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Linux kernel mm hacker (hobbyist, soon to be professional).
wrote a book about mm (now in editing phase).

C/[will learn rust at some point]

Book - https://linuxmemory.org/
Me - https://ljs.io/
Music - https://soundcloud.com/distal_music/

Arsenal fan, cat maniac, synth experimentalist. Brit.

Opinions are all my own and represent nobody else.

This is the best photo of magnetic core memory I've ever taken. IBM, early 60s. Shot with a microscope lens mounted on a 35mm B&W digital camera. No post! (I got into the habit of never doing any post-processing while documenting historic artifacts for the museum. Photoshop not allowed!)

I used this shot for the cover of my book of images from our museum:

https://www.amazon.com/Inside-Machines-Dave-Fischer/dp/B09X557N52

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Lorenzo Stoakes

Sometimes my computer is just a kunda prašivá...
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Lorenzo Stoakes

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Got 2 sets of 150kg squats done yesterday (8 reps/set).

Not miles off 4 plates now, might start doing the next sets in a cage with safety bars very carefully set though.

So far been doing at gym with safeties but not really confident in abort as the bars are mega low...
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Your increasingly regular reminder that no technology can detect your emotion. It is 100%, unequivocally, a lie and con.

Academics and scientists can’t even agree on emotions, yet.

Absolute waste of money and a fraud.

From: @mattburgess
https://infosec.exchange/@mattburgess/112631483006129731

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Lorenzo Stoakes

I'm coming down with a cold, which felt pretty bad last night, and I had chills etc. and not great when I got up (super early for gainz).

But it's never quite crossing the threshold into being properly ill, one of them ones.

Quite annoying tbh. But better than being fully ill yet I guess
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It was nearly two years ago that I wrote this article[1] about the EU surveillance directive on behalf of the @cryptpad team.

Very little has changed since then. Experts in technology, law, and policy all agree that the proposal undermines basic European rights, that it will be abused by authoritarian member states, and that the proposed tech solutions cannot possibly do the job the supporting legislators have claimed.

Nevertheless, they have persisted, claiming the support of "expert testimony" that overwhelmingly consists of unsupported claims by lobbyists associated with law enforcement and defense contractors who stand to benefit financially from its implementation.

A vote is expected to take place on June 19th. These have been scheduled and delayed multiple times already, but this it feels like they might get away with it. There is a lot going on in the EU at the moment, and people are both distracted and tired from fighting this for so long.

I'll try to make resistance easier by collecting some suggested actions below, with links.

[1]: https://blog.cryptpad.org/2022/05/19/against-chatcontrol/

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Lorenzo Stoakes

I MAY have dropped a 27.5kg dumbbell on my water bottle.

Note I say MAY have.
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Lorenzo Stoakes

I'm fucking loving being funemployed.
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Lorenzo Stoakes

It's funny seeing the public realise more and more that this LLM stuff is not only an unworkable joke, but is inherently so.

It's like, how many times has silicon valley out and out lied to you? WHY DO YOU STILL BELIEVE ANYTHING??

Oh yeah, it's the bloody awful tech media.

Thank God for open source and free speech (insofar as it exists) where sanity can prevail.

I continue to be amused by how many 'great minds' out themselves by totally failing to recognise the very obvious bullshit by the way.

Saddest of all for me is Steve Yegge, who used to be a hero of mine many years ago. Sigh.
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Dr. Damien P. Williams, Magus

Edited yesterday

First Sundar Pichai, now Tim Cook, both admitting that generative "AI," by dint of its very foundations (cf. "Bias Optimizers"), will not and cannot stop bullshitting (cf. "On Bullshit Engines").

Look at me. Listen to me: If someone is selling you a "search" and "knowledge" product they claim is smarter and better and faster than you, but it literally cannot be guaranteed to give you simple true facts about consensus reality when asked, then that product DOES NOT WORK and SHOULD NOT BE USED.
https://futurism.com/the-byte/tim-cook-admits-apple-ai-stop-lying

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TIL: Gary Newman is two weeks older than Gary Oldman.

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Anyone using neovim for kernel dev with with lsp, telescope et al.?

Asking for a friend, as am emacs users but perhaps others can help peace between the editors?
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modern programming is like,

"if you're using bongo.rs to parse http headers, you will need to also install bepis to get buffered read support. but please note that bepis switched to using sasquatch for parallel tokenization as of version 0.0.67, so you will need the bongo-sasquatch extension crate as well."

old-time programming is like,

"i made a typo in this function in 1993. theo de raadt got so angry he punched a wall when he saw it. for ABI compatibility reasons, we shan't fix the typo."

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When you die, nobody will remember:
- Your salary
- Your fancy title
- How ‘busy’ you were
- How stressed you were
- How many hours you worked

People will remember:
- Your shitposts

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Lorenzo Stoakes

OK I'm definitely ill, the timing is hilarious
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Spot on from Corey Doctorrow on 'AI'.

https://pluralistic.net/2024/05/09/shitting-in-the-well/
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Cory Doctorow utterly destroyed Microsoft in his latest column
https://pluralistic.net/2024/06/14/patch-tuesday/

Like, subscribe to @pluralistic and don't forget to leave a comment!

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Cat poni, Whorseman of Apocalypse

The Prague dream.
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Lorenzo Stoakes

leg day final boss battle
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I finally released b4-0.14.0 with some neat features. Read the announcement for details:

https://lore.kernel.org/tools/20240614-flashy-inquisitive-beaver-ddcfea@lemur/T/#u
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