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@rugk It is a reimplementation of Rust using GCC suite. It will enable use of Rust on platforms that LLVM doesn't support, easier bootstrapping, LLVM-free Linux build, and a second implementation to test against to avoid "bug-compatible" behaviors. It may also eventually have better perf/fewer bugs than LLVM.

I think a lot of people kind of underestimate just how easy _and common_ it was for children to access extremely disturbing content online in the late 2000s and early 2010s.

oh god they've made an IoT motorcycle airbag vest that requires a subscription to function

You can still submit your proposal for a short talk on library/heritage technology for this year's online Mini ELAG on June 30 #elag #minielag #elag2021

Decided to give Caddy a go for an upcoming blog post.

Adding TLS to my site required putting my hostname into a Caddyfile, and that was it! 🤯

root * /home/webuser

That was the entire config...

"Although the idea of one [USB-C] cable to support everything sounds very useful, the reality has quickly become a convoluted combination of proprietary versus on-spec products, differing cable qualities and capabilities, and opaque feature support. The result is a standard that looks simple to use but quickly leads to consumer frustration as there is no clear indication as to why certain cables and features don’t work across devices."
Who would have guessed 🙄

Bookmarked: The Infrastructural Power Beneath the Internet as We Know It "What’s at stake for both the tech industry and government regulators isn’t what is or isn’t infrastructure, but what the ownership and profit model for that infrastructure looks like and whom it benefits."

I just got hold of another Acer Aspire One (AAO) netbook, model ZG5. It has a 160GB magnetic hard drive. and I want to replace it with an SSD. Unlike my existing AAO, this one doesn't have a panel on the bottom to access the drive. Anyone know of a good instruction blog or video on how to open up this model and replace the drive?

#AcerAspireOne #netbook #SSD #HowTo

@djsundog @nytpu You are referring to this:

If you're using 8086 Consultant's RS232/USB adapter modules for serial communications, be aware that Linux device drivers for the chip used in those modules do not support hardware handshaking, and thus, both Linux and the RC2014 see the connection as always free to transmit.

The software I wrote requires MBASIC under CP/M to run, because I haven't bothered to translate it to native Z80 code yet. But, if you could translate it (I'm unlikely to get to it because of time constraints imposed from work), it might be useful for you.

Of course, there is a chicken and egg problem here. This protocol requires software on both Linux and the Z80 side, so getting the data into the Z80 in the first place is going to be somewhat of a challenge.

Also, the software above is written specifically for WBW BIOS, which has a 32-byte FIFO in software. This is the critical point of failure for me. I don't know what SCM uses, if it even depends on any kind of BIOS in the first place. So, even my software might not work for your needs.

This is unabashedly a design defect. But, since so many people building RC2014s use Windows, and the Windows drivers appears to support hardware handshakes, I doubt this will be resolved any time soon.

“Digital technology is absolutely facilitating the spread of authoritarianism. At the height of the Internet freedom movement we were all incredibly naive, thinking technology would be inherently liberatory, and that has not turned out to be the case. We thought authoritarian governments would never be able to catch up with civil society actors, etc., when they had access to technology. Now what we observe instead is that technology is the primary means by which authoritarians are controlling citizens at home, repressing them, surveilling, and censoring. They are exporting these technologies abroad and breeding those capacities for repression.”

Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University, Cyber Policy Center

nvidia when it says it's cpu is "open source" but the source is no where to be found

build on the commons
give back to the commons
tend to the commons

Nvidia when it makes a CPU and only makes the firmware for it work with kernel 3.8
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