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after 4.69 years of uptime and over 16 years of continuous service our very last 64 bit DEC Alpha retired itself early this morning. @netbsd #bsd #rip #thankyou #goodbye

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Not going to bed early was a mistake. Now I feel depressed and tired

PSA: xfinitywifi access points don't actually block things that don't look like DNS on UDP port 53 :)

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gotta love how anti-virus software for windows are basically just rootkits that you trust to kill other rootkits and please not to anything else bad
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capitalism is bullshit everything is bullshit

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consumer electronics hot take Show more

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union agitating, anti-capitalist sentiment, uspol, etc Show more

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there is a reason that old command line FOSS is the only place we really see any of this, even a little bit, and that's because it's the only place where large-scale software gets developed and maintained over the long term with no profit motive

nobody is selling vim, they're just using it

and they want it to be /good/

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the whole "credit monitoring" system in the US makes me literally want to puke every time I think about it

mandatory surveillance
awful security

name a more iconic duo :thaenkin:

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Tails, a live operating system relying on Tor that helps you to use the internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer, turns 10 today.

Happy birthday, Tails 🎂

lists.torproject.org/…/tor-…/2
tails.boum.org #FOSS #opensource #surveillance #internetfreedom #privacy

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This is a big problem. Signal has proposed to do it with Intel SGX trusted hardware. This work skips all that and does it with actual crypto. They get a huge improvement over previous works, for contact databases as big as 250 million users.

twitter.com/matthew_d_green/st

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Apple lays PCB traces under the screw holes of the iPhone motherboards and uses multiple types of screws with ~0.1mm difference in length. If your ever screw the 0.1mm longer screw to the wrong place, the PCB traces under the screw would be damaged, thus instantly kills the entire motherboard.

There is no obvious mechanical or electrical reasons to do it, it sounds almost like a "tamper-detection" mechanism designed to retaliate to anyone who dire to attempt fixing an iPhone.

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:blobcattilt: learning rust on the fly

:blobcatreach: learning rust literally on the fly because you're on a plane

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piracy levels are currently at 28% but fluctuating wildly

(28%) ■■□□□□□□□□

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Just realized Windows 10 (not my system) is unsuitable for any computer without a SSD now: M$ has made a huge amount of background system update & housekeeping activities as integral parts of the system and they will continuously SEEK your disk to death, it doesn't need to be 20 MB/s, just 2 MB/s random seeking will render it useless for doing any actual work at any time. It's laughable that high-end commercial laptops (not my machines) are still being sold with those 5,400 RPM, 1 TB HDDs, totally unusable.

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