DNA Lounge: Wherein we HACK THE PLANET.

That's right, we're throwing another CYBERDELIA on Friday, February 28 -- which is just four weeks from now! It's a bit short notice, so please help us out by sharing this far and wide.

The last time we threw this party was three years ago, but now it's the 25th anniversary of the release of HACKERS, so we're going all-out this time.

  • A screening of Hackers at 7pm;
  • Hackers costume contest at 10:45pm;
  • Head-to-head Wipeout XL competition throughout the night;
  • Skate ramps! Rollerblades welcome!
  • Psytrance dance party in all four rooms, until late!

This is also the closing night of the RSA conference, so if you're in town for that, you've really got no excuse. (Would your company like to sponsor this and make it your official after party? Let's talk.)

Reserved seating for the movie is extremely limited, so get your tickets now...

Keep your eyes out for the flyers, which are the finest flyers you're ever going to find, hand-crafted and burned by me from new and used floppy disks. Normally flyers cost pennies each, but these cost like a dollar fifty, so we don't hand out too many of them. You can help us keep that cost down by participating in our FLOPPY DISK AMNESTY PROGRAM! That's right, surrender your used 3.5" floppies at the club and I will transubstantiate them into sweet-ass Cyberdelia promo material:

Also if you have any 90s hacker-scene memorabilia you'd like to donate as prizes for the costume contest, that would be awesome. You know: old laptops, blue boxes, a complete run of Mondo 2000, a CM-5, that sort of thing.


So here's how my piece of shit Mac keeps crashing lately

Every few days, the UI locks up: the mouse still moves, but the menubar clock stops counting seconds, and the screen never changes. However, all apps are still running. Music still plays. I can ssh in.

I've run the "hold down D at boot" hardware diagnostic, but it completes quickly so clearly it doesn't test much. I also ran memtester, and it found no problems.

So is this, "Oh yeah, 10.14.6 just does that shit sometimes" or is it, "you need to taxi this thousand pound piece of shit into the shop to have its skull scooped out with a rusty spoon"?

Also it there some process I can ssh in and kill that will drop the Mac back to "log out and re-initialize the graphics subsystem", slightly less extreme than rebooting?

It's an iMac Pro 2017 8 core, in case that is relevant.


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