Jesus fucking christ.
>Alpine packages are distributed as .apk files, which are actually just gzipped tar files. When apk is pulling packages, it extracts them into / before checking that the hash matches what the signed manifest says it should be.
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German authorities uncover emissions-cheating collusion among diesel automakers: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1118762_german-authorities-uncover-emissions-cheating-collusion-among-diesel-automakers
*sigh* when will I get to stop using this CW...
Them: I don't want chemicals in my body.
Me: Oh I have bad news for you.
Please pay attention in science class, y'all.
I've gotten into the habit of hitting the reply button on Tusky to see which avatar I have (and therefore which account I'm on) before boosting/faving something...
So like how come Dr. Mario in the US market doesn't cost $10,000 like our other doctors?
You know that colour called "medium brown"?
I thought of a better name, but it's medi-ochre.
Shitposting really is a powerful art form.
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Like, what genius though: I Know! We'll add an S to the end like we used to do back in the 90s?
And then which other genius was like, you know what else we used to do in the 90s?
And then you get the IPHONE XS MAXX: CODE RED TURBO EDITION SUPER ALPHA MODE.
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New! From the company that brought you the MACINTOSH SX/30: You've tried the iPhone X.
Get Ready for the iPhone XS MAX! The name that means small and large! XS, like eXtra Small! But also like Excess! Too Much! MAX.
THE ONLY PHONE ON THE MARKET THAT IS BOTH TOO SMALL TO BE USEFUL AND TOO LARGE TO COMFORTABLY POCKET. THE LAST PHONE YOU'LL EVER BE ALLOWED TO OWN.
THE ULTIMATE iPHONE. THE IPHONE MAXIMUM EXCESS.
PSA: Printers and their drivers are so bad that they turned RMS into, well, RMS.
Just say no to printers.
Review of a Socovel electric motorcycle from 1936: https://visforvoltage.org/forum/11775-socovel-electric-bike-review-1936
That reviewer really abused the battery pack - taking a 36 volt nominal lead acid pack down to 9 volts!
That range was quite abysmal, too, 27.5 mi with that level of abuse to the pack.
Well, this certainly feels like a better idea than a hydrogen train, for keeping service electrified when there's no power lines installed in a certain part of a route...
Racist words in tech Show more
I wrote about use of m*ster and sl*ve in tech:
Q: Why have the recent speculators stopped buying Intel stocks anymore?
A: Because speculative execution is disabled for the Intel platform.
Computing, transportation, energy... really anything interesting.
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