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Me roughly a day ago: What if I did a save of all the network packets transiting through the interface of my bedroom's network for like a day 👀 how much data would that be
Me now: oh

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for reference, I did this using tcpdump -i <interface> -w - | dd of=/dev/null status=progress and it's been running for, like, 36-ish hours

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Server is fully done. Required sleep and a little help (which made total sense after sleep).

Now on with backups. For the server, then for everything else that backs up to the server.

Yay!

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C’est la première fois que je vois ça et je l’avais pas remarqué au moment du listing de composants :
un condo d’apparence extérieure tout à fait ordinaire mais avec une 3e patte reliée à rien et qui sert à maintenir ce gros condo en place et à éviter qu’il ne bouge trop

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When you're done pumping Ida's overactive bladder (and probably a few others' too) out of your work-from-home makeshift do-it-yourself server room in your basement-turned-swimming-pool... 2600.nyc ...misery is an experience best shared (in memes doesn't count).

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Hot-take:

"print()" is the #Python (and some other programming languages) version of the "💾 3.5in-floppy-disk-as-document-save-icon" of most software.

It's an artifact of older times, when output was, well, printed out.

Almost nobody *actually* prints program output directly out on a physical printer. But it's so deeply ingrained in coding culture, it's taken for granted and rarely questioned.

At some point the connection between "print()" and 🖨️ will become almost indecipherable to young techies.

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I really wish tho that there was a CC licence that was like CNPL in disallowing use by capitalists, govts, govt agencies, police, fascists etc, but allowed progressive stuff like worker coops and individual independent creators to be able to use and make money even.

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How to defend yourself against cryptolockers:

1. Make backups of your important data every fucking day. Wether your files get encrypted or your hard disk blows up, you will lose a few hours of work, at worst.

2. Tell your company to implement PGP on their email, specially if they are using public mail services. So that every employee will have their own digital signature and will be able to exchange keys with other employees, even physically (if required) to avoid physing and tampering on their mail.

3. STOP DOWNLOADING CRAP ON YOUR COMPUTER. Also do not follow links from any emails not signed and verified, and always keep media attachments disabled on your client.

4. Tell your stupid coworkers to follow these rules. If they dont, put a gun on their head and try again while counting to 3. If they still refuse, pull the trigger.
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@rysiek I've used printers a lot, but I never thought of print() or printf() as a metaphor for physical printing. Separate magesteria; print(), in a program, means 'output()' to me.

So it's already become disassociated, at least in my mind.
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Nothing like running the GTK4 demo and seeing homages to Facebook and Google.

What a sour taste that leaves in my mouth.

#GTK #GNOME #SurveillanceCapitalism

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We cannot let the tools used to fight for public health be subverted into systems to perpetuate inequity or as cover for unrelated, unnecessary data collection. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/08/vacc

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@TransGal4872 @rysiek This is EXACTLY how I have always thought of it as well.

I wasn't sure why a printer would be involved, at all. I _rarely_ use them. (Basically: for printing tickets or government forms that I must fill out - otherwise - it's read using another means.)

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RT @linsley_barbara
Telephone sheep, using old cords & phones, by Jean Luc Cornec brilliant 👍🏻😂👇

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@aral @Dashtop How email apps should work today: You enter your email address & password. Only if it can't retrieve the other settings from the service (like Fastmail, there's a standard for this now) or a builtin database, then ask the user for them!

There! A cleaner, less-geeky UX that doesn't advertise email services which don't need more advertising!

Though even sticking to the current UX I don't see a valid excuse for dropping your pull request...

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Join us now for "Off the Hook Overtime," where we are taking your phone calls live at US phone number 1-802-321-4225 (1-802-321-HACK) or toll-free at 1-833-755-2600. What's on your mind? youtube.com/watch?v=osjukLJsyu

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