I remember the internet before ads (but unfortunately not before spam). It was a far nicer place.
@rysiek @eldaking

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@sexybiggetje My sister has a few of the tabletop candle replacements, and they're nice too. Kinda like small oil lanterns, but without the fossil and soot mess.

Yeah, they're pretty nice. Comes in bigger fake fireplace form too, for indoors use. We have one in our apartment.

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I was apparently wrong recently regarding copyright on Hacker News

In a discussion of police playing copyrighted music to trigger automated takedowns of civillian video, someone pointed out that a recent US Supreme Court decision invalidated copyrightholders' right to sue US states for copyright infringement.


One would presume this might extend to any entity operating as state government.

Say, for the sake of argument, a state university library system.

Which would mean that such a system might take upon itself to, for whatever reason, host Sci-Hub, LibGen, or ZLibrary, in a legally-immune status.

That would be an interesting development.

(There's no specific need for it to be a library system. It could be the forestry department, prisons, or an individual legislator or elected official.)

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#Copyright #SciHub #LibGen #ZLibrary #Immuity #Impunity #SCOTUS

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When writing software, or debugging software, shortening tthe speed of the edit/build/test/examine/wtf cycle is one key element for higher productivity.

Related: in operating systems based om software, shortening the issue visibility/identification/cause/fix/deployment cycle is also important.

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@debian It's almost like you can see it on the bandwidth graphs of the mirror serving as cdimage.debian.org: acc.umu.se/technical/statistic

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Debian 11 is now cascading to a mirror near you! If you can't wait any longer, the CD images are now available from cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/c #ReleasingDebianBullseye

Sweden has a national land ownership registry. Property transfers have to get registered there in order to take effect.

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my paper "Making legacy Fortran code type safe through automated program transformation" has just been published in Journal of Supercomputing, as Open Access:

"We present the first rigorous analysis of the type safety of FORTRAN 77 and the novel program transformation and type checking algorithms required to convert FORTRAN 77 subroutines and functions into pure, side-effect free subroutines and functions in Fortran 90.
We show that the resulting code is type safe and that the pure, side-effect free and referentially transparent subroutines can readily be offloaded to accelerators."

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I heard a theory recently that felt right to me: that Elon Musk's Boring Company isn't actually meant to produce usable mass transit. Instead, it's designed to outbid other public-transit proposals and then intentionally fail, so that trust in public transit proposals will be eroded and people will continue to buy and drive cars.

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@rysiek It was the best of mines, it was the worst of mines, it was the age of foolishness, it was the age of profound idiocy, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of credulity, it was the season of GPU embargos, it was the season of coal-fired hash farms, it was the spring of hodl, it was the winter of sodl, we had stonks before us, we had nothing NFT (same thing) behind us, we were all going direct to Mt. GOX, we were all going direct pump'n'dump marketing—in short, the period was so far like the libertarian goldbug anti-fiat kill-the-fed wet dream asset inflation feeding frenzy.

I'm planning on upgrading this instance later this evening, if everything goes as planned. Expect some downtime this evening.

@LITekXV Jadå, jag blandar själv svenska och engelska beroende på publik.

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