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I want to be able to tell my friends why is better than the birdsite, so I wrote a thing: "Mastodon Is Better than Twitter: Elevator Pitch"

I want this to be as persuasive as possible to outsiders, so I'd appreciate as much feedback as possible from Mastodon users

I once asked at work "What do we do if one of these cloud providers that's critical in our production pipeline one day decides to just stop doing business with us?"

I was told "You're paranoid, that'll never happen".

It just happened.

Just pre-ordered the Librem 5. The price is good, and I like what it offers. Hopefully it's a good phone and doesn't keep slipping the ship date.

This is an ad from a 1998 issue of Macworld, and I feel like it could be a meme template.

Any Debian user out there who can lend a hand on where to go or what to do to get the proper wifi firmware for Debian ? I've tried few things but to no avail.

Hmmm, I wonder what the story is with this and Parabola? Seems likely they are related somehow but i'm not sure how.

Have anyone tried Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre?

It's apparently a long-term support simplicity-focused distribution based on Arch Linux with OpenRC to support the Init Freedom Campaign.


#Hyperbola #GNU #Linux

For #rustlang I've got the shortest and coolest domain name:

In your browser type<crate name> and you'll get instant crate info or keyword search.

Any thoughts on full disk encryption? Pros and cons?

Has anyone tried functional programming in ? How well does it work?

This week's —which we're getting in *just* under the wire for the week—is , the `cat` replacement with syntax highlighting, git integration, (optional) line numbers, and more.

See below for a cat/bat comparison (showing a bit of the 's code). And if you don't like those colors, don't worry—bat lets you select a different color scheme or customize your own (along with pretty much any other config option you might want).

Performance question:

Assume I have a string and an integer that I want to compare for equality.

Is it faster to cast the integer to a string or to parse the string?

In pseudocode, should I do

if "1" == 1.to_string():


if "1".parse() == 1:

Or does it not matter/depend on the language?

My blog is now available as a .

The main motivation is to protest law makers proposals to ban tor usage in Germany and to demonstrate that there are valid and legitimate uses for tor. We have a right to privacy and we have to defend it!


Thank you @torproject for providing the technology :)

Dialog from this homebrew game's intro:

You are a spacesheep

The best of the best trained for years in zero-grav maneuvers

Immune to Velcro and a master of sheep-fu

Reposted (thanks @codesections!) as a poll.

No holds barred cage match:

QWERTY vs Dvorak vs Other

Defend your selection with a reply!

Aaaaand... GO!

#zig language looks kinda neat actually

it's intentionally small and obviously better than C:

* includes its own build system
* granular runtime check toggles
* implicit pass by reference, following the modern convention
* sum types and nullable
* undefined behavior(e.g. overflow) = compile time error if possible, runtime crash if not
* A reasonable approach to compile-time metaprogramming that allows a lot of the language to live in the stdlib(e.g. generic data structures, custom allocators)

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