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If you want to try a different language that is not just another variation on C or Java give J

code.jsoftware.com/wiki/Studio

a try.

Opens up interesting new ways to solve problems.

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we've never seen rudeness levels like this

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FSF India has made a statement on RMS @fsfi :)
I'm so glad that my country some reasonable people who aren't afraid to speak the truth.

unlike the cowardly egomaniacs at @fsfe , OSI , Gnome etc.

This really highlights the fact how the woke mob hivemind liberals in the west like to scream inside their bubble and think they're the ones setting the moral standards for the entire world.

This is what 'supremacy' really means.

#rms #fsf

fsf.org.in/news/board-statemen

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FSF now needs your financial support more than ever. Some giant supporters cut funds to FSF because of Richard Stallman matter and we should gather help to show we're not dependent on companies/organizations, but people and community.

Please join as an associate member. You'll have some benefits too, other than helping software libre.

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Brave browser is adding rss functionality that respects your privacy. No information about your rss feeds is sent to them.

brave.com/brave-today-rss/

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To be honest I hate all computers and all operating systems. 80% of the time I am trying to fix them rather than doing any actual work.

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Defensive machine learning.

We’re in the midst of a huge shift in power where corporations use machine learning to exploit more and more people.

There are countless examples: harmful social media algorithms, gig economy workers managed by arbitrary, shadowy machine learning driven tools, the disappearance of uniform pricing and the return of haggling (Amazon, Zalando etc set price based on machine learning).

We need defensive machine learning that gives people a chance to shift power back.

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Code Palindromes

An idle thought on a long weekend. Is it possible to create an executable binary which is a palindrome?

It's trivial to create a palindromic program in, say, Python:

print("hello") # )"olleh"(tnirp

Save that as test.py and then run cat test.py | rev | python3 and it'll work. But that's boring!

You could do the same by reversing the bits, rather than the characters:

01110000 0111001

shkspr.mobi/blog/2021/04/code-

#/etc/ #binary #programming

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I think I have successfully got a working bootable LFS install!
Took me about 3 or 4 months to do it, since it's been a long term backround project compared to all my other tinkering.
The biggest frustration has been finding source code sources.

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Don't worry I got the Cisco Service plan, they're sending a service technician now, the MS Exchange outage should be resolved shortly.

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2011: The Thinkpad T420 is the best general-purpose laptop ever made.
2021: The Thinkpad T420 is the best general-purpose laptop ever made.

"It's a curious thing about our industry: not only do we not learn from our mistakes, we also don't learn from our successes." – Keith Braithwaite

Seriously. A durable, upgradable, battery-swappable laptop with a bunch of ports, trackpoint, middle-mouse button, good keyboard, and LED lamp that can take advantage of at least *some* of the power efficiency and hardware decoding improvements of the past decade. That's it. That's all I need.
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A mastodon instance created by Derek Taylor, creator of the DistroTube channels on YouTube and LBRY. Derek is an advocate for free and open source software.