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  1. Comment on Becoming physically immune to brute-force attacks in ~comp

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    Interesting, short, and frankly, fun, paper related to this: Ultimate physical limits to computation. A few of the concepts explored are beyond my understanding, but the conclusion is rather...

    Interesting, short, and frankly, fun, paper related to this: Ultimate physical limits to computation. A few of the concepts explored are beyond my understanding, but the conclusion is rather memorable: the "ultimate laptop", the most capable vaguely computer-esque system conceivable with a mass-energy of one kilogram, is essentially an expanding cloud of superheated plasma.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Why can’t you buy a good webcam? in ~tech

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    V4l2loopback is amazing stuff. I use a in principle, very similar setup to get the same effect but with an ARM laptop running Linux.

    V4l2loopback is amazing stuff. I use a in principle, very similar setup to get the same effect but with an ARM laptop running Linux.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Share a link to good singing in a language that you don't understand in ~music

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    Oh, this got bumped, so i'm going to use the opportunity to sneak another one in :) Did you know that before the revolution, Iran had pretty good rock music? Kourosh Yaghmaei - Havar Havar

    Oh, this got bumped, so i'm going to use the opportunity to sneak another one in :)

    Did you know that before the revolution, Iran had pretty good rock music? Kourosh Yaghmaei - Havar Havar

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  4. Comment on Share a link to a song that tells a story in ~music

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    Emerson, Lake & Palmer — Karn Evil 9 (1973) (lyrics @ genius) This one's separated into three "impressions" and comes in at about half an hour in total, depending on what version you're hearing....

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer — Karn Evil 9 (1973) (lyrics @ genius)
    This one's separated into three "impressions" and comes in at about half an hour in total, depending on what version you're hearing.
    Its storyline is set in the grim, dark future where there is only war and all traces of humanity's past glory are artifacts of decadence paraded around in a circus-like event. Then it goes downhill from there.
    Despite this fairly depressing outlook, it's one of my favorite pieces of all time. Part of that is definitely the fairly unique instrument organ, which ELP's done wonders with.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on We Lost The Sea - Departure Songs (2015) in ~music

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    This album has very calming music even (or perhaps especially?) if you don't know the backstories, summarized from the link below: The first track, A Gallant Gentleman, is about Lawrence Oates, an...

    This album has very calming music even (or perhaps especially?) if you don't know the backstories, summarized from the link below:

    Our latest record ‘Departure Songs’ is inspired by failed, yet epic and honorable journeys or events throughout history where people have done extraordinary things for the greater good of those around them, and the progress of the human race itself. Each song has its own story and is a soundtrack to that story. The songs are a celebration of lives lived and lost.
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    The first track, A Gallant Gentleman, is about Lawrence Oates, an antarctic explorer who (ineffectively) sacrificed himself to buy his companions more time; the second one, Bogatyri, is dedicated to three vitally important clean-up workers in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster who died from extreme radiation exposure. The third, The Last Dive of David Shaw, deals with the eponymous dive, in which Shaw attempted to rescue a prior diver's body from a particularly tricky cave, only to succumb to the same fate in the end. The final, two-split, song is about the Challenger explosion and has a long sequence about dreams underscored with sampled speeches.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Use the Fediverse as a comment section in ~tech

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    That's a neat (and simple at that, good) approach for when you have an existing instance and account, https://shadowfacts.net/2019/reincarnation/ kinda expands on this and builds a minimal AP...

    That's a neat (and simple at that, good) approach for when you have an existing instance and account, https://shadowfacts.net/2019/reincarnation/ kinda expands on this and builds a minimal AP server right into the blog. Might be an interesting read!

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Help Packaging Elmer FEM for Nix in ~comp

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    I copied over your expression and looked into the build, scrolling up in the output a bit I found why make failed: /build/source/matc/src/str.c: In function 'str_sprintf':...
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    I copied over your expression and looked into the build, scrolling up in the output a bit I found why make failed:

    /build/source/matc/src/str.c: In function 'str_sprintf':
    /build/source/matc/src/str.c:85:5: error: format not a string literal and no format arguments [-Werror=format-security]
       85 |     sprintf(str_pstr, fmt);
          |     ^~~~~~~
    cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
    

    Nix by default enables some hardening options, you can disable the specific one causing this error by adding hardeningDisable = [ "format" ]; to your mkDerivation arguments.
    Obviously there's always one more problem. This time, it was

    In file included from /build/source/build/ElmerGUI/Application/ElmerGUI_autogen/UVLADIE3JM/moc_convergenceview.cpp:9,
                     from /build/source/build/ElmerGUI/Application/ElmerGUI_autogen/mocs_compilation.cpp:5:
    /build/source/ElmerGUI/Application/src/convergenceview.h:55:10: fatal error: qwt_compat.h: No such file or directory
       55 | #include <qwt_compat.h>
          |          ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    compilation terminated.
    

    You already had correctly specified qwt as a dependency, but for some reason the qwt package doesn't include that particular header. So I used nix-locate qwt_compat.h to find out that it's present in the qwt6_qt4 package. Replace it and your project should build correctly!

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Browser gestures cause this weird issue in ~tildes

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    I remember an issue with vaguely similar symptoms, but with a different addon: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/-/issues/160, it was an issue with the addon and related to Tildes' unusually...

    I remember an issue with vaguely similar symptoms, but with a different addon: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/-/issues/160, it was an issue with the addon and related to Tildes' unusually restrictive Content Security Policy.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on What are your favorite topic tags on Tildes? in ~talk

  10. Comment on What Tildes statistics would you be interested in seeing? in ~tildes

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    A histogram's a plot that just shows how often a single value (often binned into groups like 0..10, 10..50, 50..200 etc) appears in a data set. So for a single user you'd have a bar chart, with...

    A histogram's a plot that just shows how often a single value (often binned into groups like 0..10, 10..50, 50..200 etc) appears in a data set. So for a single user you'd have a bar chart, with bars that are "amount of comments posted X time after the one before it", with Xs of for example 10m, 1h, 3h, 6h, 1d, 1w, …
    Getting the intervals should be fairly easy using the user comment pages.

    4 votes