@confusedcharlot @octopus

My language is the best, there is nothing else in the world for you to see but the purity of it. Now, join the church and burn all your other bibles.

Feelings of exitence. 

This song makes me feel almost like I have lived myself the millions of untold stories savoured by every living being that ever was. How they came to become, grew up to achieved their triumphs and how they lost everything and became one with nature. As if The Great Architect had each piece designed, produced and placed in its correct position at the precise time for it to fulfil its role within the universe, natural perfection.

Yet also a feeling of pure desolation, a void appears here that nothing in the world can fill; a gaping abyss opens up at the very ground on which one stands. In the face of this abyss, not one of all the things that had made up the stuff of life until then is of any use.

And these apparently contradictory characteristics blend to form a harmony that rules among all things that constitute the cosmos so that perfection can be seen in the most trivial of things.


@niconiconi I used dwm on an old netbook and it was great, not just because of the ram. I used to have an app per "desktop", but switching between "desktops" was a great experience anyway.

@terceranexus6 lol, sorry, I don't know why I thought so. The origami made me think of the film for some reason.

Ha, the easiest way to build a true random number generator - get a SRAM chip, power cycle it, and you're done! Data rate is limited: due to data remanence, you need to collect data over many power cycles. For best results, remember to bombard your SRAM with radiation to flip more bits! 🤣 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/


@niconiconi Yeah just what I thought. Thank you for the offer but unless you have curiosity yourself I don't really need the benchmark.

I think I'll stay with my debian for now 😆 I may experiment with qubes at some point, I just don
t have the patience and time right now to make it work for me and I'm not using tor on my main workstation anyway.

But yeah, thank you for your thoughts, that was quite insightful.

@jmtd @tindall
Actually I do need a cold storage solution. I just didn't put the time on it yet. :/.
Tape drives seems really expensive and the technology quite proprietary, I'm afraid of it being obsolete and not being able to read the tapes in 10 years.

@tindall Instead of backups I keep a RAID of normal HDDs over NFS. I just move everything that I don't want to loose there.

NFS does not support xattrs afaik. I'm curious, why do you need to keep the xattrs?

@niconiconi love this album. MBR its great.

Btw, I thought on using Qubes for a year now, but thinking about performance & the pain to setup pushed me back from it. End up using a hardened debian on my main computer and tails on my leisure laptop.

Do you use it as your main workstation? How much do you think it would impact compilation of medium C projects?

I'm doing some FPGA stuff now and so far from everything I've learned the most obvious thing is that debugging hardware is a pain.

@hax I'll be happy if I ever have the level of privilege required to buy my own house 😆

@terceranexus6 I've seen that blouse. So cool!

When I grow up I want to learn how to make my own clothes too. :) I'll would make a hoodie with a serial port and some RGB leds to drop jaws as I run down the street shouting. "I'm the midnight hacker! Muahahahahaha!"

Now seriously, its very cool that you get shit done! I thought about making my own hardware business at some point, its motivational to see others pursue similar goals :D

I bought a 3D printer to make some cases for my electronic projects. I ended up printing Klein Bottles instead.

This is an example of how investing in "open" systems pays back. 

A little more than three years ago I bought a Galago from System76. After being using it for more than two years straight every day for several hours as both my work computer & for my personal stuff the battery is starting to decay, so I want to replace it.

System76 has repair guides. A 3 year old could follow the steps. And while they don't list the components they use, after opening the laptop it was very easy to identify the battery model, a very standard one very easy to source from different places.

I just ordered the replacement from a UK retailer for 50$.

What is your experience, apple fanboys?

Copying ain't stealing,
sure as I'm breathing,
information wants to be free.

The mafia wants us to believe
youtube-dl was made for thieves.
In fact,
it was made for human beings.

We might listen to your pleas,
once you respect our machines,
they belong to us - not you.

Your drivers are mean,
your blobs illicit,
the hardware complicit,
and yet--
it's never stopped piracy.

The real caper is your crimes.
The theft of OUR public domain.
DMCA abuse, attacks on fair use.
Net neutrality and regulatory capture.

Sell it to us fair and square,
your terms are too much to bear,
and until you're playing fair,
fuck off!

Yo ho, yo ho. A pirate's life for me!

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