What is up with articles choosing not to include a publish date? Or using some relative value like "1Y".

I just want to know if what I'm reading is relevant or not.

i ran through the rust “getting started” page (rust-lang.org/learn/get-starte). it's a hello-world project that has the rust crab mascot say hello, and consists of 10 lines of code actually written.

it results in pulling in 25 separate dependencies totalling up to 97 megabytes.

for reference the entire cowsay source is 168 lines/4 kilobytes of perl.

I've searched for ages for a 64-bit ARM board in a Mini ITX form factor that has SATA III ports and the possibility for a PCI graphics daughterboard.

I'd finally given up and decided it was a unicorn, but here one is!


If Freenode ever was the "home of FOSS", it isn't any longer. #ShowerThoughts

I'm super appreciative of content warnings on stuff like violence and spoilers, but every so often I find a CW on something that seems perfectly innocent, like a flower.

Then I sit and stare at the flower and try to work out what about it might be a trigger for someone. I assume it must be upsetting in some fashion though I don't see it myself.

But the world does not revolve around me, so if flowers are a problem for someone then by all means: that is what the CW is there for.


The Force is strong with this little one. With help from the team back home, #MarsHelicopter just sent back this special message. Today we're celebrating all kinds of code, from the Jedi Code to the open-source code on Ingenuity. github.com/nasa/fprime #MayTheFourthBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/PbdetprAJZ twitter.com/NASAJPL/status/138

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@jebug29 except both the cars and the factories serve some worthwhile functions NFT can potentially consume the energy of a country so some dingus can own (but not actually own) a piece of art. Its burning the energy output of a mid sized US state to record who pretend owns something. Also the inherent nature of mining incentivizes using as much power as possible, if you dramatically increase power output why wouldn't they deploy more gpu?

periodic reminder that YYYY-MM-DD is the only acceptable way to write dates


I was eyeing Outriders for my next game until I found out that single player *requires* a full time connection to the publisher's servers.

...what possible (non-creepy) reason could there be for that requirement?

When you're talking about Linux, it's okay to say that it's "open source".

It's okay to say that it's "free software".

It's okay to call it "GNU/Linux", "Linux", or to mess up its name.

It's okay to refer to it as "the one with the friendly penguin".

Part of RMS' legacy has been an incessant obsession with terminology and pedantry, overshadowing far more important shared objectives which are fundamentally emancipatory in nature.

Pedantry is not activism; it is alienating, not emancipatory.

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