A real life Bobby tables! Someone registered a custom car license plate "NULL" and got assigned every speeding ticket where the image processing system was unable to determine a plate number.


Two flash clips, a flash emulator, a flash programmer, surface mount soldered test points, oscilloscope probes, cat5 crossover cable, and both a TTL serial adapter as well as an RS232 serial adapter with null modem & genderchanger. Finally got my emacs setup just how I like it.

How Can AMD EPYC "Rome" 7002 Series Be Even Better? Open-Source BIOS / Coreboot


is a solid buy for me, now. All recommendations I make will be for AMD, too. I don’t care if those I convince don’t use core-boot or whatever, the gesture is not going unheeded.

@louwestin @kev Yeah, but you can simply reinstall grub again afterwards, it's a bit inconvenient but not too big of a problem.

Anyone interested to take over the maintenance of the driver for the floppy controller in the Linux Kernel?


Holy what!

"Amazon's home security company Ring has enlisted local police departments around the country to advertise its surveillance cameras in exchange for free Ring products and a “portal” that allows police to request footage from these cameras, a secret agreement obtained by Motherboard shows."



@danyspin97 "check" is nice, but there's a few others as well.

Glad you asked!
1. Pages load twice as fast
2. Laptop battery lasts longer
3. My privacy isn't invaded by 50 different douchebro Silicon Valley companies
4. Your fucking site doesn't slow down my computer to a crawl and I can actually read your fucking articles

OpenBIOS - open source Forth firmware 

@cavaliertusky Ah, sure, I was referring to the compile time of (which I'm running on my phone).

My last build on the laptop took more than 7 hours, that should be a lot faster now.

@jhol I'm currently using a Lenovo E595, haven't really tested out all the hardware support tbh, but it works well enough for my purposes.

Got myself a PC upgrade: New 7 3700x CPU (8 cores, 16 threads) + DDR4 RAM + NVMe SSD.

Quick comparison "benchmark" of building all @sigrok components from source:

* Laptop (Ryzen 5 3500U, DDR4, SATA SSD): 6 minutes.

* New PC: 2.5 minutes.

I'm curious how much faster a full build will be; guess I'll find out soon.

@deshipu For smart watches there's . Haven't tried it yet myself, but I will soonish.


@GambaJo Fennec meistens, aber andere aus F-Droid sind auch nicht schlecht.

While arguing about the feasibility of reverse engineering Windows into ReactOS, I just remembered that the Windows kernel comes with an x86 emulator to run VGABIOS in.

The amount of weird shit that comes with Windows for reasons is astounding.

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