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What goes wrong if I
`sudo pacman -Syu`?
Google "Arch rollback"

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> I was able to scream (not whistle: scream) a 300 baud carrier tone.

> This skill proved useful when I was in college and the mainframe system was down. Instead of sitting around waiting for the system to come back, I just went about my regular business around campus. Every so often, I would go to a nearby campus phone (like a free public phone but it can only make calls to other locations on campus), dial the 300 baud dial-up number, and scream the carrier tone. If I got a response, that meant that the mainframe was back online and I should wrap up what I was doing and head back to the lab.

> Mind you, this skill isn’t very useful nowadays.

- Raymond Chen

devblogs.microsoft.com/oldnewt

#retrocomputing #modem #dialup

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2316. Hair Growth Rate 

alt text: Hourly haircuts would be annoying, but they'd be easier to do yourself, since you'd have adjacent hairs as a guide. Growing it out would be a huge pain, though.

(xkcd.com/2316)

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Features I need to contribute to Mastodon:

1/ Two new profile options
1.a/ "I only crosspost from other social media networks"
1.b/ "Automatically hide posts from people who only cross-post"

2/ "Soft" mute option: "Hide all toots from this user unless they mention me by @ identifier"

I don't expect #1 to be effective because they requires people to police themselves, but #2 would be helpful.

New article: Gemini spec TL;DR - an outsider's guide
blog.fkfd.me/gemini_tldr/
gemini://fkfd.me/~fkfd/gemini_tldr.gmi

shitpost 

bleugh, bleugh, l'amour est bleugh

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"The flat-Earth movement has spread around the globe." 🤣

What good is an os anyway if its devs actively deprive users of root power

fakefred :manjaro: :stonks: boosted

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The maintainer of a project merged my wip patch and I'm not sure how i feel about that

Looks like my Gemini site had some (i.e. one) visitors

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Here is a template in PDF format of the Mastodon Paper-Toy.
You will need scissors, glue and a cutter. It may take a bit of patience as well ^^

poudingue.imfast.io/Paper-Toy/

#papertoy #papercraft #mastodon #mastotoy #mastocraft #diy

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2314. Carcinization 

alt text: Nature abhors a vacuum and also anything that's not a crab.

(xkcd.com/2314)

I just cranked up a formula but today it only works when the latitude parameter is within [0, 1.201] which is zero to about 69°

mfw someone on the list forked Firefox to build a Gemini browser on top of

I'm not sure how I feel about open-standard apps ported to platforms as open as a coconut

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