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Also, tried running a live Linux distro on the Windows machines, and the network works fine under Linux on those computers too. The culprit is windows, clearly

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Ok, I need ideas here.

My home network works fine for Android and Linux devices, but it has stopped working for Windows ones, both via WiFi and ethernet. They can see things inside the network, ping the gateway successfully, etc, but they just can't reach outside the network.

Anyone has any idea of what could cause that?

"It is difficult to move forward when your kid's favorite toy is the stroller's brake pedal" – Sun Tzu

Clothing company: "we're the most hipster-worthy, natural, ecological, super magnificent company ever"

Same clothing company: "our base is in the same country you're in, but instead of producing locally, we'd rather make the clothes in China and ship them to the other side of the planet"


Genie: You have ONE WISH.

Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.

Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Genie: Wait, is that...?

Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.

Wow, this website sells work gloves with RPG-stye stats: "Tear resistant 2. Puncture resistant 2"

Currently investigating what enchantment or buff I need for crafting Puncture Resistant 5 gloves...

I was just whistling a Super Mario tune, and remembered that Demolition Man scene where people sing 20th century TV and radio ads.

I think they got it wrong.

30 years from now people will have completely forgotten about 20th century ads, but Super Mario will be whistled forever.

And I'm very OK with this

When will people stop using Windows 10 for anything in public spaces? 🤦🏻‍♂️

Looking at the Monday-Friday tram schedule, I just realized it shows that tram usage here has a bimodal distribution, formed by two gaussian lobes centered at 8:00 and 17:30, and with a much narrower variance for the morning rush

@calm what if... What if the Microsoft designers have been forced to draw these emojis in PowerPoint, and that's why they can only use circles and rectangles for all their shapes?

My god the "Woman in lotus position" emoji is a perfect example of the Apple vs Google vs Microsoft design philosophies

Apple: maximum polish and detail
Google: it's functional. It's a woman in the lotus position. Period.
Microsoft: The woman is lacking a lot of detail, and she's not even in the correct pose

I've been building a program for work in Rust, and I'll say right now that the safety features of the language are fantastic, but the real productivity win compared to C++ is the build system

This is a program that:
- Downloads images from a web service
- Uses ISPC to process those images, and runs as many processing threads as your computer has cores
- Uses SDL to show a UI where users can inspect the images
- Has an embedded web server because reasons

I built this in a week. This'd be unthinkable in C++

Sometimes I think programming hasn't advanced at all since I was 8 and I got my first computer. It's still a bunch of text in a file after all.

But then I remember how that text used to look like and how it looks now and hey, at least I don't want to gouge my eyeballs with a spoon anymore!

Also, qbasic vs rust. We _have_ advanced a bit

I just found the best slogan ever:
"With mediocre power comes miniscule responsibility"


"The specification had provisions for reporting whether the floppy drive door was open, but IBM didn’t implement that part of the specification because it saved them a NAND gate."

"Mark Zbikowski led the MS-DOS 2.0 project, and he sat down with a stopwatch while Aaron Reynolds and Chris Peters tried to swap floppy disks on an IBM PC as fast as they could.

They couldn’t do it under two seconds.

So the MS-DOS cache validity was set to two seconds."

Just discovered a new Mastodon web client: #Sengi @sengi_app

I like that it seems to be optimized for fast instance switching, and that it can show different timelines from more than one instance simultaneously. Really neat!

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