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Hey! I'm trying to see something, so please boost this!
If you're bilingual (*fluent* in two languages and speak both on a regular basis), please answer this poll!! (it's multiple choice)
*in the third option, I mean the level of someone who only speaks one language at a native speaker's level
**in the fourth option, I mean you feel as if you can't hold up to standards of a native speaker's level and it makes you feel out of place, eg. in groups of native speakers, at work etc.

re: my personal situation and thoughts on this 

@pikachu In my situation, my langs are Turkish, English, and Italian (and I can also fake other romance languages to some degree..)

I haven't spent more than a month in anglophone countries in sum but English has been an eveyday language for me for >10yrs now, esp. for tech and lately for study. So when I'm speaking about tech or science I'm more fluent in English than in Turkish. But in more social situations my English is still somewhat sucky.

re: my personal situation and thoughts on this 

@pikachu You might wanna check out some linguistics literature on bilingualism. In short, this is not uncommon nor unexpected. You learn and use different languages in different contexts so you specialise for different aspects in each.

As a great intro, give this playlist a watch, esp the first two or three videos:

Oh, and another TIFO is that you can grab the ancient win10/8 key from devices you liberated in the past with this command

sudo strings /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM

tho IDK if this is UEFI specific.

TIFO that you can just use Ctrl+r <reg> to insert registers in vim.

So to insert X selection, C-r *, and to insert the clipboard, C-r +.

Nice thing is these work in the command line too. Unlike you can't use all your global bindings in the command line in (it'd be neat to have a "modal commandline" mode in Vim maybe).

@purlupar This is my setup to get it to make it more flexible

read-file-name-completion-ignore-case t
read-buffer-completion-ignore-case t
completion-ignore-case t
completion-styles '(basic substring partial-completion initials flex)
;; Add ‘<’ as a delimiter, and update the relevant regexp.
(let ((re "-_./:|< "))
;; Update an internal variable.
(completion-pcm--prepare-delim-re re)
;; Return pristine regexp to be set.

@purlupar Oh, if you gonna do that just for me, thanks a lot but don't worry, my stuff is so fragile rn and I can't really touch it before the end of the semester (can't even risk an OS reinstall even tho my /boot is apparently too small for Mint...). My thing with Ido, Helm etc. is not really about figuring out the setup, but more that they somehow get in my way, esp. in edge cases where you need some extra keybindings. I just feel more at home with completing-read.

@purlupar Thought of doing a port to plain completing-read back then but felt like too much work... It seems to be fairly integrated.

In my current setup I export .bib files from Zotero subcollections and use Org macros to insert citations like \@@latex:\autocite...@@ (e.g. {{{autocite1(diem2020)}}}}), and it _is_ as clunky as it looks :) But that way I end up with many duplicates. Like today I found I had two entries in two different collections for one paper, one PDF annotated, the other not.

@purlupar Thanks for the links! I plan to stick with Zotero for now but what I actually want to do later on is to try implement a modular reference manager that can integrate nicely with existing tools. I did the poll to see what people prefer.

My setup now is very hierarchical and I'm getting too many duplicates, sometimes with different PDFs. I considered helm-bibtex + org-ref before but I don't like helm (IDK, anything other than Emacs' own completion just confuses me for some reason 🤷).

@purlupar I have one special *Inbox* folder for unsorted stuff and I feel like maybe I should have it flat with tags for the rest of 'em.

Do you maintain that manually? Like, when you add stuff, and when you start a project. And what do you do with files? Keep them somewhere else, and link?

How do you organise your stuff in a reference manager, like Zotero, JabRef, Mendeley, etc.?

Boosts welcome.

I can't actually find the toot anymore, and they were joking, but when someone said that reading #Medium through #Morse code flashing through #CapsLock would still be a better experience than using their web interface, I considered it a fun exercise.

So, here's my #Python script that outputs in #MorseCode through the blinking of your #ScrollLock light. (I preferred Scroll Lock as it generally wouldn't affect my typing.)

#coding #useless

@wolf480pl @andreas @mnw Ha. Now the question becomes whether this makes it more bad or less bad 😈

@coding IDK if Emacs is large and institutionalised enough---both as software and community---to warrant something like this. I'd expect it to happen at GNU level, rather.

"If consumers even know there's a DRM, what it is, and how it works, we've already failed."

—Peter Lee, Disney Executive in an interview with The Economist in 2005.


@andreas I don't get this. Isn't what ad tech companies want and promise to provide "personalised" data and ads? Why would they want anonymised data? What do they make of "someone somewhere clicked a link"? Don't they want to know your PII specifically?

They are also obscuring what data is shared, intentionally or not. There's no info in that repo regarding what they share but links to it suggesting that's where that info is found. But apparently it just relays data.

There's a new "experimental feature" being tested in Firefox 83: sponsored sites in the URL bar.

"Mozilla works with advertising partners to place sponsored tiles on the Firefox home page (or New Tab) that would be useful to Firefox users. Mozilla is paid when users click on sponsored tiles."

You can disable this by setting `browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.showSponsoredTopSites` to `false`.

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