For some odd reason, I found myself compelled to seek out RMS supporters on IRC this week to try and understand their point of view.

Found myself arguing quite a bit more than I should have.

Apparently, I am an SJW and a terrible person. Watching Ocean's 8 and drinking red wine to celebrate.


Came to say, pretty much, what everyone else already said. So, a hearty Ditto.

I'm a fan, but being brilliant at/for FOSS doesn't mean he's brilliant at everything. And, yeah, it feels like people over-reacted to (misrepresented?) the CSAIL thing, as an isolated incident ... but apparently, it's been a long time coming.

Pushing GPIB commands down the throat of a 25Mbps SPI link should match the performance of most GPIB parallel buses at 3MBps. At 50Mbps or 100Mbps, you're pushing 6 to 12 MBps. Add multiple lanes, now you're pushing anywhere 6 to 96 MBps.

The experts say that GPIB won't scale. I think they're just not trying hard enough.

Being a Social Justice Warrior is tricky, yo.

Do I fight for freedom and privacy and anonymity?

Or do I fight for accountability and transparency and equality?

Or do I fight for all of the above and take a nuanced approach which makes everyone think I just have no principles?


At least I think I have the wardrobe figured out, so that's something.

@grainloom @uranther You don't _have_ to use C++ for Qt, it even has a lot of 3rd-party bindings, including Lisp, you're free to use all the features in your own language. The only problem is the design pattern remains the same and Qt has a lot of its own infrastructure, if you use Qt, it makes a program written in all languages look like a C++ program. 🤣

Pretty CPU pictures. Plus anti reversing protection.

So Intel must already have been pretty worried about people reading their ucode back when pentium(p5) was released, the ucode store is covered by a solid metal plane, after delayering the array becomes visible but the first layer under the metal is too thin to save

omg. Please please please do not think the OSes of the phones right now are any form of decent

The more I spend time thinking about how the secondary storage protocol will work on the #Kestrel3 , the more I think the IEEE-488 "bus" command set will ride again.

it feels weird to be talking about user input at the level of mouse clicks and key presses....

@cwebber with X86 as a standard starting point, it's relatively easy to make things work. Various iterations of RISC processors and a million proprietary peripherals glued together with proprietary drivers makes the process a bit more difficult

I really need help. Except for #Ubuntu (which I don't trust) which #Gnu #Linux distro is best for my daily use for my Lenovo IdeaPad 320? And why?
Currently on #Fedora and have been on #Debian before.
It should be easy to install and easy to use. Not bugy and fast.

@alireza For ease of install, I doubt you'll be able to beat elementary OS right now. They've just released a new installation experience.

Maybe Pop!_OS could be comparable, they're using some of the same technology.

I'd really recommend Murder at Avedon, as it's very effective both as a murder mystery and a fantasy novel. Plus the author does great voices for his audio book, it's one of the best presented audio books.

Having an establish culture complete with it's own fiction stories and religion really helps to make the world building more convincing.

Fantasy Realms I've enjoyed in my life:

* Fincayra (Lost Years of Merlin by T. A. Barron)
* Alagaesia (Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini)
* Middle Earth (The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkein) as depicted by Peter Jackson. Last I tried I only managed to read to half way through The Two Towers.
* Narnia (The Chronicals of Narnia by C. S. Lewis)

And now:
* Hearth (Magus Elgar by Kennedy Phillips)
* Kearn (Murder at Avadon Hill by P. G. Hollyfield)


Why do people believe the Earth is flat? From climate denial to anti-vax to a resurgent eugenics movement, we are in a golden age of terrible conspiratorial thinking, with real consequences for our species’ continued survival on our round planet


you: uses an outdated legal framework to control how people use your tech

me, an intellectual: has tech so exotic that nobody I don't agree with would want to use it anyway

I can't figure out if there's any way at all to access the phone's data directory that GNOME has (I am guessing?) mounted over MTP using gvfs

Old internet lore says you can find it in /run/user/${userid}/gvfs but I can't find it there

I just want to operate on the goddamned files

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