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1984: We can't talk here, they might have bugs to wiretap us.

2018: Bug, order me some pizza!

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No matter which social network you're on, following a diverse group of people helps you taking a peek at the other side of your personal filter bubble.

You don't have to agree with everything and everyone, but please, at least try to listen to people and their opinions.

It will help you appreciate your own life, and may just make you a little wiser.

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@fribbledom The weird thing is, from what I hear a lot of DOS-era hardware is poorly documented online, since all the knowledge ended up in print rather than anything digital.
You've gotta wonder how many books languish with the one tidbit someone else is spending weeks trying to reverse-engineer

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@fribbledom I have the same issue. the standard web browsers are horrible resource hogs. if you track power usage, you'll see the browser is constantly hitting the CPU too.

basically, at this point they're badly written operating systems. they don't use OS resource management, they re-create all of that themselves, poorly. oh and for some reason also ship with full-featured IDEs even though most users aren't developing web sites?

Sadly, this is part of my "books nobody will ever read again" collection.

When I was younger, this was my bible, as it covered everything I wanted to know: assembler, the bios, RAM, interrupts, TSR and drivers. VGA, mouse and SoundBlaster specs.

1200 pages with example sources in Pascal, C and assembler. The internet didn't exist back then, and this book became my teacher for many years.

I'm fully aware that all those "websites with their JavaScript" may harm my memory footprint, too... but then I'd absolutely expect reloading Mastodon, GMail or TweetDeck tabs to release some of my memory. It just doesn't.

Neither nor seem to be made for users who keep their browser running for several days without a restart.

Firefox just now: 12GB RAM usage.
After restart and reloading all previous tabs: 2GB RAM usage.

Either that's a huge memory leak or I just don't understand what it's caching there.

Rob Pike is talking about Go 2.0 draft specifications at the Sydney Meetup: "There's probably never gonna be a Go 2"

I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but there absolutely _needs_ to be a federated version of GitHub/GitLab.

Let me host my projects' critical infrastructure (issue tracker, PRs, private repos etc) on my own servers, while also being able to interact and socialize with the rest of the open source world.

I'll keep saying this until someone builds it - I would do it myself if I had enough time on my hands right now.

"Once a new technology starts rolling, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road"

-- Stewart Brand

So you're saying they never made typewriters with RGB-LED keys?!

The C committee released a new working paper on the latest upcoming C standard revision, called "C2x".

One of the proposals is removing K&R function declarations and definitions. This shall be interesting 😉

More on here:

Radio Garden, Google Earth for radio streams. This is pretty neat:

I don't get to see it often, but I just had to use a browser without an ad-blocker installed. I can't even begin to fathom how people can live without one.

What a horrid, ugly mess the web has become 😫

OH: "Well, so far the infinite monkey theorem is just giving us an infinite number of JavaScript frameworks, and no Shakespeare"

Leisurely hiking through the forests on a Monday seems to become my new habit :blobpats:

"A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable"

-- Leslie Lamport, 1987

Breakfast of champions :joy:

Probably another book nobody will ever read again. I could start a series of toots on that matter...

I'm looking for & about the development & growth of the .

Apparently I'm either too stupid to find something on Google or there's barely anything out there, so far. Fellow tooters, help me out!

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