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inner-home became g l i t c h y
while i appreciate it aesthetically i do want to use the computer and i have no clue what is going on with it at the moment
it looks vaguely like what i'd expect of a combination of memory corruption and a bad connection to the display
but sometimes it boots normally?? and if the memory were corrupted that wouldn't be possible?
also that's the linux partition. the windows partition just hangs instead of booting.
i think i'm going to need to wipe it completely

A very insightful comment:

<< What is the difference between “information” and “intelligence”, in the military sense?

This was the first question I would put to trainee newspaper subeditors; and it contains the complete answer to all the questions you are asking about training people in media literacy.

Conventionally, what defines “intelligence” is: a piece of information, plus some assessment of the reliability of the source. >>

@Siphonay you can’t spell “CLOOPSEEND” without “OOPSEE”

@SuricrasiaOnline A young child manages to correctly and easily guess the password to an ancient .tar.gpg file, unsheathing a rumored and long-forgotten experimental compiler.

A witch, who only rarely comes into IRC, PMs a researcher who lost two thirds of their RAID-5 array and now has not enough space to confidently last, offering to host for a year or two, in exchange for the first successful result of their long-running GANN project.

It's not about the destination,
but about the friends you make along the way #pixelart #ドット絵 #mastoart

Is your child omitting glyphs? Know all signs! Talk to your child about oulipo today!

imagine this: your Zeus, god of thunder. people think you throw lightning bolts like spears. in reality you suck them up from the earth like spaghetti

I am a man, and I should dress like a woman if I were not such a coward.

That is, I should revel in velvets, in silks and satins, in plumes and ruffles, in rich or delicate colors, in daring and dashing modes, in endless variety suited to my whim, to the weather or the occasion. It would be great fun. It would be an artistic gratification. But I don't dare.

In the days of knighthood, when men were really breve, they out-dressed the women; but in these degenerate days we do not venture our fancies beyond cravats. No man in modern times has dared to dress as he pleased, except Oscar Wilde, and we buried him with craven hisses.

We men rail at women's fashions, but in our hearts we know ourselves to be the slaves of fashion, of one dull, deadly, monotonous fashion, which we hate, but from which we are too cowardly to free ourselves.

-- Life magazine, February 1916

Parents: are your kids exchanging vi keymaps?

wtf: one word forward, then to the first 'f'

LOL: insert a new line with a single 'L' just above bottom of screen.

fml: move to one character past the next 'm'

tbh: move to two characters before the next 'b'

dtf: delete to 'f'

Hey, sometime after I finish my PhD...

...would anyone be interested in being in a Fediverse Virtual Choir to sing some of my work so I can put recordings online?

Eric Whitacre did this (not on the Fediverse) and it worked super well. I... definitely don't have his resources, but I can probably film a conducting track that people can sing to.

another coworker, on a past hack:

"There was a Ruby... abomination that someone wrote that hooked on the 'undefined method call' hook of the base Ruby object, computed the closest actual method by using Levenshtein distance, and delegated to that function instead."

example from the GNU make manual of how not to write makefiles:

foo = c
prog.o : prog.$(foo)
$(foo)$(foo) -$(foo) prog.$(foo)

can't decide whether asking for cw: death would be ridiculous or whether *not* having it is ridiculous

i don't just mean like if it's recent or graphic or painful, i mean in the extremely broad sense (not including animals though)

technically this is a subtoot but ehh, as per previously mentioned uncertainty, it's not like i can confidently claim the subtootee is doing anything wrong

tbh it definitely would be ridiculous to ask for only because i would probably just click through it

i've been trying to lurk less here. think it's been a success

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