To clarify: This involves no machine learning or intuition. It works by constraining the language to make it function in a way the program can interpret easily.

So I discovered Attempto Controlled English. It's kind of like Prolog, but it's also readable English. Not really NLP (it's really easy to confuse), but still interesting.

Example: A draft is valid and has 50 dollars. A draft is invalid and has 100 dollars. If a draft is valid and has A then a teller gives A. Who gives what? - what = (at least 50) dollar, who = (at least 1) teller

Going faster than the speed of light is undefined behavior, and therefore a) can result in anything and b) causes everything following to also be undefined behavior.

If you get SMS spam, forward it to 7726. Many carriers will use the information to block the spammers. You don't need to include the spammer's number; they'll ask you for it in an automated response.

“If you just want indiscriminate murder, the programming is easy.” - Me, to myself

All I want is a Wayland desktop environment with tiling window management, lots of virtual desktops, session saving, a hierarchical, searchable menu (like KDE's) for launching applications, and good performance.

The moon landings were real, but the moon is flat. Earth is round though.

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FOSS good.

So there is now a plan to run 5VDC power on a grid of medium-gauge wires across a bit of the ceiling (with appropriate precautions), and then take a bunch of cheap USB-powered devices, clip off the plugs, put on alligator clips, and dangle them from the aforementioned grid. I am fully in support of this plan, as it goes to support my postulate that all electrical power systems are compatible if you try hard enough.

Me: Should be easy enough to deploy NextCloud on OpenShift, especially with this existing template someone already threw together.
OpenShift: Provisioning of persistent volume claim failed. Pods for deployment nextcloud took over 600 seconds to become available. Deployment failed. Scaled replication controller nextcloud from 1 to 0. Deleted pod nextcloud-2hg6d.

> As previously announced in the Plugin Roadmap for Firefox, the "Always Activate" option for Flash plugin content has been removed. Firefox will now always ask for user permission before activating Flash content on a website.

Flash becomes more dead every month, thankfully.

Unfortunately, a lot of them are smart enough to put the opt-out API under a different subdomain, so a lot of the tools won't see it as the same as the main tracking stuff.

Another thing to do is to load one of the Web ads "personalization" opt-out sites and use it to calibrate adaptive tools like Privacy Badger.

The most fun thing to do with Web privacy tools is to load any news site and watch them all go bananas.

I feel like I want to have a long-term relationship with another person called Alex just for the humor value.

For a while now the digitizer's been wacky if it's sitting on the table (???), and now I think the charge port is damaged (won't charge if you have it plugged in the "wrong way," which is something I didn't even know was possible with the Lightning connectors).

Me: Great, the Librem 5 drops in only like a couple of weeks, I should have mine within a month and a half or so.
My iPhone: Great, I'm gonna start dying alarmingly fast then.
Me: Wait noT YET!

Me: Wow, imagine if M.2 modules or PCI cards were triangular or something. Wouldn't that be weird?
Apple Computer Inc.: You have seen nothing yet.

One of the many bad things about Twitter: Terrible mobile support. You either wait for the app to load (installing something permanently on your whatever), use the useless mobile site, or use the completely non-mobile-compatible desktop site.

Finally, the fediverse icon mosaic is finished - and I love the result :blobheartcat:

#art #mastoart #fediverse #inkscape

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