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Dr. WiFi. Linux kernel hacker at Red Hat. Networking, XDP, etc. He/Him.

@yurnidiot This is actually how Hutchinson Telecom broke BT's de-facto monopoly on phone service in the UK in 1983—they bought the rights to use the disused pneumatic power pipes under the Square Mile in London, then trained ferrets to drag cable between sites. This let them sell non-BT leased line service to City trading desks, and was the first crack in British Telecom's post-privatization national monopoly.

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I've suspected for years that kids can pick up some pretty advanced math at a far younger age than they're typically allowed to. Now that I've spent a couple of years teaching my own kids math, and they're both comfortable with things like Cantor's Diagonal Argument (they adored the story of Hilbert's Hotel!) I'm even more certain this is true.
The way most people learn math now seems almost cruel to me. It's as if we were refusing to allow kids to read any fun stories until they had done a requisite amount of drilling on spelling and punctuation first. And if we did that, how many of those kids would wind up enjoying reading and writing?

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Restrictions are not the same thing as obligations. Copyleft licenses are not more "restrictive" than permissive licenses, but they do have more obligations. Permissive licenses have obligations, too, such as the inclusion of a copyright notice.

Copyleft is not "restrictive"; it does not discriminate against any field of use, and if it did it would not qualify as free software nor as open source.

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When I boil it down, I find my feelings about AI are actually pretty similar to my feelings about blockchains.

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The Verge article on the best printer in 2024 is just completely brilliant in so many ways.

And also kinda sad.

https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/2/24117976/best-printer-2024-home-use-office-use-labels-school-homework

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Paul-Vincent Roll (he/him)

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I finalized my epaper calendar! 🤩
Calendar events are pulled from @homeassistant the device itself is running @esphome. It automatically shows as many entries as can be fitted on the screen, same day entries get grouped together.

Optionally a random quote can be displayed on the bottom or alternatively the next event of the day. The device is battery powered and uses deep sleep to extend the battery life.

If you want to build your own: https://github.com/paviro/ESPHome-ePaper-Calendar

I am super grateful for boosts!

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Nine years today, I actually can't believe it's been so long already.

Thank you Terry Pratchett for your solidly, relatably flawed characters.

Thank you Terry Pratchett for making me laugh every single time no matter how many rereads.

Thank you Terry Pratchett for writing strong women.

Thank you Terry Pratchett for my inability to ever pronounce "pun" correctly.

Thank you Terry Pratchett for teaching me what sort of human I wanted to grow up to be.

Thank you Terry Pratchett for The Hedgehog Song.

Thank you Terry Pratchett for everything, you are very much missed.

"A man is not dead while his name is still spoken"

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JFC, people in tech are really out there saying that language models will be better at therapy, financial advice, and career advice than trained people.

WTF is wrong with you people? Do you really have no clue about what other people’s jobs actually involve?

Language models can’t even do maths how are they supposed to get good at financial advice?

And therapy? Just… 😑

What’s wrong with people in tech?

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"The Nordic states are letting go of values and infrastructure resources that are dear to the welfare state – from shared access to public resources to democratic values and universal access to communication and electricity – while intensifying digitalization and dependencies on Silicon Valley companies."

The public values of openness, affordability of connection and universal access to infrastructure are under threat by Big Tech.

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/reimagining-public-values-in-algorithmic-futures/whats-new/dismantling-public-values-one-data-center-at-the-time

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“How green are Europe’s railways?”

It's obvious that if I take a trip by train, rather than by car or plane, it is the green choice.

But modal share for rail is marginal, and decisions made by politicians and the industry are preventing the step change we need - due to the climate crisis

New post 👇
https://jonworth.eu/how-green-are-europes-railways/

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To me the following taglines provokes quite different impressions:

- Firefox with built-in AI (used for translations)
- Firefox with built-in Translations (based on AI)

The former is a solution looking for a problem, the latter is a problem with a proposed solution.

I acknowledge that it might mean little to end-users, but it does matter in how I view the Mozilla organization.

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Why @obsidian is 100% user-supported and not backed by VC investors

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@asynchronaut
Yeah, per flow fairness is trivially gamed by just opening a bunch of flows. Which is basically what they show here.

This is the reason we added per host fairness to sch_cake, BTW: harder to game (in a regular home setting); it means that someone opening a bunch of flows will only hurt themselves. This "gentler fairness" idea may be useful in that context as well, though...
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@asynchronaut
Interesting! I like the gradual phase-in approach. Will be interesting to look at the implementation once they (hopefully!) release that!

What was the bit that was new about fq_codel for you?
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Look, you don't *have* to read @molly0xfff's defenestration of Chris Dixon, but honestly, life is short and nice things are few and far between; particularly in tech:

https://www.citationneeded.news/review-read-write-own-by-chris-dixon/

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TIL that sudo, the unix command line utility, has a logo. And that logo is cursed.

https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudo_logo.png

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Best take on Arc Search that I’ve read so far: https://werd.io/2024/stripping-the-web-of-its-humanity

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Please choose from the two contemporary design styles for your wifi hardware: “rounded soft box with white light” or “satanic death cult blood sacrifice altar”

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Toke Høiland-Jørgensen

Happy to be quoted in the "State of eBPF" report just published by the eBPF foundation: https://ebpf.foundation/report-the-state-of-ebpf/
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