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Cake day: Jun 05, 2020


Always suprises me how uninformative mainstream news coverage is. It’s barely apparent who is doing the shelling here. Why they are doing it not touched upon at all. It is only a two minute clip but I doubt the full segment will be any better.


Western media does not cover Chinese companies in the same manner and depth as they do Western companies. Regarding the Pentagon’s chief’s statement I would not take it seriously. It’s highly unlikely that he knows enought about machine learning to correctly comment on the situation. Plus American national security agencies like to portray themselves as enfeebled sometimes because it helps justify their massive fundings.

At our work, all our logs are stored in a postgres database. We don’t utilise fts, so if I want to find a log line that matches some text, I have to use LIKE or ILIKE. The problem is that searching like this does not utilise indexes unless you search for something like ‘sometext%’ which is rarely helpful. So unless I can specify a small timespam within which to search, the query takes very long.

Simple gallery to replace photos. Firefox Android with uBlock Origin to replace Chrome.

Every country that has monetary sovereignty is a currency manipulator

Editing someone else’s post/comment is not something that should be allowed in my opinion.

I had no idea jetbrains pretty much singlehandedly funded kotlin development

Because of the implications

I don’t know what his game is with being critical of the empire now after a lifetime of serving it.

Americans struggle to comprehend the concept of complex, multi-ethnic and cultural nations. I wonder why.

why I am not coming back to pirating

Because I never left

Anyone knows how much vram one needs to run stable diffusion locally?

This is super nice

edit: says at the bottom: " Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited "

Should probably change that

Damn I thought the result would have been opposite. There are tutoring companies where I live which teach programming to kids as early as grade 1. I’m not sure what their appeal is because I can’t get in the mind of a boomer but they take advantage of parents who stuck at parenting.

Hoping it costs only one kidney instead of two as is the case of Elite controller

Dialectical and Historical Materialism

This is the only one I have read. Pretty good.

This person is a butthole. DOn’t listen to them.

But water is delicious though

I don’t have any. Yet to try one of them. I was looking into trying Artefact or Bucket of Bolts both by Jack Harrison since they seem to be shorter and writing focused.

Guy got a bit too real with the “everyone has something to hide part”

Where does the file go if it is named with a.txt?

This technique is usually used with checksums because they have a predefined length and alphabetic characters can be safely casted to lower case. How do you want to differentiate between upper case and lower case here asauming that you are using a file system that is sensitive to it?

The devs have actually spent a lot of valuable time making the website isomorphic. Because that it can be rendered server side and can be crawled for search indexing.

Yeah kinda. Some fuel trade took place via rupee-rouble exchange. But using the Yuan is not something I had heard of before.

Regarding Instagram’s methods for limiting access to non-logged-in users, I have been able to work around them to some extent.

If you click on a post while viewing a profile and Instagram asks you to log in, you can instead right click on the post and open it in a new tab.

If you scroll down while viewing a profile and Instagram asks you to log in, you can use uBlock Origin’s zap tool to remove the pop-up message and dark translucent background. The should load normally when you scroll after that.

I think settler colonialism plays some part in it too. For example, cultures that have organically developed over several hundred years as opposed to cultures that have developed over thousands of years. But I haven’t thought about this particular topic much so I could be wrong.

I think Instagram just goes the extra mile to make sure that alternative frontends don’t work. Bibliogram breaks A LOT though I still thank them for their service.

Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu if you like sci-fi. It has a bit of the “chosen one” aspect but it’s not as bad.

The idea of profiting off of nothing but ownership is deeply rooted since it forms the foundation of politics and economy almost all countries in the world right now. Renters paying rent to the landlord is to some extent as natural as gravity for some reason. No one knows or cares how it came to be like this and it’s seen as something that you must just live with.

What happened to the Nvidia source code that was being leaked?
I think I read about it last month but since then there hasn't been any mention of it. Wondering what came of it.

Margit, the Fell Omen
What a ridiculously difficult boss. I currently have a full melee build and I had to use every cheese in the book to beat him.

Elden Ring reviews are absolutely nuts
OpenCritic and MetaCritic both have ridiculously high aggregate scores for it. Early reviews tend to generally be higher but an average 97 score from 95 critics is probably the best I have ever seen. I am reading that it is easier to get into compared to other From Software titles. When playing the network test I didn't get this feeling. But either way I highly recommend giving the game a try if you haven't played a Souls game before. It is an entirely new story and the lore from what I am hearing is very rich. And the gameplay is tight as always. If you don't want to buy you can even pirate it once it has been released provided your PC can run it. I don't think it is using Denuvo.

Has anyone turned off autocorrect on their phone?
Using autocorrect makes typing much easier on phones. Not only you can write words you don't know the spellings of correctly, but it also compensates for mis-hits on the tiny keyboard. But one day I had to write something using a pen and paper and I realised that I had forgotten how to spell common words. For example I had no idea if it was "absense" or "absence". Then I turned off autocorrect on my phone so that I can relearn how to spell words. I have gotten a lot better since then. Has anyone else had a similar experience?

PC requirements have been officially revealed
### Minimum - OS: Windows 10 - Processor: Intel Core I5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X - Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, 3 GB or AMD Radeon Rx 580, 4GB - DirectX: 12 - Storage: 60 GB ### Recommended - Windows: 10/11 - Processor: Intel Core I7-8700k or AMD Ryzen 5 3600x - Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, 8GB or AMD Radeon Vega 56, 8GB - DirectX: 12 - Storage: 60 GB Credit to reddit user cloudsheep0 for the transcription.

> BANDIT: A dangerous bandit who strikes for weak points. Excels at ranged combat with bows. > ASTROLOGER: A scholar who reads fate in the stars. Heir to the school of glintstone sorcery. Link to tweet: https://nitter.net/ELDENRING/status/1492166788175511553#m

Content creators have been playing the full build of the game for a while now and the embargo for it just ended
There will be a lot of spoilers for it on YouTube. So if you are someone that cares about that, be careful.

Link to tweet: https://nitter.42l.fr/DarkSoulsGame/status/1491411609499353088 #### Transcription >BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and FromSoftware are aware of the technical difficulties players have experienced with the DARK SOULS suite of games on PC. > > We want to thank the entire DARK SOULS community and the players who have reached out to us directly to voice their concerns and offer solutions. Thanks to you, we have identified the cause and are working on fixing the issue. > > In addition, we have extended the investigation to ELDEN RING - our upcoming title launching on February 25th - and have made sure the necessary security measures are in place for this title on all target platforms. > > Due to the time required to set up proper testing environments, online services for the DARK SOULS series on PC will not resume until after the release of ELDEN RING. We will continue to do everything we can to bring back these services as soon as possible. > > We will make an announcement as soon as the schedule is determined for resuming online services. Please stay tuned to the DARK SOULS social media channels for updates. Once again, please allow us to share our thanks to you, our passionate community.

> WARRIOR: A nomad warrior who fights wielding two blades at once. An origin of exceptional technique. > > PRISONER: A prisoner bound in an iron mask. Studied in glintstone sorcery, having lived among the elite prior to sentencing.

> VAGABOND: A knight exiled from their homeland to wander. A solid, armor-clad origin. > > HERO: A stalwart hero, at home with a battleaxe, descended from a badlands chieftain.

New gameplay footage from Game Informer
Not watching it myself. But wanted to share if anyone else is interested: [Link to video](https://piped.kavin.rocks/watch?v=1zTkMV2gfmU)

Says game size is 60GB for PS4 and 80GB for PS5 respectively. Feels good man. Personally I am disappointed the game isn't 300GB of content but I will live.

The recently discovered RCE in Dark Souls 3 only affects PC according to Lance McDonald
~~He says:~~ > ~~The RCE exploit recently leveraged publicly in Dark Souls 3 is not able to be leveraged on PlayStation 4, 5, or Xbox consoles. Neither will the console versions of Elden Ring be able to be exploited. There is no vector to either trigger it or to gain elevated remote privileges.~~ ~~Some people have been exhibiting paranoia that the exploit could mean more delays. I was already skeptical of such fears but this news from Lance is another good sign that the game will release on time.~~ ~~Tweet has been deleted :))))~~ Tweet is back? [Link](https://nitter.42l.fr/manfightdragon/status/1489390955018944513)

Announcing /c/EldenRing
A subcommunity for the upcoming game if anyone is interested.

Welcome to Elden Ring
In case anyone is interested in this game, I created a subcommunity to discuss the game with fellow lemurs.

A question about the Great (American) Resignation
I see this being mentioned a bit in American media. I understand why this can happen. Capital does not want to pay living wages to the working people and workers do not want to work for pennies. There is no such thing as labour shortage, only capital not willing to pay. But if people are just walking away from jobs, how are they affording subsistence? I have seen restaurants being closed because they don't have workers. So it is not only people who can afford savings who are quitting. I can't phrase the question very well but the bottom line is this: I don't understand. So any insight you might want to share is welcome.

What software/library to use to write a bot that snipes a PS5 as soon as it is available for preorder?
I have tried to use fast fingers to preorder a PS5 as soon as it restocks and have failed. Now I want to turn to the dark side. What do I use to achieve this? I know python and shell scripting but know nothing about web development.

Give me your favourite easy dishes or recipes
I am absolutely garbage at cooking nor do I have the desire to get better at cooking intricate dishes. But I still prefer making food at home as much as possible. So I was wondering what your favourite easy dishes are. I don't value taste too highly. But I prefer that have relatively moderate to low carb content. But don't wanna be picky so anything goes. Please feel free to share.

How do people enjoy horror games?
I feel tangibly anxious when playing horror games so trying to understand how people who enjoy horror games do it. To be fair, I feel anxious all the time. And the games that gives me the most anxiety are Dark Souls games and Bloodborne. Sekiro didn't make me feel that anxious. But I love the feeling of accomplishment that I get after beating a tough boss. That, and how satisfying the combat feels mechanically is why they are my favourite games of all time. In other games combat never feels this nice (eg. Fallen Order, Devil May Cry etc.) I recently started Resident Evil Village and it doesn't feel rewarding at all to me. Even after beating some of the mini bosses in the beginning. Will still finish it though because I like to step on my balls. I remember playing the PT demo when it was available on PS4 and one scene in particular made me lose my sleep that night. People also say they love the atmosphere of Bloodborne. Why? It spooks the fuck out of me. I guess it is well executed in that respect but I find it repulsive because of how good it is. Just wondering how other people think. I don't mean to imply that people who like these kinds of games are weird or something because I have no right to do that.

Anything like NewPipe but for Twitch or YouTube streams?
Just want to listen to that lofi stream while studying.

Is there a free, open source alternative to smart home solutions like Alexa?
Someone in my family uses Alexa to do things like control lights and some other electrical appliances in the home. I don't know anything about this smart home trend, but I immediately disliked Alexa because: 1. It's Amazon 2. When the internet went down, we were unable to use Alexa to any affect to control the appliances. I am guessing this means that all communication (unsurprisingly) is routed to a central Amazon server before going to the appliances, which IMO is a pretty terrible design choice for the consumer (but I am guessing not for Amazon). Are there any open source alternatives to things like this? I can see it being useful in some scenarios or at the very least it would be a nice gimmick to have if you have a spare rpi lying around.

Conversations: High battery usage after joining a group chat
Hello. When I use Conversations for communicating with my family (all for us are using a public server right now), the battery usage is very low and reasonable. But after joining a group (specifically Prosody's group so I can ask question there), the battery usage becomes very high (about 20% of the battery is consumed by Conversations according to Android's metrics). Is there anything I can do about this? I was thinking if I can join the group on desktop but not my phone, it would be ideal. But this information gets synced across devices. So I end up joining the group and then leaving when I am done. Any suggestions for this?

Anyone knows a sample decently secure prosody configuration that I can use as a reference? Also a question about SRV records.
I've been setting up Prosody today and it's been a struggle. I have gotten to about 55% compliance. I not aiming for 100%. If there is a sample config I can refer to that would be helpful. When it comes to SRV records, I am not sure what purpose they serve. From what I am reading, some clients refuse to connected to ports other than 80/443 for HTTP/HTTPS respectively. So the SRV records transparently redirect to them to (for example) xmpp.example.tld port 5222/5269. Is that it? Regardless of the purpose, compliance.conversations.im says that I need to add a line to the config: ``` legacy_ssl_ports = { 5223 }; ``` And then point the SRV record to that but I can't get it to work. Any idea what I am doing wrong here?

Thoughts on XMPP/Jabber?
I want to stop using WhatsApp because I fuckin hate it. Does anyone use XMPP regularly? It allows encryption so I was considering it. The consideration is whether I will have to self host it or I can use some publicly hosted instances (like how there are open Matrix instances). Also whether it has support for desktop clients that run natively on Loonix without electron. Please share your thoughts if you have experience. Feel free to suggest other alternatives too. I won't mind that.

Thoughts on Bitwarden?
I personally use passwordstore.org with a git repo on a personal VPS. But I wanted to set up a password manager for my boomer parents and looks like Bitwarden is one of the better options out there. The problem is that the free tier sounds a bit too good to be true so I am worried that it might just disappear or discontinue one day. Any idea if this fear is unfounded or not? If you have been using Bitwarden please share your experience with it. Would like to hear.

Nitter is one of my favorite projects
- Twitter website for mobile sucks donkey balls. Sometimes it doesn't load at all until I refresh. - Nitter is significantly faster than Twitter website. - Looks great. - No ads. - Free software. Nonfree JavaScript for playing encrypted videos is disabled by default. - Can be self hosted. Nitter truly is an oasis in the desert of shit that is Twitter's website.

Anyone tried playing the GOG version of Disco Elysium with a DualShock 4?
Playing GOG's Disco Elysium distribution via Lutris. The game itself starts and runs okay but I can't get it to detect my controller, a DualShock 4. I have tried a few things already: 1) Lutris' x360ce options 2) ds4drv, running it normally and using the --emulate-xpad, --emulate-xboxdrv flags 3) Both of the above together Nothing has worked yet. Any tips for what else I could try?

Steam launch options in Lutris?
Trying to play Hades but the my controller (DualShock 4) won't work with it. On a [Steam forums thread](https://steamcommunity.com/app/1145360/discussions/1/3105764336237601271/), this is the suggested solution: >Could you try setting the launch options >/UseNativeGaInput=true >/UseNativeGaInputNoControllers=false ? > >\> · Right-click on Hades in your Steam Library and select 'Properties...' >\> · In the pop-up menu, look for the field with the heading 'LAUNCH OPTIONS' But like a poverty sticken asshole I have pirated the game so I am not running in via Steam. Moreover, I cannot install Steam because Ubuntu is throwing weird errors, but that's another issue. Any idea how if at all I can set these options via Lutris? I have tried setting them as environment variables but it didn't work.

Which file manager do you use?
I use one called X-Plore. It's actually very good. Even has a WiFi server, conpressed archive support, etc. but the downsides are that it's close sourced and some features are behind a paywall (though IMO they are worth it). So I was thinking of moving to some free or open source software. Any recommendations?

Do you think Reddit admins’ identities should be public knowledge?
With this whole debacle brewing, I was browsing /r/ModSupport (since all the good subs I know went private). There I saw a post from someone saying that Reddit admins are affecting discourse from the shadows and pushing their left-wing agenda with little accountability. I agree with that except for the left-wing part. Turns out that Reddit thinks that mentioning the name of the new employee, who is a public figure, amounts to doxxing. I don't condone doxxing but I don't understand how admins are allowed to remain anonymous considering how much power they have. Thoughts on this?

Anyone tried creating an init.lua for neovim 0.5.0 nightly?
I gave it a go last night and it is way trickier then I expected. Simple things like setting options are not very convenient at the moment. I also tried to get packer.nvim running but the README was not very helpful. Looks like I will be sticking with init.vim for some time.

Thoughts on smart watches?
Hello. For a long time I have considered smart watches to be a gimmick but since they have become more accessible and common now for some time, I was wondering what the people who own and use them think of them? So what has your experience been of them? One thing I am curious about is how functional these (especially the Android ones) are without being connected to a phone via bluetooth since bluetooth drains battery?

Are there any brands/phones that particularly root-friendly?
Right now I have a Nokia 8 and it cannot be rooted because the bootloader cannot be unlocked. Which sucks a lot. Are there any manufacturers that make Android phones that are easy to root and have good support for LineageOS or something similar?

Haven't tried it yet but it looks super neat.

How to deploy a CodeIgniter application?
Noob question but here it goes. The place I work at has a website written in CodeIgniter, a PHP framework. The creator of the codebase was contracted and when he gave me a demo, the code was just sitting in `/home/www-user/public_html` of the VPS and to show the code and make changes to it, he used FileZilla's "View/Edit" option. I am not good at web dev but this seems like terrible practice. I have made a git repository out of the code but I am not sure how to proceed with deploying the changes I make in the repo to the production. This is super noob so I am embarrassed to ask this but what software, resources, etc. can I look into to learn how to deploy? I have never done this shit so I am stumbling in the dark here.

Any idea where to get Microsoft fonts from?
Just the fonts that come packages with Windows. I used to rip them from my university's library computer.