What do you do with an old Dell T310 server? Turn it into a Folding@Home Server for Covid-19.

Dad: what are you doing?
Son: shaving crayons to make candles.
Dad: check this out, don’t waste you time just light em up.

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A popular DRM-free game store GOG with a new informative website: FCK DRM.

Raising the awareness of this defective by design technology. Its aim is supposed to fight piracy, on which it doesn't work at all.

Did you know that there's a killswitch in your games, books, music, movies, apps?

It's called DRM, and it can block your access to things you bought. You can still take control by choosing DRM-free sources.

--> fckdrm.com/
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#FCKDRM #antiDRM #deleteDRM #GOG #gaming #Linux

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What's the difference between UDP and TCP?

TCP will never give you up, let you down, run around, desert you.

Working on a robot overlord, some switches are broke and it isn’t happy.

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Please use a CW for your political stuff and heavy things over here. Means I'm able to read it on my own terms and Mastodon doesn't become a hellscape for me like Twitter does.

Thanks!

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if this post gets 20 boosts ill get over my adhd and work on my BA thesis today.

im desperate here my deadline is in 2 weeks and ive been fighting this shit for literal months

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Mastodon isn't Twitter. It doesn't behave like Twitter. You will be disappointed if you have actually entirely lost the ability to communicate without being triggered by the outrage algorithm. Don't bring that culture here, it's why we left earlier.

The timeline is linear. Follow people you ordinarily wouldn't. Utilise the followers only message feature when you want to avoid a potential pile on. Report UX issues in a polite way and they'll probably be fixed, because this isn't Twitter.

Successfully compiles my first linux kernel 4.18.3! I feel like a finally belong. I have been a Linux user for almost 20 years.

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Q: How do I explain Bitcoin to my grandfather?
A: imagine if keeping your car idling 24/7 produced solved Sudokus you could trade for heroin

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Happy Birthday, Debian. 🎂 🎉 🎈
25 years old.

Ian Murdock announced #Debian on August 16th 1993. The first release, 0.01, was made the next month, on September 15th.

Congratulations & thanks to the Debian volunteers, past and present, for making it such a fantastic distro. Here's to the next 25 years.

debian.org/doc/manuals/project

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