@b0rk No one in your replies (that I can see from my Mastodon) points out that powers of two go, to the bit and Shannon and information theory. There’s ultimately just two things (a bit) so, log2(x), and there you have the other choices (4, 8, 16, all themselves derived from powers of two). This makes the shifting nice and corner cases easy. The most true thing is that 2^4 is too small and 2^8 is viable and it’s more efficient as many say because it literally is the mathematical limit.

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I moved from ArchLinux as my primary to @fedora -- maybe I'm getting old, but everything on my servers and desktops just works (Fedora, full time, on my main box, from Windows)
I'm happy to be back. My first full-time Linux was Red Hat 9, my first Linux ever was 5.1!

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I humbly propose that each year we give one (1) academic paper an award -- it goes to the paper that requires the largest number of bong rips to fully appreciate

"What is a Mathematical Structure of Conscious Experience?"


Daaang, Chess960 -- (fka Fischer Random, because Fischer, while brilliant, went insane) -- Chess960 is cooler than I thought.

Loading ~333 chess games/sec -- parsed, fingerprinted, serialized, deserialized, indexed -- for a nice average. Does this mean I'm.... OpenSearching for Bobby Fischer?

@filippo Self-hosted FreshRSS. With Reeder on iOS and I'm a happy camper these past *checks notes* 6 years

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By the way, with Musk already cutting off @Tibor's Movetodon, it's likely that Debirdify and Fedifinder are not long for this world. Even if Musk doesn't kill them immediately, they'll likely die when the API fees kick in next week.

So if you're still on Twitter, or know people there, you might want to encourage them to at least set up accounts here now, before it becomes more difficult.

I think I've finally got a handle on how to make a modern-enough frontend without using any NodeJS in the live stack (save maybe as a bundler trimming CSS at compile time)

@juliaferraioli I know operating systems is off the list, but I still might argue for 4.2BSD — not in and of itself, but because it was the first serious version with TCP/IP sockets, making the internet (and sharing of code) possible.

(Go Bears)

@jzelinskie I figured I could run my own instance (with a better domain name than any of the usual suspects)… and then just aggressively be by invitation as people I know want accounts given ElonTwitter.


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