• 5 Posts
Joined hace 2 años
Cake day: oct. 13, 2021


Best to view fingerprint and pin/pattern unlocking as ways of avoiding random unlocks while in your pocket, for example.

Feeder on android.

TPM chips invented in ~2004 were widely feared because they enabled this capability, but until now they have been primarily used only in corporate networks and for BitLocker hard drive encryption.

[…] Cloudflare has already shown it is possible for websites to use it to verify the humanity of a user and skip CAPTCHAs on macOS. What happens when Windows gains that ability? Linux users will be left out in the cold […]

On an extremely paranoid note, will our government or a large corporation require a driver’s license for the internet, with a digital attestation binding a device to your digital ID in an unfalsifiable way? […]

Need some sources on your numbers, but taking them at face value, a few points:

  • 1600km is avoided in no time. (You don’t need to ride 1600km to avoid driving 1600km, but it’s only 3-9 months of short cycling trips).
  • Your car can still be used by someone else, saving the production of another car for that time (removing the relevance of considering the embodied energy of the car before switching to bicycle).
  • The sooner your 1 car is sent to scrap, the sooner it can be melted down into tubing and parts to make 100 bicycles.

Really though, what is the difference between a copyright-infringing piece of code generated by copilot, and a copyright-infringing piece of code generated by running the original through rot-13 twice?

Shenanigans galore in gnupg:

The cryptographers who wrote the paper […] note that the Libgcrypt maintainers at one point rejected a fix that would have thwarted the extraction of key information: “However, the maintainers refused a patch to switch from sliding windows to fixed windows; they said that this was unnecessary to stop the attacks.”

Breaking Libgcrypt RSA via a side channel

I can’t wait to see court cases where proprietary software developed using copilot is found to be fully AGPLv3 due to where the ML learnt its patterns.

Ha. Viral marketing. It’s a beer from Geelong. The name “furphy” means something like “a tall tale”.

In the new study, the researchers used genetically modified viruses to delete SHANK3, which encodes a key protein for neuronal communication, from this circuit in adult mice.

It appears to explicitly conclude that there is no long term impact on fertility. The main long term impacts of concern are metabolic disorders (eg chronic fatigue like), and cardiopulmonary complications.

From the results abstract:

There were no significant differences in psychosocial questionnaire scores, ophthalmological outcomes, sperm quality or motility between controls and those infected more than 6 months previously with SARS-CoV-2.

From the conclusions abstract:

However, the constellation of higher body mass index, dyslipidemia and lower physical endurance 6 months post COVID-19 is suggestive of a higher risk of developing metabolic disorders and possible cardiovascular complications.

What city’s (nation’s?) annual resource consumption and CO₂e emissions does $15b worth of GPU manufacture and subsequent mining most closely represent?

Marginally “better”, but not progress; like the US military going carbon neutral.

The ecosystem is still a walled garden subject to government pressures upon and whims of a single corporate entity.

Boot up tails or qubes in a virtual machine (LXC or VirtualBox, for example).

Thanks. Appreciate it. This info can help make a bit of a home connection to the fact Nazism is alive and well in the Ukrainian military, whatever else someone might believe about the current Ukraine-Russia situation.

that maniac in […] Christchurch, New Zealand in 2019 (who btw had gone to Ukraine and trained with Azov before committing the massacre)

Do you have any sources on this? I can only find reference to the perpetrator spending time with other Nazi groups in other eastern european countries, not with Azov Battalion or in Ukraine.

If you can get close to eliminating sugar and simple starches from your daily diet, that alone will prevent a lot of plaque build-up and even slow/prevent advancement of tooth decay (within reason… Please see a dentist and get tooth decay fixed before it destroys your quality of life).

Sugary foods include things like dried fruit. Simple starches include crackers and most bread (I find a crusty open-crumb sourdough to cause less plaque buildup than a fluffy yeast loaf, despite being basically the same ingredients.)

Searching on Aliexpress, I found several USB-C hubs with the same case, same specs, and probably the same components… for 10 euros a piece. Paying 90 euros just because some company printed their logo on it feels… wrong.

Was gonna suggest the same. Even the early Sony NEX (eg nex5) are still pretty capable cameras to get started with.

In addition, cameras with lens mounts close to the focal plane (sensor), such as E mount, allow you to buy cheap adapters for old manual-focus SLR lenses - so you can use whatever interesting old low-f-stop lenses turn up in your local thrift store etc.

Friends don’t let friends pipe curl to shell.

Figure out how to dd your script to a liveusb instead and pipe the block device into sh if you really need a one-line script trick.

Or even better make a custom live image which runs your script automatically.

I’ve watched that Black Mirror documentary.

Trolling will be over soon.

Keep a pocket-full of broken spark-plug ceramics to throw at their windscreens.

K, so it looks like there’s about 30m² of pavement per car in that area.

Urban, hmm. Let’s go 5 storeys high on ⅔ of the paved area (need space for walking and windows). Each carload gets a 100m² apartment on average.

Then 100% turf roofs for your hours of meat cooking and alcohol consuming. Every day if you desire.

Hyper-urban walkable live-in sports park in exchange for ditching your cars and suburbs?

Yet another IM protocol. Walled garden. Fees to be paid to a central company.

There’s plenty to criticise about signal, but “mesibo” is not the solution.

Besodes, the signal-dissing in the article seems mostly a FUD exercise.

Can always use a neutral functional deoderant such as magnesium hydroxide if you’re averse to perfumes.

The Ministry for the Future, by Kim Stanley Robinson.

The first chapter, which describes a heat wave that reaches a lethal wet-bulb temperature, Robinson’s counterpoint to people advocating adaptation, was described by reviewers as gut-wrenching and some of Robinson’s most stunning and grimmest writing.

– Wikipedia

…so, just feed this data back into the deep fake engine model until it is indistinguishable again?

Excellent. This is a solution to the problem of “spreadsheets are shit”, where they didn’t just try to make a better VisiCalc/Lotus123/Excel/Gnumeric/OpenOffice/etc.

It satisfies a use-case of spreadsheets (turning data entry/processing into a ui) but way more effectively and logically and unambiguously than a spreadsheet.

JupyterLab is another thing worth checking out, if you want to replace the data-crunching notebook aspects of a spreadsheet, but better.


It’s not clear when—or even if—this legislation will come up for a vote. Traditionally, a bill like this would be considered by a Senate committee before making its way to the Senate floor. But as Congress has become more dysfunctional, it has become increasingly common for bills like this to get attached at the last minute to gargantuan “must-pass” spending bills.

For example, in December 2020, Tillis introduced legislation to make it a felony to run a pirate streaming site. Just two weeks later, the proposal was attached to the massive 5,600-page, $900 billion COVID spending bill. As a result, Tillis’ bill became law before most lawmakers—to say nothing of the general public—had time to read it.

Forgot to switch accounts. Every thread on Lemmy is just one person shitposting between multiple logins to give the illusion of a vibrant fledgling federated platform.

!genzedong@lemmygrad.ml is the only real community.

Quick pre-rinse before things crust.

Pre-rinse also helps stop excess oils consuming all the detergent in the wash.

Find a good detergent and use the chemistry: spray/lightly-scrub dishes with diluted detergent and let sit for 5-10 mins before properly washing.

Use warm/hot water.

For real? Pull your head out of your vegan high-horse! Just sit in the sea of ideas for a while and listen to your own mind to see if some new thought comes along.

For the situation of ecological destruction to grow crops, it needs more consideration if you’re vacillating between denial and universal human genocide.

Alternatively, accept that the vegans and the carnists are sitting in the same clump on the “humane spectrum”. One doesn’t get to opt-out of moral culpability by being vegan.

It’s art, thus invites interpretations and provokes thought.

Extrapolating from the 60-90% figure, if the eaters of those animals ate the soy directly (bypassing the ~10% conversion efficiency issue), 19-46% of the soy would still need to be grown, thus 19-46% of the ecological destruction would remain.

This would be a wonderful improvement and would be of great benefit to Earth; the statement is lessened, yet remains: Consuming broadacre soy crops destroys ecosystems.

Which returns us to the topic at hand in the c/vegan thread which inspired this meme:

Humane… destroying of ecosystems to grow soybeans.

– commented as an extrapolation of a series of statements exploring the absurdity of calling various animal slaughter/husbandry practices “humane”.

Banned from c/vegan for this one. My bad. Captions: Anakin Padme 4-panel: - "I'm going to make everyone go vegan and eat soybeans." - "So we won't destroy any more ecosystems, right?" - ... - "We won't destroy any more ecosystems, right?"

Conversations.im registration is now free of charge!
Looks like they're funding the service through custom domain xmpp hosting: > We have decided to make conversations.im accounts free of charge. We think this will help the adoption of XMPP in general and Conversations in particular. Our domain hosting will continue to act as a source of revenue for our service. > > We hope you continue to enjoy conversations.im.
Conversations.im registration is now free of charge!

In order to remotely help family and friends with iOS devices get a decent xmpp app up and running, I put together a few screenshots of the settings one needs to check after setting up an account in Siskin. Frustrating that these need to be checked (including "enabling" the just-set-up account!), but once these setting are in place it all seemed to just work ...after restarting the iPhone (the good old "turn it off and on again"). Delivery is prompt, and voice and video calls between Conversations and Siskin work great too! It's pretty rough, but I don't really have access to iOS devices so it's the best I've got.