I thoroughly enjoyed the #scifi aspect of how a singular person has all of eternity to explore the stars, And in solidarity how one copes with the expanse of nothingness. Even though they are "immortal" they have a constant appreciation of life.
Some amazing new concepts (to me) such as the Von Neumann Probe really tickled my fancy
Anyone in the fediverse got any other space recommendations?
And here's how bad it can be:
Tweet from Chris Marget (@chrismarget), at 30 Aug, 12:58
I've been working on a library that squeezes information out of far-away Cisco Catalysts. This is one of the things it can do.
No credentials required. https://t.co/FrPJy8GT9O
there were some things i ddn't knew about raspberry pis:
"Linux runs on that ARM CPU, we know that, but we might be surprised to learn that Linux on this device is only a second class citizen. The GPU cores run a real time operating system called ThreadX. This operating system is closed source and rules the system without the open source Linux Kernel being aware of it."
and guess who bought the ThreadX operating system last april?
request for advice from anyone who is vision impaired
I was just curious, what makes for a good image description
I typically try to just give context for an image without being too literal about every detail but I don't actually know if that is good or useful
Does anyone who makes use of image descriptions have any advice for what is most useful or things to avoid?
@gnome A few years ago, I was watching my sister doing her college homework; she was studying biology. I saw her editing a photo in the GIMP, on Windows.
"Sis, I didn't know you used the GIMP."
"Oh, yeah, some friends at school told me about it, it's a Photoshop clone one can just download."
"Sis, did you know I was the maintainer like 15 years ago? I wrote the first third-party plugin for it."
I'm happy that we've given non-computer nerds good software.
Made a little thing:
wev, or Wayland event viewer, analogous to X11's xev
It seems #cloudflare do this already as part of their build/deployment processes.
It seems #Jira is the preferred "project management" system in this regard. If large companies have larger requirements that take them out of the "git" workflow, I wonder if the "1 per team" PR system would help small-medium companies where there are multiple teams across the business.
Very cool use case of ALBs in #AWS
Ofcourse you need the forsight to actually provision multiple endpoints. But still an awesome idea.
Librem.one, Moderation Discussion
Admins: perhaps you should consider blocking social.librem.one. This instance’s policies could affect the safety of many of us on the fediverse. The instance automatically rejects both local and remote reports, meaning there is no way to bring bad users and content to the attention of their moderators. See here: https://source.puri.sm/liberty/smilodon/commit/9cae431902a2c0ce6438c6722a3a901e279c78fc
In discussion within their chatrooms, I received this response:
quick note about reporting (copied from other chat room): this is correct, after deep deliberation we have concluded that no company should control speech - we have a “stay safe” guide in the pipeline, but briefly, block bad users and report illegal content - in the long-term federated, community-managed blocklists are likely the answer
This does not seem right to me - if we’re subjected to their users, the only action admins can take is to block their server rather than have our issues addressed. This makes for a poor member of the fediverse.
Really, @purism? You copy a bunch of open-source apps and make it look like they are yours without any mention of the original apps? I think you should delete these apps immediately and publicly apologize. Or at least don't have the audacity to call yourself a "Social Purpose Corporation that does not exploit people and puts doing social good over maximizing profit ", because its obviously not true.
Also I can note the following:
- What is the point of the forks? Do they even at least pre-fill the "social.librem.one" domain for users?
- Is the source even published at all? If not, it's violating GPL. I can't find anything on their Github, at least.
Open Source Mapping.
A probably bias writeup. 🤷♂️
Happy to announce I have contributed over 75,000 photos to #openstreetcam, that's nearly 1,000km of footage. This is the (one of the) #opensource equivalents of Google Streetview. This was possible thanks to a Waylens dashcam sponsored by Telenav!
Computer vision and machine learning learns how to recognise street signs and traffic rules from this footage.
A System Administrator of a web hosting company. I now hate PHP.
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