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Things that I'm happy to CW:
* Politics (including Fedi politics)
* Common traumatic events
* Discussion of bigotry
* Lewd content
* Some controversial figures/organizations
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* Tech (except for tech pol)
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Car gearbox that is not automatically shifted: manual transmission
Book that tells you how to operate such a gearbox: manual transmission manual
Radio signal containing the text of said book: manual transmission manual transmission
US politics: drone strikes against citizens, secret rulings Show more
This is.. heavy stuff. I suspected things were already unjust, but not to this degree...
Admittedly, I've not looked into any secondary sources yet.
> How to Survive America's Kill List
> When a U.S. citizen heard he was on his own country’s drone target list, he wasn’t sure he believed it. After five near-misses, he does – and is suing the United States to contest his own execution
~50 minute read
drug/pharma rant Show more
If we should ban any drug and make it schedule I it should be fucking OxyCotin
Or at least make its prescription a LOT harder than it is
Facebook, Holocaust denial Show more
"People who claim the Holocaust didn’t happen don’t actually care whether it happened or not."
In The Forward, Noah Berlatsky explains why Holocaust deniers aren't simply mistaken or lying, but using the cover of "historical debate" to promote hate. https://forward.com/opinion/406154/mark-zuckerberg-falls-for-nazi-bs/
people are like "why do you hate CEF/Electron?" "stop hating on CEF/Electron" "it makes app devs lives easier" but there is ZERO FUCKING REASON for a music player to use 2GB+ of my memory when music players of yore used /2MB/. It is not yours to use.
My phone: "You're running low on storage: 1.00 GB available."
Me: "MY FIRST COMPUTER HAD 4K RAM AND NO PERSISTENT STORAGE I THINK YOU CAN GET BY WITH A FREAKING GIG"
i've always wondered how people steal passwords
we should ban tweezers
California San Francisco -> CSF
CSF -> Coal Seam Fire
/srv/www is the correct location for your web files on *nix.
how come the people that used to spell microsoft "micro$oft" dont spell google "g👀gle" like cmon it's perfect and just as obnoxious
your hacker name is the first 16 digits of your credit card number followed by the expiration date and security code, followed by your full name and billing address, followed by your birthday and social security number and mother's maiden name, followed by "the hacker"
More thoughts on where computing should be:
General purpose software should be performant on a simple CPU with the following characteristics:
* Relatively short single-issue in-order pipeline with no branch prediction, no speculative execution, no multithreading
* Simple floating point unit without vector extensions
* Maximum 1.0 W power consumption
Architecturally, think something like a 80486, a Pentium with V pipe and branch prediction disabled, or an ARM9.
Friends: do you use a BSD for everyday computing? Which one do you use? Has your experience been good?