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ProTip: Use wooden clothespins if you need to elevate a board for soldering. Unlike metal or even dense plastic, they don't wick away heat as easily so you don't need to keep the soldering iron tip on the components as long

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Trans university students and staff - what would your ideal trans-friendly university be like? Wishlists and examples of good stuff already happening both welcome. (Boosts welcome too)

I had a dream I published a paper and forgot these two lines at the top of it:

;; This buffer is for text that is not saved, and for Lisp evaluation.
;; To create a file, visit it with C-x C-f and enter text in its buffer.

I was trying to think of a computer component that's not gamerpoisoned. There're RGB RAM sticks, RGB keypads, RGB sound cards, RGB HDDs, RGB server racks, RGB ribbon cables, RGB microphones...

Findings: There are no

  1. RGB CPUs,
  2. RGB floppy drives,
  3. RGB tape drives,
  4. RGB virtual terminals/thin clients,
  5. RGB card readers,
  6. RGB digital typewriters, and,
  7. surprisingly, RGB trackball mice (yet).
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#OtD 7 Jun 1954 computer genius Alan Turing, who also helped the Allies win World War II, died by suicide shortly after being given the choice between prison or chemical castration as punishment for homosexuality

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Please go forth and get the Indie Bundle for Palestinian Aid for only $5!

1000+ games, books, and resources with all profits going to the UNRWA providing food assistance for Palestinians.

It's also showcasing the award-winning game Liyla and the Shadows of War by Palestinian game dev Rasheed Abueideh

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The presence of a
fibroid does not mean that it
needs to be removed

I've been listening to this album on loop all day. (Blackened thrash metal from Turkey)

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andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned in their topic.

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc. shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log:

boost this if you care about foss in any way.

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Today in Freenode "on-topic" policy changes:
- using your old channels to point to a new network? BANNED 🙅‍♀️
- hate speech? Oh that's cool now nbd 👌

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"This new note taking system is amazing!" starter pack:

  • proprietary software and storage format;
  • no API or tool hooks;
  • reinvents Zettlekästen, wikis, and/or Memex concepts without acknowledgement (and frequently missing key components);
  • syncs to a private cloud with no (or shitty) encryption, or assumes you'll only ever work on one machine;
  • gigantic kitchen sink prerequisites (Electron or "works with emacs/VScode/Eclipse");
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This list spooks me.

Until COVID put an end to it, I was one of the last full-time pinball and arcade technicians left in the country. When there are very few professionals left in an industry, but a practically-infinite internet, the ratio of voices of people who know what they're talking about vs people who are just guessing or uncritically repeating stuff they read elsewhere approaches zero.

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I'm not a car expert so I need a little help from you:

what's the fastest color?

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