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@chr I dug up an old laptop and tried to upgrade it to a current OS version, but it didn't work. And the USB installer doesn't detect the existing install. Time to reimage...

Yeees this is why only having 4 hours sleep is bad

tired: running an airport well
wired: taking 80 minutes since landing to unload bags from a plane, also badly fucking up load balancing the reclaim belts

politics, GDPR 

@devurandom Yes, as with all European regulation it's principles-based rather than rules-based, and the maximum fine is really a nuclear option. Violators will generally get a warning first, and then a series of progressively increasing fines until the max.

@gargron I use the term to refer to people who want to accelerate the emergence of a superintelligent (and hopefully friendly) AI in order to fix the world. A true 21st century messiah cult. And as @hypolite said, this is a very privileged viewpoint to have.

Don't read if you're an accelerationist utilitarian LessWrong/MIRI type Tough, I don't think all simulated versions of me are actually me

Only the ones I want

Don't read if you're an accelerationist utilitarian LessWrong/MIRI type 

Your version of hell suuuuuuuucks

Roko's Basilisk, but the torture is actually having to listen to people take Roko's Basilisk seriously for eternity

Is there a infrastructure or trains oriented instance?

Rejected title card sketch for the upcoming new season, seen in the rubbish bin after the creative director walked away from it the day before the main meeting, smelling strongly of cheap cider and muttering something about 'aesthetic'...

QGIS is great but damn those renderer bugs get annoying at times. Half the layers shouldn't disappear because I've scrolled the map!

@ajroach42 using Jekyll specifically here sounds a little superfluous, your server side templating language should have a "render to string/buffer" method already which you could use to great advantage. I wouldn't recommend PHP either - but there are ways to make it not suck (search for PHP The Right Way). Probably the best idea would be to expose a JSON API and call that from a thick html client with a service worker etc

@chr like, I've lost points on one assignment because the submission process was inconsistent between subjects despite being handled on the same system - in most cases upload is submission, but in this one case upload only staged the file to be submitted

@chr to be fair I kinda wish my university released their in house tools on GitHub so I can go and fix their shitty intranet apps (probably using raw servlets or something). And for the better part of my degree the Moodle instance has been a raging garbage fire too

User: “Hi, I’d like to hear a torrent .”
Tracker: “I will refer you to people who can tell you a joke.”

Peer 1: “Why d”
Peer 2: “cken”
Peer 3: “road?”
Peer 4: “id th”
Peer 3: “cross”
Peer 1: “e chi”
Peer 5: “ the”

Peer 2: “the o”
Peer 4: “To ge”
Peer 1: “side.”
Peer 5: “ther “
Peer 2: “t to "

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