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Finally got my single-board-computer working as a USB device! :blobaww:

Now to get the host side working.

And here's a shoutout to the Linux kernel for letting me do almost all of this in user-space! :linux:

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Wow... all your life you get told, it's never a bug in the compiler. It's always a bug in your code.

And then when you *actually* find a bug in the compiler, it's like whoa! Unicorns really exist!

Oh sweet! Rust viably targets CUDA hardware now? I’ve been waiting for this for a long time.

Stephen Diehl is at it again and this time, draws parallels between crypto mania and organized religions like scientology.

Seeing the value of crypto assets does seem to require quite a bit of faith, doesn’t it? The emperor is naked indeed.

Oh interesting. This is the first job posting I've seen where is a required skill. And they included the salary range too, which is nice.

I think the rub comes down to this:

Cryptocurrencies are an experiment in a different kind of government than democracy. It’s a technical solution to a fundamentally social problem, namely, how to govern money.

With that in mind, the right kinds of questions to ask next are: Do we prefer crypto over democracy, or democracy over crypto to govern our money?

We should be comparing crypto to existing solutions in this space (like democracy) and see which solutions we like more.

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Some of the comments on HN are actually quite good:

“Mark my words, Tech people believing they can solve political problems with technology will doom us all.” - AnIdiotOnTheNet

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Wow! Stephen Diehl explains exactly my view of cryptocurrency far more eloquently than I ever could.

Java’s user/virtual threads spec was posted yesterday. Looks interesting.

Looks like their solution doesn’t need colored functions? I wonder how Kotlin will respond to platform updates like this.

"Desktop apps suck. Instead I want to have to build and maintain two completely separate codebases and then write APIs between them. The frontend should only be able to be run inside a container that Google wrote." - Web developers

Oh you’re an “engineer”? Then why aren’t you wearing big thick overalls and using an oversized wrench to turn big bolts on steam pipes in the boiler room of an airship?

Now this is something… Twitter is actually giving their users the opportunity to be customers!

It doesn’t sound like Twitter Blue turns off all the data mining, privacy invasion, and user-hostile UX, but maybe it’s a step in the right direction and we should encourage that?

If only we could be exclusively customers and never the product. That would be worth paying for.

Why do desktop windows have tiny borders that are hard to grab with a mouse? Can no one imagine better ?

tip ⚠️ :

Regularly search for the following codepoints in your source code:
U+202A, U+202B, U+202C, U+202D, U+202E, U+2066, U+2067, U+2068, U+2069

more context here:

Your source code don't need to be Rust to be affected by this vulnerability.
has fixed it in 1.56.1, though, so time to update if you can.

Strings are ugly! 😬

Stopping myself from picking up every task that comes up, and either adding them to the backlog or delegating, has been one of the most important skills to learn.
There will always be things to fix. Prioritization is essential.

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