@aram I'd believe that of Campagnolo gear but Shimano has not impressed me with their latest offerings

@publius throwing temper tantrums is way more cinematic when you work in an auto shop

The iPod was the first Apple product that I truly hated. I liked my IIc and my IIgs just fine, and then I got an iPod, and it was such an unreliable, difficult-to-use nightmare that I ended up crushing it in a hyrdaulic press, and that was the last time I ever gave money to Apple.

Every time I express dissatisfaction, someone tells me that the specific model I had was the bad one, or I would have liked it if I had been a different person, or something else to make it my fault the thing sucked.

@mntmn battery board upgrades available in the store!

khm boosted

today I sat in the local city council meeting where with no discussion or particular fanfare they voted on a batch of things all at once (as part of a consent calendar).

one of the things was to repeal the city law that declared it a gross misdemeanor to keep library books past a certain time. (it's still a civil infraction under state law, punishable by a $25 fine)

nobody will ever go to jail in this town over a library book. I helped do that. it's not much, but it's not nothin'

@dozens A US-ANSI Pinebook Pro, a Pinephone with the 3GB mainboard upgrade and the keyboard case, and a PineNote.

I think it's time to sell my Pine64 computing devices. Other people might be happy with them, but none of them are turning out to be what I wanted them to be.

Some kind of Zeno's paradox prevents them from ever really reaching the point where I find them useful.

@SDF I own one of these and it sits on a shelf with other things I don't want my kids to destroy. This is clearly a sign that I should buy another one to actually use

Industrial disaster, military 

@cs M3A1 scout car, with the gun removed

I hope @Shufei stopped posting because she's doing more interesting shit and not for some other, worse reason

@neauoire you can't jus give slide rules away, they're intellectual property! someone applied for patents! which patents? never you mind, buster

1. delete the figure entirely, since xkcd adds nothing of visual value anyway

2. just include the transcript directly in the main body text as a block quote.

3. reconsider including the transcript or referring to xkcd at all

@SDF I just ran across an SDF 20 sticker the other day how is it 35 already

@neauoire I'd miss your contributions to merveilles.town, but maybe there's a middle ground? A friend of mine streams his music and art creation sessions, but then doesn't make them accessible after the fact. So, people are invited to join him in the moment, but not invited to second-guess his process forever, if that makes sense?

Anyway, self-defense comes first, of course. The web certainly isn't worth doing anything unhealthy for.

@neauoire uxn is young enough to make it worth fixing, surely

@neauoire @Seirdy this was (is?) part of the Sugar Labs dream; the OLPC XO laptops had a keyboard shortcut to bring up the source of whatever you're running: wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/View_Sou

Editing it creates a local copy in the users home directory, so they can keep using their edited version, or revert to the provided version

@phoebos cpu(1) is the old-style plan 9 program to open a terminal on a remote system. 9front uses rcpu(1) instead.

the DES keys used by p9sk1 are easily bruteforced. dp9ik is SPAKE2-based with modern ciphers. rcpu(1) was introduced as part of the switchover to the new protocol back in 2016.

if you want to connect to a Labs Plan 9 or 9legacy system from 9front, you'll need cpu(1), but none of us do that and anyone who does can bring the source and build it.

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