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  1. Comment on Where did software go wrong? in ~comp

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    The unreadability of obfuscated code, and the readability of "well written" code are two sides of the same coin. If that were not the case, then malware authors would not have to bother with all...

    The authors of Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs were talking about the readability of source code. This has nothing to do with how malware works.

    The unreadability of obfuscated code, and the readability of "well written" code are two sides of the same coin. If that were not the case, then malware authors would not have to bother with all the effort of obfuscating their code. The cat and mouse game between the malware author and the security analyst is a dialogue.

    I don't remember any of the programs in the book connecting to a network and they didn't write about the security issues from using the software either.

    I think there's still value in applying the ideas from SICP to our complicated, networked world, even if the book wasn't written in that context. If we only thought within the confines of our sources, then we would never create anything new :)

    3 votes
  2. Comment on This tool generates spammy tech recruiter messages to send on LinkedIn in ~life

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    I love how it misspells or substitutes your name! That tiny detail made a huge impact on the realism :')

    I love how it misspells or substitutes your name! That tiny detail made a huge impact on the realism :')

    7 votes
  3. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    kero kero bonito

    kero kero bonito

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Speeding up Zsh and Oh-My-Zsh in ~comp

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    I'm a big fan of fish, and running the author's test shows it only takes 0.008 seconds to start up on my machine. Before I switched to fish, I used prezto, and before that, I used oh-my-zsh. OMZ...

    I'm a big fan of fish, and running the author's test shows it only takes 0.008 seconds to start up on my machine.

    Before I switched to fish, I used prezto, and before that, I used oh-my-zsh. OMZ was the slowest out of the three, and the difference between prezto and fish was mostly down to preference between the actual shells.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What have yo been playing recently? in ~games.tabletop

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    I used to be really into competitive class based fps games (thousands of hours logged in tf2 + overwatch) but I stopped and can't really get back into them. I finished Portal 2 today though, and...

    I used to be really into competitive class based fps games (thousands of hours logged in tf2 + overwatch) but I stopped and can't really get back into them.

    I finished Portal 2 today though, and it was a lot of fun--some of those puzzles took an embarrassingly long time for me to solve, but when I finally got them, it was satisfying as hell. The dialogue (monologues?) was super sharp too, as expected from Valve writers.

    Do you have any suggestions for similar story based games (not necessarily puzzlers)?

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What have yo been playing recently? in ~games.tabletop

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    I'm playing Portal 2 for the first time and it's fantastic.

    I'm playing Portal 2 for the first time and it's fantastic.

    11 votes
  7. Comment on Hey ~comp, what's your current project? in ~comp

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    This is pretty interesting. Is it Wayland or X11 based? And can you still configure it via a file if needed?

    This is pretty interesting. Is it Wayland or X11 based? And can you still configure it via a file if needed?

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Post your setup! in ~comp

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    I should have specified in my original post, sorry about that! I'm using the paper icon set and the arc gtk theme.

    I should have specified in my original post, sorry about that!

    I'm using the paper icon set and the arc gtk theme.

  9. Comment on Post your setup! in ~comp

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    It's not an OG thinkpad, but I've been really enjoying the X1 Carbon. It hits all the sweet spots for me--extremely light, long battery, decent specs, and no discrete GPU (this might be a downside...

    It's not an OG thinkpad, but I've been really enjoying the X1 Carbon. It hits all the sweet spots for me--extremely light, long battery, decent specs, and no discrete GPU (this might be a downside for some, but the hassle, weight, and battery drain aren't worth it imo). It's a bit pricey though.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Post your setup! in ~comp

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    i3-gaps + polybar + termite + fish (pure theme) + nautilus (it looks too pretty!) + nvim-gtk https://i.imgur.com/fHz6g5a.png I mostly use sublime, but I've been trying to get into vim, so I took...

    i3-gaps + polybar + termite + fish (pure theme) + nautilus (it looks too pretty!) + nvim-gtk

    https://i.imgur.com/fHz6g5a.png

    I mostly use sublime, but I've been trying to get into vim, so I took some time to pretty it up as an incentive to learn it.

    3 votes