@omnipotens It's likely that you 'raked' the lock by setting the pins randomly under tension; very effective against locks without many security pins.

Wait, am I... browsing the GitHub explore page to comfort myself after a sad event? It's like social media but I haven't realized I'm addicted yet.

Love it when you get 5 hours sleep the night before something important. It's not a terrible amount of sleep, but I still worry to myself that it is.


@chmod777 What's unfortunate is that I can think of at least 2 popular YouTubers that fit that description. Glad to have them out of my feed, but many still don't.

A Blender render I did yesterday. Vaguely based on the cinematography of the original Utopia TV series.

Voltist boosted

request for financial help, please boost 

One of my better friends is being evicted from their place in Orlando. They have a place to live, they just need some help getting there.


@malin The world will always be worse off unless every aspect of society is a battleground against fascism. These people are mostly well past school; education can't stop them from doing horrible things any more.

I just discovered a block of IPs that has been purchased by a white supremacist and all-round fascist from NZ, under the name of a fake Australian chemical precessing company, which he uses to sell VPS hosting services to far-right groups all across the world.

The worst thing is that there is nothing I can do about it that isn't illegal.

There is no better way to spend a Saturday morning than desperately trying to recover a partially overwritten filesystem.

Is it possible to run a machine on swap memory alone?

Controversial opinion: Journalism should always represent an opinion; If you have an idea about the what is or should be that you believe is true, it would be immoral not to try and convince others. I don't mean that the news should be biased and not present the whole truth, but that it should go further than just collating facts and actually interpret them.

@malin I agree, but it cant be claimed that LBRY is unique in their idealism. PeerTube, or even a sphere of personal blogs and RSS feeds, are perfectly reasonable alternatives to the service oriented mindset. It seems to me (at least from what they post on the fediverse) that LBRY is trying to be another competing platform, rather than a non-platform.

With that in mind, I don't see much harm in judging LBRY on its culture, since it is hardly the prototype alternative media platform.

@malin Sure, I can see how there is more power to gain (possibly in the form of legislation or public relations), but I don't see how removing LBRY would lead to Google having it.

At first I thought it might set a precedent, making future censorship more palatable, but believing that takes an extraordinary amount of distrust in the global community. I think that any concerned individual is smart enough to realise that removing a hateful platform is not a justification for later censorship.

@malin Honestly, that bigotry filled hellhole deserved it.

One might argue that no matter how bad a platform is, allowing Google to ban it is a slippery slope that will lead to actual censorship down the road. But doesn't Google already have that power? What more power or motivation does it gain after removing lbry?

@malin Its a character that renders like a space but won't be replaced by a newline for text wrapping. One might want to use one between the words in a name for example, so that they are always on the same line.

It can also be used for quick horizontal spacing.

@malin I think a good test between the two would be to ask them how to insert a non breaking space in HTML.
Every beginner web developer has had to resort to a non breaking space or two when CSS isn't behaving.

Voltist boosted

Friendly reminder: "X as a service" is just a misleading corporate euphemism for "pay forever for not owning it".

"Software as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the software".

"Games as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning games".

"Infrastructure as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the hardware".

And so on.

There is no "cloud", it's just other people's computers

@matt Yeah I imagine it would work much better if the curriculum and assessments where designed for it.

@matt As a high-school student who was taught online during NZ's lockdown not too long ago, I can confidently report that *no one* wants to do distance learning like that. Teachers hated it, students hated it. Everyone hated it.

On the other hand, we don't want to kill ourselves or others.

Show older

Linux geeks doing what Linux geeks do...