Adventures in PirateBoxing
Or, basically NIH syndrome https://write.lain.faith/~/Haskal/adventures-in-pirate-boxing/
consumer electronics hot take Show more
phone manufacturers refuse to include infrared ports on their devices because they're too cowardly to admit that there can be a low-tech solution for a task like turning on a television that is superior in every way to using an app for it.
union agitating, anti-capitalist sentiment, uspol, etc Show more
Walmart is the largest employer in 21 of America's 50 states.
A unionized Walmart workforce could bring the American economy to a grinding halt.
Just thought that was an interesting bit of trivia to know for absolutely no reason at all.
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/
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 🎂
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.
#TIL 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.
Say no to "cashless" society:
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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