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Sorry to all the people who followed me but only see anime shitposts and bad jokes instead, and for being the top Fedi tag poster but not even 10% as cool as <any anime profile picture techie in Fedi>...

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An auto-repair shop? It's more like a manual-repair shop.

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GitHub said the rotating globe is meant to show worldwide code collaborations. But don't they know this War Games-style imagery has been used for (dramatic and usually meaningless) DDoS "cyberwarfare" visualization for a decade? Why do they think it's ever a good idea to show this on the front page to the wider non-tech visitors? :blobfacepalm:

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Now I need to calculate the waveform parameters from raw data (instead of using the oscilloscope to do it), such as 10%-90% rise time. It's harder than it looks since real-life data has noise and may not be monotonically increasing. Differentiation to find dv/dt and di/dt on noisy data also gives you a lot of garbage. It seems the standard method is running a spline curve fitting to smooth the waveform first... 🤔

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found it, it's in the wine 7.0 release notes: winehq.org/announce/7.0

it's still a work in progress apparently, but if they do that, it means you no longer need multilib to have wine capable of running x86 apps on amd64

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The Wikipedia Library is really the most powerful (legal) library on the entire Web right now, though only open for established editors.

Publishers: Do you need to log in via your institution?
Me, scenario A: No, I have my institution at home. (Institution at home: Sci-Hub).
Me, scenario B: Yes, Wikipedia (an odd but 100% legitimate library).

The two genders.

Just found ProQuest's ABI/INFORM database is actually within the editor's access privilege in The Wikipedia Library! It still doesn't have older articles (and I already got what I was looking for elsewhere), but the entire EDN magazine full-text since 1994 (among with hundreds of other trade journals) isn't bad. More so because EDN.com has permanently-lost many images during multiple incompetent web redesigns...

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yo remember when led bulbs looked like this and costed $25 each?

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born too late to explore the ocean
born too early to explore space
born just in time to witness an anime suicide cult

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they call it AAA because that’s the sound you make when you need them

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TIL that the US term 'sports bar' in the UK is called 'activity pub'.
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