clever: hacking a comcast remote to record audio https://www.guardicore.com/blog/wareztheremote-turning-remotes-into-listening-devices/
i'm going to be laughing all day about the ZFS story that culminated in "it was a simple bug, with a simple patch, from years ago, but a cool story"
a reply points out that the patch was never merged, just collected dust until a bot closed it as "stale" and everyone assumed it was done
real mozilla vibes there 😂
good summary of the problem with the cryptocurrency scams: "No, your cryptocurrency cannot work"
How Informative were Early SARS-CoV-2 Treatment and Prevention Trials? A longitudinal cohort analysis of trials registered on clinicaltrials.gov
> Less than one third of COVID-19 trials registered on ClinicalTrials.gov met criteria for informativeness. Shortcomings in trial design, recruitment feasibility and redundancy reflect longstanding weaknesses in the clinical research enterprise that were likely amplified by the exceptional circumstances of a pandemic.
the bigger learning curve for me has been "hardcore linux" since i got used to "cushy linux" (ubuntu, system76, gnome)
sway is an excellent choice for a small laptop and i've fallen in love with it. yesterday i found out that the status/app bar is just a tile rendered from HTML/CSS views and now i'm in love with that too
linux wifi is still a mess: multiple services were trying to "manage" my wifi, disconnecting it every few minutes until i figured out which thing to erase. but that's all part of the show
yesterday i used the MNT reform all day long, and it was a lot of fun... read articles, hacked on my rust project, chatted...
i'm surprised how much stuff has been ported to arm64! telegram, vscode, nextcloud all worked with minimal fuss.
wayland was the cause of more problems than arm64, and mostly that just meant finding the shims to install (whatever "qt5wayland" is, why doesn't wayland install that itself? whatever)
battery lasted several hours even while rust was frequently consuming ALL cores
The door to the skeleton-planning department is thrown open. Clouds of smoke roll into the hallway. An intern staggers out, clothes torn, hair in disarray, eyes wild, a piece of paper clutched in their trembling hand. The bloody scrawl of a note reads: "Pumpkin skeleton."
... it builds tokio too
A wizard appears. He looks grumpy.
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