I hoped we'd eventually get some p2p content-addressable protocol for decentralizing the Web, but one thing I didn't realize about it: it's extremely problematic for privacy.

Without a TOR-like layer, it would be broadcasting to the world everything you browse.

About one third of crates won't compile with the Rust version currently in Debian stable (1.41)

lib.rs/stats#rustc

Cargo crate stats: lib.rs/stats

Number of users is growing exponentially. Downloads are more than doubling each year.

Adtech is completely defenseless against fraud. And not from click-bots, but its own middlemen. It's impossible NOT to fund fake news and conspiracy sites through ads, because everyone lies and launders ads through shady exchanges.

gizmodo.com/company-that-aims-

Bites a pear grown in Argentina, packaged in Thailand in a single-use plastic from China, which will be shipped for "recycling" in Malaysia.

"Wow, look at those 3rd-world countries polluting so much!"

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You say "recipe book", I say "sauce code repository"

I've just added a feature to libstd that has been requested in 2015! And people say Rust is changing too fast :)

github.com/rust-lang/rust/issu

Company's Wiki is where you put outdated information so that nobody can find it.

+ Google PlayServices is just as open-source as macOS with Darwin + Cocoa.

It's interesting how RAM speed (lack of thereof) has ruined advanced data structures. Big flat array usually wins over fancy trees with clever logic. Brute-force SIMD can be faster than avoiding redundant work.
I've never been able to use bloom filters either — cache misses are too costly.

‘Can I get you something to drink, Monsieur Sartre?’ the waiter asked.
‘Yes, I’d like a cup of coffee with sugar, but with `None::<Cream>`’, the philosopher replied.

A few minutes later, however, the water returned and said,

‘I’m sorry, Monsieur Sartre, but we haven't found `Cream` — how about with `None::<Milk>`?’

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If Godzilla was a cat, humanity would be defenseless.

"Aw, he's only playing with the buildings."

"Have you seen the mlem when he ate those people? So cute!"

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oh oh oh I've got one

Github Copilot is pronounced "Copy-lot"

is dependent on their cloud service. It's really stupid their app can't control the roomba locally over wi-fi or Bluetooth, and sends commands via someone else's computer in North Virginia.

It's entirely my fault. I've looked at the specs: more inches diagonally than the old one. Higher res than the old one. Clearly superior! What could go wrong?

I should have looked at the physical screen height.

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I've made a mistake of buying an ultrawide monitor. It turns out to be a buzzword for half-height monitors. Seriously, it doesn't feel wide. It feels cramped vertically.

I've adopted a cat! Now I have an offline source of cat photos :)

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