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The Problem With NFTs by Folding ideas

youtube.com/watch?v=YQ_xWvX1n9

A long one at 2hr18min but looks like a nice one, with lots of history and detail. I'm around 17min mark and doubt I'll go beyond 20-30, so don't know all of what's in there yet.

And if you "really" need to access the birdsite, you'll have to manually comment or delete the list of domains and subdomains from your hosts file.

It would have been nice for the hosts file to be accompanied by a hosts.d directory, but that's life.

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Ditching Twitter? May I suggest blocking all their domains using your hosts file? I've been doing that for a couple of years now, and I actually have more than 100000 domains blocked in total.

I don't have an exhaustive list, but I have 30 entries for you to copy & paste into your hosts file. And I've just pushed that list to SourceHut, click on the "summary" link for more info on the hosts file and sources for my blocklist full list.

git.sr.ht/~schnwalter/etc-host

Ryan Dahl, the guy behind NodeJS, is also behind deno.land/, and as much as I don't like JavaScript, hats off to him, he seems to be a genius in coming up with solutions to problems:

Deno uses a saved memory snapshot of the processed TypeScript parser&compiler in order to reduce the bootstrap time for processing a TS script to essentially zero. In the end, there's no meaningful performance difference when running a JS or a TS script in Deno.

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Apparently some companies in the UK are trying to market today as the most depressing day of the year. Meanwhile, today was the first day this year all of Finland had a sunrise. Take that for depressing!

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Adds SciHub links to popular publisher websites to make accessing science even easier! github.com/rickwierenga/sci-hu

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Oh, and #Google rejects apps because they state they are free/libre? Or rather because they "use Google Translate incorrectly"? A story how Gogle constantly messes up, keeping devs from improving their apps as they have to focus on non-existent "compliance issues":

sylviavanos.nl/blog/2021/12/24

And Sylvia isn't the only one experiencing this. Ask @ConnyDuck (Tusky) for example. And I'm pretty sure you'll find many more examples…

#GooglePlay #monopoly #messingUp #incompetence

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It might not be that benign if your favorite instant messaging app "just happens" to keep a log of your past sessions.

Here's a screenshot of my most recent Telegram sessions. In one of them you can clearly see the motherboard type. A motherboard that didn't receive any security patches since it was released in 2012; Thanks ASUS.

I'm sure this is still a secure device, that's why I'm "definitely not planing" to add an air gap (AKA permanently remove all network connections).

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@rune haha, absolutely. Lemme get my popcorn, apparently Google Analytics is now illegal in the EU specifically due to US laws related to access to information held by service providers:
noyb.eu/en/austrian-dsb-eu-us-

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#2567 Language Development 

The worst is the Terrible Twos, when they're always throwing things and shrieking, "forsooth, to bed thou shalt not take me, cur!"
xkcd.com/2567/

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RT @Tippen22
Starlink works great until the cats find out that the dish gives off a little heat on cold days.

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Happy new year. I don't know about you, but I've been using Linux as the sole operating system on my personal desktop and laptop computers since 1992, so this promises to yet year 30 of Linux on the desktop for me.

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@feonixrift I'm sure it can run reasonably in 8GiB. I've been running it in 12GiB and then 16GiB and it was ~fine-ish, but I had to be careful which cubes I run simultaneously.

What really kills it is the browsers. And I include any Electron app in that group. Stop writing Electron apps people, for the love of everything that is holy! Just damn stop!

The fact that as a developer someone has 32GiB of RAM to play with doesn't mean it's okay to demand that kind of resources on a user machine.

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@kensanata No, seriously - see; it was more of a problem as we had fewer TV stations where we would get a peak:

youtube.com/watch?v=UTM2Ck6XWH

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