum, I have something of a virtual exhibitionist so let me tell you what would happen if I had the ring.

  1. I would definitively steal 50000€ from 500 richs who deserves it
  2. invest some money in making a sect believing such a ring existed for the purpose of being used this way
  3. steal 50000€ more, buy popcorn, a small house with a garden, pass the ring in the sect and watch the world burn for the fun of it
You see, I would not murder and rape. Not even wank ; I am happy on all of the other topics.

And I think using a super ultra cheated  magical item to make a prank of epic proportion is really the stuff I dream of in secret.

So, you see, I like a lot of others are not the perverts you imagine.

But then came a solid contender in the class of the foxy politician, the kind that gives you contradictory feelings. Pierre Eliott Trudeau.

This guy was a fox, nice and dangerous.

But he came with a wonderful concept of what privacy should be : where the law should not be ....

Hence, he pruned the legal system of all moral laws while keeping it the same.

This guy was a magician.

He also have a very nice interview about where the state surveillance should stop and begin in the middle of the incident of the FLQ (with which one of marvel character is accompliced and THE FIRST GAY hero of Marvel licence EVER and he is from QUÉBEC). Proud frog of Montréal, Kalisse.


These 2 topics are related, but I have time only for what this brilliant man shifted in the logic of privacy : privacy is where law should not be.

Your bedroom is it private ?

Yes.... As long as you do nothing illegal. A 4 somes with dwarves ? It is legal, so it is private. Is it still private if you are a militant for the cause of the physical eradication of those having threesomes with dwarves ? ......

Privacy is made of what legal proof used to be ; a balance between what a place is expected to be, the limits of the responsibility each one have, the risks.
 
Everything you do in your house is probably expected to be private with a strong default to keep it the most private possible, you remove all possible crime that should not be of concern for the government inside the house (sexuality, games, discussion, excess, TV, chilling, (small) BBQ (on the terrasse). Except those of respect for your neighbors (trash, noise, smell...)

This way, population accepts your surveillance, you can deploy more policemen where it matters. Where crime is suspected without moral prejudice (if rate of fire in a place is 5x the median, there may be a crime going on).

It means a lot of registering information, but way less noise. Stuff that will be used as legal proofs.

That's the point with responsibility ; it comes with the possibility of being based on the result of your actions. For this records are required.

And so you can trust the recording system (justice) you need the system to liable and transparent.

To realm where privacy does disappear is those of the judgement.

And to be judge, you should rather accept to be judged the same way.

So only a transparent government (only where he agreed it was not private) can be a government of surveillance.

There is no privacy in telling that the content of can of thuna is another fish.

That is the public space of the contracts.


So privacy sux, because Information Technologies, Software & Hardware industries are on the public space with a ring of invisibility and they may be evil.

You see virtually all license soft/hard ... they came AS IS. Companies like Google Facebook Amazon Uber have no liabilities.

A man drives a car and kills you ? In jail.
A self driving car does the same ? Hey, read the fucking contract, it was written : the product may kill you, but it is not our problem, lololololol


These companies are paid with money that includes contract. They make us pay indirectly .... through other contracts. Often by reselling our datas, that they may loose.

For me contracts that involves me even indirectly are in my "public sphere". If I have no privacy for you, and you can lose it, I want to be taken at the table of negotiation for the next contract. I want to have a regard on what you have, where, who are your customers.

Privacy sux because it is a fantasy. All the more a fantasy that it cannot be achieved by an industry refusing to be liable. Do not entrust secrets, to companies that are not liable, hence any true secrets should never be anywhere close the Internet and computers until they are liable and transparent about anything public.

That is the definition of where the public space is : you leave privacy when you need to earn public trust.


Weirdly enough Internet becoming the biggest smoke screen of a zillion spin doctors, I don't feel confident in even the capacity of the IT to sincerely adhere to transparency and liability.

I still don't know what privacy is, at least I know where it will never be found.



The Serious case of how SVG sucks

SVG seems to be a vectorial graphical format, that seems to be a dialect in the form of a subset of SGML, maybe html-ized (tolerance to mistakes), that is very clear.

So clear I can modify, rotate, sclare, play with SVG without having ever read anything of it. I had a SVG file, I used a stoician text editor (vi) and made grocked everything.

I even did not understood why or how, I was already tweaking with HTML and javascript and was even knowing how to realize a nice zooming interface in full popup....

I already hear the SVG specialist mumbling, if you touched something out of SVG it is not SVG anymore, Baka !

I am gonna tell you the opinion of the experts is wrong ; an umbrella for instance can be described either by his shape (clothes tensed on top of a stick (the syntax), or the usage in context (like protecting from the rain).

The problem is not me, it is all of us. And the reason I am pissed at the SVG community is that SVG is not a graphical format anymore but a failed substitute to adobe flash.

I am  old enough to have known when we innocently looked at flash origins thinking it was a totally innocent piece of software.

SVG it is not truly your fault, but the fact it is clear for any newbies like me how to misuse it. It is partly due to one of the very quality as a language : it is clear.

You see ids, class, definition, tags with clear attributes.... It all make sense very fast, especially at the text editor level.

I still have no idea what SVG stands for, but it is amazingly easy to manipulate and have results with it, and integrate dynamically in an HTML with javascript.

It took me 10seconds to figure it out with the web inspector and console.log to spot the attributes I needed to change.

Of what a proof is it ?

That it is a tool that is best used in a dynamical web environment...

Like people might want to use it to ..... make picture of it .... and eventually print them ... it may be certifications ....

And people may want to have the same thing on the screen and on the paper....

And since it is a true story that nearly involved me running naked in the streets wondering where my sanity went, I am kind of biased on the topic.

I hate SVG because it is a nightmare in production. Not because of how it was intended to be used, but of how it is used, and I think it is because of SVG itself.

I will try to make a point I still know nothing of SVG, and I will restate clearly that I rant about the stuff inside the head of those using svg in IT and not the stuff inside the SVG tag.

If I would rant against SVG itself it would be longer and it would involve hardware forth, postscript.

I am talking about recruiter and IT specialist that are pro-expert of the web and UX think it is and how it falls in my plate of indigestible technologies.

SVG is the toolbox of creativity for the next wannabee artists in uber hallucinogenetic cross technical perversions.

So someone will want to put a layer of HTML on top of a SVG frame on a web page to have certifications, right ?

A CTO probably sold the templatization and customisation of the certification, right ?

A secretary who has secret talents of artist probably convinced her boss to buy her (or him) the whole collection of expensive drawing software except any that does vectorial format or SVG, right ?

So the secretary probably either do photoshop a layer as a background PSD and the development team will add has another z-index layered HTML layer templatized ...
OR ... he (or she) learned HTML/CSS recently and convinced the CTO all the customers should do it the CSS way on an ... additionnal layered z-index including all CSS non standard extensions.


Then, in fact the CTOs, and lead devs were all gone.

A team of 8 devs + 1 CTO was reduced to one : me, and a simple problem of printing a fucking SVG as everybody calls it !

BUT ! Since I had no time to do it, another coder was doing it, while I was probably looking at envoice and resumés while writing docs to document how to my job and writing a report to report my lack of progress in my job of coder for reasons that were beyond my comprehension.

And you have a fucking simple problem of printing a picture format. You have no time and have to evaluate the astounding proposition of 7000€ to develop and quite a lot of servers to deploy proposed by the contractors in less than 1 day.

you have python at hands and Linux and are totally opened for a prototype (PoC) opened to a command line tool called with a popen.

The reason being that on UNIX behind any cli there are software libraries that python can easily use directly (cffi for instance)


Picture conversion is easy you always try convert first. Yes, but the picture cannot render if .... you the HTML CSS are not interpreted. And CSS manipulation through JS is almost a standard now, since, it is almost what all so called reactive frameworks do. So I also need to interpret JS even if it is a static HTML and force the library to evaluate to the right user agent in the right size. Fuck I love my job of working with standards, accessibility, people with good intentions and buzzwords filling their brains.

If the SVG experts try to express that HTML CSS is not part of the SVG ecosystem, then I bite.


I don't give a damn of whatever you want do define as an umbrella and that people misunderstand what it is.

I do care that people expect me to praise a technology of umbrella (they might have misunderstood) that do not keep me protected of the rain. I CANNOT PRINT A FREAKING GRAPHICAL FORMAT EASILY

So let's play the joke fast.

I always evaluates the price of a contractor by going to fastest brutal way to solve the problem, then I iterate by trying to be more logical. It I have one day, first solution is half a day max, the 2 others for the rest of the day.

First option I saw CLI tools for conversion (image magick...) => fail
2nd option :  python libs, both C/pure => fail

Since SVG is used in webbrowser and specialized tools for presenting them why not see in their libs :)

Like the gnome or mozilla or chrome or inkscape libs ....


Lol, these libraries never took into account 3 layers of technical creativity from different actors in the ecosystem of web printing.


So ... you finish by putting in your DMZ a cluster of full fledged Graphical Interface in which you pilot software like inkscape

When you are a sysadmin you have an heart attack to have to install any library tainted by being to close to the X11 stack.

Fast forward, after not being able to justify why I had so much trouble focusing on my own code I had this exact same problem at hand and a bit more time (job less and doing my tools for statistical analysis).

Basically I borrowed a map from wikimedia, nicely drawn with all data, I used a tad of jquery to change the fill property of the svga stuff and made my own interactive map of job offers with SVG.

Not a manual harmed or touched, SVG is really easy to use.


But, now, my maps are nice, so I want to share them.

So I need to print them .... and I am something of an artist that also knows HTML, CSS and JS ... else I don't have a legend, a title, a scale on the map, and it becomes worthless.

And I don't have the power of a company for buying a cluster of inkscape and have 3 weeks to wait for a contractant to deliver a job of 1 week.

So I took a little time, more research on the history of the project, gnome, mozilla and others....

I noticed really no SVG libraries could render what any idiots will make of SVG.

So I have a less costly solution than my former company, I use selenium and snapshot the pages. Since it is a home project, I am less concerned by the security of the users.


That is the reason why, I hate SVG: it is an excessively printing adverse vectorial format.

And because of the success of SVG I cannot have access to any good map format in PostScript that is also easily scriptable and modifyable given the right tools and structure.

So what I hate might be much more the success of SVG. I see good in SVG, I see also bad points and fear the idea of a monoculture of format depending on libraries exclusively present in webbrowsers.

Me as a developer CTO or a sysadmin you are locking me in very heavy technologies. The web technologies that used to be synonym of lightweight compared to GUI (Tk, AWT, Qt, KDE, Gnome) and easily embeddable are on the verge of becoming the fattest client we ever invented when taking into account all the backend headhaches.

If SVG wants to win my heart, it has to provide me a standalone library suitable for embedded devices that can render any, freaking stuff people think SVG is.

So you want a good alternative ?

PostScript, dotseq, graphviz are my only guess for now.


Our gun laws are dangerously outdated and blinding us

First thing, I am biased, I did a master in physics and loved chemistry because we could do explosions or dangerous stuff, and the bigger the explosion the more I love.

I do not own any guns, haven't built any (trébuchet, patator) except small variants of rockets when a kid, and water/coca-mentos bombs, would totatlly buy a spitfire Mk IX with all guns if I had the money.

I totally despise powdered guns owners for their total lack of efficiency in any field that matters including lethality or capacity to win a conflict.

I think Article 2 of US constitution is totally misunderstood due to the use of a poor accidental idea of gun ownership.

And once a week as a totally immature fan of pinky and the brain I already have designed the best plans to successfully overthrow any  government. None of them require firearms, however they all require guns, most of them free of possession and lethal.

The ultra scary truth : there are scary people out there.


I guess with the next chapter, you might consider me one of them.

Because I am found of war stories at the point I also read the parts on civilian and military casualties, I hate wars. But also, given the horror of wars, I violently oppose to becoming one myself. So I developed a weird imagination of tactical self defense ; if threatens by the biggest killers of the History (States) how do I win alone against them.

Luckily, my constitution makes me a good citizen ; in the equivalent of our constitution, we have as the first non negotiable freedom the right to resist the oppression including the one of our government.

You see, what matters here is not guns, but the reason of their use. Resistance to the oppression.

I am here gonna convince you that pro/con firearms law are both going against your capacity of overthrowing your government, because they use a restricted, outdated version of what guns are thus restricting freedom to carry the weapons that really matters.

Okay psychopath mode on: if I was left 1 month and full freedom to prepare the ultimate gun for a battle royale fitting on a big truck I am pretty sure I would go for an H bomb set on portable bunker with wheels.

Could I win ? If people live with in mind the actual definition of the code of laws, for guns and must abide by the law, I do win.

No citizens can legally build an H bomb, that on the other hand governments have. Any components, tools to build an H bomb are more heavily regulated than possessing a fire arm. I know it I made my research to see if it was doable.

A good plan for tactical self defense against a government include the will to win.

Dear NRA and gun owners, do you think you can win with your rifles against a government if they decide to turn the nuclear war heads against you ?

Okay, the hypothesis of the use of the nuclear bomb against your own citizens is not realist and as a good strategist I think it is right to base your plan on more likely to happen hypothesis.

R&D budget for government insurrection is based on the acceptation of a systemic asymmetry in favor of the government for legal guns.

Ex, can I own a tank ? If government send some, how can I win ?

You will notice that since 1945 the pattern of the tank used by governments against a democratic popular movement is not a fantasy.
<< put picture of Tien An Men, pragues springs, arabe springs here>>

So, are your firearms any where close to help you resist a government that would go nuts against his citizens ?

No

But the laws made to protect your right to bear arms are preventing any reasonable development of anti-tank reasonably cost efficient guns.

For the right to bear your wooden stick to fight against an armoured knights, I am forbidden to have the right to build a gatling.

NRA, gun lovers, firearms owner convinced they could be dangerous for government are like kids not even trying to seriously think of rebellion against any kind of serious government as long as they have their toys.

And if you defeat tanks, you think governments would send their toys one by one like the stupid evil james bond mad scientists letting you a chance to organize you better ?

So if we want to redefine what a gun should be, it would have to be defined based on its intended use ; a restricted freedom accepted by all parties in order to prevent total annihilation if both parties fight against one another.

I mean I actually think as reasonable to have the right of building nuclear weapons in case I have to fight in a insurrectional war or I am being occupied.

If you can gather as good scientists as the manhatan project have and have the budget and time, you may be able to build one.


So I think first that the right to have nuclear weapons should be granted to any citizens living in a country which government have nuclear warheads.

Dear gun lovers, would you feel safer ? More likely to be able to resist oppression ? Don't you think it is nightmarish the idea that clearly deranged persons could be granted the right to nuke the planet just because they have money and have suicidal thoughts after their first break-ups ?

Did a convinced nuclear weapons enthusiasts convinced you that firearms are to be regulated because well, they are dangerous.

Let's try to make better use of defining rightly our rights to overthrow the government. What are the true weapons that really make people win wars ?

First of all a fully non censored weaponized education is the first and only gun citizens should be free to have.


How do I know about budgets, basic of H bomb, their success in war and their devastating power ? Because I read it in books and not everything is censored on this knowledge.

But when it comes to older history national pride, reason of security some knowledge are censored.

And that may be where the true guns that worth holding are.

Knowledge absent of our books : how to make stabilized explosive. Can bombs be cheap ? Yes. Can they help resist a modern government with tank. Yes. Would it be legitimate to know this just in case ? My answer is : if the government has the right to have weapons, I want the knowledge to build alternatives and parades of the same grade. If it is forbidden to use tanks against citizens I am okay with not demanding the right to learn how to destroy tank and cheap access to the components

Having synthesized TNT during chemistry lessons, like 36 other students in my high school, did not saw us involved in terrorism afterwards.

Could I make explosive outside of the classroom ?

When I was 10, with my friends my cousin, later when skipping schools the kids of my generations and city were making explosives for the fun.

Classical black powder (lots of smoke), vinegar + chemical yeast, integration of small rockets to make bigger ones, gasoline ...

So as any kids lucky enough to have survived his own youth in one piece I have stopped falling for all this stupid kind of "hold my beer" moments. However, I know enough of explosive by having tried to develop another cheap scary weapons to know you cannot build the funny explosive that matters.

White powder, the dream of all teenage tinkerer! Luckily for me, my crazy government regulates the access to the main component for this. Knowing my old young self, given every big amplitude stupid stuff I made, I am pretty glad we survived this.

So I do think right to bear arms should include practical and theorical knowledge to build real weapons, but I kind of think it is wise to regulate the market, I think it would be also wise the citizens have a right to regulate the weapons the government owns or sell.

I had another plan for overthrowing a government with true weapons proven on the battlefield. Bio-weapons.


Having severly intoxicated myself doing my own alcohol and charcuterie, I have first hand experience of how easy it is to produce them and how dangerous they are.

Plus while skipping school, I learned of the awesome plants in my region, some of them being either deadly poisons, or just debilitating. So dangerous some of them are cultivated in the public space, because they look so nice.

The problem with plant based poisoned is that there is no way to prevent them if we talk of endemic species.

Stuff you find in your garden and fields.

So does the government use plant based/bio weapons during demonstration ? Yes pepper spray/tear gazs. Should we be able to make them. Yes ...


Incidentally some of my revolution plans require massive dose of fertilizer that are controlled because of the restriction on our right to build efficient military grade conventional explosives. A peaceful plan of revolution by the (incapacitating) plants is denied to me because teenagers and terrorists are denied the product to mass produce cheap good explosives.

So as you see with truly uncensored knowledge I think we would have the best weapon to overthrow any government.

But really, seriously you have to be an idiot to think you have any weapons. You may train, you may imagine to resist to tanks with your guns during epic battles, but you lack the true knowledge ; not the art of winning the battle but the war.

Modern wars and insurrection are a mess, but they have one point in common, they always last longer than expected.

My dear gun owners, I would not hire you to resist.

I would prefer people hacking drones, explosive researchers, cyber-warfare : they all have in common to be based on easily accessible product requiring almost no complex logisitc.

If you want the right to bear arm to overthrow an oppressing government you normally should think of a long movement, and having to be able to produce or smuggle the ammos. So you need either the right for guys like me to build explosives/H bomb. Or ... the right to have anything that helps smuggling : cash, good redundant physical networks for travel and transport and public infrastructure made to support any war grades disruption.

You see the USA ? You see Puerto Rico ? All it would take to disorganize a urban resistance is of the grade of a hurricane. Imagine the government come to break you, how will you resist without a good electricity, water, road, energy network ?
#lol

If you seriously want to be able to constitutionally resist to oppression, you have to seriously demand the mean of resistance to your government. And world war I taught us a very important lesson : public services/government owned transport companies are a weapon.


In fact, I should not insult other Nations, but there are some holes in the knowledge I was taught.

I was taught french army was competent and well equipped for instance, and that WWI was the first "modern war" with tranchees.

Was not the american civil war also involving tranchees, (very few) machine guns and many aspects of modern warfare ? Maybe other countries too.

What I learnt is in modern war efficient motorised logistic is a must.

The combination of trains, rivers, taxis (roads), airplane for transport saved the french. And Germany on the other hand had some difficulties because of being less advanced in motorized transport : french had  truck with tires while german metal wheels did not help in the mud sometimes with horse traction.

Trains, planes, horses, boats .... the freight all over the world during WWI must have been very intense.


But in fact public owned companies do not matter. What mattered really was the physical netorks (rivers, road, railroad) were maintained properly.


To show you how much of a weapon good (enough) maintained network are, let's see how to beat the Axis, the Allied and the Super Powers who have understood motorized logistic is one of the most important weapons in modern wards. Including people doing an insurrection against a government they consider oppressive.

Let's talk about the Viet Mhins

I am sorry for my lack of any more information than : they have beaten the best equipped States in a case of insurrection according to our books "Axis, France, USA"

Okay, let's make fun of the french....

Imagine you have to fight a revolt in a country. Where do you put your HQ?

In a place where you have good access to roads, harbour, airport.

You have the foreign legions, airplanes, trucks and a good logistic. But... after someone look at where you placed your HQ they see these big hills around the HQ that would make a very good place where to put artillery.

And the french army says, we have planes, tanks, trucks, we do reco mission, we have advanced communications these peasants don't have, what could they do ? They do not even have a fucking truck to transport anything.

True they had not a single truck. They however had their artillery delivered at dien bien phu in DIY kit. And during weeks, under the nose of check points, recognition mission of planes/helicopter, they would use the  best french weapons against the french : the peugeot ! The cycles Peugeot.

For weeks they used bikes to transport the canons in the jungle, in the hills under the nose of a proud modern army.


Did the USA learned anything?

Viet Mhins used bikes, boats, added some undergrounds tunnel.

They beat the nations with the best motorized army by having a worst physical  network and having a better use of it.

In case I have to fight France, USA, Canada, Russia as a citizen legitimately have the right to consider, I think logistic is a weapon. As such, I don't want the government to decide to much on it without the consent of the citizens.

You see, I strongly disagree with the dogma that motorized transport is the alpha and omega of transport, and in case I must resist the oppression of my government that failed once against bikes, I want the right to be able to use all the road network with my bike.

How I have all this dangerous potentially weaponizable knowledge ?
I skipped classes, and had a freer youth than most young have nowadays.



The more I think on what would make a very dangerous education that would enable all citizens to be able to make stronger government that cannot oppress them the more I think  a strong sense of questioning authority is a must. Thus I do not see heavily centralized education and certifications (work regulations) in any other way than an easily influenced monopoly.

Think of it, why all kids should be taught to be kids of an ideal city that does not exists ?

No one is truly french, or american or german or syrian or whatever ...

With all have familial, regional, historical divergences. School tried to teach me I have catholic traditions, my lutherian communist family told me : hell no!

There are first nations in amazonia that were probably told the same (the maroni), and I pretty imagine their parents telling : Hell no!




National educations are a fiction. There are no such thing of a good national education : adaptation requires the knowledge of your environment.

A future dangerous person in case of resistance to the oppression should better be taught the name of his local plants, how to survive and rescue in her place, practical science, biking and rules for sharing the common place, their rights and how to enforce them, to trust her/himself, how to read and write maps all battles, not only those of the kings and queens but of the revolts of the people without judging on who was right, without lies just for creating great strategists. For avoiding to create psychopaths I would really like that if someone wants to over invest in studying warfare the person equally invest in an activity of civil relief with the same level of involvement.


You see, more than ever knowledge is power. But maybe more the small knowledge like the one of the Viet Mhin than the one of Elon Musk.

So as you see I despise those of the pro/con gun owners, anarchists, fucked up patriots that hold to the right to hold a wooden stick against an armoured knight while I claim the true dangerous weapons are denied to us, and that the first grade weapon is an education that build us into strong self confident citizens with useful knowledge rather than conforming sheep with their heads filled with propaganda.



Power to the potatoes !