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Me when I pack my backpack to go into the office.

Me when I have 150 tabs open in Firefox.

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Finally found out how to vanquish the insidious systemd-resolved gremlins in recent Ubuntu-based distros

There's this file "/usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-dns-resolved.conf" that you have to shadow with a file of the same name in /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d

So then, in this new file, say you want to use resolvconf again. This is the configuration:


(dpkg-reconfigure resolvconf and then reboot. resolv.conf should be correct again!)


Nextcloud: See, lots of things are written in PHP.

<Hamton> Six boxes of Thin Mints, please...

The cable equivalent of "It's the principle of the thing"

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When you really want that Lightning->USB-C cable without having to buy another thing even though you've bought too many things.

>Amazon sell those full-size to microSD adapters that come with EVERY microSD CARD EVER, for $4 apiece.


I've got so many of these, they're litter, and I *still* keep finding them around here.

Amazon: Looks like you're buying Obihai OBi202 2-port VoIP


>Dropbox can store your passwords.

I have always been skeptical of "cloud"-stored passwords, and have been consistently vindicated when the provider went pear-shaped

Given my checkered history with Dropbox, this is probably no different.

Exactly as I thought. The first link is from the RasPi 400. The second link is from my Dell Inspiron 13. Both are wired connections directly to the Xfinity gateway.

So don't hastily blame your ISP when it could very well be that the computer is holding you back.

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I just bought an EdgeRouter Lite-3 yesterday, and the shipped firmware on this thing is from 2013!

My DigiPower USB charger stopped working. It was the only one other than the charger that came with my iPad that had a USB-C out.

So I bought one of those Inland ones from Micro Center for $20 and tore this one down.

The failure was rubbishy contacts on the AC in. But now I can never trust this thing again cause it was plastic-welded together and required a vise to open. :o/

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meanwhile, runnign speedtest against the Xfinity backup tells me salesman has either been telling porkies again (surprise...), or that the confuser iin't skookum enough (RasPi 400)

probably a little of both.

At least in the Flash days of speedtest, if you didn't have a good enough computer and weren't running Windows or MacOS X, your speed would appear to be too slow.

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dunno why my IP is RFC1918 IP; speedtest is supposed to see the public IP.

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When your ISP tells you one thing and speedtest tells you basically the same thing

(100Mbps symmetric fiber!)

>Twitter trending the "InsteadOfGoingToMars" hashtag.

They generally bitch about how "it costs over $2B" and how the money could have been "better spent."

At least some people are pointing out that this cost is about 1/7th the cost of *just the hardware and R&D* for *one* aircraft carrier.

It's USA's "defense" budget that needs scrutiny. NASA actually needs better funding (just like about everything in this country that's not "defense budget")


>GOP allegedly want rule about "no firearms at meetings" for legislators to be removed.

For obvious reasons, this is a bad idea.

Before now, I didn't think time could go BACKWARDS, but we seem to be more simian than our ancestors. Congress is about the worst place for this.

I get the distinct impression that Wordpress is a security hole in its own right, and otherwise-unrelated software like PHP is just along for the ride

>UK Supreme Court (isn't this called something like the "Crown Court", or is that Canada?) rules that Uber drivers are EMPLOYEES.


Now for the rest of the world to take the "gig economy" out back and shoot it

do you think that "garbage collection" == "memory management"?


I'm dreading turning on ACNH only to have a villager leave and the game auto-save and sync my new, SHITTY island to the clown

It's the video game equivalent to "I have my Emacs setup the way I want it", except with auto-bitrot.

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