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  1. Comment on Reflections on the OVH datacenter fire, and the consequences it had for the Pijul project in ~comp

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    Thanks for explaining it, I was wondering what the point was instead of just using git. It still seems like really not a big enough problem to put the effort in to make a new tool, but hey,...

    Thanks for explaining it, I was wondering what the point was instead of just using git. It still seems like really not a big enough problem to put the effort in to make a new tool, but hey, version control systems need to reproduce somehow... :)

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Trump blog page shuts down for good in ~tech

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    It's not just shutting down for no reason - I wonder where he's headed next.

    But asked online later Wednesday whether the move was a “precursor” to the former president joining “another social media platform,” Miller replied: “Yes, actually, it is. Stay tuned!”

    It's not just shutting down for no reason - I wonder where he's headed next.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Sublime Text 4 in ~comp

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    I've heard things about using weechat with Discord, but have not tried it myself.

    I've heard things about using weechat with Discord, but have not tried it myself.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on How to design a sailing ship for the 21st century? in ~enviro

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    Ah, I'd figured you'd found it somewhere, not worked it out yourself. If I had known you'd worked it out yourself, I would have done the same :)

    Ah, I'd figured you'd found it somewhere, not worked it out yourself. If I had known you'd worked it out yourself, I would have done the same :)

  5. Comment on How to design a sailing ship for the 21st century? in ~enviro

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    Do you have a good source for that? Not that I disbelieve it, there's certainly a lot going around about uranium content in coal, I just want to see the numbers.

    Do you have a good source for that? Not that I disbelieve it, there's certainly a lot going around about uranium content in coal, I just want to see the numbers.

  6. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Yeah, and a quick run at Google doesn't get me anything looking in the right shape, so I expect library management in C++ for microcontrollers will be a fair deal of work.

    Yeah, and a quick run at Google doesn't get me anything looking in the right shape, so I expect library management in C++ for microcontrollers will be a fair deal of work.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    The package manager for C++ goes by many names, such as pacman, apt, homebrew, vcpkg (this is the closest to what you're think of) and yum :).

    You might compare with the package managers for modern languages like Go, Rust, npm, and so on. I don't know if there's any similar thing for C++ programming in general?

    The package manager for C++ goes by many names, such as pacman, apt, homebrew, vcpkg (this is the closest to what you're think of) and yum :).

    2 votes
  8. Comment on FOSS and UX (twitter thread) in ~comp

  9. Comment on Introducing the pervert’s dilemma: A contribution to the critique of deepfake pornography in ~humanities

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    I haven't yet read the rest of the article, so maybe this is addressed, but I'd say that the very clear difference between unethical activity and the ethical activity is that you can share and...

    I haven't yet read the rest of the article, so maybe this is addressed, but I'd say that the very clear difference between unethical activity and the ethical activity is that you can share and decieve people with the product of the unethical one, and can only share the description for the ethical one.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Environmental impact of Bitcoin much worse than gold in ~finance

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    Yeah, given time to consider my thoughts, I'm not sure I agree much with myself. I think this article is mostly a waste of time, and is using it as an excuse to attack crypto, and there is...

    Yeah, given time to consider my thoughts, I'm not sure I agree much with myself. I think this article is mostly a waste of time, and is using it as an excuse to attack crypto, and there is certainly more of it outside of this, but that doesn't mean it's illegitimate or effort shouldn't be taken to reduce or avoid it.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Environmental impact of Bitcoin much worse than gold in ~finance

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    I'm no fan of crypto myself, but I am feeling a bit that the environmental angle is being used more as just a way to attack than it is a tremendous issue. Sure, it's an issue, but if we care about...

    I'm no fan of crypto myself, but I am feeling a bit that the environmental angle is being used more as just a way to attack than it is a tremendous issue. Sure, it's an issue, but if we care about it's impact, there are bigger fish (though I understand some of it rises from extrapolation of current costs to discourage larger use of crypto).

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Elon Musk announces that Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin for vehicle purchases citing the energy demand required to maintain the cryptocurrency in ~tech

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    I glanced at the thread, and saw a few charts listing dogecoin at 0.12 kWh per transaction with bitcoin at 707. I don't know if other differences between those currencies would cause that to be...

    I glanced at the thread, and saw a few charts listing dogecoin at 0.12 kWh per transaction with bitcoin at 707. I don't know if other differences between those currencies would cause that to be less meaningful than it appears at a glance.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Linux bans the University of Minnesota for sending intentionally buggy patches in the name of research in ~comp

  14. Comment on What are your feelings towards achievements? in ~games

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    I don't really pay attention to achievements. I think good achievements are those that encourage to do something you'd never do in the normal course of playing the game. They don't really effect...

    I don't really pay attention to achievements.
    I think good achievements are those that encourage to do something you'd never do in the normal course of playing the game.
    They don't really effect how I play games, and I never feel like I have to get them.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Neat website, I'll have to remember this if I ever find myself needing some tarot cards :).

    Neat website, I'll have to remember this if I ever find myself needing some tarot cards :).

    3 votes
  16. Comment on PoW is efficient in ~finance

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    I'd be willing to accept the author's argument that the calculation of the energy costs of bitcoon that the author is referring to is incorrect - that certain strikes me as a calculation where...

    I'd be willing to accept the author's argument that the calculation of the energy costs of bitcoon that the author is referring to is incorrect - that certain strikes me as a calculation where small inaccuracies quickly balloon, whether introduced purposefully or not. But overall, as others have said, this article is not well based or particularly coherent.

    It also focuses a fair bit on ASICs (Appication Specific Integrated Circuits), and I think that the share or bitcoin or other cryptocurrency mining that uses those is very probably not above or at a simple majority - there is certainly a lot of demand for GPUs for that purpose.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Cryptocurrency is an abject disaster in ~finance

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    As someone who has never invested in crypto, the only impact it's had on my life is depriving free software projects of CI and being a large source of GHG emissions, so I can certainly empathize...

    As someone who has never invested in crypto, the only impact it's had on my life is depriving free software projects of CI and being a large source of GHG emissions, so I can certainly empathize with this article, without having personally ever had a stake in the financial world there.

    EDIT: I a word

    10 votes
  18. Comment on What should a lay user know about Linux app packaging? in ~tech

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    For more info on flatpak/snaps being independent, look into sandboxing - it's not particularly relevant to what you're doing and you don't really need to care about it, but it's what your phone...

    For more info on flatpak/snaps being independent, look into sandboxing - it's not particularly relevant to what you're doing and you don't really need to care about it, but it's what your phone and browser do for security.

    I know someone who runs Discord with flatpak because they don't particularly trust it in regards to privacy, for example.

    12 votes
  19. Comment on They hacked McDonald’s ice cream machines—and started a cold war in ~tech

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    Great read, thanks for the link!

    Great read, thanks for the link!

    1 vote
  20. Comment on They hacked McDonald’s ice cream machines—and started a cold war in ~tech