If Bob Dylan is eligible for a Nobel Prize in Literature, then Bill Watterson ought to be too.

Does anyone have any recommendations for good webcams with excellent Linux drivers?

Leap years are a giant capitalist conspiracy to extract an additional 0.27% of cost-efficiency from anually-salaried workers.

It occurred to me that this device is, by *far*, the most resilient piece of hardware I've ever owned.

It's about ten years old but the display is every bit as bright, the battery life is still measured in weeks, and the software has never regressed (in fact, it's indirectly gotten much better thanks to the ecosystem that has sprung up around it, like Calibre)

Nearly a decade old and every bit as useful as the day I bought it. I can't say that about any other gadget I've ever seen.

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My mother-in-law was crying on the Xmas table as the SD card on her phone failed, and she lost the pics of 2 trips. I checked, bad sectors everywhere, couldn't finish any copying.
I tried , and I could restore around 2.3k pics from it.
Worth a try, if you need so:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ddrescue

"The stack size of a 16-bit program is typically 4-6 KiB with a similar size for the heap. This is smaller than the size of the HTTP reply + JSON returned by Slack!" 🤦‍♂️

yeokhengmeng.com/2019/12/build

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Looked at this with some friends. I think we figured it out! A4, A1, B2, B5, C3, D3, C4, B4, C5, C6, D6 wins

Let's see if there's any interest in a series of puzzles/problems from !

For the first one, a neat little position (if you need an introduction or refresher to Havannah's rules: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Havannah)

Black to play and force a win 😀

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I wanted to see if I could prompt GPT-2 to write a limerick. Instead, I go…this

> There once was a man from Nantucket who loved playing at the park and was an avid diver. After his death in 1967, his family found his papers and discovered that his body was full of mercury, a toxic heavy metal. They took his ashes to Nantucket and laid them on a beach, and, a few weeks later, mercury began to leach into the water.

"The FBI said Osadzinski had the technical chops to pull it off, as he had taken several collegiate level computer science classes at DePaul, such as Python for Programmers, Information Systems, Applied Networks and Security, and Computer Science I and II."

zdnet.com/article/us-student-w

When the beta launched half a year ago, I would have bet money it was just one of those "the Python team just barely missed the cutoff date for the announcement window by a few days, it'll be there in the 0.2 release".

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Honestly surprised that Github took Packages out of beta before implementing PyPI support. It's the 2nd-most popular language on the platform by their own metrics!

And it's not even like PyPI is some super-complicated protocol to implement. It's literally a static file listing. You can run a PyPI instance entirely off a CDN if you want to.

Is there some clever way to make GNU Parallel (when running a list of bash commands in a file) remove the lines from the file as they complete with exit status 0?

Alternatively, some way to print *un*-completed commands to stdout when parallel gets a SIGTERM?

In either case, I'm trying to find a clean way to resume a set of non-idempotent operations that I have to temporarily ^C for some reason.

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I'm planning on streaming some #Readlebee development on Thursday at around 7 or 8 pm Mountain Time, so stay tuned if you're interested! As it gets closer, I'll post the exact time and the link!

#liveCode #webdev

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@apetresc @codesections no, he didn't change his mind. His website was defaced, presumably by volunteers. In the section "What's bad about" there was a Richard Stallman link and also a link to the first, defamatory, medium post that started the recent storm

@hntooter Love the feed, but is it really necessary to CW every single post? I don't see the benefit at all :(

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if you want a synopses of who is on the fediverse; its people who would join internet forums for specific topics all jammed together into a not-actually-single social network. If we forget about federation, the functional difference is just how content is displayed and share.

But federation actually exists, so you got clusters of people with particular interests all in approximately the same space. We're federated GameFAQs.

The best part of Toy Story 4 is that it pushes out the date when Debian releases run out of new names by another ~60 years.

Completely agreed with this article: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/07/31/the

It's surprising to me that none of the major application sandboxes generate an "audit log" that shows exactly which protected operations (full filesystem access, camera, location, etc) were used, and exactly when. Not just timestamps but also parameters, open windows, etc.

You could even imagine third-party services aggregating this log across users and time to detect anomalies and deviations.

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