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Very quiet week in #linux rolling release H2H match up. Good news on @openSUSE though was after two weeks of UI crashes during updates it went through fine. Last week's culprit systemd was updated again but this time without incident. cloud.feneas.org/s/5nEoqX8K8awq…

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The 9th and final novel in The Expanse series, Leviathan Falls, will be released tomorrow. Can't wait.

#theexpanse #jamessacorey #scifi #fiction



I’ve released my first Dart/Flutter library. It implements the Result Monad (like in Rust) for doing result/error propagation/handling without relying on exceptions or returning null or specific values for errors. #dart #dartlang #flutter #flutterdev nequalsonelifestyle.com/2021/11/29/res…



I'm going to have to experiment with this on my Android and /e/os (de-Googled Android OS) devices... arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/1…



'Twas ever thus, unfortunately, only more so now than ever, thanks to social media. When I cite Brandolini's Law now, I say it's wrong not in concept but in magnitude. It's now takes *at least* 2 or 3 orders of magnitude more energy to refute bullshit than it does to produce it.

https://twitter.com/c0nc0rdance/status/1465088056470474757
made worse when somebody "just wants to debate" you
Corollary: you can't reason with unreasonable people.


TFW you publish a library that hasn't been announced yet but it already has one like in the repository 😀. #programming


Advertising "art as investment" or "wine as investment" instead of more traditional avenues makes me cringe. This isn't going to end well for so many of the people who buy into this snake oil pitch.

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But but but, wine is up 999% since in 1942! I admit i read the vinovest site, then moved on.
"Buy low sell high" still applies. Buying at todays prices is a fool's errand except for the seller.



As a musician and lifelong @thebeatles fan, the Get Back doc is a huge gift I never expected to see. It’s like what I’d expect heaven to be like…you get to hang out with The Beatles

Thank you, Peter Jackson,
for putting it together. And to everyone else for letting it happen

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Pair programmers waiting for @github to come back online so they can pull the latest

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Here is the #retrocomputing vid I was talking about by @FOSSfirefighter It's neat to see how one takes 16-bit Windows 1.0 apps and get them running on modern Windows 11 *and even* WindowsNT 4 on MIPS. I'm glad I never had to do that for a real app though. youtu.be/kh0CdLPkJVE
@Mark Miller Part of what he highlights in the video is that Microsoft has been pulling down a lot of the historical documentation and tools from MSDN. When I was using it regularly a few years ago it was amazing you could still get Windows 3.11, documentation for the older libraries etc. I'm fine with them pulling it out of mainstream areas so people don't accidentally use it but they really should preserve it all somewhere. Hopefully they are but it wasn't obvious to this person where.


Alternating between watching vids on how to transition programs from Windows 1.0 to 11 (yes literally), history and programming ENIAC #retrocomputing stuff *and* what will hopefully be my first Dart package lol. #dartlang #programming



And here's an artist's impression of the moment the two spaceships - Soviet and American - joined in orbit. Love the pic. So gloriously Seventies! Like a movie poster - except it all actually happened. @ColdWarPod coldwarconversations.com/episode210/

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I find it amazing that Soyuz still flies mostly unchanged. Great design that simply works.


I want to save this in graphical form for posterity 😀 #devhumor

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CEO bragging The eng team
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so this gif has been making the rounds, with the unhelpful title of "data cable on a computer from 1945". but what computer? what sort of data? let's find out.🧵

https://twitter.com/__femb0t/status/1464176912503390223

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If you bothered to read the thread or research ENIAC, you'd see that the UI is all decimal rotary encoders, and the machine function is all based on decimal digits. All calculations were performed in (binary coded) decimal, unlike later computers which (mostly) use plain binary, apart from some specialised instructions in e,g, the x86 instruction set. So it's simply not true to say that the machine function doesn't use decimal - the ENIAC arithmetic units absolutely do use decimal.
Ya, you insist on talking apples & oranges.I didn't have to research the ENIAC because I worked directly with its siblings, and this is entire discussion was lost in translation. Talk to the hand.

Damn dat tune!
That's the one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TItzX9gKd1c 😍
I know right!?!


I thought memory fragmentation was only really solved by compacting garbage collectors like in JVM and .NET CLR but there are alternate memory allocators for C/C++ that accomplish this too! Interesting! #programming blog.cloudflare.com/the-effect-of-…

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All I knew of Merlin was from modern movies. Boy is the winding lineage of stories behind this one mythological character interesting. #history #mythology blogs.bl.uk/digitisedmanus…
One needs also wonder where they got the concept of dragons from, if not from China. Chivalry was an Arab construct, originally.
Here's a channel with lots of scots (particularly Argyll) folklore : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4pE46hCuu1t9pTHL2Ie8Mw


Just wait? It is already happening.
Nope, that's the one thing they'd never even suspect.




US response to Covid has ultimately been like our response to school shootings: Once we decided unimaginable loss was a price worth paying for an imagined ideal of freedom, the number of deaths ceased to matter. We’d trade a million lives for our need to do exactly what we want.
Let’s hope climate change doesn’t go the same way and make it a billion lives.
Agreed...but don't hold your breath... 🙁
"We’d trade a million lives for our need to do exactly what we want."

I wish to quibble with this claim. I think a more accurate statement would be Our government is willing to trade any number of lives for what a vocal, ignorant, fearful, despicable, powerful minority wants.

The US is being held hostage by extremists because the sane among us are not willing to stand top to them.

The sane are a majority. But we have somehow been cowed by a bunch of maniacs who are protected by the moneyed class.

When the sane stand up to the moneyed, the insane will get what their worldview would grant them in a sane world.



Amazing visit by @POTUS @VP @SecondGentleman @DrBiden on the last Thanksgiving at the old @dcck before we move into a new facility. The vision of @robertegger shines 35 years later thanks to leadership of @MikeCurtinDCCK proud to call this organization home!

https://twitter.com/scottbix/status/1463267156829814785


My sentiments exactly.

To reiterate my position on web3:
1. A decentralized, democratized system which rewards users for participating rather than concentrating rewards in early winners is a great idea.
2. None, zero, nil of the current web3 projects come anywhere close to doing this.



I wouldn't know because Apple's podcast app is such total shit I ditched it a long long time ago and would never go back. Whether it's incompetence or malice it's poor form on their part to trick users into giving their app reviews. theverge.com/2021/11/19/227…
sad. When using Google to search for a specific podcast, sometimes links to the distributors (like Apple) come up higher and you have to dig to find the actual producer's page.


Wow from 2017! Sadly this makes more sense than some of the CW running around about crypto...

Don’t Understand Bitcoin? This Man Will Mumble An Explanation At You
Don't forget the fraudulent NFTs...
Yeah I edited my comment about that since I'm on Friendica but I don't think that edit propagates well to D*.
Yes, the edits don't come thru I'm afraid.



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#fediverse #pleroma #hubzilla #diaspora
Hey everyone. Here is a list of all the things each fediverse platform has and what advantages and disadvantages they have. I really only know Friendica, mastodon and pixelfed. Please add comments to the ones I may have got wrong and add any additional features something may have that I didn't know about. Trying to make a checklist that pairs people with the right platform based on what they care about. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FMwfsXEgbQfFOlvKYVAm9oh-v-OXg6hzcsBW_oqCmbA/edit?usp=sharing

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Is this "Susan Collins furrowed brow" concerned or actually going to do something concerned because honestly the former is just a PR CYA and isn't worth the paper it was written on. arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/11…


While writing a Facebook archive viewer (Kryanite) I ran across the problem of Facebook not properly encoding Unicode. Another dev figured it out and developed a Python snippet to fix it. I've done the same now for Dart #dartlang #flutter #flutterdev nequalsonelifestyle.com/2021/11/23/fix…


Wow! This whole thread! I'm saving that offline for my own personal archival purposes.

This is an attempt to use identity politics, perpetual grievance/victimhood, and the exploitation of neuropsychological fear responses to manipulate the majority demographic (and what will most likely be the party in power in 2022) to react/govern as a persecuted minority. 1/ twitter.com/BillKristol/st…


Yeah certainly this is not a new phenomenon.
Although, of course, "Bill Kristol". I'm never entirely sure whether Kristol and his type are ever honestly shocked at the state of the Republican Party/base, or if they just feign shock in hopes that this will somehow make a difference ... to ... someone?


In this week's #linux rolling release head to head: @ManjaroLinux finally had more than 1 update, now on latest 5.10 LTS kernel and @gnome 41. @openSUSE install crashed UI again. Isolated it down to the systemd update. Running in console let me complete. cloud.feneas.org/s/5nEoqX8K8awq…

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Yesterday I posted how shitty cars of the late-70s/early-80s were. Today's post is about some great cars of the era. Many of these are mid-80s on but some aren't, like the Porsche 911 gen introduced in 1978. I don't agree with this whole list though. grassrootsmotorsports.com/articles/best-…


Even though I already do this with my existing provider I think this could be a service I use since it would make the process easier and it will help me fund development at Mozilla and therefore on FireFox. techrepublic.com/article/mozill…
open a support ticket if your address gets blocked somewhere and people will resolve that.
@Dennis Schubert Just to confirm this does help fund FireFox and other Mozilla product development in the same way as paying for their Pocket and VPN services right? My primary goal is paying for FireFox annually, which I know is not possible to do directly for various reasons.
that is correct, money from services like Relay, VPN, and Pocket are revenue for Mozilla Corp, not donations to Mozilla Foundation. eventually(tm), there will also be a bundle offer, but I can't say when. 😀

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🌱 Cozy Vegan Cauliflower Gratin

https://www.thefullhelping.com/cozy-vegan-cauliflower-gratin/

#vegan #health #cooking #food #nutrition

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Yeah the late-70s/early-80s cars were just horrible. I thought maybe it was just they didn't age well but nope. They looked like shit when they were brand new and they weren't good products either. arstechnica.com/cars/2021/11/w…
https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/articles/best-cars-80s/
@manuelcaeiro ☕ I'm digging this list enough to reshare it in its own post but I so don't agree with the Mustang and Fiero. The Fiero on style but that thing was a fire/explosion hazard. The 1978-1989 911 on the other hand I think was the pinnacle gen of that car.