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Work offered to buy us a laptop. But I don't FUCKING know which one to get. All of the suggestions this far either do not fit our aesthetic goals or do not fit our price goals (sub-1k) or do not fit our performance goals. Or have weird fucking issues.

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My computer is always slow and sleepy after waking up from a nap :((((

> The tables necessary to do full and proper unicode case folding are larger than the whole SQLite library.


What I haven't seen thusfar is an assessment of the types of bit rot on storage mediums. What form does bitrot take? Literally nobody knows

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LDPC is actually perfect because it gets as close to the Shannon limit as is possible (there's still room for improvement)

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To expand on that last point: The pinnacle of anti-corruption software consists of both turbo encoding and LDPC encodings. But the problem with that is if you have a huge single chunk of the data wiped out, those codes fail. They're designed for variable errors in a bitstream, if someone runs a pin down a strip of the magnetic tape or whatever you're using, you're stuffed

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And because each individual byte only contains a blisteringly small part of the overall structure, it's resilient to certain types of corruption (There is actually no 'one size fit all' corruption mechanisms)

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This is why plain text is actually the best *in general*. Although corruption is difficult to spot, it's blisteringly easy to repair by hand because our entire mind is built to recover context from partial-context situations

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Arguably you want the least amount of data per byte, because then when Corruption shows up, it has less of a chance of removing information :V

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I'm still not really sure if I should archive to a database or archive to just plain text. I'm more experienced with the latter, but it seems frustrating to lookup with these at least

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Does this even take max_id? According to the documentation, no. But WHO KNOWS because the documentation is LYING

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If you add a feature please add it to the documentation at the same time. Please for the love of god do that.

Added: min_id

*does not have min_id in the list of valid arguments to the request*


> Because the id of a favourite is not public, an HTTP Link header can be parsed for next and previous pages.

What the fuck

Seriously. What the FUCK

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