“The reason most public transportation is seen as ‘losing’ money is precisely because it charges for trips. If you don't charge fares, suddenly it can't ‘lose’ money. It just costs money, the same as the roads.”
This random comment has given me my new favourite argument for removing fares from public transit.
Beej's Guide to C Programming:
How to Win at Monopoly and Lose All Your Friends:
A branchless segment of code to generate a printable hexadecimal value:
STOP DOING THREADS
LOOK at what Mastodon Users have been demanding your Respect for all this time, with all the Fediverse and protocols WE built for them:
(This is REAL Posting, done by REAL Mastodon Users)
“Hello, I would like a 500 character limit please”
They have played us for absolute fools
Bueno, bueno, qué historión nos cuenta aquí @aberron: lleva años empleándose en noticias e incluso en artículos científicos en español el nombre «ratopín rasurado» para denominar a la rata topo desnuda… ¡por culpa de una serie de animación!
ATENTOS ‼️ Muchos medios llevan años refiriéndose a la “rata topo desnuda” como “ratopín rasurado”, un nombre que no solo no es correcto, sino que nació como una broma en la ficción. Des…
Me pone un poco triste saber esto porque «ratopín rasurado» es el mejor nombre de animal, persona o cosa de la historia. «Rata topo desnuda» también mola, pero... no tanto.
The author of this video essay is wondering if the horribly awful and dull script of the Amazon Prime show The Rings of Power is just the first AI-generated script that they had fed us as a beta test:
Because of ChatGPT generated spam, SF magazines are having to close submissions.
Stop defending or making excuses for ChatGPT and other LLMs. They are corrosive bullshit enriching a handful of rich bastards, enabling grift, and poisoning the commons.
Mañana vienen a buscar estas dos PCs completas con teclado, mouse y monitor.
Son equipos de hace 15 años o más, pero con discos SSD y RAM al máximo, son ideales para tareas web básicas.
CYBERCIRUJAS, unidad básica del software libre.
También conviene mencionar que estos dos equipos consumirán mucha más electricidad que algo más pequeño y moderno y con menos partes móviles.
@angel Todas tienen discos SSD.
Si, es cierta tu afirmación, pero hay que tener en cuenta que el 80% de la huella de carbono de una computadora está en su fabricación, por lo que hay que reutilizarlas todo lo posible.
Además, no nos donan "algo más pequeño y moderno". Cuando tenemos laptops, entregamos laptops, pero si hay PCs, entregamos PCs :)
How do you know you have failed utterly at #design and need to reconsider your choices?
The "not soap" label is also disquietingly ambiguous, so I consider it yet another UX failure.
¡Buenos días Fediverso! Os presentamos el Concurso de Relatos Escépticos que organizan ARP-Sociedad para el Avance del Pensamiento Crítico y Desgranando Ciencia.
Todos los toots participantes serán publicados por esta cuenta. Habrá un premio del jurado y otro premio del público. ¡Ojo! Los votos deben hacerse sobre los toots publicados con esta cuenta.
No olvidéis el hashtag #tootesceptico
¡Todos a participar!
It is obscene that governments effectively require people to have internet connectivity to be able to function in society but abdicate responsibility for ensuring that people actually have that and delegate it to for-profit enterprises instead
Implementing the MTRETEN ioctl on sd devices (OpenBSD):
Does issuing an eject command to a USB flash drive make it spontaneously fly across the room?https://research.exoticsilicon.com/articles/eject_command_hacking
Enough of that book thing, pet me right now #caturday
Picking a USB-C hub and charger https://anarc.at/blog/2023-02-10-usb-c/ #debian-planet #hardware #dearlazyweb
in case that blog title didn't make it clear: I have high hopes in this new #fediverse. this week i was distressed with a broken modem and someone here spontaneously offered one, which I find unbelievable. let's see what we find with another technical question, you don't even need to send me hardware, just ideas! :)
@Anarcat I have a Thinkpad X1C Gen 9 with a TB3 dock (Gen 2). It's connected to one 4K screen, but should do 2×4K too. No idea if pure USC-C DP-AltMode can do multi-4K. For travel I have a Dell DA300 (there is a newer DA310 out) that is USB-C and can handle 4K@30Hz. And yes, you want to get away as far as possible from DisplayLink.
There is also a tower and k(no v)m switch involved (old post about the desk at https://www.die-welt.net/2020/06/show-your-desk/ and switch https://www.die-welt.net/2021/01/building-a-simple-kvm-switch-for-30eur/ )
@zhenech i remember reading that post! you had mixed feelings about that dock.. did that change? how do you feel about the portable dock?
@Anarcat the mixed feelings were about the Gen 1 dock (with the T480s), after the upgrade to G2 I can recommend it!
The travel one is useful if you need video output the laptop doesn't offer (mine only has HDMI natively) or Ethernet (something something laptop too slim). It doesn't give *many* USB ports (mine has 2, the DA310 has 3), but that wasn't a concern so far.
@Anarcat I don't have a suggestion, but I'm interested in whatever you find out, so please blog/post about it when you do.
A question, though, for clarification, because it seems the technical limitations differ based on the answer: do you want the dock to be connected to the laptop over the USB protocol, or is Thunderbolt OK?
@liw whatever works with the framework laptop. I believe thunderbolt is actually a must have, so that the dock has good enough capabilities, in fact. as long as it's usb-c
@Anarcat My understanding is that Thunderbolt uses the USB-C connector, but talks the Thunderbolt protocol over that. There are non-TB docks with USB-C that only talk USB protocol, and this may limit some features. However, USB-C (usually) supports DisplayPort, and with the MST extension, can support multiple displays too.
But it's all complicated.
(My work laptop has an AMD CPU, and thus no Thunerbolt, so this topic interests me. But I'm not an expert on this.)
@liw @Anarcat it's complicated indeed. Many (not all) USB-C only docks don't do DP-AltMode (esp for multi-monitor) but contain a DisplayLink chip and use that for video output (because, in theory, that allows to drive more/bigger screens over a single USB connection). Sadly, DisplayLink under Linux has roughly the quality of fglrx (y'all should be old enough to remember).
@zhenech @liw I am old enough to have probably lived through this and *not* remember in fact..
see this is why I am asking for hands on experience: I doubt I'll be able to spec my way out of this, it's too complicated and fluctuating. what I am looking for is an actual Sway (or wlroots?) user that has an actual multi monitor setup over a usb-c cable (TB, DP, or whatever). surely such a precious perl exists out there?
@liw @Anarcat No guarantee of anything on a USB-C port; I have a laptop that *only* does USB on its. Looks like the latest Framework laptops (12th gen) do full Thunderbolt in which case I can fully recommend the Caldigit TS4 as a single cable docking solution for dual monitors that Just Works with Linux (including updates via fwupd).
I probably missed you mentioning it, but... have you considered using Bluetooth for the headset, keyboard and mouse? That would leave three A ports free.
@angel that's an excellent question and no, I did not consider Bluetooth. that would require me changing all that gear, for one, and for two I'm worried about security and latency, so its not really and option, except maybe for traveling
@Anarcat Not sure, if you find them in Canada, but I heard some good reports about docks from i-tec (https://i-tec.pro/en-us/products-9/?catg=docking-stations-en-us). They seems to have a lot of docks with DP-AltMode.
@Anarcat I have the Anker 565 USB hub, I think it ticks all your boxes:
I never tried it with 2 4k monitors, I doubt that you can do 60Hz in both at the same time.
@berto hmm... not sure it would scale up to the bigger monitor, but that's certainly a promising (and much cheaper!) alternative to what i've seen so far!
@Anarcat I just checked the website, with two monitors it can do 2K@60Hz, not more than that, but there's only so much that you can do with USB 3, and I think that thunderbolt docks are much more expensive.
@Anarcat I have a Thinkpad X1C7 with a thinkpad USB-C dock G2, got it for €50 on LeBonCoin, includes a 90W power-supply (the PSU is not USB-C, but square Thinkpad plug). Works great, is small, no issue.
For the charger I would have gotten this from Harman: https://www.infinitylab.com/wall_chargers/INSTANTCHARGER-65-.html
But it wasn't available in France last year, so I got something similar, the HyperJuice 66W, but I'm not satisfied of the international plug that goes on it, it unclips too easily, it would be easy to lose the adapter
an update on my dock / charger saga: i have ordered the TOFU power station! only caveat: charges only at 45W instead of 65W like the #framework charger, but i think that's *generally* enough for my needs... right now typing this, powerstat says i'm using about 12-15W...
the *dock* part of this, however, is a pure nightmare. i'm starting to think it's just impossible to have a dual HDMI/analog dock with USB-C and power delivery all at once, and that BMOW post from @berto seems to agree. the "cable matters" dock station seem to suggest they are compatible with "linux" but are basically *all* out of stock: https://www.cablematters.com/Cable-Matters-Docking-Station.aspx
I ended up ordering that Cable Matters dock as it was in stock on Amazon (shame). turns out it even works! kind of. on a fresh boot, it does *everything* the two monitors, network, USB, even the audio jacks work (and without noise!) it's awesome. but after a resume, everything but the monitors comes back up. anyone knows what up with that? how do you debug a missing monitor anyways? it's just not there?!
Es un buen día para cambiar la contraseña de Reddit, si tienes cuenta ahí. Yo aún lo uso porque (tristemente) es lo más parecido a Usenet que hay ahora mismo.
Gracias por el aviso, ni me acordaba de que tenía una cuenta ahí (con password aleatoria, por supuesto). Acabo de borrar la cuenta. Es un buen día también para recordar que conviene borrar todas aquellas cuentas que no usemos.
OpenBSD Guide to Configuring Tor Relays:
Also applicable to other server software that need a lot of file descriptors for network connections or whatever.
Summary: increase the
openfiles value in
/etc/login.conf and the global kernel number with something like
accidentally wrote "saad" instead of "saas" in a text to my partner; they immediately coined "Software as a Disappointment"
and honestly, where is the lie
I enter the Library of Books You Read As A Child.
"Do you have... er. It was green, and there was a girl and a dog, and..."
The librarian nods.
"Of course. Which version do you want?"
"The one you read, with all flaws you didn't notice, or the one you remember loving?"
#MicroFiction #SmallStories #TootFic
¡Anda! ¿Eras tú?
Finally a european non-profit organisation alternative to quad9. https://dns0.eu
Default service at:
zero.dns0.eu and kids.dns9.eu variants of the services are also available.
#dns #resolver #DoT #DoH
The oft-forgotten, but useful tcpdrop(8) command accepted:
# tcpdrop 192.168.5.41 80 192.168.5.1 26747 # space
# tcpdrop 192.168.5.41:80 192.168.5.1:26747 # colon
It now also accepts a 3rd syntax, compatible w/ netstat(1) output:
# tcpdrop 192.168.5.41.80 192.168.5.1.26747 # dot
Great, thank you very much!
Interesting! Would love to take a look at that blog post.
I didn't know that Livejournal still exists, by the way.
Yo usé mucho el Umbrello. Está bien. Había un botón que no recuerdo para qué servía pero por el que ni siquiera podía pasar el cursor por encima sin que se estrellara ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, pero de esto hace mucho así que supongo que ya estará arreglado.
Yo he leído por ahí un par muy buenas (para las que generan texto) que son: «cacareo estocástico» y «nuggets de pollo verbales».
Great to know! Being the 80's, It would have been strange if a song wasn't about mutual annihilation via nuclear weaponry. Those were the days, we were on a verge to die as a puff of dust or by radiation posioning every single day.
I'm from Spain and knew about the song in German, didn't remember there was an English version.
Nena's 99 Luftballoons hit from 1983 speaks about a lot of balloons in German, but I don't understand a word of what she says so I'm not sure if military action is involved:
He likes to sleep like this. I don't know why.
I was looking for a job
and then I found a job
and heaven knows I'm miserable now
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"boringer" is my new favourite word for today.
También hacen más peligroso el tráfico de bicicletas y el paso de sillas de ruedas y carritos de niño en los cruces peatonales, así que no son TODO ventajas.
Madre mía. Aparte de la información que se envía (interesante) acabo de aprender que: las balizas conectadas serán OBLIGATORIAS desde 2026, que van a costar entre 50 y 60 euros y que (cómo no) tienen una vida limitada en el tiempo (entre 12 y 15 años), por lo que vamos a tener que soltar la panoja de forma periódica.
QUÉ BIEN 😠
Generating Platonic Solids in C++ (2021)
Brick road printer 🖨️
La ley "alone if is if".
TONIGHT at 7:30pm PST! Tune in to the LIVE-STREAM for The ROAST of Bruce Campbell at SF Sketchfest! 🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://www.moment.co/sfsketchfest?ref=artistsocial
De vez en cuando conviene recordar que, más o menos, todos los planetas del Sistema Solar caben en el espacio entre la Tierra y la Luna.
From time to time, it's worth to remember that, more or less, all planets from the Solar System fit between the Earth and the Moon.
Se suspende el XXIX Concurso de Cómic de Torrelavega porque el único trabajador que puede abrir el email con la información del evento está de baja:
😆 😆 😆
I'm glad to announce version 2.19 of #snac, the simple, minimalistic #ActivityPub instance server written in ANSI C, including the following changes:
You can edit your own posts from now on.
Fixed the breakage of Emojis I introduced when implementing HashTags because I am a moron.
Added adaptative timeouts when sending messages to other instances.
Certainly, it's a bit confusing. The otherwise excellent manual page
top(1) should benefit of a sentence explaining these measures a little bit.
Interesting. It seems you also cannot execute as root
sysctl kern.allowkmem=1You must put it in
This is probably common knowledge for OpenBSD superusers, but I'm still a bit of a newbie here.
Thanks for the clues!
Sorry, I forgot to mention in my previous message that the output I copypasted was not from a VM, but from a real computer under my desk.
In this very same machine, I get the error
procmap: /dev/mem: Operation not permittedno matter the option I give to
procmap. I vaguely recall this command working in the past.
I see similar numbers:
angel@lucifer:~$ sysctl hw | grep memI always took for granted that
angel@lucifer:~$ top | grep Memory
Memory: Real: 98M/4030M act/tot Free: 3779M Cache: 3116M Swap: 0K/4088K
topoutput was to be interpreted as 'Real:' + 'Free:' = total memory, but now I'm deep in a sea of doubt 😕
Mastodon: won't support bold text because that would be an abuse of html.
Also Mastodon: insert
<span> tags into the fucking middle of everything just for shits and giggles.
Ni el núcleo terrestre se ha parado ni está girando al revés ni hostias en vinagre:
#OpenBSD developer @phessler just committed the addition of The Atkinson Hyperlegible font into OpenBSD ports tree
It's made to be the most readable possible, there is a nice PDF explaining how they did https://brailleinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/BIA_AtkinsonHyerlegible-Specimen_200210.pdf
Saving your offline server with... irssi!
Aún me acuerdo de cuando nos pidió a cada español una peseta para pagar su deuda con hacienda. Qué montón de risas.
Some years ago we saw the dawning of the age of "rewrite everything in Rust", just after the slow decline of the era of "rewrite everything in Go".
Will this year give start to the era of "rewrite everything in Zig"?.
Adivine usted dónde y con qué me estrellaré próximamente | Más solo que la una https://esferas.org/msqlu/2023/01/16/adivine-usted-donde-y-con-que-me-estrellare-proximamente/
You are very right. Copyright years in my source code are always a mess, sometimes they lag for six months or more.
Daniel Stenberg, of the #curl tool and library fame, wrote not long ago an article  wondering if years in copyright notes are mandatory or not... His conclusion was to delete all year mentions. I'm not sure if he's right; I'm going to keep them by now (updating them, of course).
Thanks for your help.
I'm happy to announce version 2.18 of snac, the simple, minimalistic ActivityPub instance server, including the following changes:
Added support for #HashTags (they are not internally indexed yet, only propagated to other instances).
Added support for OpenBSD enhanced security functions
pledge() (contributed by alderwick).
The purge ttl for stray global objects has been shortened.
In the HTML interface, don't show the collapse widget for non-existent children.
Added support for HTTP signature pseudo-headers
(expires), that are used by some ActivityPub implementations (e.g. Lemmy).
When replying, the mentioned people inherited from the original post will be clearly labelled with a CC: prefix string instead of just being dropped out there like noise like Mastodon and others do. (I hope) this will help you realise that you are involving other people in the conversation.
¡Parece que La pizarra de Yuri ha vuelto!
El choque de civilizaciones interplanetarias del Dr. Hawking:
I don't see any threat here. They've written their own implementation of #ActivityPub that doesn't connect outside their network, well OK for them. They could have implemented any other protocol to connect their servers between. Why should we care, and what difference does it make for the Fediverse?
Jon Corbet (LWN.net) on the AI crap that is waiting for us in 2023:
Perhaps this flood of content will prove beneficial [...]. But that outcome does not seem highly likely in the near future. Instead, we're likely to see code submissions from "developers" who do not understand what they are posting; this code could contain no end of bugs and, potentially, license violations. Cut-and-paste programming has long been a problem throughout this industry. It is far from clear that automating the cutting and pasting is going to improve the situation.https://lwn.net/Articles/918790/
AI-generated text has its own challenges. Our mailing lists and forum sites do not lack for people trying to appear authoritative on subjects they do not really understand; how many more will show up when it is easy to get a machine-learning system to produce plausible text with little effort? Even the most ardent believers in the "last post wins" approach to mailing-list discussions will get tired and shut up eventually; automated systems have no such limits. How long until we have a discussion on, say, init systems that is sustained entirely by bots?
¡Fascinante! Almonacid de Zorita, Albalate de Zorita y Pastrana eran de Madrid, Navalcarnero de Segovia, Torrejón de Ardoz, Torrelodones y Colmenar Viejo de Toledo... ¡Qué locura!
I was silently wishing that you used a real ZX Spectrum for these pictures, but hey 😀
Your work is impressive. I love it.
Pobrecita. A ver si se le cura de una vez.
I'm thinking about adding some new features to
snac, the minimalist ActivityPub server written in C. As these features are opinionated and probably even controversial, they will be off by default. These are the ideas:
First, add an option to automatically drop all announces (boosts). Unless your affinity with the people you follow is deep, boosts are just (usually) tangentially interesting, probably flooding your timeline and just forcing you to spend more and more time inside the social media space. A variant of this would be to make this option not global, but by actor, so that you can 'boost-mute' only those adorable but annoying fellows that are particularly trigger-happy to the boost button (implementing the option this way is more work for me, but not that much).
Second, add an option to drop all messages that are not public nor mentioning you. That is, filter out those infamous 'follower-only' messages. People use to engage in these follower-only conversations, so you only receive these chat fragments without context (unless you also follow all the people involved) and they are purely noise. In my opinion, follower-only messages are a very bad idea that just pollute the space (and this is why
snac doesn't implement them and never will).
Third, add an option to drop all replies to your messages from people that you are not following. This would prove useful for very popular, mostly announce-only accounts. I agree that it's a bit elitist and probably toxic, but also helps in spending less time inside the social networks and more time painting or writing or taking the dog for a walk.
What do you think?
No se puede ser más "cool" 😎
If you program in C, you've probably used what is called the ternary operator a million times in expressions like this:
value = user_value ? user_value : default_value;Where you test
user_valueand, if it's non-zero, you store it in
value; otherwise, you set
What you may not know is that, thanks to a gcc (and others) extension, you can abridge that expression to this:
value = user_value ?: default_value;This ?: thing is colloquially named the 'Elvis' operator (if you don't see why, just look at it with you head slightly slanted to the left).
Running Any Distro on Debian
This miniseries could have been a TV movie.
Me, any time I do something wrong from now on: "PLEASE DO NOT ATTACK ME. An AUTHOR has TOLD a STORY."
(From here: https://upstreamreviews.substack.com/p/not-dead-yet )
Mutually Assured Engagement (Why Social Media Conflicts Are Disguised Collaborations):
Me sigue pasando, pero si es un problema de cachés seguro que se terminará solucionando.
Muy interesante. He notado una cosa rara: el submenú de mapas cambia según la sección en la que estés y es un poco confuso. Por ejemplo: si selecciono "Mapas antiguos", el otro submenú "Mapas propagandísticos" no me aparece.
Modern C for C++ Peeps:
I find the article interesting not only for C++ "peeps", but for us greybeard C programmers as well, who learnt the language in the eighties. Remarkable sections in the document are:
- Use struct wrappers for strong typing (I've never done this, but it's interesting; accessing the components inside the structs may become a bit tedious, though).
- Initialization in C99 (I haven't used this to its full potential).
- Don’t be afraid to pass and return structs by value (as an old fart, I always pass pointers to structs, and this section reasons otherwise for small structs).
- Named optional arguments (or, as the author more accurately describes this, the "option bag").
Write you C function in the left pane, and get the Assembler code generated in the right one. You can select from a gazillion of C compilers and architectures:
Researching mines in northern Spain I came across this curious object. It's a canary cage designed to keep the canary alive in the event of a gas leak. If a miner saw the canary laying at the bottom of the cage it was time to abandon everything and leave the mine, but not without first closing the latched glass door and opening the valve of the oxygen bottle to save the bird. A miner would do that on their way out and take the bird with them. It's a signifier of the miner's legendary sense of solidarity, no lives lost to the mine on a miners watch. A solidarity that was also crucial in the fight for workers rights, creating safer and more humane working conditions, achievements of unionization and solidarity that some of us still enjoy today.
Just learned that “stochastic parroting” is the technical term for what ChatGPT does, which makes so much more sense than AI
Giger’s first alien: Swissmade: 2069
The short film is available from here:
@emilymbender There is a demand for low-background steel, steel produced before the nuclear tests mid century, for use in Geiger counters. They produce it from scavenging ships sunk during world war one, as it's the only way they can be sure there is no radiation.
The same is going to happen for internet data, only archives pre-2022 will be usable for sociology research and the like as the rest will be contaminated by AI nonsense. Absolute travesty.
TIL that there is something named linker optimization that forces the deletion of unused functions in your final executable. As a bonus, you get the list of unused functions as compiler warnings (dead code is always bad, so you get the change to delete them or comment them out).
If you have a standard build system, do the following:
make CFLAGS="-ffunction-sections -fdata-sections" LDFLAGS="-Wl,--gc-sections -Wl,--print-gc-sections"
In praise of Plan 9 (Drew DeVault):
No. But if you use an infographic to prove something, it must be somewhat accurate.
Again, I agree with the message and bet for car-free cities and public transportation and have an active role in my community in these regards. But misleading graphics do not help.
While I totally agree on the message, if cars are used at their full capacity (5 people), you only need 1000 / 5 = 200 cars to move a thousand people, not 625.
Sam Bankman-Fried, el pájaro este que estafó miles de millones de dólares con su criptochiringuito FTX y que se fugó del país, ha sido puesto en libertad bajo fianza.
Esto nos recuerda dos cosas: que los EEUU son un país de chichinabo y que el sistema de fianzas es otro castigo para pobres.
Por aquí, 54.
Mi relato UN ÁRBOL CON VISTAS fue finalista del premio Domingo Santos 2022 de Relato. El género es realismo mágico.
La entidad convocante (Pórtico, Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia-Ficción y Terror) ha publicado el ganador y los finalistas en un libro electrónico que se puede descargar desde aquí:
Espero que os guste.
Es laísmo es andaluz, se extendió a Castilla-La Mancha hasta Madrid.
Es gramaticalmente incorrecto.
No es como el leísmo que se considera un cultismo para Objeto Directo de persona masculina.
Los acentos al hablar son todos correctos.
El español castellano más "puro" es el de Valladolid y Burgos. Es como la Received Pronunciation del inglés británico o el Parisino del francés hexagonal.
Los catalanes y gallegos no son laístas. Y los vascos solo algo leístas.
Linux's strcmp() For The m68k Has Always Been Broken:
The m68 hand-written assembler version of strcmp() has always been broken: it returns the difference between the first non-matching byte done as a 8-bit subtraction.https://www.phoronix.com/news/Linux-m68k-strcmp-Always-Broken
That is _almost_ right, but is broken for the overflow case. The strcmp() function should indeed return the sign of the difference between the first byte that differs, but the subtraction needs to be done in a wider type than 'char'. Otherwise the ordering isn't actually stable.
Challenging algorithms and data structures every programmer should try - Austin Z. Henley
A Theory of Web Relativity
Signed distance functions in 46 lines of Python
@grunfink: The #Debian package of #snac has been updated to version 2.15. So far @email@example.com ran 3 hours without issue. But then again, the previous version hadn't crashed for a while either. Let's see if it survives this mentioning. 😉
TIL that most video processing tools accept as a valid input stream a set of concatenated PPM  files, so you can generate video from your own programs easily. You just have to pipe your program's output to the appropriate tools (indicating the FPS) like
./fancy-prg | mpv --no-correct-pts --fps=$FPS -or
./fancy-prg | ffmpeg -i - -r $FPS video.mp4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netpbm_format
OK, now I understand why I'm seeing all the #JohnMastodon jokes. 😂
A writer misread the Mastodon account that was banned from Twitter as "John Mastodon" instead of "Join Mastodon."
Updated Debian 11: 11.6 released https://www.debian.org/News/2022/20221217
@firstname.lastname@example.org Bananas must be peeled from the other end.
@binarytango @rickcarlino this comes from the Gemini companion RFC https://gemini.circumlunar.space/docs/companion/subscription.gmi
I really like it, it's neat to have a simple subscription system that doesn't need anything else than a list of dates.
Oh, that's so good.
Actual artists on Artstation, fed up with AI generators scraping their work, started posting "no AI" logos (the classic circle with a line through it) in protest.
And since "trending on Artstation" has become a common prompt among AI users, their results are all getting contaminated, as the algorithm just assumes the logos are part of the image. They're all upset about the "attack" now.
Run Your Own LastPass on Hardened OpenBSD
I've just released version 2.15 of
snac, the simple, minimalistic ActivityPub instance server. This time is mostly bugfixes:
Fixed bug in message posting that may result in 400 Bad Request errors (contributed by tobyjaffey).
Fixed crash and a deletion error in the unfollow code.
Added configuration files and examples for running snac with docker (contributed by tobyjaffey).
Serve /robots.txt (contributed by kensanata).
Use the Fediverse sparingly and wisely.
"if i replace all the words, is it really plagiarism?"
this argument is known as the ship of thesaurus
"Earlier this year, many people with Argus optical implants – which allow blind people to see – lost their vision when the manufacturer, Second Sight, went bust.
"Nano Precision Medical, the company's new owners, aren't interested in maintaining the implants, so that's the end of the road for everyone with one of Argus's 'bionic' eyes. The $150,000 per eye that those people paid is gone, and they have failing hardware permanently wired into their nervous systems.
"Having a bricked eye implant doesn't just rob you of your sight – many Argus users experience crippling vertigo and other side effects of nonfunctional implants. The company has promised to 'do our best to provide virtual support' to people whose Argus implants fail – but no more parts and no more patches."
It gathers all the text available to it, grinds it into a fine paste, and makes verbal chicken nuggets.verbal chicken nuggets is my new favorite expression for today.
Dentist: So, do you floss?
Me: Do you use a unique password for every account?
Nueva política: para todo aquel que me vuelva a enmierdar el timeline con textos generados por ChatGPT o alguna otra basura de IA semejante, bloqueo automático.
Just noticed that @grunfink's #SNAC (https://codeberg.org/grunfink/snac2, Social Networks Are Crap, a simple, #minimalistic #ActivityPub instance written in #C → #Fediverse) is now available in #Debian Experimental: https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/snac2
Never heard of it before, but having a Mastodon-compatible instance packaged in Debian is great. So maybe time for my own instance? 😁 Will at least toy around with it. The question is on which host. But I suspect my Raspberry Pi running Debian Unstable will do. 😎
I'm proud to announce version 2.14 of
snac, the simple, minimalistic ActivityPub instance server, that include the following new features and fixes:
Previous posts in the public and private timelines can be reached by a "More..." post at the end (contributed by kensanata).
Clicking the 'Like' and 'Boost' buttons don't move the full conversation up; after that, the page is reloaded to a more precise position. Still not perfect, but on the way.
New command-line operation,
resetpwd, to reset a user's password to a new, random one.
Added a user setup option to toggle if sensitive content is shown or not by default (contributed by kensanata).
All images are loaded in lazy mode for a snappier feel (contributed by kensanata).
Fixed crash in the data storage upgrade process when debug level >= 2 (contributed by kensanata).
Log message improvements for excelence (contributed by kensanata).
The logging of "new 'Delete'..." messages has been moved to debug level 1, because I'm fed up of seeing my logs swamped with needless cruft.
Don't show the 'Boost' button for private messages.
Added (partial) support for /.well-known/nodeinfo site information. This is not mandatory at all, but if you want to serve it, remember that you need to proxy this address from your web server to the
Some internal structure improvements.
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Fuzzing ping(8)… and finding a 24 year old bug:
Picks of the Day:
➡️ @Hamish - Live streaming about fun topics, serious topics, music, movies, gaming and more
➡️ @ncoca - Freelance journalist covering Asia, especially human rights, sustainability, environment
➡️ @nonamenosocks - Beautiful animated pixel art accompanied by original ambient music
➡️ @catsalad - Computer security, privacy and corny humour
➡️ @veronicaexplains - Videos about retro computing and modern libre software
More follows at https://fedi.directory
If you think any cryptocurrency is good, please reply so I can block you, thanks!
I guess there's only one thing better than a banjo, and that's more banjo ...
The Gibson Bass Banjo from 1931: 'The Noblest Instrument of Them All'.
#music #musicalinstrument #banjo #history
Smallest #PC achieves biggest cute factor.
Drowning in AI Generated Garbage : the silent war we are fighting:
The algorithms are already feeding themselves on their own data. And, as any graduate student will tell you, training on your own results is usually a bad idea. You end sooner or later with pure overfitted inbred garbage. Eating your own shit is never healthy in the long run.https://ploum.net/2022-12-05-drowning-in-ai-generated-garbage.html
Science is a lot of fucking around for a very small amount of finding out
¡Un servidor de ActivityPub en C !
Pero que cosita tan mas hermosa
¡Un servidor de ActivityPub en C !
Pero que cosita tan mas hermosa
NixOS webzine url changed to https://webzine.nixos.cafe
thanks @manheraz for getting the domain the new domain is better
@email@example.com here it's another one (this one also talks about roles and principals):
It is. Here is mine:
There are many others.
(Well, it's an ATOM file, but whatever).
Ah, the suffering.
It's the old EEE (Embrace, Extend & Extinguish) tactics used by Microsoft and other perverse corporations since forever, but I don't see a real problem. To follow:
6. Concerned Tumblr users get upset and abandon it towards free, ActivityPub-enabled software platforms
7. Other users don't care shit and keep using Tumblr
8. Tumblr screws it with usual bigtech behaviour like of them do and annoy users that move to step 6
I understand you. I love myself the sound of a 14400 modem getting connecting. Beeeeep - ka-choonda-choonda-prrrrrr.
Those were the days.
Here we are some people enjoying soccer in general but having issues with the games' host country politics against women and gay people.
This is totally crazy:
"With our extremely linear history, the first commit in a repo hash a hash that starts withhttps://westling.dev/b/extremely-linear-git
0000000, the second commit is
0000001, the third is
0000002, and so on!"
"There is no way to easily create content with the desired prefix (that would prevent the whole point of checksums). So we only have one option: testing many combinations of junk data until we can find one that passes our criteria."
Thanks. Will the fix be propagated to 7.2? I don't use -current.
ComposeKey + N + ~
I'm glad to know that we're a bit safer because she is there 💓