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The free market is the ultimate equalizer: it does not care if you grew up poor, the color of your skin, or by what name you call God.

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⚠️ Heads-up: the #EU is considering ways to regulate software that runs on radio-enabled devices due concerns about interferences.
Some of their solutions could significantly harm #postmarketOS, but also related project such as #UBports, #LineageOS and #Replicant (among others).

The initiative is now seeking feedback, don't hesitate to send them yours! It seems that Non-eu citizens can contribute as well. There's not much time left, so act quickly!

blog.mehl.mx/2019/protect-free

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MaSTodon system requirements
- 1MB of RAM
- Color monitor
- TOS 1.04 or better
- 9600bps modem and internet connection
- STiNG compatible networking stack

lol this is fun

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Comparison of various media. SmartMedia would top out at 128MB. Olympus should have just gone to SD then, but they made xD Picturecard instead.

I doubt I can find anything that will read SmartMedia on a modern (or even slightly vintage) machine now.

The modern standard SD card is a facade of mostly empty space. In ealier days, they'd have to cram 2 TSOPs plus a control circuit into this space and still have it fit.

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RT @eff: Europe: What began as a bad idea has become an outright crisis for the future of the Internet as we know it: the #CopyrightDirecti

It occurs to me that we need a standard symbol — akin to the padlock for an encrypted session — that clearly differentiates a private key from a public key on sight.

Let's not kid our selves, proper management of infrastructure is hard. But, symbols are powerful tools and all but the dullest among us can be taught to respond in a specific way when a given symbol is encountered.

It's Pavlovian, but it will work. Use of is just going to grow.

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RT @nickgillespie: Come on, principled Republicans and conservatives. If you believe in limited govt and the separation of powers, stand up…

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Gov. Rick Snyder pardoned a "career drunk driver" who wanted a more prestigious job. Thousands of Michiganders are waiting for the same chance.
bit.ly/2NfjfUJ

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@kragen @Angle Hello hi I am a geoscientist and I recommend the following Wikipedia as a start if you haven't found it already: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ore_gene

Broadly, the reason Earth isn't just one kind of rock is fractional melt/crystallization - every time you melt & refreeze a rock you separate some of the "high melting point" from the "low melting point" material.

Near the surface we get a lot of ores from water (surface or underground) dissolving, transporting, and precipitating minerals.

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@profoundlynerdy 🙀

I guess win-builds,org might be the least-annoying way to get crosscompilation going for an application and supporting libraries, though I don't know the state of the project those days.

Regarding “reasonable competency”, the issue is that doing anything in C is hard; doing it correctly, a massive endeavour. (This is speaking as someone who has done formally-verified C for work; it's doable, but it's a massive amount of work)

The language is riddled with seemingly-valid programs, that might compile and run properly, but then will do arbitrarily bad stuff if you dare change compiler or turn on optimisations.

Just making sure you know what you are getting into, 'cause in 2019 there are better tools out there :3

I'm just dipping my toe into , coming from . Are there any good resources that qualify as beginner to minimally "expert" [aka reasonably competent]?

Also, how about resources for learning how to cross-compile home grown text applications from to and make the occasional Win32 API (or similar) system call?

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@ThaFacialHair @profoundlynerdy @Phreaker systemd is the standard except where it isn't.

The very idea that there would be only a single choice for init daemons is frankly repulsive.

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I'm a 86-year-old Jewish man, I was born in the Former Soviet Union. I came to America in 1993. I don't know the aleph-bet. I attend synagogue seldomly. I didn't finish high school. I have one child. I think remembering the Holocaust is an essential part of being Jewish.

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@profoundlynerdy @Phreaker to my knowledge all mainstream Linux distros have moved to systemD

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We're looking for a Browser Developer to join our team!

You'll work on C++ patches to our Firefox-based browser, writing new APIs, altering functionality for privacy & security, and making improvements to our collection of add-ons
torproject.org/about/jobs-brow
#hiring #jobs #devjobs

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