@yakub Using tax money to pay for proprietary software should be illegal.
Funneling public money into private pockets sucks in general but with software you can at least require that it should be open source.
Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
Hanlon's Handgun: "Never attribute to stupidity that which can be adequately explained by systemic incentives promoting malice."
Need to pick the right weapon for the problem at hand.
I love how refreshingly honest this one is compared to other silicon vulnerabilities. Yes, they're cool, but they're also mostly irrelevant. If anything, this one highlights how awful the M1 design is.
SCI-HUB NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?
You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!
Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!
Hey Europeans, there's a European citizens initiative going round right now for universal/unconditional basic income.
The deadline has just been extended to the start of May.
Be cool if you signed it!
Looks like the Dunning-Kruger Effect might be a mirage of numbers. Fascinating. https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/critical-thinking/dunning-kruger-effect-probably-not-real
May I please get 2 followers to copy and re-post this tweet? I'm trying to demonstrate that someone is always listening.
116-123 (UK & Ireland)
Just two. Any two. Copy, not retweet.
ICYMI: That grumpy BSD guy: RFC7505 Means Yes, Your Domain Can Refuse to Handle Mail. Please Leave Us a TXT If You Do. https://bsdly.blogspot.com/2021/02/rfc7505-means-yes-your-domain-can.html with thanks to @thorsheim for a flash reminder of that actually useful RFC
Do you know anyone browsing web with unusual hardware and/or operating system? Out of the usual Windows/Linux/Android/iOS scope? Please point them here:
If you don't speak gopher: http://hracka.org/~logout/phlog/2021-02-13_my_little_user_agent_database.txt
"Making of" screenshot attached.
(Boosting the post will help.)
> Google also [redacted] of non-AMP ads by giving them artificial one-second delays in order to give Google AMP a [redacted][…] which Google uses to turn around and denigrate header bidding for being too slow.
So Google's been committing not just treachery, but active sabotage of the Web.
[ANN] EmacsConf 2020 videos are out!
The EmacsConf 2020 videos are now ready. Thanks to everyone who helped
make it happen!
You can check out https://emacsconf.org/2020/talks/ to find the videos,
Q&A, links, and notes for each talk.
Read the full announcement on the emacsconf-discuss mailing list archives:
I.ve been trying to recall a really neat list of suggestion for performance improvement but can't find any reference, so hoping someone here will know and kindly share it back. The list started with something like:
1- Don't do it
2- If you must do it, do it only once
Note it's not Michael Jackson's quote discouraging newbies (which seems to be the only reference I can find anywhere). Any help is appreciated!
Join us for basu development:
- Doesn't require to think too hard
- Just delete large chunks code as long as it compiles
- The code you get to delete is terrible, so you'll sleep better afterwards
- Can be seen as payback for all of the bad code you've written during the day
Some doctors even recommend it!
We're hiring, spread the word! Apply to join our dedicated team, fighting for #softwarefreedom.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko