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@minervissa <3 I think the T495 is close, which is nice. Thank you <3

@cyberia We're looking at the T495. There was a good honest review of it on Reddit.

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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@efi ah i misread 'tired'. well then ur cute tired kitty <3

@efi my laptop is a sleepy babe chugging along 12 years after its sell date <3

@efi It's linux so i just put it to sleep with everything open :/

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

@efi this page looks like its from 2004

also like its a scam site????

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