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validates the entry can be called, optionally outputs a debugging message, calls platform-dependant code, calls it's `DT_INIT` entry if present, & iterates over it's `DT_INIT_ARRAY` entry if present calling each function reference contained within.

If there's a `DT_PREINIT_ARRAY` it optionally outputs debugging information & iterates over it calling all the contained function pointers.

And finally it iterates over the `l_initfini` array calling them as per `dl_initfirst`.

2/2 Fin for today.

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Listen, if you want to be a pro at hacking Diablo (the first one), it takes a specific type of person who really wants it. As one of the bests myself, I recommend this to all the newbs who hope to own like me one day. geocities.restorativland.org/T

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Catalog of Copyright Entries Renewals (US) - New York Public Library: github.com/NYPL/cce-renewals/ (GitHub)

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In 1930 the Indiana Bell building was rotated 90°. Over a month, the structure was moved 15 inch/hr, all while 600 employees still worked there. There was no interruption to gas, heat, electricity, water, sewage, or the telephone service they provided.

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Do you have #OpenHardware projects on #Codeberg, either from yourself or other people?
We'd love if you shared them with us!

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oh wow, firefox developer tools has a tool to simulate colour vision deficiency and contrast loss! developer.mozilla.org/en-US/do
Very handy!

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I cannot stress enough how important it is to understand that Apple, Google, or Amazon can simply _decide_ to remove access to anything you've "purchased", including many physical goods (if they are internet-connected and running proprietary software), and you have absolutely no recourse.

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@strypey Both Guix and Nix are capable of being used for side-loading programs on an existing distribution, as they're living entirely outside the standard filesystem layout. This is in fact the best way to start using them, and then you can go full distro once you've gotten to know them.

A distro is really a packaging system, a system configuration and a bootstrap. The system configuration and bootstrap are intertwined, but the packaging system is in this case quite fine on its own.

@teleclimber @zkat @alcinnz
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I have a Star Labs Star Lite laptop (runs Linux) that I’d like to give away to an open source developer. Please let me know if you are interested, or nominate someone. Thanks!

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The internet’s promise was as a space where everyone could have their say. But today, just a few platforms decide what billions of people see and say online. Learn more about the battle to control online speech: eff.org/deeplinks/2021/11/podc

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The James Webb Space Telescope is poised to reform several fields of science. For @nbatalha and @NatashaBatalha, it is a family affair. Like her mother, Natalie, Natasha Batalha will use the telescope’s instruments to probe worlds in other solar systems. quantamagazine.org/why-nasas-j twitter.com/QuantaMagazine/sta
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#DearFediverse, I have two #programming / #compsci questions about #data and types, and my search skills are failing me. Could anyone point me towards some work / solutions on the two topics below? I'll expand each topic in a subtoot of this one.

1. Data transformation taxonomy: is there some kind of dictionary of common data structure transformations?

2. Data transformation diagramming: is there a diagramming language for visualizing data flow in a program (at a function level, not architecture)?

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