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I’m not a physicist, but I’m pretty sure 64kg of 80% enriched uranium is more than the critical mass.

Tbh, maybe that’s fine. Take possession of uranium, instantly teleport back to mediaeval Europe - preferably into the middle of a major court - uranium goes prompt critical and irradiates most of the nobility. They are already a bunch of inbreds, what’s a bit more genetic damage?

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I live in a place with sensible firearms laws, so this is totally a thing. Gun owners are licensed, and part of that license is a “good character” and “legitimate purpose” check. Self defence isn’t a legitimate purpose, so if you start running your mouth on Facebook about shooting people on your property there is a tip line people can send reports to, and you can expect a visit from the local police. Similarly, getting caught DUI will violate the good character requirement and you’ll need to surrender your guns - you’d better be able to account for all of the guns registered in your name or you’ll end up with a much more serious conviction

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I don’t care who stars in it, unless they can get daft punk back together to do the score I give zero fucks

E. Jean Carroll expresses ‘very serious concerns’ Trump will pay $83M judgment (thehill.com)

He could then be President of the United States; he could then be a convicted criminal serving time behind bars; or, given his advanced age, Carroll may be forced to reckon with his estate. Any of these developments could substantially complicate collection efforts here.

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I’ve said it previously, wait after the election, then auction off the right to collect the debt. It’ll be an absolute circus

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This is neat. I’ve played about with the idea of doing something similar, but embedding the result in a minimal Linux image built for some esoteric CPU and emulating it in the browser using something like JSLinux

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Neon works great for me.

  • I prefer Debian derived distros (RH derivatives are fine as a technology, but I’ve been using Debian derivatives for so long that RedHat feels like coming home and finding someone has rearranged your cutlery drawer and all your plates - I don’t care if your system makes more sense, in sure I’d get used to it but right now I can’t find anything!)
  • I do most of my work in Docker or using tools I install from upstream
  • I don’t really play games so don’t care about marginal performance gains from newer drivers

Pretty much I just want a laptop that just works when I need it to, while still having a nice, friendly, modern interface and Neon does that.

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What is it about Ubuntu LTS that makes it a hard pass?

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I don’t really care if I’m running a kernel from 5 years ago as long as I’m still getting timely security updates. What I care about is having up to date versions of the apps I actually use day-to-day - through Flatpack, Docker or whatever, and I prefer to have an up to date WM cos it’s something I interact with a lot.

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Debian makes more sense to me because I’ve been using Debian and Ubuntu since people were getting excited about Debian Wheezy coming out soon.

What little I have used of RHEL and CentOS they seem to be pretty logically designed, just different. I hadn’t come across any real WTFs trying to use them. RHEL makes Debian look bleeding edge and reckless with their updates by comparison

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Empty password doesn’t prompt for a fingerprint, and I thought that was the old hacky workaround for Plasma 5 that Plasma 6 was supposed to have fixed?

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Will do if I can establish what the expected behaviour is supposed to be - from the one line on the website I’d expect a “login with fingerprint” button or something, but I might be wrong - so I know what I’m seeing is actually a bug and not me misinterpreting

Will see if I can track down the original PRs or something, see if there is screenshots or a proposed UI design

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“Gun ownership is a normal way of life. Now, everyone thinks that it’s used just as a weapon, rather than as a sporting tool or a way to put food on the table,”

Yes, I do remember seeing the Olympic sport shooters with AR-15s now you mention it. Not a gun guy, but it does seem like a super practical weapon to be hunting with as well.

/s

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If you are a tech company everything you do is R&D and therefore subject to tax breaks.

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Yeah, that’s going to be the thing. LTO tapes/drives would be dirt cheap if the demand was anywhere near where DVDs were at their peak

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1.4Pb (~175TB), the quoted number of movies is based on a 14GB movie which is very small (most BluRay disks hold somewhere between 25 and 50GB) and no discussion about write speed, so basically this is cool research that someone has done and is no closer to a commercial product that any of the dozens of other articles that have come out on this topic in the last 15 years

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Oh man that brings back some memories.

A guy I went to primary school with was super obsessed with it. He was kinda weird (not that surprising given his parents were super chill with their 10 year old playing this) but lived pretty close by so I’d hang out at his house after school sometimes.

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It’s been a while, but I do vaguely recall a footnote on the sixth commandment about how it doesn’t count if you really don’t like the person you are killing or something.

Same people who really insist that the bible and the ten commandments are the immutable word of god and that alone is a justification for things being illegal.

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Conversely, you really don’t want to be getting seen promptly at a hospital. Ideally you want to be in the middle third of the priority order; get seen reasonably quickly, but not “holy shit you are going to die if we don’t deal with you now” quickly

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I’ve started a similar process to yours and am moving domains as they come up for renewal, with a slightly different technical approach:

  • I’m using AWS Route 53 as my registrar. They aren’t the cheapest, but still work out at about half the price of Gandi and one of my key requirements was to be able to use Terraform to configure DS records for DNSSEC and NS records in the parent zone
  • I run an authoritative nameserver on an OCI free tier VM using PowerDNS, and replicate the zones to ns-global.zone for redundancy. I’m investigating setting up another authoritative server on a different cloud provider in case OCI yank the free tier or something
  • I use migadu.com for email

I have one .nz domain which I’ll need to find a different registrar for, cos for some reason route53 doesn’t support .nz domains, but otherwise the move is going pretty smoothly. Kinda sad where Gandi has gone - I opened a support ticket to ask how they can justify being twice the price of their competitors and got a non-answer

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Cloudflare would probably meet my technical needs, but I refuse to give them any money due to how enthusiastic they are to have white supremacists on their platform

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My local bus authority has a GTFS feed, but requires an API key so I suspect I’m not going to be able to submit that :/

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