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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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Want a clock visible while you edit text in ed(1)? 

Info if you are interested in Gorgon Stare

SRI ImagCalc project on automated surveillance in 1982, later added video and ran until 2017.

At 2007 ILC, Connolly and Quam demoed automated tracking on aerial and CCTV video. By that time the problem was long solved; they were working on automated event detection.

Also 2007, Connolly et al Recovering
Social Networks From Massive Track Datasets

New FSF website for Respect Your Freedom hardware certification lists:

human trafficking, phone apps 

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"The fight isn't just in the streets, it's important to resist fascists online."
Like... probably sorta true.

But the fact that fascists claim space by getting you to debate them hasn't changed. And they get that space regardless of who wins the debate.

You wanna deny fascists space? Get them banned. Get them blocked. Get them demonetized and defunded. Hack them. Infiltrate them. Undermine them.

But. deny. them. space.

Wondering what to do with all those bits in your address? How about encoding mnemonic strings (hostnames, people names, whatever) in the interface identifier?

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Mastodon @ SDF

"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