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hyperthreading is like so

its like theres two wolves inside your processor but its actually just one wolf with two heads but normally you use you processor for eating and barking so it behaves like two wolves but if you want it to do a booping then its still just got the four paws of one wolf

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Now, spammers are trying to sell kilts on SDF.

This world cannot be serious.

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RT @lilah_sturges@twitter.com
Helpful phrases to learn:

"I don't know the answer to that. Let's find out."

"Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks!"

"I was wrong."

"I've thought about what you said and I've changed my mind as a result."

Not only are these phrases useful, they also make you a better person!

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i've said it before and i'll say it again: i have a mighty need for country music about having to pirate your tractor's software

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In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really
good argument; my position is mistaken," and then they actually change
their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really
do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are
human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot
recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.
-- Carl Sagan, 1987 CSICOP keynote address

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Guix 1.0 is out at last! YEAH!
gnu.org/software/guix/blog/201
It even includes a "graphical" (read, curses-like) installer now! (The oldschool DIY route is still available if you like that though!) Lots of other stuff too!

Congrats Guix team!

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Lies, damned lies and user agent strings.

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 7.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Focus/8.0.9 Chrome/65.0.3325.109 Mobile Safari/537.36

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I'm not too worried about Librem One in the software forks... I don't suspect it will impact the fediverse or original projects too much, whether or not some decisions end up being misguided. The original branches will survive; it's free software.

But I do think @purism has a good and really critical mission with making libre hardware. There aren't many options that are modern and fairly easily available. It seems like the org is biting off a lot; I hope the hardware work continues.

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Interested in hearing the Libre Lounge folks take on Instant Messengers? Their history, their influence on Free Software, and their emotional impact? Join us for "The Rise and Fall of Instant Messengers"

librelounge.org/episodes/episo

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Reflecting on the fact that most of the people I know who are concerned about online surveillance work in tech themselves.

Like, is it because we work more closely with it and thus know how all this stuff works? If the general public fully understood what they were accepting with recent tech, would they be okay with it?

Not all tech workers are concerned with it, but the number of less-technical people I've encountered who are concerned with it is pretty close to zero.

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"Around the year 2030, 10 years 252 days and 10 hours away from now, we will be in a position where we set off an irreversible chain reaction beyond human control, that will most likely lead to the end of our civilisation as we know it..."

"These projections are backed up by scientific facts, concluded by all nations through the IPCC. Nearly every single major national scientific body around the world unreservedly supports the work and findings of the IPCC."

theguardian.com/environment/20

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