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I found a youtube channel from some guy in Multan, Pakistan where he goes around and films local craftsmen. It's fascinating. I especially like the use of bare feet while wood turning. youtube.com/channel/UCHaM3-02W

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I just found out (through a firmware changelog) about California bill SB327 which 1. Makes default passwords basically illegal 2. Specifically states that it doesn't require manufacturers to lock down their firmware. Pretty good!

If you spend any time in b2b emails, you will probably be familiar with a green "Please consider the environment before printing this email" in signatures. Today we received an email with something like "Feel free to print this email, paper is biodegradable and employs USA workers". It will surprise no one that this email came from Texas.

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The great thing about open source is that you can fix problems yourself, I say as I go about using my perpetually broken Linux installation

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I've now found a whole book on the history of mathematical symbols, and I'm finding it more interesting than is reasonable. Small correction to the above: Hariott would have used two long lines close together, so a single modern equals sign but more stretched out

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2021 will be the year that all the people who never believed the hospitals where full of Covid cases will believe every Facebook post they see about vaccine side effects

Just watched the "CIA vs. Wikileaks" talk from RC3 (media.ccc.de/v/rc3-11512-cia_v) and it reminded me of a Discordian saying: "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you"

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CIA secretly owned the world's leading supplier of encryption systems to other countries. Crypto AG sold rigged machines to more than 100 nations.

"It was the intelligence coup of the century."

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Electronic solder wire is supposed to have a flux core, but what does it look like? I made a video (~6 min) diode.zone/videos/watch/d34df8

Verilog is such a weird language. Apparently the designers wanted to copy the syntax from C, but they use "begin" and "end" instead of using braces for some reason.

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I'm trying to learn about FPGA's, does anyone have favorite resources for beginners?

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Even though I couldn't finish the Oberon-07 compiler for RISC-V on my own, it pleases me to no end that this project was the foundation on which a successful refinement has been built.

Forgive me if I seem excessively ... gloatful. It is so rare that any of my projects impacts anyone else, let alone becomes a keystone component towards someone's success.

I'm literally so excited over this seemingly simple thing that I can't focus on anything else today.

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