RT @viciousviscosity: Hacker con? I think you mean
Has anybody done research into what percent of security vulnerabilities would have been avoided if the implementation language had built-in memory safety?
The Internet Archive is a Fucking Gift and we aren't worthy of it's magesity.
(today, because I found an archive of the thing I wanted.)
Just started watching Fargo. I'm a little late to the party, but darn it's good!
Officer: "Have you seen a man running around here with a machete?"
Office: "It's a big knife."
I always thought to myself: "Man, I wish I could read RSS feeds in my IDE! Thanks Eclipse!" https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/65C0_Yc5zCxB4mj0VQM
"That's a GOOD cat!"
"Yes, size is an appropriate quantifier of the goodness of a cat."
That well known bastion of liberal bias... mid 20th century Batman: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTmpuyOUMAADtgp.jpg
Hey look. Mastodon trending topics. Still needs a little bit of work, but it's enough to start working on a web front end that lets people explore the toots.
I like the people on Mastodon, but much like Twitter, you don't really make any friends on here. Every interaction is brief and transient, with no relationship formed. It's a bit like going to a bar, except there is never a happy ending. Not that a bar visit ever resulted in a happy ending for me, but through reliable sources, I have been informed that such things happen to people who aren't me.
Now it paginates through the last 400 toots in the public federated timeline. Only takes about a minute. I think all I need to do now is make it exclude super common words or, better, have it automatically learn common non-trending words. https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/u2FCA5HSHoebeGtdeK0
I'm only looking over the last 40 posts right now, so the quality is very poor. I need to look over at least several hundred (maybe a couple thousand) toots for results to be useful.
First hour or so of my little "Trending Topics" for Mastodon is done. My Python skills are rusty.
In defence of swap: common misconceptions - https://chrisdown.name/2018/01/02/in-defence-of-swap.html
People have been citing and referencing web pages in academic texts since the 90s.
People who claim that lack of citability is some sort of deal-breaking issue for putting publications on the web are trying to sell you something.
I'm considering writing a script that collects and counts words on my instance's public timeline to create a "trending topics" web site. Does such a thing already exist? Would this upset people (public timeline posts only)?