@ClimateAction@mastodon.online @JohnGrahamIV @king Oh! I was on holiday, saw the second thread, but missed this one. Sorry about that!

Turns out the bot was broken, and was unable to send replies. The toot you sent was fine, otherwise. 😕

Just did a test and looks good again on my end.

Studio quality restorations of the Donkey Kong Country music, using the original samples before compression for the Super Nintendo youtube.com/watch?v=lndBgOrTWx

Incredible to hear it all so clear but true to the originals.

Enjoyed this primer from @kosinus

It's the push I've needed to finally set aside time and go through a
VM install

devs: are there tools for automated testing of federation?

Manual testing is becoming really annoying, especially when my own tests against Mastodon and Pleroma work fine, but then it somehow breaks for other people. 😕

@papey Apologies for the late response! We haven't yet tried to upgrade any of our hosts from Stretch to Buster, so I unfortunately don't know about any issues.

When a companys unsubscribe link is in the "you've clicked this link before" colour

If you're a computer programmer and you've heard of the Dat protocol but looked at the docs and still scratched your head (I was there myself a few months back), there's a new guide that explains in very clear, very detailed language what Dat is and how it works.

Just to be clear, I do not recommend it for non-programmers as that is not the intended audience but I *highly* recommend it for programmers:


It appears there’s no way to do nested virtualisation on macOS?

No support in QEMU (hvf or haxm), and VirtualBox only does it on AMD. Rumor has it VMWare Fusion can do it, but not sure about spending that kind of money on a personal project.


Someone put together this whole huge #Zelda-inspired tabletop #RPG with a really nice, formatted 278-page core rulebook plus supplemental books! I don't know if I'd ever get enough friends together to actually play it, but man, it looks amazing! It's a shame they can't make money off it because of the IP...


#free #ttrpg

"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

@ExpiredPopsicle I mean, open-source aww yeeaah, but even by non-open standards this is a dickmove unheard of.

@alcinnz @teleclimber @Denderix That wouldn’t necessarily exclude timing attacks or caches, I think?

CPU caches, branch prediction, Spectre, Meltdown and the like are all magic to me. What I took from the whole ordeal is that some of the optimisations made were (or turned out to be) bad decisions.

@moritzheiber He shutdown the US government, which shutdown NIST, who shutdown their security vulnerability database, which shutdown my CI.

This page on VM side channel attack mitigations is scary: github.com/firecracker-microvm

Using the Linux KVM API seems easy enough, but we have all this hidden danger now.

Fuck Google 

@freakazoid That’s true, I was mixing concerns as well. I wholeheartedly agree on Google, though!

Fuck Google 

@freakazoid Safari has also been called ‘the new IE’ because of iOS and lacking newer functionality, but now I’m actually a bit glad we have it (on macOS). Battery life is *amazing*.

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