ruffni boosted

Yesterday, at a company event, I gave a lightning talk about my first contribution to Emacs. In it, I also mentioned that I was able to contribute a little more to Guix, and that my long-time dream of contributing to GNU has come true.

ruffni boosted

#2637 Roman Numerals 

100he100k out th1s 1nno5at4e str1ng en100o501ng 15e been 500e5e50op1ng! 1t's 6rtua100y perfe100t! ...hang on, what's a "virtuacy"?
xkcd.com/2637/

ruffni boosted
ruffni boosted

PSA: Your CPU microcode doesn't just Meltdown and Spectre, it's now abandonware! (INTEL-SA-00617)

July 17, 2022 Qubes Security Bulletin 081:

"An adversary who controls a VM with an assigned PCI device can infer the memory content of […] Our best evidence indicates that mitigations are available for all and only those CPUs that are both eligible for and updated with the Intel microcode update released in May 2022."

qubes-os.org/news/2022/06/17/q

Show thread
ruffni boosted

Fuck the Supreme Court, fuck the Democrats, and the fuck the Republicans.

Burn it all down.

ruffni boosted

lindner lässt ihn ein paar botengänge und besorgungen erledigen

RT @[email protected]

Jemand hat „Wo ist Olaf?“ ans Kanzleramt gesprüht. Jetzt großes Polizeiaufgebot…

🐦🔗: twitter.com/alf_frommer/status

ruffni boosted

Federated social media has a lot of things going for it, but discoverability is not one of them, so when I have a post that travels, I pay close attention to the notifications. Some of those accounts are worth a follow, and might not ever cross my path otherwise.

ruffni boosted

@Troll Suspicious that they put so much energy into branding

ruffni boosted

One of the best feelings about Guix System, Guix Home and rde is a feeling of persistence: when you solve your problem and know that this solution will survive for years or decades, will work on a new laptop or workstation and you won't need to do any extra installation steps or remember the hacks you did years ago.

Thanks the greatest minds for reproducibility! :guix:

#gnu #guix #rde #floss #foss

ruffni boosted

»wenn man sie fragt antworten sie: freitag um 4 ist die arbeit der woche vorbei.
freitag um 4 fühlen wir uns so glücklich & frei. das ist alles was sie können.«
(Elfriede Jelinek: MICHAEL ein Jugendbuch für die Infantilgesellschaft (1972))

#AmWriting
#NoWritingWithoutReading
#ElfriedeJelinek
#freitag

ruffni boosted
ruffni boosted

The problem isn’t that the fascist bastards lie. We all KNOW they’re lying. We always have.

The problem is you pretending to believe them, whether out of laziness or greed.

ruffni boosted
ruffni boosted

people cw their images "eye contact" and then there's nothing touching their eyes??

@Cyborgneticz @lrhodes harm reduction for whom?

i agree, letting people believe that their votes matter reduces strikes, protests, revolts

ruffni boosted

@cstanhope The popularity of Pascal and Ada is what influenced the instruction set design of the original 8086, and Intel's engineers freely admit this. Language determinism is definitely a thing.

The instruction set enhancements of the 65816 over the 6502 were also mainly the result of people complaining to Bill Mensch about how terrible C is on the 6502. :)

Then, there's the whole evolution of RISC, which while not exactly C specific per se, nonetheless have ISAs optimized with C in mind, if only because all their test programs were written in C.

C has, in many respects, definitely crippled our ability to think about more ambitious processor designs.

ruffni boosted

Today is a great opportunity for community.

Let people be upset, angry and sad. Let people feel.

It doesn’t have to be pretty for it to be valuable.

Because we’re doing it together.

Show older
Mastodon

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!