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People say this place is a street.
But they behave like it's their living room.
While in reality, it's a soapbox on the main square.

Meanwhile all I wanted is a watercooler.

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Theory:
1. Reinvent a square wheel
2. Understand what's so hard about making wheels
3. Observe how a round wheel someone invented a while ago performs better than your square one.
4. Appreciate the brilliant and simple solutions to all wheel design issues that a round wheel implements.
5. Throw away your square wheel.

Practice:
1. Reinvent a square wheel
2. Push it to production

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has anyone successfully configured Realtek DASH a.k.a. RealManage?

(It's an out-of-band management thing for workstations with AMD CPU, kinda like iDRAC / iLO AFAIK)

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Idea: USB stick with a little part that you break off and then it becomes hardware read only and can never be written to again

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Very important poll(not really), please boosn 

Have you ever eaten pierogi?
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@besserwisser @lain problem is that if you become convinced you're fucked, you're fucked, even though in reality you're maybe only like 90% fucked

Thanks for listening to my great inspirational speeches.
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I really appreciate the balance that NearlyFreeSpeech.net takes in this blog post on "free speech" and what it actually means for their service:

blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/2021

Yes, they'll host content from racists, but they won't give special assistance, and they'll absolutely turn people in to the authorities if they cross the line into illegality.

This is a rare stance to take these days, and I bet it gets them shit from "both sides". (It's also more than I'd personally have patience for!)

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nyaa.si, a popular anime-focused torrent tracker, has had its source code removed from GitHub after the MPA filed a DMCA takedown request.

Read their lunacy here if you'd like: github.com/github/dmca/blob/ma

TIL rp_filter drops backets before conntrack. But is it before or after the *raw table of iptables?

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Using a 24" monitor with laptop's built-in keyboard may be awkward, but using it without a mouse is damn annoying.

Can't. Lean. Back.

After 10 months with 1600x900, 1920x1080 feels like a lot of space

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So I bought this "Alex" drawer unit from IKEA over a year ago, and I almost forgot how cool it is. The drawers are really long, and they open very easily, which makes it really convenient to store a bunch of things throughout the whole length.

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A quick example of the good ideas Dell had with its servers: the PSUs are small. Really small, like 5cm wide. There isn't much room yet they come with a clear plastic handle to help pull the PSUs when you have to.
Another thing: the PSUs come with velcro to alleviate weight on the PSUs' connectors if there's any, and yes, that really useful.
Now the icing on the cake. There usually are LEDs to show the status of the PSU, green means powered on and doing fine, amber/red means bad. There aren't any visible LEDs there, but the reason why these handles are made of clear plastic becomes evident now: the LED is inside, the handles light up in green/amber when they server is powered on. It might seem trivial or useless but it *really* isn't, it does make a difference in a datacenter when you have to change a PSU. It's small things like that that can make a server better than another one and it's the kind of things that make PE servers pretty much the best x86 rackable machines these days.
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It's not as weird as having the mouse at keyboard at home with no huge monitor.

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