@yogthos Similar story... Guy goes to return software, but they won't accept an opened box for a return. They will, however, exchange it for an unopened box with the same software. After getting an intact box, he waited for a shift change to return it to a different worker.
Cómo desactivar Utiq y que no entregue el id de tu línea móvil Movistar, Orange o Jazztel a los anunciantes
@ac that sounds like they will completely block me. The email they send me sounded like they will block me from certain features. Thanks!
Why not 2fa: they claim this is to secure the supply chain. I'm not a supplier - nobody pays me. I provide code as-is. Me enabling 2fa will not magically provide any guarantees about the quality of my code.
It's the wrong solution for an actual problem and I don't want to participate in normalizing this solution.
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Tips on how to structure your home directory (unixsheikh.com):
A bit cumbersome for my taste, but there are some good ideas there.
Oh, I don't think Carmageddon aged badly, I find it still very crazy and very funny. I found it two years ago in an old computer that was about to be decomissioned and it was a hell of a drive.
But the best geriatric game is, of course, Doom.
On the radar: shrinking the Emacs C core
Another one of those "I'm Eric Raymond and I'm here to help you" moments:
He showed up on the Emacs list wanting to thrash up much of the core editor code for some secret project that he didn't want to tell anybody about... the reaction was about as might have been expected. It did, though, kick off an extensive discussion on how much of the editor should be implemented in Lisp and whether moving C code to Lisp makes sense.
I'm depressed and I was wondering if anyone could help me with something: long-distance music collaborations.
Basically, I need a guitar player right now who plays metal, punk, or post-punk (the latter includes bands like Killing Joke, Lords of the New Church, and New Model Army)
The name I have chosen for this project/band is "The Very Idea" which was the name of a transgender bar in an Andrew Vachss novel - which is where I got it from.
If someone who has a DAW is interested I can send individual tracks as MP3s through email. You import those MP3 files into your DAW and then add guitar. And if you're skilled enough maybe EQ the vocals and some effects. (I only know the basics.)
I plan on re-singing it with my "good" singing voice. (I purposely channelled Jello Biafra, but I am a much better singer than this recording lets on.) A new version with keyboards has also been worked up.
The lyrics are at the SoundCloud link but I changed the first two lines of verse three to "Marx envisioned post capitalism to be a classless world without a state . . . "
The title is a play on "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" by the Dead Kennedys
This song needs guitar and a naughty girl singer. I originally wrote it for at least 3 chick singers, and the title was "ANTIFA Sluts."
You can play it in Mastodon but you can read the lyrics at Soundcloud itself
I used an effects pedal that raises the pitch of your voice so a man can sound like a woman and sang it myself but I think it has the makings of a great song:
I've been helping some friends and colleagues block some of the site scraping bots that are feeding "AI" models. Decided to take some of my notes and make something others could use too. It's a work-in-progress. Happy to add to or correct things.
never got bullied but I remember a kid that did when I was growing up. Let’s call him Mike.
>scrawny. pasty kid. Curly hair, ginger, wore glasses.
>constantly picked on by everyone
>I was pretty much the only kid that was pleasant to him. Never really had it in me to be a dick to people.
>Didn’t talk to him much though. Mostly just a smile and a headnod in the hallways
>spent most of his lunches writing and drawing in a notebook by himself
>everyday, constant bullying
>one day on the bus home, it was worse than usual. Don’t remember what exactly was said, but it was bad.
>I sat there and minded my own business
>kid goes home and hangs himself
>next day at school, everyone talked about how much they missed him and how they all loved him
>words cannot describe my disgust
>his funeral is coming up, I go only kid from my school that shows up his mother runs up to me
>you must be Phil! Mike always told me how you two were best friends! He always told me about all the fun you guys had etc etc
>It dawns on me
>everyday at lunch he was writing down made up stories of he and I hanging out and having a good time
>the thing that really haunts me, the thing that still keeps me up some nights now, 15 years later, is what she said next
>I just know that if you were on that bus you would have stopped them
If you live in a city with tall buildings, take a look at the night skyline. The buildings probably have flashing lights on them to help aircraft pilots to identify the shapes of buildings and not fly into them.
You might notice that the buildings flash in synchrony, even though they are hundreds of metres apart. What's going on?
Yesterday’s Mystery Person was Karen Silkwood.
From Wikipedia: Karen Silkwood was an American chemical technician and labor union activist known for raising concerns about corporate practices related to health and safety in a nuclear facility.
She worked at the Kerr-McGee Cimarron Fuel Fabrication Site in Oklahoma, making plutonium pellets, and became the first woman on the union's negotiating team.
MYSTERY PERSON QUIZ
Do you know who this person is?
Give your answer or make your best guess below. (No reverse image search and peeking at other responses.)
His name will be revealed tomorrow.
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Don't know a word about octopuses (I voted anyway, as the reckless kamikaze I am) but I'm pretty sure that squids have 8 arms and two tentacles, which are those longer limbs that only have suckers (is that the word?) In the flatter surfaces at the end.
I have a probably too large and pedantic collection of cardboard bookmarks, some bought in remote cities, some given to me as gifts, some that went included inside other books. I even have a real chinese Yuan/Rembimbi bill that I got from a friend, long dead.
Sometimes I even use napkins and buy receipts and pieces of torn newspaper.
Oh. So you are the real creator here.
How difficult could be to find another collaborator? You may have one or two different bands simultaneously, apart from the one you already have. You may even give different musical approachings to these different projects.
Just guessing. It's hard when you feel a collaborator is lagging the final work. I wish you luck.
It's a tough decision. But if you've been working on this album for ten years, it may be worth to wait just a little bit more (yes, it's easy for me to say it, don't know any detail).
Can't you both agree on some part of the material to be published right now, and keep working on the rest for, say, a second album, or an extended one?
If your boss gave you this book with the honest intention to hear you opinion and share ideas, just be sincere and say what you said here: "It presents no arguments, is severely lacking in any sort of citations..." and the rest. You say that it's garbage without explicitly saying it. It may even give birth to a real interchange of ideas. Mentioning the books you liked instead may even prove positive for everybody involved.
If, on the contrary, it's the usual material from crappy bosses that only want to reaffirm themselves in their bossy bullshit, just tell them that it was "very remarkable and with very enlightening ideas" and move on.
There's only one woman you can have sex with for the rest of your life. Who is it going to be?
Round 1 thru 4 winner: Gillian Anderson
Round 5 winner: Margot Robbie
Gillian Anderson was finally unseated by Margot Robbie. Will Robbie win again?
Estar al día exige cierto nivel de esfuerzo, así como determinadas circunstancias y un entorno propicio. Fuera de ese entorno, nuestros valores son más estáticos de lo que tendemos a pensar.
Con la inestimable ayuda de su mujer y su hija, Rosling presentó hace unas décadas el siguiente test, que os animo a cumplimentar y ver las respuestas. Es el ejemplo casi perfecto de lo fácil que es quedarse anclado en el pasado:
Not his best book (in my opinion), but a great one. It's a remarkable example of the "whole is much better than the parts": the start is a bit boring, the pseudo-dialogs with the fish are a bit silly and the climax is a bit disappointing, but when you close it you get the feeling that you experienced something great.
What is always superb in his work is the language economy, the to-the-point sentences, the lack of useless words and meaningless descriptions. Hemingway invented the modern prose and all of us readers and writers owe him a drink.
Eso no es exactamente así. No existe una categoría masculina: está la general, en la que pueden participar hombres y mujeres, y una femenina, en la que solo participan mujeres. Una mujer puede elegir libremente en cuál de ellas quiere jugar.
Aunque antiguamente se llamaba torneo «masculino», siempre se han podido presentar mujeres. Fue en 1986 cuando Susan Polgar  llegó a semifinales y le tuvieron que cambiar el nombre a la categoría y esta pasó a ser general.
There's only one man you can have sex with for the rest of your life. Who is it going to be?
Round 1 thru 6 winner: Trent Reznor
Ok, this is getting ridiculous. Can’t anyone unseat Trent Reznor? My choice from Saturday was Bernal.
|Sen. Josh Hawley:||1|
No (never heard of it). I'm answering to the question "What do you do when a great book has an absolutely uninteresting storyline?", not about this specific book.
If a book has an "absolutely uninteresting storyline", then it's not that "great" to me, so I drop it and get another one.
Starting with version 116, #Firefox will drop support for macOS versions prior to 10.15 as well as Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. This has understandably annoyed a few users so let me explain why we're taking this step: the maintenance burden of supporting several versions of each platform is very significant. I'll show you how much by citing three platform-specific bugs I've worked on over the past two years. 🧵 1/13
These four movies were all based on books by Richard Matheson. Which do you consider to be the best, and why?
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|I Am Legend (2007):||26|
|The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957):||24|
|The Legend of Hell House (1973):||6|
|Stir of Echoes (1999):||13|
The Incredible Shrinking Man is a very good movie. The special effects (given 1957) are pretty good, and I remember it giving me the creeps when I watched it when I was a kid.
I Am Legend (the book) has been adapted into films three times: The Last Man on Earth (featuring Vincent Price, 1964), The Omega Man (featuring Charlton Heston, 1971), and this one with Will Smith. All three are crap.
Oh my god, the tarantula... but what really scared me when I was a kid was the dread sense he feels when he is small enough to fit through that small fence, and starts wondering where will it end. What an existential horror.
The Vincent Price one is probably the most faithful to the book, but it seems like done on a severe budget with no passion. Probably a product of its time, as you say.
The Charlton Heston one is the most different. Basically, the "new people" are mostly proto-goth vampire/zombie mishmash. Mr. Rifle shoots them from a car while driving. Very forgettable.
I may be a little rude on the 2007 one, but all Will Smith movies feel the same to me. This one deserved to be better, but the end is so disappointing.
Right now if you search for "country in Africa that starts with the letter K":
- DuckDuckGo will link to an alphabetical list of countries in Africa which includes Kenya.
- Google, as the first hit, links to a ChatGPT transcript where it claims that there are none, and summarizes to say the same.
This is because ChatGPT at some point ingested this popular joke:
"There are no countries in Africa that start with K."
"What about Kenya?"
"Kenya suck deez nuts?"
Google Search is over.
DKIM: rotate and publish your keys (diziet):
"As a user, you probably don’t want your emails to be non-repudiable. (Other people might want to be able to prove you sent some email, but your email system ought to serve your interests, not theirs.)"https://diziet.dreamwidth.org/16025.html
Sí que es increíble. A escala menor, yo estuve de visita en un taller de esos en los que construyen esas limusinas horteras con Hummers y Lincolns de color rosa y es lo mismo: corta / suelda dos cachos de viga / entuba / cablea / cierra. Y luego funcionan y no se parten por la mitad ni nada.
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