in the great freenode exodus of 2021, all the open-source projects and general nerd hangout channels will flock to...

cryptocurrency 

I certainly disagree with @sir on a lot of things, cryptocurrencies is not one of those though. This is pretty on point: "Cryptocurrency is one of the worst inventions of the 21st century. I am ashamed to share an industry with this exploitative grift." drewdevault.com/2021/04/26/Cry

#gitea was hosted on Github, but had a clear plan on what milestones had to be passed for them to start self-hosting. Now they're migrating to gitea.com/gitea/gitea . Gitea is a productive environment in which to host your project. With @codeberg you even get #codeberg Pages.

Github was proprietary from the beginning, but after Microsoft's acquisition it has moved deeper into the Extend phase with Github CLI. They're aiming for the entire open source infrastructure to orbit around them. Don't help them move the free software and open source world in this direction. You don't actually need Github. They need you.
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"Police are warning students and universities not to access Sci-Hub, an "illegal website" that allows users to download scientific research papers normally locked behind expensive subscriptions."

Very bad indeed. That name again: Sci-Hub. Remember it so you can avoid it. Ahem.

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Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

Speed of Rust vs C

The run-time speed and memory usage of programs written in #rust should about the same as of programs written in #c , but overall programming style of these languages is different enough that it's hard to generalize their speed. This is a summary of where they're the same, where C is faster, and where Rust is faster.

By: @kornel

kornel.ski/rust-c-speed

"Things to Try When You Can't Make a Trait Object"

Trait objects are Rust’s usual mechanism for dynamic dispatch.

This post describes several options for handling an inability to create a trait object, discusses their trade-offs, and describes why the trait object limitations exist in the first place, and what those limitations are exactly.

possiblerust.com/pattern/3-thi

#rust #traits

I wish all the () contributors out there a good and healthy holiday season. Thank you for your work for in 2020.

The EU border police Frontex is under fire for its involvement in human rights violations at the EU’s borders. Now, they want to silence those exposing their wrongdoing.

Frontex is taking us to court.

fragdenstaat.de/en/blog/2020/1

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