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I once read a talk transcript (IIRC) where the speaker asserted that the main driver for breaking game consoles’ DRM was to run Linux. For evidence, they pointed to the PS3’s very long streak of unbroken DRM compared to competing consoles, a streak that only ended when Sony pushed the update that disabled Linux booting.

@exquisitecorp nowadays i mostly do
cat >notes/$RANDOM # and
cat >log/$(dateiso)

@exquisitecorp i have lots of little things like this. my favorite editor is cat<<eof

Cursor keys belong at the center of your keyboard
by Nikita ''tonsky'' Prokopov

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source mirror of youtube-dl encoded as image with decode commands

convert -depth 8 yt_dl1.png rgb:yt_dl1.part
convert -depth 8 yt_dl2.png rgb:yt_dl2.part
cat yt_dl1.part yt_dl2.part > yt_dl-2020.9.20.tar.gz

how does anyone even use MSFT windows? the start menu takes a good 5 seconds to launch and parts of it are unresponsive for another 10

pointer syntax always seems kinda tacked on. why not just ref and deref keywords

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@mhmd @wgahnagl honestly i fully agree that tabs are like this unjustifiable weirdo nonsense character and indenting with spaces is more correct in every possible way

having said that,
1 indent = 1 character
just overall kinda sparks joy

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My blog uses Google Analytics So I CaN TrACK InSIghTs for My PERsOnAL BrAnD

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@simon regarding youtube: export your subscriptions to an .opml file, then import that into your favourite RSS reader. Use mpv + youtube-dl to watch the videos. This will get rid of the ads, works better, and doesn't expose you to their algorithm

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Showed this to my roommate and we compared our alignment. Neither of us are chaotic evil.


He did say he would dog ear a couple pages of textbooks he didn't like as a "fuck you" to the class and professor. I said that was the nerdiest thing I'd ever fucking heard 🤣

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I forgot that wondermark did a comic about people who watched the presidential debate

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today i finished writing my rss feed generator in nim for my wiki. its kinda cool to see that rss still feels valuable and relevant after all these years... also it was really easy to write in #nim !

i was explaining rss to a friend, and he was like, it sounds like you're just trying to re-create social media. i thought it was funny, because before centralized platforms like fb etc, things like rss and personal websites *were* the social parts of the web

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