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“When you type characters, a gnome deep in the system gathers your characters and saves them in a secret place.”
UNIX™ Time-Sharing System Volume 1: UNIX Programmer's Manual

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Please update your "" memes to "::1". #ipv6


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Coalition for Economic Survival (213) 252-4411
Eviction Defense Network
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@z428 I'm 1FTE running a university's worth of 100% FOSS services. Last year, we had 30k-ish learners using our services. No one could've achieved that (and we have an IT budget of < $4000/year) with MSFT software.

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3d printing, patents, covid-19 

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A friend's totally valid posts got blocked.

We now know why:

"Facebook sent home its content moderators this week and announced it would be relying more on its artificial intelligence systems, warning it could make “more mistakes”."

Smart tech is not that smart, but relies on pools of human workers.

We will see the true face of AI and state of natural language understanding now!

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Free software projects have been doing all-remote work for decades before it was cool.

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Why do people think it is ok to use the phrase "deep dive" to refer to essays that are shallow introductions?

Ripgrep tip: put --no-ignore or at least --no-ignore-vcs in your config. Spent a bunch of time debugging link error in an autoconf-ed project last night before realizing that generated header files were not showing up in searches because they were in .gitignore 🤦‍♂️

COVID-19, class war 

black beans, black coffee, black metal

tip: set calendar-latitude and calendar-longitude to desired location, then S (calendar-sunrise-sunset) in Calendar mode will tell you the sunrise, sunset, and day duration for the day under cursor.

I was just watching this video of Fall 1983 COMDEX made by Dan Bricklin and Cheryl Moreau, when I noticed the Apricot PC with keyboard top row soft programmable function keys with an LCD label display: As pointless in 1983 as the Apple "touch bar" in 2016.

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finally have a very rough draft of a paper about JACL, my #lisp, for ELS. check it out, thanks in advance for feedback!

Pondering this question from 1991: “Can America afford to take the "high" out of high technology?”

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Once again, XKCD cuts through all the arguments. The decade start is officially resolved. Done. Finito!

Came across this post while reading about : "A slight performance gain of 1% by using Fortran has a noticeable effect on long-term economic gains" because bank is doing 100 million transactions a second. Can someone explain how is supposed to handle this transaction volume? Also, I want to learn FORTRAN now. What are your favorite FORTRAN books?

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