Is the @funkwhale GitLab instance down right now, or has it moved somewhere else? (cc @eliotberriot)

If you read only one kernel patch note this year, make it this one:

tl;dr: 5.1.2 has a single mitigation= param to disable *all* of them, from retpolines to and everything in between 🙏

Has anyone tried out (and ideally even benchmarked) the new Intel microcode 3.20190514 update, that mitigates et al? (Details at

Is it as drastic as Apple's mitigation that disables SMT? That's way more of a performance penalty than I'm willing to pay for a purely theoretical vulnerability.

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@ParadeGrotesque you can't make Microsoft go away. They're the most valuable company in the world. So your choices are to encourage them and appreciate their open source efforts, or to continue to disparage them. Which of these options encourages the engineers at Microsoft to keep pushing for open source? Reard them for the good they've done so they keep doing it. They can't un-open the things they've open sourced. They've made permanent and meaningful contributions to open source and I'm thankful to them for it.

Oh nice, the thumbnail does show up on the official web client at least 😀

Testing whether embeds work properly on which Mastodon clients...

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Mozilla is shutting down their IRC servers and moving to Discord, a proprietary chat service.

Hey Mozilla, aren't we forgetting something here? Our very own "Mozilla Pledge for a Healthy Internet” states:

> Principle 2 The internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.

> Principle 6 The effectiveness of the internet as a public resource depends upon interoperability (protocols, data formats, content), innovation and decentralized participation worldwide.

"I’ve worked on every Republican presidential transition team for the past 10 years" – ... sooo, just Trump's, then?

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Finally. 'git diff HEAD~14 HEAD~2 board.kicad_pcb' working reliably.

It generates something like this:

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"Free world building idea: Wizards have the same trust in magic that software designers have in software, which is to say, almost none at all."

This starting position is just one transposition away from having such a pleasing symmetry.

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I can't be the only person in the world who still has to look up the Dockerfile reference to remember whether --port is host:container or container:host, EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Even after literally dozens of times.

@mike @kev Out of curiosity, do you guys have a plan/roadmap for upgrading to 2.8?

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