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@galaxis @elomatreb also 2018: every "app" is now a thin layer over a full blown browser with JS, video, and audio support, but tracking ~2 versions behind the upstream browser and carrying vulnerabilities fixed in (and described publicly by) the upstream.

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@liw @projectgus but we're not halfway there yet… the 2038 bug doesn't show up until Jan 19th so we have, oh, another week and a half before the halfway point :D

We're halfway between the Year 2000 bug and the Year 2038 bug.

(Happy New Year everyone!)

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2019 is the year of the linux desktop in the internet zodiac

people born under the sign of the linux desktop are more likely to have issues with the status quo, try to do everything themselves, and believe in the impossible

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Before Amazon's Australia launch:
I can only get the ebook edition of this small publisher's book via Amazon 😐

After Amazon's Australia launch:
I can't get many small publishers' ebooks at all. 😶

Something something efficient allocation of resources. 🤔

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@staticsafe > Additionally, working on top of UDP makes a user-space implementation easier.
I already wrote what I think about that a couple days ago but Google wants to have more control over the transport layer, and ultimately that makes Chrome more and more of an OS, and less of a browser.

Built this pcengines router in March and was very pleased with 320Mbit/sec WiFi. Turns out if I use the right antenna socket it's 500Mbit/s!

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heyyy uh

quick reminder

ESR took a cool counterculture and got his shitty right-wing UNIX ideology all over it—he's not just a bad person, he's a exceptionally bad historian and you shouldn't take his word for anything, the jargon file that he "curates" reflects nothing like an actual 70s/80s programming culture.

here's a pre-ESR jargon file for reference:

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Holy crap. Malware hidden in a strand of DNA hijacks the computer that analyzes that particular gene sequence.

We're going to live in a very weird world man.

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petition to bring back rainbows in computer logos

rt if u agree, fav if u agree

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Fun saga of official defcon badge hacking activities.

The silkscreen art on those things is very clean!

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Here's a picture of me in my new Aira glasses. Aira is an on call service that gives blind people the ability to get visual tasks done. It's like having a co-pilot who gives you directions and visual information. My Aira agent helped me line up the picture and then snapped it for me using my phone's camera.

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Wife: "Have you heard of «infrastructure tourism»?"

Me: "I haven't, but it sounds wonderful."

W: "Oh haha the Japanese Wikipedia page hasn't been translated to any other languages..."

M: "Of course."

In other news TIL Tokyo's astounding underground water storage cathedral has been re-opened to tourists :squee:

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