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

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    My Pi-Hole blocks 0.8-8% of all DNS queries, which seems quite low compared to internet anectodes. 90% of them being 2 domains, Firefox telemetry and an ad network. I do run unlock on allachines,...

    My Pi-Hole blocks 0.8-8% of all DNS queries, which seems quite low compared to internet anectodes. 90% of them being 2 domains, Firefox telemetry and an ad network. I do run unlock on allachines, and my phones generally get malicious packages disabled but that alone doesn't quite explain it. Anyone have any ideas?

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  2. Comment on Xfce's Xfwm4 sees Wayland port with Wlroots in ~tech

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    Have any mainstream video call apps started using this feature yet? Skype/teams/slack/zoom etc? Arguably I hate all of them, but in job interviews there is little choice

    Have any mainstream video call apps started using this feature yet? Skype/teams/slack/zoom etc? Arguably I hate all of them, but in job interviews there is little choice

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  3. Comment on Does software piracy mitigate poverty?: Evidence from developing and Latin America countries in ~tech

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    Isn't this Linda the other way around? Use of pirated software indicates a country is likely to be poorer? Everyone around my country pirated (many still do) because paying 100$ for Windows...

    Isn't this Linda the other way around? Use of pirated software indicates a country is likely to be poorer? Everyone around my country pirated (many still do) because paying 100$ for Windows software was ridiculous when 50$ would last a month for groceries and salaries started at 100$. When people did started having money, they started preferring paying for shit instead of spending hours on formatting system nth time that month.

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  4. Comment on RISC-V only takes 12 years to achieve the milestone of 10 billion cores, 5 years faster than ARM in ~comp

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    I have no ambitions in the area, but I feel the same. Don't have 500+$ to blow on SiFive so I just bought ESP32-C3[0]. It has single RISC V 32-bit core and costs so little that I wouldn't mind if...

    I have no ambitions in the area, but I feel the same. Don't have 500+$ to blow on SiFive so I just bought ESP32-C3[0]. It has single RISC V 32-bit core and costs so little that I wouldn't mind if the learning went nowhere. It is fun to learn though. Might even try out Rust just for this

    0: https://wiki.dfrobot.com/SKU_DFR0868_Beetle_ESP32_C3

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

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    I found couple of Raspebbry Pi Picos in a stash. I already have a Pi working as home server, but these things are in different class. Any ideas on possible le projects with these?

    I found couple of Raspebbry Pi Picos in a stash. I already have a Pi working as home server, but these things are in different class. Any ideas on possible le projects with these?

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  6. Comment on An experiment to test GitHub Copilot's legality in ~comp

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    Unfortunately no, it will not be 'de facto free'. All the open source and libre code will be laundered, as that is in the training set. Proprietary software will not be, as Windows and Office code...

    Unfortunately no, it will not be 'de facto free'.

    All the open source and libre code will be laundered, as that is in the training set. Proprietary software will not be, as Windows and Office code is not in training set.

    In other words, corporations will be able to pawn off works of volunteers, but their own codebases will remain behind iron curtain, never contributing back to the world from which they benefit.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Suggest me a GPU in ~tech

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    I guess the certification takes time? Because for 3 years that I had nvidia machine, I always got notified of driver updates by GeForce app and never once saw Windows delivering that update

    I guess the certification takes time? Because for 3 years that I had nvidia machine, I always got notified of driver updates by GeForce app and never once saw Windows delivering that update

  8. Comment on Suggest me a GPU in ~tech

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    Thanks a lot for the link! I always found it weird setting up nvidia driver on my Linux distro was no bullshit experience, handled by distro packageanager, but on Windows needed to jump through...

    Thanks a lot for the link!

    I always found it weird setting up nvidia driver on my Linux distro was no bullshit experience, handled by distro packageanager, but on Windows needed to jump through hoops for exact same thing. Oh how the tables have turned..

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  9. Comment on Does anybody have any experience with switching to pipewire? in ~comp

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    Yep. Switched on NixOS. Was as effortless as could get. I don't have any specialized use case (no JACK or audio creativity stuff), just normal consumer use. Videos, video games, built in laptop...

    Yep. Switched on NixOS. Was as effortless as could get. I don't have any specialized use case (no JACK or audio creativity stuff), just normal consumer use. Videos, video games, built in laptop speakers, wired headphones, Bluetooth sound system. Zero issues after switch. Highly recommended.

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  10. Comment on The Grug Brained Developer: A layman's guide to thinking like the self-aware smol brained in ~comp

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    Oh this was fun read. And very quotable too.

    Oh this was fun read. And very quotable too.

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  11. Comment on How DALL-E could power a creative revolution in ~arts

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    Oh the jest wasn't on websites wanting to so that, but websites that already do that or websites that care so little their manual work is barely distinguishable from auto generated crap. Think...

    Oh the jest wasn't on websites wanting to so that, but websites that already do that or websites that care so little their manual work is barely distinguishable from auto generated crap. Think Twitter and its bots shouting at bots or the 'New Media' crapshoot.

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  12. Comment on How DALL-E could power a creative revolution in ~arts

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    Why stop there? Auto generate stuff with GPT-3, auto generate image with DALL-E, auto generate website code through Copilot, ???, Profit!! /s

    Why stop there? Auto generate stuff with GPT-3, auto generate image with DALL-E, auto generate website code through Copilot, ???, Profit!!

    /s

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  13. Comment on Microsoft trying to kill HDD boot drives by 2023: Report in ~comp

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    Depending on which Linux variant you use your experience might be night and day. For first time, I've been using NixOS on SSD and operations are 5-20 times faster. I'm not even joking and this is...

    Depending on which Linux variant you use your experience might be night and day. For first time, I've been using NixOS on SSD and operations are 5-20 times faster. I'm not even joking and this is with WSL overhead.

    On Windows however I'm afraid these newfound speeds will be eaten by software cpanies going even slacker.

    What Andy giveth, Bill taketh away..

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  14. Comment on iOS 16 bringing support for web notifications next year in ~tech

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    Problem is, the apps that have good channels are already respectful of users. Apps that don't are not and abuse the living hell out of those notifications. Somewhat fittingly, these are also the...

    Problem is, the apps that have good channels are already respectful of users. Apps that don't are not and abuse the living hell out of those notifications. Somewhat fittingly, these are also the apps that are often required for stuff. My Bank apps for e.g. are prime offenders.

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  15. Comment on iOS 16 bringing support for web notifications next year in ~tech

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    Load of good that did on Android. Many apps have only one channel and its all-or-nothing affair.

    Load of good that did on Android. Many apps have only one channel and its all-or-nothing affair.

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

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    I've been looking to do pretty much exact thing. A comment on ES32 thread on HN ignited my curioisuty and I've been researching since. I think I'm going to abandon low-power dreams for now and go...

    I've been looking to do pretty much exact thing. A comment on ES32 thread on HN ignited my curioisuty and I've been researching since.

    I think I'm going to abandon low-power dreams for now and go for path of least resistance with ESP32 for wireless and 24V brass valve from amazon (plastic ones are shite and degrade quickly in subtropical summars. Then a few lines of ESPHome, maybe integrate with HomeAssistant on existing RPi.

    I'll actually be able to test once I get back home, but can start building in a week or so after parts arrive. Haven't done embedded programming in years, so should be interesting.

    My only worry is water proofing because I probably won't etch a PCB and just chuck everything on a breadboard. Will see how it goes.

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  17. Comment on Imagen, a text-to-image diffusion model with an unprecedented degree of photorealism and a deep level of language understanding in ~tech

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    Looking at US politics (not that my country is doing much better), where do religious/adjacent parties stop and governments begin? Over time, a dominant faction can take over and old habits die...

    Looking at US politics (not that my country is doing much better), where do religious/adjacent parties stop and governments begin? Over time, a dominant faction can take over and old habits die hard.

    Edit: Also in my country, politicians regularly peruse ways to advance their image that are prone to exposé, often fall flat on their faces, and make a glorious comeback a year or two later. For them DALL-E is just another tool with risk/reward on slightly extreme side of spectrum.

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

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    I'm getting comfortable writing Emacs-lisp. So I decided to start using it for whatever purposes I used to write shell scripts. Turns out Emacs-lisp is great as scripting language. All the...

    I'm getting comfortable writing Emacs-lisp. So I decided to start using it for whatever purposes I used to write shell scripts. Turns out Emacs-lisp is great as scripting language. All the text-munging comes built it, is (subjectively) nicer to write than Python (no significant whitespace!) and due to usage pattern, pulling external dependencies is much more straightforward. Compared to shell it is just more ergonomic.

    I am also getting close to MVP on my static site generator using org-mode+org-publish and might just make it public soon (TM).

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

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    Started writing a crappy custom static site generator using org-mode and Emacs-lisp. Target is to only use Whatever Emacs provides. Org-publish provides a nice base, but lacks few things. It is...

    Started writing a crappy custom static site generator using org-mode and Emacs-lisp. Target is to only use Whatever Emacs provides. Org-publish provides a nice base, but lacks few things. It is also helping understand elisp APIs. Reading manuals isn't really my thing, I learn by doing things and making lots of mistakes, so straightforward fixed scope project like this is good.

    It is also nice to work on simple things after long time. I missed plain HTML and CSS :)

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

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    Oh and the bloated Dev environment is no joke. I would have tried Android development years ago had it not been for that horrible thing called Android Studio and its emulator. As a student without...

    Oh and the bloated Dev environment is no joke. I would have tried Android development years ago had it not been for that horrible thing called Android Studio and its emulator.

    As a student without WiFi and 2GB daily internet allowance from my phone, that thing was (and for many still is) a non-starter.

    The studio ran dog shit and emulator simply refused to launch on my (then slightly above standard) i7+4GB laptop.

    Compare that to Emacs with couple hundred MB max and I get a complete Dev env with manuals, or Rust with similar story. Not to mention damn browser is ubiquitous and has pretty killer (albeit with terrible language) runtime.

    Compared to these alternatives, it appears Android development is only as complex as it is because lock-in. As said before, where else are people going to go, right?

    2 votes