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curl is 160,000 lines of code documented with 36,900 lines of man pages. Turns 21 years old this Wednesday. #curl21

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With the debate over #Microsoft #Windows vs #GNU #Linux raging on, I look at why Windows is unquestionably the top choice in the foreseeable in terms of ease, #accessibility, and #ethics. Noble as #FOSS advocacy is, can it really compete, especially among #women, going forward?

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- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

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I'm dying

What absolute garbage consulting company came up with this "survey". What possible human on this planet could ever answer these question anything but sarcastically.

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A little 2018 personal technology retrospective:

I randomly decided to self-host a #BBS! This has spiraled into running www, gopher and gitea. It's only going to get worse.

I stopped denying my true identity as :amicheck: Amigan :amiga: and returned to my roots with a classic #Amiga A1200 and a next-gen #AmigaOne X5000. I have the bare bones of a Mastodon client running on #AROS. I returned to C #programming for kicks.

I learned more about port and host scanning than I ever expected (thanks $daygig)! I captured a few flags, had my mind blown at DEFCON, and buy locks from the hardware store for fun.

I bought music on CD and mp3 again. I killed my twitter account; I ghosted gmail and switched email provider. I killed my google+ account. I dumped WhatsApp and convinced most everyone to follow (just 2 more to go). My music and documents from are slowly migrating from Google Play, Docs and Drive.

I learned to love systemd and so can you.

Fight the power! :hacker: :heart_cyber:

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I realize that I just don't get home automation outside of some kind of power saving thing...

To me the current system is perfect - I go in, if I want to play a game on a console, I use my hands to turn it on and then afterwards turn it off.

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@mseq "Ein Obstbauer baut Obst an, aber was baut ein Autobauer an?"
Lobbyisten in höchsten Politischen Ämtern.

Ein Obstbauer baut Obst an, aber was baut ein Autobauer an?

Und wieso ist Journalisten ein "-hersteller" zu kompliziert?

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@mseq Or put the busybox and the /dev folder into a ramdisk image, and create a boot option with the kernel and that ramdisk as initrd.

protip: keep a statically-linked busybox at /

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@sophia linux is already plural, the singular is linum, I cannot believe you don't know this

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"Hey Mike, you know computers, how do I not get hacked?"

"Stop doing those dumb 'What Industrial Solvent Are You?' quizzes, delete Facebook and don't reuse your passwords."

"Hahah yeah, but seriously, what app for my phone should I get?"

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Here's an exhaustive list of every site I am willing to disable adblock for:

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