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onboarding is like waterboarding but with bad ideas instead of water

autonomous vehicles research is a scientific area of inquiry with the goal of making cars susceptible to the same pranks as wile e. coyote

9FRONT “COMMUNITY VS INFRASTRUCTURE” RELEASED

This is the first official release after the migration from mercurial distributed version control system to ori’s git9.

Mercurial and Python have been removed from the distribution, but can still be installed from the snakeoil repository.

OTHER CHANGES:

archacpi: make *acpi=1 the default

virtio: add non-legacy virtio 1.0 drivers for disk and ethernet

ircrc: freenode -> oftc

vt: allow scrolling with the mouse.

AND MORE

9front.org/releases/2021/07/18

cooktop is mere millimeters too wide for the existing countertop cutout, necessitating a huge goddamn mess and hours of labor :(

"The GDPR is bad because it makes it harder to grow the surveillance-based advertising market" is a take that will never in a thousand years draw a shred of sympathy from me.

Soon my family will drive around the Olympic peninsula, camping several days at a time and exploring bike trails. I just finished bolting the bike carrier together.

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How did we let the Web get to this point. All I wanted to do was read this blog post.

Mail servers started hanging up mid-stream on my outgoing qmail sessions.

To bring up a working system while I figure out what the hell happened, I deployed opensmtpd and rspamd.

It's a code increase of several orders of magnitude and a massive decrease in functionality. No wonder nobody wants to host their own mail server any more; if you're not using qmail, the tools are downright crippled.

The most entertaining part of Audacity's new privacy policy is "If you are under 13 years old, please do not use the App." which until recently would have eliminated two out of the three Audacity users in my household.

Instead it'll eliminate all three, but mostly because I don't tolerate bullshit from corporate vultures.

“We will not go quietly into the night. We will not vanish without a fight. We’re going to live on. We’re going to survive. Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”

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We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist, and should we win today, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday but as the day when the world declared in one voice,

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Mankind, that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 4th of July and you will once again be fighting for our freedom not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution but from annihilation.

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Good morning. In less than an hour aircrafts from here will join others from around the world and you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind.

making my kids watch Independence Day on independence day

Woke up to mentions chock full o' people who are a-ok with software surveillance, and happy to make excuses for it, or spend their own time working around it. I don't like computers enough to jump through all these hoops; it's easier to just completely abandon any software written by people who think telemetry is an appropriate feedback mechanism. If they can't identify dystopian idiocy when they see it, they'll make other bad decisions eventually anyway.

Audacity now collects user data: audacityteam.org/about/desktop

I need a new audio editing program. Any recommendations?

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