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twovests wrote

I'm curious, what does using Arch look like nowadays? How long does it take you to get from zero to working? Why did you start using it?

I've been using Linux for awhile but never dabbled in Arch. I'm curious, but I don't have much of a reason to try it

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twovests wrote

if i were to replay it several times, like, one game for the rest of my life? tunic

otherwise, outer wilds all day B)

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twovests wrote

Pop!_OS is great, Ubuntu with nice features and none of the Canonical garbage.

Has an ISO with Nvidia drivers built in, supports full disk encryption at install, full access to the apt youre familiar woth, and a custom Gnome-based shell that Ive really grown to love

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twovests wrote

oh yeah! it's a good thing and not bad at all. i just had it mentally filed away as Software That Will Never Matter To Me, because it didn't have Open Source Vibes

i could have easily done this with, say, gitlab

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twovests wrote

oh i agree with this, i like your ideas.

if those actually need to come up for some plot reason, then we can make them on the same canonical level as the imperius curse (and not sold in some silly prankboys jokestore)

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twovests wrote (edited )

I have heard of it, but I'm wary because I see its name on Hackernews-eqsue / freezepeach / libertarian-techy crowds. These are minor "guilt-by-assocation' things though. I think a lot of us vaguely fit some or all of these categories, but it makes me worry it could turn out to be another of the myriad poorly-secured righty grifts.

The head of Kagi was VP of Product for GoDaddy for awhile, and also has ventures in blockchain email and precision drones (for cargo delivery?) These are also just minor flags. (I can't blame someone too much for optimistically heading a blockchain app six years ago.)

All in all, I love the idea in theory, but a search engine is a deeply personal thing that's hard to build trust in. Google is the devil I know, etc etc.

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twovests wrote

yeah this makes sense.

i came across the indiegogo because someone was selling one on a norwegian marketplace at a 95% loss.

jeez i almost feel bad about finding this kind of funny in the way it really elegantly paints a picture of the juicing situation

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twovests wrote (edited )

he's coming may 2023 exclusively for the nintendo switch

in the meantime, why don't YOU try implementing a voxel-based discrete cosine transform when you can't assume convexity and when you don't even have a computational geometry background!! i am trying my hardest but it is not enough. im stuck trying to make the kernel tbh

edit: seems academics have already done 3D DCT. gotta look into that

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twovests wrote

strange question: juicero is just a hilarious execution of a decent idea right? why arent any of these good?

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twovests wrote

i saw this!! this is great

i was also looking for a jstpst 88x31 somewhere theere

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twovests wrote (edited )

Oh that makes sense!! So even this extremely minor attack is not generally exploitable. Good to know c:

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twovests wrote

rosemary foccacia

first bread i ever learned and it comes out so good every time

dont have the recipe on me though :<

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twovests wrote (edited )

thank u nate brei for ur contributions to early visualbasic development in conversation with <redacted>

it's kind of bonkers to see so many people using their full names on the internet in 2002.

EDIT: i redacted the name because, by pure coincidence, someone else with the same full name died and had some intense internetsleuth investigations. i don't want truecrimers coming here thinking they found a clue.

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twovests wrote

SIMPLESCAN MY BELOVED! I can't believe I did not recognize it. SimpleScan saved me from pain with XSane.

Thank you :>

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twovests wrote (edited )

i appreciate this!! this one i wasn't able to find about from internet searching

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twovests wrote (edited )

having just heard of transy, here are my top 3 reviews:


  • wow, i love transy

  • wow, i love transy being scanned and i wish i knew what desktop environment/wm that was and also the scanning app

  • "don't worry transy" -- i would die for transy and transys friends. i hope sally knows what she is doing

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twovests wrote

fun fact: the tallest unicode character 🗻 is 3776 meters tall. but no modern webbrowsers have the courage to render it properly.

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twovests wrote (edited )

I'm actually of the opposite opinion.

Stories are ephemeral and are lower effort and lower commitment, and it goes to all your friends. They usually come in a quasi-chronological order. It'd be inappropriate to post "makin soup", "empty bowl (done with the soup)", etc and tag every person i know

i wish signal had stories earlier, in time for each of the big adoption upticks.

also yah loosing the sms support sucks. in the forums they also cited that it was increasingly time consuming to support. but i really liked having sms in the same app.

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twovests wrote

Yeah, this is exactly what I fear. Disney gets stronger, copyright gets stronger, and individual artists lose out even more.

AI art generation is one of the most comprehensible horrors, but there are plenty which are harder to comprehend and which are more horrific!

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twovests wrote

I think comparisons between desktop computers and SBCs would be the most common?

This 2002 high-end PC gaming guide has a 533MHz Pentium 4, 512MB RAM, a Ti 4600, and an 80GB hard drive. It comes out to $1070 without the accessories. (Probably like $2000 today?)

I don't know how well we can compare the graphics, but a Raspberry Pi 4B with a flashdrive handily beats this in many respects for under $100. Or a phone, etc.

I think VR is a fun one too, because we've settled on the idea of head-mounted displays decades ago but it took so long for it to be good enough to be interesting.

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twovests wrote

just so u know i would also subscribe to a blog where u review movies

yeah!! i didn't wanna sound silly espousing the fight scenes but they're quite refreshingly physical. i'm writing this while watching john wick 2, and they definitely get a bit silly at the end of the movie. (the start of what i assume is the third act?