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So, it seems scifi.fyi is down and my account there may be lost forever. Thanks Ilúvatar we are federated!

So, Youtube just started nagging for me to log-in.

I suppose it is a matter of time for it becoming compulsory, rendering my anti-tracking approaches obsolete.

"PEACE PRIZE [INDIA, PAKISTAN]
The governments of India and Pakistan, for having their diplomats surreptitiously ring each other’s doorbells in the middle of the night, and then run away before anyone had a chance to answer the door."
improbable.com/ig-about/winner

All these years since I first read Tolkien and I only just now realised that hobbits are elf-dwarves

* small size
* lost aristocratic past
* live in underground tunnels
* magical affinity with plant life
* occasionally delve too greedily and too deep into fifth breakfast
* instead of a Dark Lord you would have a franchise of cosy suburban brewpubs, beautiful and overpriced as the dawn

Got some GNU info manual you want to read but you don't like the info reader? Just pipe it to less:

info grub | less

That spits out the whole manual into the less pager so you can move around like manpages.

Reading a random paper here and I urged to wave back to Alexandra Elbakyan. I'm pretty sure this is the standard reaction.

This day can be described with this classic haiku:

It's not DNS
There is no way it is DNS
It was DNS

"in the 10+ years since the feature was added, we now find that half of the DNS root server traffic is very likely due to Chromium’s probes. That equates to about 60 billion queries to the root server system on a typical day."

This is absolutely bonkers.
blog.apnic.net/2020/08/21/chro

2347. Dependency 

title text: Someday ImageMagick will finally break for good and we'll have a long period of scrambling as we try to reassemble civilization from the rubble.

(xkcd.com/2347)
(explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php
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did you know they make ultra-minimalist supports for open-air computers? for maximum cyberpunk cred, you're going to need these mounted basically everywhere from now on

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