Apparently Moderna isn't enforcing their vaccine patents: https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/statement-moderna-intellectual-property-matters-during-covid-19
Is anyone “mad scientist” enough to try to synthesise it?
"Installation: we recommend that you use Docker."
what I'm supposed to see: "hey, it's a simple one-liner! Such clean install, much wow."
what I actually see: "we couldn't figure out how to install this thing on anything but our own machine, but hey, here is a well-compressed image of our entire disk, use this instead so that we can stop trying"
half a year ago, I had a raspberry pi that I thought I knew the password for; it was routing VPN nicely, too
as of a month ago, ssh no longer let me in... maybe I forgot the password? (surely I'm just stupid)
now it no longer pings or routes
it also randomly stopped booting a year ago, with a different SD card
(minor issue: it's 10k miles away)
moral of the story: raspis are finicky and you shouldn't trust far away ones?
... what should I get for a router / VPN server?
Kinda eyeing pfSense on... something; I read somewhere that "raspi with second USB ethernet port" is not a good idea, so... maybe something more fancy than that?
@jbauer do I remember correctly that you just obtained some SFF PCs?
untrunc is the ****BEST**** software ever. it just saved my ass. everyone: please disregard what I said. I managed to unfuck this MP4 file. see: https://github.com/anthwlock/untrunc
it takes another file as reference, with moov atom intact, and uses that to fix your broken mp4 file.
Anyone who started making regular backups _not_ as a consequence of just having lost something?
(sounds like "only after at least mildly catastrophic outcomes" is the regular trajectory of things; for me it was a precious 30GB hard drive, plus @sotolf just provided a few data points from more people :))
Retro nostalgia and why my new website looks like Window 9x (2019)
(submitted by cardamomo)
Before going away for a week I decide to risk it and do preliminary testing of my 8Bit version of the #RTL8019 #ISA #networkcard card (https://github.com/Manawyrm/ISA8019).
The results are promising: lucky me, otherwise I would have had it in my mind for a whole week, gnawing at my sanity. #homebrewcomputing #retrocomputing
... even though it is surely evil and unholy to install a non-free binary driver for this ethernet card...
... it was a package from SiS, from 2001.
And it actually works, 20 years later, on a system that is open source, and is _not_ windows.
I don't even. This is amazing. Congrats to all the ReactOS devs!!!