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Say you're using a block of memory to store data that you're going to need later. Then you can't use that same memory for something else, unless you swap out the data or compress it or something first, right?

Not quite!

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Hi! My main skills are in theoretical CS and . I'm interested in , , (playing the ), (the board game), and lots of other things I'm forgetting.

I've been taking time to relax and play after having most recently worked at . Some things I've been doing:

* teaching

* projects, e.g.

* , mostly and

A question: how many of you have friends who use Mastodon who you met elsewhere?

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The #OpenBSD webzine issue #2 is online!

It's dedicated to OpenBSD 7.0 released today :)

I'm halfway through Seven Surrenders, part of a series by historian Ada Palmer. The world the series is set in has some interesting new ingredients, which are tightly bound to the plot. Great writing brings both world and plot to life and keeps me turning pages. I'm really enjoying the series.

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Do not give Wikipedia money they are flush with cash and they should not be rewarded for this insanely nagging passive aggressive bullshit

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Remember rumors on HN that said #OpenBSD wireless speed was limited to 650kbit/s? :flan_peek:​​

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#genre #espagne #españa #genero #gender #Respect

En Espagne, un gamin de 15 ans s'est fait virer de l'école parce qu'il portait une jupe. L' adolescent, qui voulait sensibiliser ses camarades à la non-conformité de genre s'était, en plus d'être exclu, vu imposer un suivi psychologique.
En soutien, son professeur de mathématiques, Jose Piñas a alors décidé d'assurer ses cours en jupe!

Parti de Valladolid le mouvement #LaRopaNoTieneGenero (« les vêtements n’ont pas de genre ») s'est répandu dans toute l'Espagne.
Depuis octobre 2020, régulièrement, des professeurs enseignent en jupe. Pour promouvoir une école qui éduque sur le respect, la diversité, la mixité et la tolérance.

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Did you know there are 2 TV series of Dune from early 2000 ? (Dune and Children of Dune)

They didn't have a high budget, but the story is well told. It looks like SG1 first episodes on remote planets... :D

suspend/resume work on my laptop, if I don't wake it up using the power button.

It took me over six months to figure this out.

If I wake it with the power button, it immediately shuts down after resuming. So I thought suspend/resume was broken, and had a really awkward time using my laptop without ever putting it to sleep.

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After I installed #OpenBSD I couldn't do a select all with ctrl+a. e.g. On Firefox location bar or single line text input fields. ctrl+a brought the cursor to the beginning and selected nothing.🤨

It seems it had Emacs #gtk #keybindings set by default, which I'm not used to.

The solution was to:

gtk-key-theme-name = Default

Have been suffering with this for weeks. 😅 Posting here if it helps someone else.

#troubleshooting #bsd

Is supposed to be able to send reminder emails for calendar events? My new Baikal install is able to send emails for new and cancelled events, but when I create an event with an email notification, I get no such email. I can't find any information about whether it's even supposed to be supported.

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Question about caller ID spoofing:

I just called a restaurant to make a take-out order, and they refused, claiming I'd made several orders in the past without showing up to pay for them.

I asked them to double-check the phone number, and they said it was the same.

Is it possible someone is spoofing my number to make prank calls tot hem? Is it *likely*? Is there anything I can do (in Canada)?

I don't know what else it could be. I guess the restaurant might have their notes mixed up.

Say you're using a block of memory to store data that you're going to need later. Then you can't use that same memory for something else, unless you swap out the data or compress it or something first, right?

Not quite!

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#freenode staff resigning:

"We are founding a new network with the same goals and ambitions to support #foss and likeminded #communities:"

: The Ontario Food Terminal has a clinic that is taking walk-ins right now with no postal code restrictions. I just got my first dose!

(The clinic is set up for food industry people, but apparently they have plenty of extra capacity. NB I heard they closed early yesterday, maybe because they ran out of people to vaccinate.)

My first patch commited to #OpenBSD! 

vmd(8): omit a possibly uninitialized var in a log_warnx

Don't print 'base' since it might not be initialized in all code paths.

From James Cook

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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

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