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Annoyed that the 2M band is always dead in your town? Get your HT out this weekend and call CQ; Light up 2M night, this Saturday. Use your favorite information super highway search for more info.

Today is the feast day of St Maximilian Kolbe, SP3RN, patron saint of amateur radio operators. He led a truly amazing life. He was sent to Auschwitz by the Nazis, and when they were picking prisoners to starve to death, Father Kolbe volunteered in place of another man.

I know it's preseason, but man it's great to have football back

Really annoying that "Sideways" doesn't appear to be on any streaming services - it's a fantastic movie that I think is very rewatchable

It is sometimes very irritating that a very free/open community like the amateur radio community mostly wrote non-free software for Windows in the past few decades (and to some extend still do). Take most of the well known analog filter design tools - they are all .EXE files.

I just need to vent about people slowing down to sub 10mph in EZ-Pass's the worst

For those licking their lips waiting for a #pinebookpro, we've got a lot of news for you today!

- Preorders launch on July 25th
- Built-in privacy switches
- The current OS outlook
- And more!

#pinebook #rockpro64

people: I know there are some efforts underway to create a successor to Gopher and concerns have been raised about the implementation barrier that encryption creates. Has anyone suggested just sticking with protection from tampering without snooping protection? Like hmac instead of full TLS? I can sketch out a solution in a phlog if people are interested

pass -funsafe-math-optimizations to your compiler to allow it to do math optimizations that are fun and safe

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Rejecting things like plus signs is bad enough, but why do you care at all what the domain is???

Folks, please stop trying to validate email addresses on the frontend (other than, say enforcing that an @ is in there). My email address has a new(ish) TLD and so many forms say it's invalid.

Lol Marine Le Pen is on trial for a tweet?! The U.S. gets shit from Europeans all the time but it seems several EU countries have similar authoritarian laws on the books.

Thankful for the 1st Amendment today

“A developer of an open source software project I use has political opinions I disagree with. I have to stop using the software now because everyone I disagree with is a nazi.”

Just had cause to order an sma-to-f-type cable adapter. While browsing Amazon I see that someone had rated an adapter one star because it wasn't an f-to-f adapter...FFS

Me: oh cool a nice looking desktop app that says it's cross platform

*Reads further*

"Powered by electron"


Just had to explain, again, to my family that the way they use computers and the way I use computers are vastly different and I have no idea what their Windows or Gmail problem is

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. You are irreplaceable 😎


John Paul Stevens needs to STFU for real. His departure from the supreme Court means no one has to listen to his shitty takes on guns and, well, basically everything he's weighed in on...

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